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Viral UC Davis video launches artist alum onto world stage

UC Davis alum Jesse “Lxttle Boy Blue” Williams skyrocketed to fame after a viral video of their commencement walk garnered over 24 million views and led to a record deal. Known for their unique “new nostalgia” music style, Williams is set to release their debut album, “Feeling Blue” this fall.

Meet the new leaders

On July 1, 2024, three new leaders took the helm across UC Davis’ alumni, student and parent associations. With over 314,000 alumni worldwide and 41,000 members across our associations, the One Aggie Network inspires, engages and brings the Aggie community together far beyond Davis.

Proud of our UC Davis students and community

Among the many reasons I appreciate UC Davis, is the emphasis the university places on creating an atmosphere where students feel accepted, recognized, and supported. June is Pride Month, and it’s the perfect opportunity to support the UC Davis programs and services you care about—along with helping our community members feel the support and acceptance they deserve.

It’s not too late for 2024 Summer Sessions

UC Davis offers two six-week Summer Sessions, beginning in June and running through September. Registration remains open now for both sessions and closes June 28 for Session I and Aug. 9 for Session II. Enrolling in summer classes saves on tuition and fees paid during the academic year and shortens time to degree completion. Out-of-state and international students pay the same tuition rate as in-state students during the summer. The university offers hundreds of class options from all four undergraduate colleges.

Summer: A Time to Focus on Career Exploration

Summertime is here! There are many ways to make the next 10-12 weeks of break fun, and also productive! With students having more time on their hands, summer is a great time for career exploration like exploring their interests, identifying their skills and researching potential professional development opportunities.

Summer classes provide unique learning opportunities

Students staying in Davis over the summer see a different side of the university. It’s warmer, but quieter, and students can enroll in a wide variety of summer classes during the break from the usual hustle and bustle of bicycles, buses and foot traffic. With over 700 courses offered, participating in UC Davis Summer Sessions allows students access to smaller classes and the option to pursue other opportunities during the academic year. Students can also complete a second major, fulfill a minor, or complete a lab course without having 3-4 other classes to focus on at the same time.

Chancellor’s Fellows work to preserve Chinook salmon in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

The faculty we have here at UC Davis is truly inspirational. And among the most impressive are the Chancellor’s Fellows—early career faculty members recognized for their outstanding research and who carry the chancellor’s imprimatur for five years. Chancellor’s Fellows receive a $25,000 award that helps them advance promising aspects of their current research that they couldn’t otherwise afford to pursue. Often these research projects also provide students with career-building lab experience as well.