Get to Know Aggie Jumpstart

As an Aggie Jumpstart student, incoming freshman and transfer students will join a community of peers, academic advisors, classmates and staff from various campus centers. Through this fun new program they will receive one-on-one advising, opportunities for community development and leadership skills that will give them a jumpstart on a successful academic career at UC Davis!

Learn more about Aggie Jumpstart in the boxes below.

One-on-one academic advising

Students will have multiple one-on-one advising appointments throughout the year with an academic advisor in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Participation in Career Discovery Groups

Our Career Discovery Groups (CDG) are tailored to support the unique academic and professional needs of Aggie students, while also offering a sense of community as you engage with peers throughout the program.

In Fall Quarter, Aggie Jumpstart sections will be offered during the following days and times:

1st Years (Option 1): Mondays, 5:10-6:00 p.m.
1st Years (Option 2): Tuesdays, 5:10-6:00 p.m.
Transfer Students: Wednesdays, 4:40-6:00 p.m.

Service Events and Volunteer Opportunities

Students will engage in one-time community service opportunities both on and off campus. These projects deal with current issues facing the different fields that correlate directly with the college. Whether that be harvesting fruit to donate to the Yolo Food Bank or sorting through clothing at Sacramento Youth and Family Services, these experiences allow students to learn more about issues in the community while developing relationships with their peers and CA&ES staff outside of the classroom.

"Leadership through Learning" Events

Students will develop, deepen or expand their leadership skills through these interactive leadership workshops. Through simulation activities, group discussions and assessments students will be able to get to reflect and practice articulating their skills and experience, and get to know more about their peers’ skills all while having fun! 

Community Engagement Events

As an Aggie Jumpstart participant you will have opportunities to build connections across campus through Community Events hosted by the UC Davis Academic Retention Initiative Centers. Students enjoy quarterly events such as Waffle Wednesday with the Native Nest, Pan Dulce with CCLASS, Study Jams with CADSS and many more! 

Services and Resources for Aggies

Academic Support

Academic Advising & Tutoring Center (AATC)
Segundo, Tercero, and Cuarto Residence Halls

*Residents are invited to visit the Academic Advising Centers in all three residence hall areas, regardless of which area they live in. *

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CA&ES)
150 Mrak Hall
CA&ES offers both Peer Advising and Dean's Office Advising. 

Office of Educational Opportunity and Enrichment Services (OEOES)
Dutton Hall, Room 1210

Success Coaching and Learning Strategies
117 South Hall


Food Resources

Fruit and Veggie Up!
Memorial Union 154

Free produce for Aggies! Bring your student ID and a bag.

The Pantry
Memorial Union 154

* Free food items & toiletries when you bring your student ID *


Health and Wellness Resources

Student Disability Center
54 Cowell Building at 425 California Avenue

Student Health and Counseling Services
930 Orchard Road


Safety Resources

Emergency Information
Call 911 to report an emergency or from a cell phone dial 530-752-1230.

Aggie Host Security 530-752-2677
Safe Rides Service 530-752-COPS (2677)
The Center for Advocacy and Education (CARE) 530-752-3299
Student Crisis Response Team (SCRT) 530-752-1128