The interior of Shields Library on the UC Davis campus.
(Karin Higgins/UC Davis)
- Student Academic Success Center
The Student Academic Success Center offers workshops on time management, general study skills, writing skills, English as a second language, chemistry, math, and physics.
Intellectual Wellness Resources
Intellectual wellness is the utilization of resources to expand knowledge and improve skills. Intellectual wellness refers to active participation in scholastic, cultural, and community activities. Those who are intellectually healthy are open to new ideas, think critically and seek out new challenges. An intellectually well person applies what is learned in the classroom and in the workplace to real world experiences in order to achieve a more balanced life.
UC Davis Resources
The ICC staff specializes in helping students find internships and jobs. The ICC has lists of internships and job openings and is responsible for publishing the Career Resource Manual, a free guide with tips about how to write cover letters, resumes, and how to interview successfully. They offer a variety of workshops that cover those topics and more.
The Experimental College (EC) strives to provide a forum for learning and an outlet for individuals to share their interests and skills in an informal, cooperative setting. The EC offers classes such as dog training, yoga, bike maintenance and fire-walking. Courses change quarterly. Visit the website for a current listing. Note: Registration is open to all community members, not just students.
Campus Recreation's Craft Center offers more than 90 classes each quarter, ranging from one-day workshops to seven-week courses. Their classes are designed to be small with lots of hands-on experience. Already familiar with a craft? Buy a studio pass to work on your own in 10 well-equipped studios.
UC Davis Extension is the continuing and professional education arm of the University of California, Davis. In the tradition of a public land grant university, Extension was established to engage the university in meaningful ways that benefit society. In keeping with that tradition, UC Davis Extension's mission is to provide lifelong learning opportunities that transform the lives of people, organizations and communities.
The Shields Library is the UC Davis main library, and largest of five on campus. Services include a 24-hour reading room, an interlibrary loan program with the other libraries in the UC system, computer rooms and printing rooms.
The Student Academic Success Center offers workshops on time management, general study skills, writing skills, English as a second language, science, math, and statistics. They also offer individual and group tutoring. Drop-in advising is available during certain hours. Visit website for current drop-in hours. Note: Services are only available to UC Davis students.
UC Davis has programs across campus committed to teaching students about effective leadership. These leadership programs help students discover their own natural leadership abilities, learn new techniques, and learn how to apply them in the real world to further their relationships with the people around them. Note: Services are only available to UC Davis students.
The Education Abroad Center assists UC Davis students in studying, working or volunteering abroad. They recruit, advise and select students for the UC-wide Education Abroad Program (EAP), UC Davis Quarter Abroad (UCDQA) and UC Davis Summer Abroad (UCDSA). Note: Services are only available to UC Davis students.
The Mondavi Center explores the full range of the performing arts, from the traditional to the innovative, and from diverse cultures and disciplines through presentation, education, public service, and research. The Mondavi Center provides outstanding cultural programming, support for the University's academic departments, and a professional laboratory to train students in the performing arts. Students of any school affiliated with UC Davis get into shows at reduced prices. Visit website for details.
CSI is the campus department through which groups officially register as student organizations. You can search the CSI website for dozens of community service and professionally oriented clubs and organizations at UC Davis. Note: Services are only available to UC Davis students.
The Cross-Cultural Center (CCC) supports and advocates for the institutional goal of campus diversity. The CCC work fosters understanding of and appreciation for the cultures, traditions and histories reflected in the campus community, as well as social justice. Volunteer opportunities involve direct community outreach, assisting at CCC events, working with CCC interns and fostering administrative skills. The CCC sponsors multicultural arts and educational programs, symposia, workshops, seminars, lectures, exhibits, and performances. Note: Services are only available to UC Davis students.
The UC Davis Bookstore is a full-service institutional store, owned and operated by the university. Their mission is to provide goods and services for the campus community to support the university's academic mission. There are multiple bookstores on the UC Davis campus: The main campus Bookstore, the Corral, the Veterinary Bookstore, and the Silo Law Bookstore are all located on the UC Davis campus. In addition to books, the main campus bookstore has a full computer tech department, a wide array of magazines and school/office supplies.
The following is a list of UC Davis department calendars, showing upcoming events:
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center (LGBTRC) provides a range of education, information and advocacy services and works to create and maintain an open, safe, inclusive space and community that is committed to challenging homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and heterosexism. Volunteer opportunities are also available.
The WRRC promotes an understanding of the role and impact of gender in our lives and our society. It helps women of diverse backgrounds achieve their intellectual, professional and personal goals and realize their full potential. Volunteer opportunities are available.
The News Service distributes current campus and local news, science and research updates. The UC Davis News Service also maintains a campus calendar with upcoming events and important dates.
The Campus Community Book Project (CCBP) was initiated to build community by encouraging members of the campus community to read the same book and attend related events. The book project advances the Office of Campus Community Relations' mission to improve both the campus climate and community relations, to increase diversity, and to promote equity and inclusiveness.
Setting & Achieving Goals
The process of setting goals helps you choose where you want to go in life. By knowing what you want to achieve, you know where you have to concentrate your efforts to get what you want. You are more likely to be successful in your efforts to achieve your goals if you set realistic steps that will guide you. By mapping out how you plan on achieving your goals, you can also spot the distractions that can derail you. Below are a few resources that can help you start planning how to achieve any type of goal.
The Davis Adult School offers day and evening classes in arts and crafts, computer programs, cooking, fitness, health, dance, foreign languages and more. Visit website for current class schedule.
The Davis Art Center (DAC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the creative and interpretative arts within the region. The Center offers a wide array of classes and workshops and hosts a gallery that features contemporary works by regional and internationally recognized artists. DAC also hosts a variety of performances and events. Visit website for details.
The Davis Branch of the Yolo County Library system is open every day except major holidays. Visit website for hours and activities.
A website that offers crossword puzzles, Sodoku and other fun and challenging games for your entertainment.
The Davis Musical Theatre Company performs year-round in Davis. The Company produces six Main Stage and four Young Performers musicals annually.
AcademicInfo is an online education resource center with extensive subject guides and distance learning information. Their mission is to provide free, independent and accurate information and resources for prospective and current students (and other researchers).
Explorit engages children and adults in hands-on science discovery and features many special exhibits. Check website for hours, programs and special event dates.
Local history displays are organized and maintained for the city by the Davis Library Club at the Hattie Weber Museum. Volunteer opportunities are available. Visit the website for hours and other information.
International House provides programs and services for the Davis community and international students and visitors. Services offered include art exhibits, films, lectures and free language classes.