First-Year Experience

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Student Housing and Dining Services knows that academics are a priority for students at UC Davis, which is why supporting academic success is a part of our mission. The New Student Academic Services team is dedicated to providing support, resources, and programming to help students succeed during their first year and beyond. In addition, Student Housing has a long standing collaboration with the four colleges and Academic Assistance and Tutoring Centers through the Residence Hall Advising Team (RHAT) which provides convenient and accessible academic support services in the 3 residential Academic Advising Centers and living communities.

Learn About Our Services

We understand that academics are your priority. In Student Housing and Dining Services, we bring the academic support resources to you. Our goal is to ease the academic transition into the university by providing convenient and timely services to help you get ahead of your academic needs.

Take advantage of tutoring, or find a quiet study space in one of our Academic Advising Centers.

Receive personalized academic support by connecting with an Academic Peer Mentor that will guide you through your first year.

If you want to live in a supportive environment with students who share a similar interest and receive additional programming around the focus, one of our themed living-learning communities may be for you.

Start building connections with world renowned faculty members and researchers through fun and engaging programs, living-learning community seminars, and workshops designed to help you maximize your time with faculty to help leverage future research opportunities.