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Envision UC Davis Program


Envision UC Davis 

October 14 - 16, 2021

Now in its fourth year, the Envision UC Davis campus visit program enables California's most promising grad school hopefuls to develop an understanding and appreciation of graduate education. The program sponsors California senior undergraduates and recent bachelor's degree grads for an action-packed weekend on the Davis campus, allowing them to envision their future as a graduate student at UC Davis.

The program is open to California residents who hope to apply for graduate school in the next two years and allows them to envision their future as a graduate student at UC Davis.  Envision seeks to eliminate the barriers that prevent underrepresented students from successfully entering and completing graduate school, and encourages applications from individuals who have perspectives or experiences of groups who are historically underrepresented in higher education.

Accommodations, some meals, and transportation subsidies will be provided for all accepted participants. Those who complete the program will be granted an application fee waiver should they choose to apply for admission to a UC Davis graduate program.

The Envision Program provides an opportunity for students to:

  • Engage with current graduate students and faculty.

  • Connect with your peers who are also considering graduate school.

  •  Learn about the graduate programs at UC Davis, and our distinctive interdisciplinary graduate education experience providing the freedom to explore and engage in cross-disciplinary research.

  • Obtain information about fellowships, awards and other forms of financial support, to fund your graduate education.

  • Visit UC Davis research laboratories, academic units, and tour the town of Davis.

  • Receive helpful tips about the graduate school application process.

Envision UC Davis was born out of our shared vision to create a more diverse and talented workforce at UC Davis, in the State of California, and across the nation. We will reach our vision by increasing the diversity and talent pool for students prepared to enter our 100+ graduate programs.

Hear from Envision Alumni! 

Daniel Castaneda "The Envision program was a crucial part of the reason I chose to attend UC Davis. I got to meet my prospective advisor, explore the campus, and learn a lot more about the admissions process. As a first-gen college student and an Envision alum, I highly recommend this program and hope to help others consider becoming an Aggie!" - Daniel Castaneda, Engineering Graduate Student



Ravinder Kang

"While I was already considering applying to UC Davis for grad school, Envision showed me that I would fit in at Davis and would feel comfortable and welcome across campus. Envision was where I first learned of the interdisciplinary graduate groups unique to UC Davis that aligned with my research and career interests. I truly believe I'm a grad student at Davis because of the administrators, faculty and graduate students I met through this program." - Ravinder Kang, Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry Graduate Student