Resources for Graduate Students
UC Davis Graduate Studies provides students with the resources and services you need throughout your graduate experience. Whether it's working behind the scenes with your faculty and graduate program staff, assisting you in identifying funding opportunities, managing research and teaching appointments, providing academic and professional skills training, or helping you achieve well-being and life balance, Graduate Studies is here to help you achieve academic success by supporting you from the day you are admitted until you’ve earned your graduate degree.
UC Davis values a diversity of viewpoints, backgrounds, and experiences among its graduate student population and remains committed to facilitating a campus atmosphere well suited to this diversity. As part of this commitment, UC Davis offers numerous services, workshops and training, as well as key faculty, staff, and students situated to promote and address the needs of diverse students and those allied in this mission.
Financial support for graduate study at UC Davis is available in several forms, including: internal and external fellowships, academic employment and nonresident supplemental tuition programs. There are different procedures for applying for each type of financial assistance, so it is essential that you apply as early as possible for financial support.
UC Davis is proud to offer support to underrepresented students entering doctoral programs in the biomedical sciences through the National Institutes of Health-Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (NIH-IMSD). The IMSD program aims to increase biomedical and behavioral sciences Ph.D. degree holders from underrepresented groups.
The faculty mentor/student relationship will be one of the most important relationships you will have during your graduate career. UC Davis Graduate Council adopted faculty/student mentoring guidelines in 1999 updated in 2016, that explain what mentoring is and the expectations faculty and students should have of one another. The Population Biology Graduate Group adopted the UC Davis Graduate Council June 27, 2016 Mentoring Guidelines as outlined on our site here https://pbg.sf.ucdavis.edu/about, or available here: https://grad.ucdavis.edu/sites/default/files/upload/files/grad-council/mentoring.pdf. Information about these mentoring guidelines and other mentor resources is here: https://grad.ucdavis.edu/mentoring.
Registration and Enrollment
University policy requires continuous registration for students from the first quarter of enrollment in a program until completion of the degree. To be considered a registered student, students must be enrolled in coursework or 299 (research) units and pay tuition and fees for the quarter.
Teaching Assistant Opportunities
There are teaching assistant and reader opportunities across campus. General information on student teaching is available from Graduate Studies here.
Below are links and/or information related to applying for teaching assistant or reader positions. Included is the Aggie Job Link main campus job/application site, as well as a partial list of departments offering teaching assistant and reader positions in departments where you may have an interest in applying.
- Aggie Job Link - the campus job (teaching assistant, reader, etc.) and internship application portal:
Application site: https://icc-apps.ucdavis.edu/find/resources/ajl-symplicity.htm
The Internship and Career Center has some helpful Aggie Job Link tips here.
- Environmental Science and Policy:
To apply, contact: Jennifer Carriere, email@example.com for instructions.
- Evolution and Ecology (for EVE, and BIS 2B courses):
Application site: http://www.eve.ucdavis.edu/ta.html
Contact: Sherri Mann, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Molecular and Cellular Biology (for BIS 101, BIS 2A, BIS 2C, MCB, Micro, NPB, PLB, etc. courses)
Application site: http://www.mcb.ucdavis.edu/jobs/
Contact: check the application site for contact information
- Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology:
To apply, contact: Danielle Huddleston, email@example.com
Additional Resources and Links
Graduate Student Resource List (listing of resources from Food/Nutrition to Entertainment, etc...)
Academic Calendar: http://registrar.ucdavis.edu/html/academic_calendar.html
Dissertation Filing Dates: https://grad.ucdavis.edu/resources/graduate-student-resources/academic-information-and-services/filing-thesis-or-dissertation and https://grad.ucdavis.edu/resources/graduate-student-resources/academic-information-and-services/dates-and-deadlines
UC Davis Academic and Events Calendar: http://www.ucdavis.edu/calendar/
FAFSA = Free Application for Federal Student Aid: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov
Pay Dates https://grad.ucdavis.edu/current-students/financial-support/online-applications-and-systems
Student Financial Aid: http://financialaid.ucdavis.edu/
Student Accounting: http://studentaccounting.ucdavis.edu/
Student Fees for AY 18-19: http://budget.ucdavis.edu/studentfees
Average Student Costs Annually (Domestic and International): http://registrar.ucdavis.edu/UCDWebCatalog/Fees/fees.html
Regulations for Graduate Students Receiving Fellowships
City of Davis Home Page: http://www.cityofdavis.org/
Davis Wiki: http://daviswiki.org/Rental_Housing_Guide
Off Campus housing prices and things to know: http://admissions.ucdavis.edu/housing/off_campus.cfm
UCD Community Housing Listing: http://chl.ucdavis.edu/
Property management services and community apartments/cooperatives: http://www.housing.ucdavis.edu/housing/
Craig's List for Sacramento (our students have had some good and some bad experiences with this) http://sacramento.craigslist.org/
The California Aggie (a local publication): http://theaggie.org/
The Davis Enterprise (local Davis newspaper classifieds/rentals. http://www.davisenterprise.com/
The Sacramento Bee: http://www.sacbee.com and http://www.apartments.com
In your research, you may come across references to Aggie Village and the West Village - housing developments catering to the needs of UCD faculty and staff. Relatively new and not always available. Some sublet to students.
Aggie Village: http://localwiki.org/davis/aggie_village_cottages
West Village: http://www.westvillage.ucdavis.edu/
UC Davis Shields Library: http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/
Science Grad Student Guide to the Library: http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/help/science-grad-student-guide.pdf
News (Campus and Community):
UC Davis Grad Link: http://www.gradstudies.ucdavis.edu/publications/gradlink/index.html
UC Davis Publications, News, and Broadcasts: http:////www.ucdavis.edu/news
California Aggie: http://theaggie.org/
Graduate Student Associate (GSA): http://gsa.ucdavis.edu/
The Sacramento Bee: http://www.sacbee.com
Davis Enterprise: http://www.davisenterprise.com/
Woodland Daily Democrat: http://www.dailydemocrat.com/
The Platypus Guide: Our Program's Student Handbook (PDF)
Mentoring Guidelines from the Office of Graduate Studies Website (PDF); and here
Graduate Student Employment Handbook for Teaching Assistants and Associates In (PDF) (Last revised 12/2009)
Graduate Student Resources - UC Davis Graduate Studies
Office of Graduate Studies (OGS): http://gradstudies.ucdavis.edu/
Office of University Registrar (OUR): http://registrar.ucdavis.edu/
Student Health and Counseling Service (GSHIP): https://shcs.ucdavis.edu/
Student ID Cards (replacement and uses): https://registrar.ucdavis.edu/records/aggiecard
Services for International Students and Scholars: http://siss.ucdavis.edu/
Transportation Resources (Local and Regional):
General information... http://taps.ucdavis.edu/sites/taps.ucdavis.edu/files/attachments/getting_home.pdf
Amtrak Train Station: 840 Second Street, Downtown Davis
BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit): Station Locations and Map
Bike Barn at UC Davis: Rentals, purchase, and repair
Sacramento International Airport: Airport location code SMF
San Francisco International Airport: Airport location code SFO
STA Travel (online or at the campus MU): STA Travel Website
Unitrans Bus Service (ASUCD): Route Maps and Schedules
Yolo Bus County Transportation District: Service Schedules