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Envision UC Davis

Envision UC Davis 

October 13 - 15, 2022

Now in its fifth 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.

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 UC Davis graduate programs, including our unique interdisciplinary graduate groups, which provide the freedom to explore and engage in cross-disciplinary research.
  • Learn about fellowships and other financial support options 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.
     

Accommodations, most 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.

Why Participate in Envision UC Davis? 
  • Develop an understanding of graduate education and the admissions process. 
  • Those who complete the program receive a $120 fee waiver for the UC Davis graduate admissions application.
  • This is a free program with travel, accommodations, and most meals provided.  
Who is eligible for Envision UC Davis?
  • California residents who hope to apply for and attend graduate school in fall 2023 or 2024.
  • We encourage applications from individuals who have perspectives or experiences of groups who are historically underrepresented in higher education.

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.