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The UC Davis Graduate Student Association (GSA) represents the over 5,000 academic graduate students and management students on the [WWW]UC Davis campus. As the officially recognized student government, we serve to empower students and build graduate student community through activities and advocacy. See the Government page for information on the Executive Council actions, GSA Committees, Campus committees where graduate students have representation, and more. Our monthly General Assembly Meetings include over 125 designated representatives from most graduate groups, programs and some professional schools. Join us the first Wednesday of each month to engage pressing issues and concerns, foster scholarly collaboration and promote graduate student community events (see the Government tab above).

This site is actually a wiki, which means that you can add news and events to our site. You can even create pages for your Departmental GSAs. For more information, see our Help page or read the GSA Wiki Guide.

What's New?

Interdisciplinary Graduate and Professional Student Symposium (IGPS)

Event Schedule:
Thursday, April 2, 2015
3:00 - 5:00 pm Performances —AGR Ballroom, Buehler Alumni and Visitor's Center
6:00 - 8:00 pm Poster Session —Ballroom ABC UC Davis Conference Center

Friday April 3, 2015 —UC Davis Conference Center
8:00 am - 9:00 am GSA Coffee, Bagel, Donut Day
9:00 am - 3:15 pm Oral Presentations —Ballroom ABC
9:00 am - 10:15 am Student Organized Sessions —Conference Room B
9:00 am - 10:15 am Inaugual Grad Slam Round —Conference Room A
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm Grad Slam Final Round —Conference Room A
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm Resource Reception —Moss Patio (Alumni Center)
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Awards Banquet with Keynote Speaker Cleveland Justis, MBA –Ballroom ABC

Presenter Schedule: IGPS 2015 Presenter Schedule.pdf

IGPS 2015 Program Book: IGPS 2015 Program Book.pdf

For more information: See IGPS

GSA General Assembly Spring Quarter Meetings

  • Wed 4/1/15, 6:15-8:15pm, 1002 Giedt

  • Wed 5/6/15, 6:15-8:15pm, 1002 Giedt

  • Wed 6/3/15, 6:15-8:15pm, 1002 Giedt

We provide dinner which begins at 5:50pm just outside the room where the GA meeting will be.
See 2014-15 for copies of the agenda and supporting documents.

For agenda items, please submit a title, description, approximate time requested, and any technical requirements to by March 18th for the April meeting, April 22nd for the May meeting, or May 20th for the June meeting.

GSA General Assembly Winter Quarter Meetings

  • January 7th, 6:15-8:15pm, 1309 Surge III

  • February 4th, 6:15-8:15pm, 1309 Surge III

  • March 4th, 6:15-8:15pm, 1309 Surge III

We provide dinner which begins at 5:50pm just outside the room where the GA meeting will be.
See 2014-15 for copies of the agenda and supporting documents.

For agenda items, please submit a title, description, approximate time requested, and any technical requirements to For the December meeting, please submit by 11/19 5 pm. For the January meeting, please submit by 12/24 5pm. For the February meeting, please submit by 1/21 5 pm. For the March meeting, please submit by 2/20 5pm.

Special Project Fund Requests

If your group or event is looking to request support from the GSA via the Special Project Fund, please follow the instructions on the Special Projects Fund page.

If you have any questions, please email


[WWW]"IGPS to go live!"

Coffee Bagel Donut Day (CBDD)

CBDD is on hiatus until Winter quarter! Have a great break!

Proposed Tuition Fee Increases

UC Davis GSA opposes tuition fee increases for all UC Students. In regards to GSA action, we have authored written comments to the UC Regents, submitted an opinion piece to the California Aggie, and were part of the tuition increase protest on Tuesday 11/18. We will be continuing supporting action on this issue.

UC Students Association has a petition: [WWW]

Search ‪#‎iftuitionrises‬ on Facebook for how tuition increases impact students.

Statewide Day of Action: UC Davis on 11/24 at 12pm: Meet at the Quad (

We'll update the page as we have more information. Please also consider adding information to 2014 Proposed UC Tuition Increases

Open Campus Committees

The GSA is looking to fill several open positions for graduate students on campus committees. Campus committees help with policy, recommendations, and other functions that can change how UC Davis operates. Participating and advocating for graduate students through these committees are one of the fundamental ways to help advance graduate student concerns and issues at UC Davis. Your service on these committees can go on your CV!

Open Committees:

TBD - 11/12/14 - Updating list and will post shortly - GSA Interim Vice Chair

If you would like to participate on any of the above committees, please email with your name, degree program, grad group, and why you are interested in serving on a committee.

Research Funding Opportunities Database

RefWorks-COS a division of ProQuest has put together a database of research funding opportunities, both private and public, for all disciplines. UC Davis library account holders can access the database at [WWW] Happy hunting.

Details of this year's UCSHIP Health Insurance Plan

Find more info on this page: [WWW]

The Pantry Supports Students in Need

The mission of The Pantry is to aid UC Davis students in their pursuit of a higher education by ensuring that no student ever has to miss a meal or go without basic necessities due to financial reasons. Their goals are to provide non-perishable, high protein food for UC Davis students struggling to pay for meals and to provide UC Davis students with basic necessities such as toiletries, soap, toothbrushes, etc. in order to live a dignified life while working to obtain a UC Davis degree. It is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

Graduate and Professional Student Resources

See Grad Student Resources for more information!

Having a problem with a professor, adviser, fellow student, or staff member? The GSA may be able to help.

The GSA provides Grievance Assistance to graduate students on campus. The GSA's Vice Chair is happy to help grads navigate the thorny interpersonal issues that sometimes arise during graduate study as well as the seemingly daunting university bureaucracy. Email if you are interested in learning more.

News and Events


3/30/15: IGPS is Coming! April 2nd and 3rd
1/23/15: Welcome to our new office coordinator, Erin Oriolo!
1/21/15: Happy New Year! Apply to be a part of the 2015 Interdisciplinary Graduate and Professional Student Symposium. Instructions are located here: [WWW]
12/15/14: We have a Vice Chair, and an Office Coordinator will join us in January! New GSA office hours will be posted in January.
11/18/14: We are looking for a Vice Chair - please see Vice Chair for a description of duties. If you are interested in the position, elections are in the December GSA meeting.
10/3/14: New GSA Office Hours: Friday 8:30am to 11:00am. Please email <gsachair AT ucdavis DOT edu> for an appointment outside of those hours. Thanks!
10/3/14: Our GSA Office Coordinator, Elnaz, has gone on to graduate school at UCD! We wish her luck. That means our office coordinator position is open, and we will be slower to responding to questions and requests. Please see Executive Council for people to contact at GSA for office items.
10/2/14: Several campus committees are recruiting graduate and professional students to serve! See Campus Committees for openings!
9/12/14: GSA Executive Council Letter Regarding Davis City Police Acquisition of an Armored Vehicle. See GSA Letters

Today's Events

Au pair wanted:
FREE room and board until August, extension negotiable. Seeking an au pair or a live-in nanny ASAP who would exchange light babysitting duties for free room and board. I am a single parent and have one 9yr old daughter, a small dog and a kitten. We live in a 3bedroom 1.5bath house in Stonegate Properties, West Davis. The position comes with a FREE Stonegate Club membership (pool, lake sports, tennis, gym, bbq and more!). Duties would include pick up and drop off from school (Davis) and babysitting three nights a week. Flexible on hours. A wonderful opportunity for Graduate Students! International Students are welcome. Female preferred. If interested, please contact Maddie at 858.429.8330 or,

For upcoming events check out the Events Board. If you know of any events, or to create one of your own, post them at the bottom of the Events Board page!

Featured Program

The English department offers a wide range of courses—small and large, introductory and advanced, undergraduate and graduate. All of the department's courses focus on the pleasures and challenges of reading, interpretation, and writing. Ranging from Anglo-Saxon texts to works written in English across the globe today, from epic to film, graphic novels, and sound poetry, English courses cast a wide net in order to expand and deepen our understanding of what counts as "English literature." Visit the English website at ([WWW]

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