Parent and Family News

Parents sponsor a Give Day challenge for a program close to their hearts

Give Day, UC Davis’ biggest annual fundraiser, will be held over Picnic Day weekend (April 19-20). The fundraising event offers us all a chance to support the things we love about our university. Gifts of any size are welcome, and “challenge gifts”—larger amounts put forth by community donors that “unlock” with a certain number of gifts of any size—ensure that your donations will have a maximum impact.

Spring Break is a Great Time to Pause and Reflect

The New Student Academic Services unit housed within Student Housing and Dining Services is comprised of Orientation and Residential Academics.  Our team is dedicated to supporting your students transition into and through UC Davis.   This month we are focusing on taking the time to pause and reflect.  Your student is two thirds of the way done with the 2023-24 academic year.  Spring break is a great time to pause and reflect on what the past 6 months have been like for you, and your student.  

Mythbusting Common Misconceptions in the Major to Career Pipeline

“What are you majoring in?” “What do you want to do after you graduate?” These are some common questions your student may be asked from the time they are in high school through their time here at UC Davis. While these well-intentioned questions can come from friends, family members, professors, and peers, they may result in a variety of feelings for your student. Some students are still exploring their paths, and that’s okay! Career planning is a lifelong process, and there are many myths that can challenge your student along the way. Below, we have busted some common myths about majors and careers.

Financial Resources for Your Aggie

Whether your student is new to campus or drawing closer to graduation, knowing what resources are available to help alleviate financial stress is always valuable. Our Basic Needs webpage will help you discover a wide range of resources offered on campus, and here are a few that many find useful.

Chancellor’s Fellows keep UC Davis research and teaching on the cutting edge

I’m always impressed and inspired by the faculty we have here at UC Davis. And every year, we get a great reminder of our faculty’s excellence when a new class of Chancellor’s Fellows is named. These early career faculty members are recognized for their outstanding research and will carry the chancellor’s imprimatur for five years. With a cohort of nine fellows for 2023-2024, the program has reached a new milestone, having named 200 fellows since being established in 2000.