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. Academic Peer Mentors are one source of support for first-year students as they transition into college. Academic Peer Mentors are current students who meet one-on-one with first-year students to answer questions, share experiences and offer suggestions. Each student living in the residence halls will have an Academic Peer Mentor who they will meet during Orientation or the first week of classes.

Academic Peer Mentors are trained and will be contacting you and can help:

  • Prepare for academic advising appointments and pass times
  • Strategize for test taking and studying
  • Create solutions to your academic concerns
  • Explore and change majors
  • Utilize campus resources
  • 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 academics can be difficult at UC Davis and there are people here who want to support you!

And much more!

Still have questions? Email ResHallAcademics@ucdavis.edu.