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 and continuing students as they transition into and through 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 and The Green will have an Academic Peer Mentor who they will meet during Orientation or the first week of classes.

Academic Peer Mentors are trained to assist students in all four colleges 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!

View the Academic Peer Mentor Roster, and find your Academic Peer Mentor by using our online form.

Refer to the Residential Academic Centers webpage for Academic Peer Mentor hours of availability.

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