Parents and Families

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Thank you for supporting your student’s decision to attend 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 encourage you to participate in an appropriate Family Orientation Program, which will provide you with information to help you support your student during their transition to Davis. We offer programs specific to families of first-year, transfer, and international and national students. Click on the links at the left to learn more.

Parent & Family Programs

Aggie Parent and Family Association

The Aggie Parent and Family Association (APFA) is an organization that provides support, ideas, and networking opportunities. The APFA website also provides important information and resources for parents and families. For more information about the Aggie Parent and Family Association, please call 530-752-0286 or email