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Quarter at Aggie Square celebrates experiential opportunities for students

“I delayed graduation to do Quarter at Aggie Square, hoping it was a worthwhile use of my time and money. And luckily it was!”  Amrit Bains, a UC Davis senior, said about her experience, at the program’s year-end celebration. She also discussed the impact of students working closely with faculty and one another as her favorite highlight of the program.

What makes the University Honors Program special?

When Erin Park came to UC Davis in 2022, she enrolled in the University Honors Program, or UHP. Park, now a double major in cognitive science and design, quickly realized how special the honors program experience was for her and many others.

Top 6 reasons to take UC Davis Summer Sessions

UC Davis offers hundreds of classes during Summer Sessions, or fourth quarter, as it is affectionately known on campus. Most courses take place during the two six-week sessions, with Session I beginning June 24. With input from the Summer Sessions student assistants, we compiled a list of reasons Summer Sessions may be perfect for you.

10th Annual Academic Advising Conference takes place in April

Academic Advising Enrichment brings together more than 150 undergraduate academic advisors for the 10th annual Academic Advising Conference April 30. This year’s topic, “Empower advisors: fostering a culture of engaged learning and continuous improvement,” aims to reinvigorate advisers and support them in their integral roles in helping UC Davis students reach their academic goals.

Record number of students expected to present at 2024 undergraduate research conference

A record number of undergraduate students are slated to present at the 35th Annual Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Conference April 26 and 27. According to the UC Davis Undergraduate Research Center, which hosts the event, the 2024 conference includes 884 student presenters – more than any previous year.

Not trending at UC Davis? Generative AI use among students

Generative AI is a hot topic across college campuses, but widespread technology adoption may be less common than expected. A recent survey found UC Davis students tread cautiously and "thoughtfully" into this arena. Seeking to better understand the impact of Generative AI on the UC Davis community, the Center for Educational Effectiveness recently surveyed UC Davis students and published the results online in the Generative AI Student Survey Report. 

What's on your Summer Wish List?

Whether students plan to take a UC Davis Summer Sessions course to focus on a rigorous topic or they plan to take advantage of the UC Davis’ so-called fourth quarter to get ahead on their coursework, the Summer Sessions team is asking students to list the courses they hope to see offered.

According to Omega Lee, Summer Sessions executive director, student input is needed to ensure Summer Sessions offers a range of academic courses to all students across disciplines and colleges.

Summer Sessions 2024 courses posted online

The 2024 summer courses are viewable on the Summer Sessions website now. Registration, application information and financial aid details posted as of March 1.