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Aggie Community - Parents of Incoming Students

May 22, 2019

Aggie Community

For many incoming college students their first year is full of excitement, new opportunities, and many adjustments. UC Davis offers a number of programs that help incoming students transition into their college career. If you know of a newly admitted student who will attend UC Davis in the fall, encourage them to explore these programs.

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Picnic Day- An Aggie Parent's Experience

May 21, 2019

By Sylvia Pardini, Aggie Parent Council Member

Picnic Day is one of THE annual events students look forward to. Admittedly, it is also one of my favorite events as a parent. I don’t expect to see my son during the day, because his picnic day tradition matches that of many students on campus, to let loose something he can only do a couple times a year.

Sip and Reminisce

May 01, 2019

By Trevor Stewart

The UC Davis Cal Aggie Alumni Association is celebrating Aggie Traditions with this year’s Alumni Wine Collection. To honor two of the longstanding traditions of UC Davis, Picnic Day and Pajamarino, the Alumni Wine Program partnered with Bucher Wines and brick & mortar wines to create a perfect wine pairing to enjoy with friends, family and fellow Aggies. The Picnic Day Pinot Noir is sold out, but there’s still time to get your hands on the delightful Pajamarino Chardonnay, by brick & mortar.

Seeing Nature with Fresh Eyes

April 15, 2019
Stacey Combes works with a 20-foot wind tunnel in her lab. She entices bees through it using colorful fake flowers and drops of nectar. Meanwhile, high-speed cameras inside the tunnel capture details of bee flight invisible to the human eye.

What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do

April 15, 2019
Your student may have serious questions about their future, and this is a great time to help them figure out sound ways of developing meaningful answers.

Russell Vineyard Joins Wine and Beer Program

March 20, 2019

By Ashley Han

Russell Vineyard is the newest addition to the Cal Aggie Alumni Association’s Beer and Wine Program, which connects alumni and the UC Davis community to a rich network of alumni wine and beer makers. The family-owned and operated vineyard outside of Healdsburg is two lush acres and sits on a hilltop in the middle of a 208-acre ranch.  

How Parents Can Make Give Day Count

March 14, 2019
Parents send their kids off to college — but at UC Davis, parents are a beneficent presence on campus each and every day, helping to enrich the quality of teaching and learning that their own students experience.

Money Lessons

March 14, 2019
Financial literacy is an important, but sometimes disregarded life skill to teach our children.  Below are some financial literacy skills we can impart throughout their lives.

What Hiring Managers Want Beyond Skills

March 14, 2019

By Robin Reshwan

YOU WORKED DILIGENTLY at your job to develop expert-level skills and qualifications. Your experience and knowledge match the job description exactly. You thought for sure you were perfectly suited for a role –– and then you get the crushing news that someone else was hired.

You had an impeccable background –– so why the rejection? In short, skills alone are not enough to get you hired. Here are three traits hiring managers seek that applicants often overlook.

Parent Student Affairs Update

March 14, 2019
Comfort Week

Finals week is just around the corner. To make study breaks more fun for our students, UC Davis Dining Services will be hosting Comfort Week from March 18-22. All three dining commons will be serving a variety of student-favorite comfort food throughout the week.

Parents Fund supports students working to promote K12 STEM learning

February 11, 2019

By Eric Gifford

Associate Professor of Education and a Chancellor’s Fellow Lee Martin researches how we can get young people to be resourceful thinkers, especially using math and science. That goes for the K-12 students he studies –– and the UC Davis students he teaches and involves in his research.

Parent to Parent: Communication

February 11, 2019

February is coined the month of Love. Valentine’s Day has been celebrated in the United States and around the world since the 19th century, and the holiday became really popular in the 20th century. It has become a commercial phenomenon. Projected spending for loved ones in 2019 is a whopping $19.6B, up from the $18.2B spent last year. However, this year’s lovefest won’t quite break the 2016 record of $19.7B, where Americans spent an average of $147 on loved ones.