2024 Orientation Leader applications are now open! Visit our Student Staff page to view the job description and apply.

Student with their family on move in day

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. 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

Aggie Parent & Family Orientation

Review our free, online information sessions, just for parents and family members! The following sessions were recorded and posted to this webpage in August 2023, so even though they are not live, you still have the chance to learn about all things UC Davis!

Family during Move In

Aggie Parent & Family College Overview

August 9, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (Pacific Time):

Learn more about your student's academic journey and the road ahead from the College they were admitted to.

College of Letters and Science: View Recording Here

College of Engineering: View Recording Here

College of Biological Sciences: View Recording Here (English) / View Recording Here (Spanish)


August 14, 4:30 PM- 5:30 PM (Pacific Time)

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences: View Recording Here

Family with their student during commencement

Educational Opportunity Program Student and Family Welcome

August 10, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (Pacific Time):

Connect with staff and students who support EOP scholars and meet the families of other new students. 


Family smiling together

First Generation College Student and Family Welcome

August 10, 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM (Pacific Time):

Connect with staff and faculty who support First Generation scholars and meet the families of other new students. 


Family at graduation

Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS): How to Support your Student

August 11, 6 PM - 7 PM (Pacific Time):

Join us for a panel discussion with different advisors on how parents or family members of international students can help support their student while at UC Davis.


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:

Additional Resources of Interest