GSA Weekly Announcements: 9/17-9/21

  1. Orientation & Bar Night
  2. Opportunities on campus committees
  3. Special Projects applications are now open
  4. Food Resources
  5. Deadline for Residency Petition
  6. Coffee Bagel Donut Day (CBDD)

1. Orientation & Bar Night

Monday (9/17) the Graduate Student Association will have a table at the resource fair at the quad by the Mondavi Center starting at 12:10 p.m. New and returning students are encouraged to stop by and hear about what the GSA does.

This evening starting at 5:30 p.m. will be the first GSA Bar Night at the Graduate on Russell Blvd (shopping center that has Trader Joe’s & Forever 21). Come by for free food provided by the GSA and to meet other graduate students.

gsa orientation weeek bar night flyer

2. Opportunities on campus committees

The UC Davis Preferred Partnership Program (UP3) is looking for graduate student representatives for their advisory committee and personal insurance working group. The advisory committee meets quarterly. The working group will meet beginning in late Fall 2018. Contact Antash Najib ( or Heather Hunter, Executive Director of UP3 ( if you are interested.

3. Special Projects applications are now open.

Departments and other groups seeking funds in order to host events or projects for graduate students can apply to the GSA Special Projects fund. Instructions for the application are on the linked webpage—be sure to proofread your budget and carefully read the guidelines for reimbursement.

4. Food Access Resources

Several resources exist for students who are having difficulty affording healthy food.

You may be eligible for CalFresh, which can give up to $190/month to help with groceries.

The Pantry in 21 Lower Freeborn Hall provides food for students, as does Fruit and Veggie Up in the MU!

5. Deadline for Residency Petition

Domestic out-of-state students who have been in-state for a year or more and want to petition for residency, the deadline is September 28th.

6. Coffee, Bagel, Donut Day

Join us for Coffee, Bagels, and Donuts this Friday in the GSA Office (253 South Silo) from 8:30-10:30!

CBDD Flyer Fall 2017 (Letter)