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U.C. Davis FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions about U.C. Davis.

This FAQ about U.C. Davis was compiled and written by David F. Prenatt, Jr. netesq@dcn.davis.ca.us with numerous contributions by others.

(c) Copyright 1995 and 1996 by David F. Prenatt, Jr.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

My sincerest thanks to Computer Specialist Steve Langford at King Hall (mailto:sdlangford@ucdavis.edu), for his help with my computer needs duing my tenure as a law student. Many thanks as well to the current students, faculty, staff, and alumni/alumnae of U.C. Davis, who gave me feedback on the substance of this FAQ, and the various members of the *.answers team, for their approval of this FAQ, making it possible to post it in on the news.answers USENET newsgroup (news:news.answers). In addition, the following individuals helped make the U.C. Davis USENET FAQ possible:

* Deirdre Lynn Leiner, undergraduate alumna of U.C. Davis, who helped me open my ez-account at U.C. Davis;

* Peter Nadan, my classmate at King Hall, who first told me about the ucd.* USENET newsgroups;

* Russ Hersch, author of FAQs about FAQs, who inspired me to write my first FAQ (even though he probably has no idea who I am).

* My father, David F. Prenatt (1931-1984), commonly known as Dave Prenatt (one of the most brilliant systems analysts of all time), and my mother, Shirley Prenatt, who helped both my father and me to cope with success and failure.

-1.1) Who wrote this FAQ and how can I reach him? (ucd.general)
This FAQ was written by me, David F. Prenatt, Jr., 1995 alumnus of ...
-1.2) What information is contained in this FAQ? (ucd.general)
Anything that I, as the author of this FAQ, decided would be ...
-1.3) How is this FAQ organized? (ucd.general)
This version of this FAQ may be arbitrarily divided into unequal ...
-1.4) How can I obtain this FAQ? (ucd.general)
This FAQ is archived at rtfm.mit.edu in the pub/usenet/news....
-1.5) Are there any other FAQs available by the author of this FAQ? (ucd.general)
Yes. I have published five other FAQS:...
-2.1) What are the prerequisites for attending U.C. Davis?
There are no prerequisites for attending U.C. Davis. U.C. Davis is ...
-2.2) What are the prerequisites for admission to an academic program at U.C. Davis?
It depends upon the academic program. See Section 3 for a ...
-2.3) What should I do to prepare for U.C. Davis?
Decide why you want to attend U.C. Davis. If you don't know, ...
-2.4) What are the advantages of attending U.C. Davis as an undergraduate?
The advantages of attending U.C. Davis as an undergraduate as ...
-2.5) Can you tell me something about the history of U.C. Davis?
Once upon a time, in 1905 the U.C. Davis campus was established as ...
-3) Educational and other programs offered by U.C. Davis.
There are over 140 educational disiplines/majors at U.C. Davis as ...
-3.1.1) How and when do I apply for admission to U.C. Davis as a first year undergraduate?
Depending upon when you intend to begin your studies at U.C. Davis,...
-3.1.2) How do I apply for admission to U.C. Davis as an undergraduate transfer student?
Students who are thinking of transferring to U.C. Davis should ...
-3.1.3) How do I apply for admission to U.C. Davis in a non-degree program?
Contact University Extension or the Experimental College for ...
-3.1.4) How do I apply for admission to U.C. Davis as a graduate or professional student?
Contact Graduate Admissions at (916)752-0655 for information on ...
-3.1.5) How do I apply for admission to Summer Sessions?
Virtually anyone can enroll in Summer Sessions at U.C. Davis ...
-3.2) Undergraduate programs at U.C. Davis. [rev]
See the current U.C. Davis Catalog or contact one of the ...
-3.3) Graduate and professional school programs at U.C. Davis.
Readers with a web browser may visit the Office of Graduate ...
-3.3.1) Graduate school programs at U.C. Davis.
U.C. Davis is among the top 20 universities in the United States ...
-3.4.1) University Extension. (Non-degree educational programs at U.C. Davis)
University Extension provides various continuing education programs ...
-3.5.1) Intercollegiate Athletics. [Rev] (Sports programs at U.C. Davis)
U.C. Davis has 11 men's varsity teams and 9 women's varsity teams ...
-4.1) Frequently asked questions about class registration at U.C. Davis.
Registration takes place through RSVP automated phone-in registration,...
-4.2) Frequently asked questions about financial aid at U.C. Davis.
Contact the Financial Aid Office at (916)752-2390. Readers with a ...
-4.3) Student judicial affairs. (U.C. Davis)
I cannot express strongly enough how important it is to comply ...
-4.4.1) Campus Information. (Student services at U.C. Davis)
Campus information is available at Information Centers in the ...
-4.4.2) Library Services. (Student services at U.C. Davis)
There are four major libraries on the U.C. Davis campus: The ...
-4.4.3) Books and Supplies. (Student services at U.C. Davis)
There are two bookstores on the main section of the U.C. Davis Campus....
-4.4.4) Campus Escort Service. (Student services at U.C. Davis)
U.C. Davis students can get a free escort from the Cal Aggie Hosts ...
-4.4.5) The Disability Resource Center. (Student services at U.C. Davis)
The Disability Resource Center (DRC) offers a number of services ...
-4.4.6) Cowell Health Center. (Student services at U.C. Davis)
Contact Cowell Health Center at (916)752-2300 with your ...
-4.4.7) Counseling Services. (Student services at U.C. Davis)
Psychological and psychiatric services are available through ...
-4.4.8) Veterans Services. (Student services at U.C. Davis)
Contact the Veterans Affairs Office at (916)752-2020 for ...
-4.4.9) Computer Services. (Student services at U.C. Davis)
See Section 11 for information on computer services at U.C. Davis....
-4.4.10) Transportation and Parking Services. (Student services at U.C. Davis)
Contact Transportation and Parking Serives (TAPS) at (916)752-TAPS ...
-4.4.11) Financial Aid. (Student services at U.C. Davis)
See Section 4.2 for information on financial aid services....
-4.4.12) Legal Services. (Student services at U.C. Davis)
The ASUCD Legal Service provides free legal services to U.C. ...
-4.4.13) Academic Advising Services. (Student services at U.C. Davis)
There is no shortage of academic advising services at U.C. Davis....
-5.1) On-campus housing at U.C. Davis.
Contact the Student Housing Office () ...
-5.2) Frequently asked questions about where to eat at U.C. Davis.
There are a number of places to eat on campus. However, most ...
-5.3.1) What sort of social activities are there on the U.C. Davis campus?
Movies, plays, concerts, sporting events, etc. take place regularly ...
-5.3.1.1) Recreational activities on campus. (U.C. Davis)
Readers with a web browser may wish to visit the following URLs ...
-5.3.1.2.1) UC Davis Presents.
Contact UC Davis Presents at (916)757-3199 on information on ...
-5.3.2.1) Should I rush the Greek System? [Rev] (U.C. Davis fraternities and sororities)
That's a personal decision, but it's not a very hard one for ...
-5.3.2.2) What is the purpose of hazing pledges? (U.C. Davis fraternities and sororities)
The hazing of pledges is all about power. Those pledges who ...
-5.3.2.3) Isn't hazing illegal? [Rev] (U.C. Davis fraternities and sororities)
Many things are illegal, but that doesn't mean that they don't ...
-5.3.3) Recreational use of alcohol and drugs. (U.C. Davis)
As part of its Health Education Program, Cowell Student Health ...
-5.4) Where to turn for help with sensitive issues. (U.C. Davis)
By far the most sensitive issues for most college students are ...
-6) Frequently asked questions about Davis and life in Davis from members of the U.C. Davis community.
I have provided information in this section about life in Davis ...
-6.1) Where is Davis and how do I get there?
Davis is located in Northern California, about 15 miles west ...
-6.2) How can I find a place to live in Davis?
There is no shortage of housing in Davis whatsoever. Just pick up ...
-6.3) Where can I get something to eat in Davis?
It depends upon what kind of food you want. Davis has a few ...
-6.4) What sort of entertainment is there in Davis?
Quite a bit for such a small town. Everything from pool halls/...
-6.5) What sort of transportation services are available in Davis?
The most popular form of transportation in Davis is the bicycle. ...
-6.5.1) How far is the Sacramento Metropolitan Airport from Davis and how do I get to there from Davis?
The Sacramento Metropolitan Airport is about 20 miles from ...
-6.5.2) Are there any shuttle services to outlying areas for U.C. Davis commuters?
Yes. The UCD/UCDMC Shuttle runs hourly between U.C. Davis and ...
-6.5.3) Amtrak. [New.] (Davis)
Readers with a web browser may visit Amtrak's Home Page on the ...
-6.6.1) Is there an honest mechanic in Davis?
A good question. Please see the Davis USENET FAQ for more ...
-6.6.2) What banks serve the Davis area?
The following are listed in alphabetical order: Bank of America,...
-6.6.3) Where can I find a bike shop in Davis?
It is hard to avoid a bike shop in Davis. There are over 2.1 ...
-6.7.1) Davis, California = No smoking zone.
There is no smoking in Davis by city ordinance. Not in any ...
-6.7.2) Davis, California = No snoring zone.
There is no noise pollution in Davis by city ordinance. This law ...
-6.7.3) Davis, California = No malling zone.
For years, citizens of Davis have resisted efforts by developers ...
-6.8) Frequently asked questions about the small communities neighboring Davis from members of the U.C. Davis community.
See the Davis USENET FAQ for information on the small ...
-7) Frequently asked questions about the Greater Sacramento area from members of the U.C. Davis community.
I have provided general information in this section about the ...
-7.1) What reasons would a member of the U.C. Davis community have to visit the Greater Sacramento Area?
Many members of the U.C. Davis community live, work, shop, and play ...
-8) Frequently asked questions about the Northern California area from members of the U.C. Davis community.
I have provided general information in this section about ...
-8.1.1) What reasons would a member of the U.C. Davis community have to visit Wine Country?
Some members of the U.C. Davis community lives in Wine Country, ...
-8.1.2) How do I get to Wine Country from U.C. Davis?
Go West on I-80; exit at Route 12 West. After that, you will have ...
-8.2) Frequently asked questions about the San Francisco bay area from members of the U.C. Davis community.
I have provided information about the San Francisco Bay Area that ...
-8.3.1) What reasons would a member of the U.C. Davis community have for visiting Lake Tahoe?
Lake Tahoe, which is situated on the border of California and ...
-8.4.1) Are there any other places of interest in Northern California besided the ones you have listed?
Yes. Northern California has many educational, commercial, ...
-9) Frequently asked questions about California from members of the U.C. Davis community.
I have provided general information about California that is ...
-9.1) How do I become a California resident?
See the current U.C. Davis General Catalog for information ...
-10.1.1) Should I attend graduate school after I graduate from U.C. Davis?
That's a very personal decision, but generally speaking it's not ...
-10.2.1) How do I decide on a career objective after I graduate from college? (Life after U.C. Davis)
You need to do some planning in terms of short term and long ...
-10.2.2) Shouldn't I choose a career based upon how much money I can make? (Life after U.C. Davis)
Absolutely not. This will inevitably lead to career burn out. ...
-10.2.3) Are there any career planning resources on campus? (Life after U.C. Davis)
Yes. Contact the Internship and Career Center (ICC) at (916)752-...
-10.3) Marriage. (Life after U.C. Davis)
Reasonable minds can and do differ as to what does and does not ...
-10.3.1) Should I get married after I graduate from college? (Life after U.C. Davis)
That's a very personal decision, but many people whom I know do ...
-10.3.2) Why do people get married? (Life after U.C. Davis)
There are many reasons, but the most legitimate reason that I ...
-10.3.3) Do you have any advice for someone who wants to get married? (Life after U.C. Davis)
While I won't give you any legal advice, my personal advice is ...
-10.3.4) What can I expect after I get married? (Life after U.C. Davis)
Everything will change, and there's no way to predict how things ...









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