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UC Davis Welcomes Over 1,700 New Graduate Students

UC Davis graduate students attending Graduate Student Orientation
Thursday, October 5, 2017 (All day)

The University of California, Davis, is welcoming more than 1,700 new master’s and doctoral students this quarter, the largest incoming class of graduate students in UC Davis history.

UC Davis graduate students gather outside of the Mondavi Center before Graduate Student Orientation.

Over 1,000 of the new graduate students attended the first day of Graduate Student Orientation at the Mondavi Center on September 21.

“The entire UC Davis community is pleased to welcome this dynamic and diverse group of new scholars to our university,” said Brian Gallagher, Director of Admissions and Academic Services in Graduate Studies. “We’re excited to have the opportunity to support our graduate students during their educational journey, from the day they arrive on campus through the day they walk across the stage at commencement.”

UC Davis Graduate Studies also welcomes new postdoctoral scholars throughout the year, hosting over a dozen New Postdoc Orientations annually. In total, UC Davis employs over 1,000 postdoctoral scholars each year.

To accommodate the needs of the growing graduate student population, UC Davis will renovate historic Walker Hall into a new Graduate Student Center. It will house the Graduate Student Association and provide a common space for graduate and professional students that will foster interaction, collaborative discourse and a sense of scholarly community.

About Graduate Studies at UC Davis

Graduate Studies at UC Davis includes 99 dynamic degree programs and a diverse and interactive student body from around the world. Known for our state-of-the-art research facilities, productive laboratories and progressive spirit – UC Davis offers collaborative and interdisciplinary curricula through graduate groups and designated emphasis options, bringing students and faculty of different academic disciplines together to address real-world challenges.

UC Davis graduate students and postdoctoral scholars become leaders in their fields: researchers, teachers, politicians, mentors and entrepreneurs. They go on to guide, define and impact change within our global community.

For information on Graduate Studies’ current strategic initiatives, visit the Graduate Studies strategic plan page.

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