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First-Year Experience

Academic Advising Centers

Academic Advising Centers (AAC) provide convenient, personalized academic support from peer advisors and tutors for every residence hall student as part of the Residence Hall Advising Team (RHAT). Peer advisors from all four Colleges – Letters & Science, Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, Biological Sciences, and Engineering – and the First-Year Experience program provide academic planning assistance, major exploration, grading options, internship information, and connections with other campus resources. In addition, tutors from the Student Academic Success Center are available most evenings on a drop-in basis for free assistance with common first-year courses like math, chemistry, statistics and writing. And for residents who are simply looking for a space to study, read or work on group projects, the AAC is the ideal place.

Photo: Peer math tutors work with residence hall students at the Academic Advising Center


  • Peer advising is available from all four UC Davis Colleges and the First-Year Experience office
  • Help with planning course schedules; discuss topics including major interests and options, and academic progress
  • Explore extracurricular opportunities from various campus departments, such as the UC Davis Study Abroad, the Internship and Career Center and the UC Davis Washington Program.
  • Advising services are free to residents and offered on a drop-in basis; no appointment is necessary


  • Trained tutors are available from the Student Academic Success Center
  • Help with first year level math, chemistry and writing coursework (see the RHAT site for specific schedules)
  • Tutoring services are free to residents and offered on a drop-in basis; no appointment is necessary


  • Student Housing staff host a wide range of academic-related workshops throughout each quarter
  • Subject areas covered include exam strategies, effective note-taking, understanding learning styles, time management, creating effective study groups, and how to successfully prepare for finals
  • Visit the Residential Academic Workshops webpage to see the current workshops schedule

Faculty In-Residence

Faculty In-Residence are available several hours each week in the residence hall areas. Faculty In-Residence provide "contact hours" (similar to office hours) at the dining commons and through various programs and events throughout the academic year.

Dr. Lynne Isbell

Dr. Lynne Isbell

Professor, Anthropology
Faculty In-Residence, Cuarto

Briefly, I study primates. I study them to understand them as mammals, as members of ecological communities, and as building blocks to our own behavior. I focus on their behavior and ecology, but I am also interested in their evolutionary history. I am intrigued by complexity, particularly complex behavior. Natural history and fieldwork are my preferred guides for greater understanding. I’ve published on a number of topics, including predation, food competition, dispersal, the ecology of social relationships, the evolution of group living, the evolution of bipedalism, and the origin of primates.

> Visit Dr. Isbell's faculty website

Dr. Kevin Luli

Dr. Kevin Luli

Assistant Professor, Mathematics
Faculty In-Residence, Tercero

Dr. Luli received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Princeton University in 2010 and since then has been a Gibbs Assistant Professor at Yale University. His research is in the area of analysis, and has connections and applications to Harmonic Analysis, Whitney extensions, Multivariate Interpolation/approximation, PDEs arising from fluid mechanics, Algebraic Geometry and Theoretical Computer Science.

> Visit Dr. Luli's faculty website

Entrée to Education

Share a meal with a UC Davis faculty member and enjoy a fascinating conversation! Come participate in Entrée to Education.

Locations of Academic Advising Centers

Segundo Area: Segundo Services Building 530-754-0279 (after 10:00am)
Tercero Area: Tercero Main 530-752-5566 (after 10:00am)
Cuarto Area: Thoreau Hall 530-754-0278 (after 10:00am)

Hours of Operation of Academic Advising Centers

General Hours: Monday - Friday (All) 8:00am - 11:00pm
Saturday-Sunday (All) 12:00pm - 11:00pm
Peer Academic Advising Hours: Monday - Thursday (All) 10:00am - 8:00pm
Friday (Segundo and Tercero) 10:00am - 4:00pm
Friday (Cuarto) 10:00am - 2:00pm
Peer Tutoring Hours: Monday - Thursday (Segundo and Tercero) 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Monday - Thursday (Cuarto) 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Note: Residents may use services in any academic advising center, regardless of the residence hall area they live in.

Contact Information

Students may submit questions to the following email address: Residential Academic Advising.

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