Welcome to the Aggie Family!

Congratulations on your student’s acceptance to UC Davis! Orientation recognizes that students have many people in their lives who have supported and encouraged their success leading to admittance to UC Davis. We know that families are comprised of various backgrounds and experiences. Whether you are a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, sibling, partner, spouse, legal guardian, dependent or friend, welcome to the Aggie family! We know that this achievement is shared by all who support our amazing students, especially you. There are many ways you can support your student while they transition to UC Davis, and Orientation is a great place to learn about them.

Aggie 101 Online Modules

Your student is completing Aggie 101, an online program that will introduce them to resources and campus policies and expectations. Aggie 101 has valuable information for families as well, and you can access the program by creating a Guest account. Keep in mind that Aggie 101 shows your student specific screens based on some of their personal attributes as a UC Davis admit (First-Year, Transfer, or International Student). As a guest, your view will vary from your student's and may have some screens that are not applicable to your student (e.g. if they are not a Letters and Science student or they are not an international student), which includes the appearance of duplicate screens.   

Click here to view Aggie 101

Remote Orientations

The following programs are part of the Aggie Orientation program and will be remote experiences. 

  • Parent & Family Orientation - September 16 & 17, 5:30 - 7:00 PM PST
  • Learn about important campus resources to support your students' success and meet current UC Davis students.

    Watch the recording below.
  • Plática Familiar - September 16 & 17, 5:30 - 7:00 PM PST
  • Estimados padres/madres de familia, les invitamos a estar en familia y a platicar acerca de como apoyar a sus estudiantes en UC Davis. Aprenda acerca de ayuda financiera, los dormitorios/plan de comida y de los recursos disponibles para que sus estudiantes encuentren apoyo académico y personal. Conozca a la facultad de UC Davis y aprenda de como el estudiante es apoyado en la clase. Estudiantes de UC Davis estarán presentes para platicar en detalle acerca de sus experiencias universitarias. Usted tendrá la oportunidad de hacer sus preguntas en familia.  

    Dear parents, we'd like to invite you to be in family and to talk with us about how to support your students at UC Davis. Join us to learn about financial aid, student housing and dining, and about the resources available to support students academically and personally. Come and meet UC Davis faculty and learn about how students are supported in class. A panel of current UC Davis students will attend to talk in detail about their university experience. You will have the opportunity to ask your questions in family.

    Watch the recording below.

  • First Generation and Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Student and Family Welcome - 
    September 18, 5:30 - 7:00 PM PST
  • Connect with staff and faculty who support First Generation and EOP scholars and meet the families of other new students. This event is meant as a supplement to the Parent & Family Orientation, it will cover different information.

    Watch the recording below.
  • SISS: How to Support Your International Student - September 23, 8:00 - 9:30 AM PST
  • This session is for parents and family members of new international undergraduate students. During a live panel discussion with advisors they will discuss how parents and family members can help support their students while at UC Davis, whether in the U.S. or at home. This event requires separate registration. Register for the SISS event here.

    This event is meant as a supplement to the Parent & Family Orientation, it will cover different information.

Missed one of our programs?

Signing up

Use the links provided in each description above to access our Parent & Family Programs. If the session is full when you try to log in, please know that we will be providing recordings of each session on our website.

Parent and Family Resources

We highly recommend completing Aggie 101 to view many of the resources available to your students. Below are some resources of specific interest to families: