In The Know - February 2018

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Parent and Family Programs Update

Aggie Parent & Family Council Scholarship Opportunity!

The Aggie Parent and Family Association (APFA) Scholarship Committee would like to honor an undergraduate student who demonstrates excellence in academics, leadership and extracurricular activities. Sophomores, juniors and seniors (graduating in fall 2018 or later) who are dues-paying members of Student Alumni Association (SAA) or whose parents or guardian are members of the APFA, are eligible to apply.
Thanks to the generous support of the Parent Council and the UC Davis Parent and Family Association members, an awardee will be selected based on the application, essay and interview for a one-time $1000 scholarship to be distributed in fall 2018.  

The application and criteria are available here and the deadline to apply is Friday, April 6 at 5 p.m. (PST). 

University Parent: Up-to-date Tips for Today’s College Parent

Why Your Student Should Take Advantage of Career Services
What Students Should Ask an Academic Advisor

Coffee Talks Coming Your Way!
Join fellow Aggies at our third UC Davis Coffee Talks on March 17! This popular event is occurring in 16 different locations around California, Colorado, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, and Bangalore, India. For event details and registration click here

Make a difference- join the Aggie Parent and Family Association!

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. Your membership helps support our ability to bring you useful programming and resources. Not a member yet? Join here. Member benefits are highlighted here.

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.
Student Housing

Spring Break
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.

Student Affairs

Advice for College Success
By Debra Cleveland

Undergraduate Research Center
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
Career Corner 
Share these Success Tips from Popular Cartoonist, Jon Youshaei, with Your Aggie
By Kylie Moore, CPRW 
CS Advising

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
UC Davis will host its third institute for the Mandela Washington Fellowship, the flagship of the U.S. government’s Young African Leaders Initiative. Read more.

February 2018

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Dates and Deadlines

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Additional Resources


Make a Gift

As an Aggie parent, there are many ways to support the university. Join the Aggie Parent and Family Association for discounts, family resources, and great events.

You can also give to the Parents Fund because giving back is not just an Aggie tradition, it is transformative. If every parent gave just $100 each year, we would have an additional $300,000 to launch new programs, fund research, and invest in your student's experience. 

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