Parent Events

Aggie Welcome Events

Becoming a part of the Aggie community could not be easier! The Aggie Parent and Family Asociation works with the Cal Aggie Alumni Association to make sure you feel connected right off the bat. Welcome Events throughout California and on campus help bring in new UC Davis students and their families to become a part of our amazing community.

UC Davis alumni, parents, and students will be here to answer any questions you may still have. Our goal is to share the experience of college with our fellow Aggie community.

Move-In Weekend

Sending your student off to college can be an exciting, emotional or stressful time for many families. That is why Aggie Parent and Family Association is on site to help new parents navigate the transition into college life. Stop by our booth to write your student a special note, which Aggie Parent and Family Association staff and volunteers will deliver the first week of school. Pick up a community map and let us answer your questions and direct you to campus and local resources. Members of the UC Davis Parent Council will also be available to share their knowledge! We want you and your students to feel at home!

Parent and Family Weekend

Parent and Family Weekend is a chance for alumni to rediscover UC Davis and for parents to get a glimpse at their child’s college experience. Families can spend time together at a host of scheduled events and enjoy the hospitality of the Aggie community. This year, Parent & Family Weeked is also Homecoming. 

Coffee Talks

Coffee Talks are great for meeting other Aggie families, sharing stories regarding UC Davis, as well as keeping up-to-date on the latest news! Parents host these events in their home or at a local coffee shop, and other join in to show off and share their Aggie Pride.

These Coffee Talks happen every year in March. The Aggie Parent and Family Association organizes UC Davis Coffee Talks for parents in cities all throughout the Aggie community so that parents and families alike can stay involved!

Picnic Day

UC Davis' Picnic Day is an annual Open House that has been around for over 100 years! The achievements of students, faculty, and the Aggie community are put on display each year to celebrate the our accomplishments.

Picnic Day is the largest student-run event in the country, and hosts roughly 60,000 students, families, and friends to enjoy. The festivities include animal showcases, science demonstrations, group activities, a huge parade, and much much more! Parents are encouraged to partake in Picnic Day and learn about their students' experiences at UC Davis.