A collage of the exterior of the Graduate Center with the Graduate Commons

Graduate Center Grand Opening

A Celebration on a Grand Scale

UC Davis and Graduate Studies are pleased to announce the Grand Opening of the new Graduate Center at Historic Walker Hall. Please join us to celebrate this much-awaited grand opening ceremony. This event is free and open to the public. 

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Date and Time:

Friday, April 8, 2022
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


The Graduate Center at Historic Walker Hall
300 Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616
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Event Details:

Graduate Studies will host a grand opening with welcome remarks, ceremonial bell ringing, and a light reception on April 8 on the North Lawn of Walker Hall. Guests will have the opportunity to tour the Graduate Center after the ceremony. 

About the Graduate Center

The Graduate Center supports the academic, professional, and personal success of the graduate student and postdoctoral scholar community at UC Davis. The first of its kind at the University of California, the center is intentionally designed to promote interdisciplinary interactions and build a community for UC Davis’ 7,000 graduate and professional students and nearly 1,000 postdoctoral scholars.

COVID-19 Guidelines

Graduate Studies is planning the event in accordance with the Campus Ready guidanceVisitors are required to complete a Daily Symptom Survey prior to entering facilities on campus. Should public health conditions shift, we will cancel the event and provide as much notice as possible to everyone.