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The Aggie Parent and Family Association (APFA) is an organization designed to foster a sense of community for UC Davis parents and family members by keeping them informed and connected to campus. The APFA was formed to help meet the challenges your student and your family may face during the transition to college. We are here to help by providing support, information, tools and resources. We appreciate that many of you are already APFA members
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Out of State and International Parents, we want your feedback!
The Parent and Family Council of APFA consist of parent and family member volunteers who are committed to improving the quality of the university experience for all, including out of state and international UC Davis families. In an effort to improve our programs and services we would like to get your feedback. Please complete a short survey today
Picnic Day 2018!
UC Davis 104th Picnic Day is just a few months away. This family friendly event will provide a wonderful overview for everyone, including parents! This event is free for all to experience the richness of diversity at UC Davis and the surrounding community. So, mark your calendars and visit UC Davis on April 21st! For more information visit the UC Davis Picnic Day Page
Classic European Grad Trip- June 23 - July 3, 2018
Travel from London to Rome and visit four amazing countries in 12 days. The land package starts at $2,845 per person. You can add five days to your journey and relax on the beaches of Greece for an additional $765 per person returning on July 8 from Athens. This is your student’s chance to celebrate his/her college achievements in Europe with like-minded grads and friends! Click here for more information.
By Richard Ronquillo
As a reminder, the residence halls will remain open over the spring break (March 24 through April 1). However, the dining halls will be closed from (March 24 to March 28th). Each residence hall room has 24 hour access to a full kitchen.
If your student is still looking for housing for next year, please have them contact the Student Housing and Dining Services administration building. We can help students by providing them with housing resources. Visit our page here.
Advice for College Success
Undergraduate Research Center
By Debra Cleveland
From scientific experiments to the scholarly analysis of literature, participating in research is an excellent way for students to prepare for a career, graduate study or professional school. Hands-on experience can help narrow interests and identify aptitudes. The Undergraduate Research Center offers workshops that assist students with identifying research opportunities and honing skills such as writing research abstracts and getting published. Read more here
Share these Success Tips from Popular Cartoonist, Jon Youshaei, with Your Aggie
By Kylie Moore, CPRW
It’s a new year (hello 2018!) and with that comes reflection and honesty about where we measured up and where we fell short in the last 12 months. It’s no surprise, that the start of a new year is often one of the most likely times for transition and resolution.
This could come in a variety of ways – transitioning to another industry, learning a skill, starting a job at a new company, vying for a promotion within your current company or starting your own endeavor. Whatever it may be, the pressure of success can feel daunting. Read more
UC Davis News Worthy
UC Davis Chancellor Convenes Task Forces on Important Campus Services
Chancellor Gary S. May of the University of California, Davis, has established three task forces of students, faculty and staff to examine affordable student housing, food security and mental health care. Read more.
More Aggie Pride at the Olympics
Last week we reported on our Aggie Olympian, Brita Sigourney, who is scheduled to compete next week in her second consecutive Winter Games. We have since learned of another Aggie alumna, Aliyah Cohen, who not only has a connection to the Games — but to Sigourney herself! Read more.
Campus to Host 3rd Mandela Institute