An Academic Peer Mentor works with a student

Academic Peer Mentors

Making the academic transition to UC Davis can be difficult. Class structure, instructor interaction, rigor, expectations and studying are all different from high school. One source of support students have to ease this transition is an Academic Peer Mentor. Academic Peer Mentors are current students who meet one-on-one with first-year students to answer questions, share experiences and offer suggestions.

Academic Peer Mentors are trained to help you:

  • Strategize for test taking and studying
  • Create solutions to your academic concerns
  • Explore and change majors
  • Utilize campus resources
  • Prepare for academic advising appointments and pass times
  • Get engaged on campus with student organizations, research, internships, jobs
  • Find your community on campus
  • Use computer systems on campus: OASIS, MyDegree, Schedule Builder, Canvas
  • Learn from their experience
  • Remind you that academics can be difficult at UC Davis and there are people here who want to support you!

And much more!

Talk with a Peer Mentor

Each student living in the residence halls will have an Academic Peer Mentor who they will meet during Fall Welcome Week.

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