GSA Weekly Announcements 10/9-10/13



  1. URGENT: Call to Assist Puerto Rican graduate students
  2. Annual Disability Awareness Symposium & Accessibility Technology Fair
  3. Student Parent Child-Care Funding Grant
  4. GSA & LGBTQIA Resource Center Yoga on 10/17
  5. Halloween Party
  6. Bar Night
  7. CBDD


1. URGENT: Call to assist Puerto Rican graduate students

As you know, Puerto Rico is experiencing an unfolding disaster in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The University of Puerto Rico (UPR) is closed for the current semester and an opening date is speculative at best.  Due to the magnitude of the disaster, the University is trying to offer support to Puerto Rican graduate students and faculty who can benefit from visiting UC Davis as scholars.
We are contacting you to ask about your ability to support graduate students for a limited period, in order to help them sustain their scholarship until UPR can reopen.  It is expected that UPR students and faculty will need assistance over the 2017-2018 academic year, and we are asking if you can house a fellow graduate student on a volunteer or visitor status for a period of at least one quarter.

At present, campus administrators are trying to get a good estimate of interest from UPR, but speculation is about 20 students would take us up on our offer.

If you can assist, please respond to the google form provided here. You will be asked for identification information as well what types of assistance you might be able to provide. Please respond by Monday, October 9th at 4:00pm.


2. Annual Disability Awareness Symposium & Accessibility Technology Fair

On behalf of the Chancellor’s Disability Issues Administrative Advisory Committee (DIAAC), we invite you to attend our Annual Disability Awareness Symposium & Accessibility Technology Fair on October 11, 2017, 11:00a.m. to 2:00p.m., at the Student Community Center, Multipurpose Room. The topic for the Symposium is “Anxiety: When Striving Keeps You from Thriving,” and the presenter is Dr. Emilio Licea, a psychologist at Student Health.


3. Student Parent Child-Care Funding Program

Student Parent Child Care Funding Program applications are available for the 2017-18 Academic Year. The Graduate Student Child Care Grant (GSCCG) Program provides a $900 per quarter/$1350 per semester payment to full-time graduate and professional students with children, regardless of financial need.  The program is designed to offset costs incurred in child care services.  Please note, the GSCCG can be supplemented with additional funds from the CBCG program for those students who demonstrate financial need. Please visit the website for more information, fact sheets, deadlines and applications.


4. GSA & LGBTQIA Resource Center Yoga


Due to scheduling difficulty, there will not be GSA Yoga this week. Please see the schedule below for schedule for the quarter.

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5. Halloween Party

The UC Davis SVM Class of 2020 would like to invite you to the “Night of Fright” Annual Halloween Party!
When:  Saturday, October 28th 9pm-1:30am
Where:  The Grad 
Who:  Vet students, law students, med students, and grad students!

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Tickets are $15 through October 27th at 11:59pm and can be bought here:
*** Purchase Tickets Here ***

When purchasing tickets please click “New User? Sign up” and then you can proceed to the check out by either making an account or checking out as a guest.

Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door for $20 (CASH ONLY)!

IMPORTANT:  Tickets must be printed out, electronic versions of tickets will NOT be accepted!  Tickets will have your name on them, this needs to match the name on your ID.  If you are purchasing tickets for other people, when you print them out, please cross off your name and neatly write their name in permanent marker so that it matches the name on their ID.  Do not write over the bar code on your ticket!
Costumes are highly encouraged!
There will be a costume contest around 10:30pm.  There will be $10, $25, and $50 gift cards to the Grad as prizes for the winners!

Drink specials all night!
$3 wells 9-10pm – $4 wells 10pm-12am
$6 teas 9-10pm – $7.50 teas 10pm-12am
Beer pong $14 pitchers

Facebook Event:
If you have any questions please contact any of the class of 2020 VPs!

Deanna Agneta:
Maggie Chang:
Jamie Lemus:
Rae McAtee:
Catherine Terry:
Nathan Yerian:


6. GSA Bar Night at the Grad

This Friday October 13th, the Graduate Student Association will be hosting Bar Night at the Grad from 5:30-7:30. Hope to see you there!

GSA Bar Night Fall 2017


7. Coffee Bagel Donut Day this Friday!


Salmon Donuts Patterned Raffle Flyer