Banner is the UC Davis Student Information System database containing information required to support the educational mission of the University. This information is organized into several modules, including admissions, registration, billing/accounts receivable, financial aid, and graduate student data. Most of the student information in Banner is confidential and is protected by Federal and State laws and University of California policies. Access to Banner, and the information therein, is strictly controlled.
Class Email Lists
Information and Educational Technology (IET) assists instructors in reaching students in their classes by creating class email lists upon request. Once a list is created, all currently enrolled students are automatically subscribed to it. See UC Davis Email Lists for more information on setting up your mailing list.
The academic calendar for each year is developed by the Office of the University Registrar following university and campus guidelines; see Master Academic Calendar.
The calendar uses the UC standard start date for the fall quarter while maintaining the winter holiday break and longest possible break in spring, while keeping commencements in June on a weekend as early as possible to maximize job opportunities for students and research for faculty.
Whenever possible, the first class meeting, start of orientation, or any other campus-wide event will not be scheduled on the same day as a major religious holiday.
The calendar is approved by the Council of Deans and Vice Chancellors and is submitted to the UC Office of the President.
The Office of the University Registrar publishes calendars for registration, quarter dates and deadlines, fee deadlines, and the campus academic calendar; see Academic Calendars.
The Summer Sessions academic calendar is available at Summer Sessions Calendar.
The General Catalog is published annually in the last week of April. For 2018-2019, the publication date was April 30, 2018; two weeks before Pass One registration and the same day the Class Schedule is released to campus. Future release dates:
- 2019-2020: 4/29/2019
- 2020-2021: 4/27/2020
- 2021-2022: 4/26/2021
- 2022-2023: 4/25/2022
Each department has the opportunity to review and update its text, in late December preceding the publication date. Changes to course information must be completed through course approval forms and approved by the Academic Senate Committee on Courses of Instruction and the Office of the University Registrar before publication. Changes to majors must be approved by the college. Requested changes that have not been approved will not be published.
Deadlines for submission of changes are included in a memo sent to the department chairperson or MSO by the catalog editor. Changes returned after the deadline will not be included in the General Catalog.
The catalog is available at UC Davis General Catalog, and includes printable Adobe PDF files.
Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS)
UC Davis Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) offers a variety of counseling services to help students realize their academic and personal goals. SHCS Counseling Services is a multi-culturally and educationally diverse group of experienced psychologists, psychiatrists, marriage and family therapists, social workers, pre-doctoral interns and post-doctoral interns. Meeting with a member of SHCS staff can help students clarify issues, explore options, and cope more effectively. Students currently enrolled who have paid student registration fees can receive counseling services through SHCS at no charge. Drop-in urgent care mental health services are available at the Student Health and Wellness Center. Counseling Services appointments are available at North Hall by calling 530-752-2349. There is a $20 visit fee for psychiatry services. SHCS provides a supportive atmosphere where student confidentiality is strictly maintained in accordance with federal laws, state laws, and ethical standards. To consult about a difficult situation or to refer a student, call 530-752-2349 and ask for the Advice Nurse.
Students of Concern
Every year, students struggle with challenges and crises that interfere with their academic and student life success. UC Davis non-clinical Case Managers based in the Office of Student Support and Judicial Affairs (OSSJA) provide support and assistance to students and to staff and faculty members who become aware of students in need. OSSJA Case Managers receive information, identify resources, reach out to students, and follow up so that students are helped and that staff and faculty are kept informed when necessary and appropriate. OSSJA Case Managers make connections so that students in distress do not go unnoticed.
OSSJA Case Managers are not licensed counselors and do not provide therapy. They do not replace the critical role that Student Health and Counseling Services has on our campus to help students, but they do serve as an important point of contact for anyone who is concerned about a student.
To contact a Case Manager, you can file a report at http://ossja.ucdavis.edu or call OSSJA at 530-752-1128 for assistance.
Student Disruption of the Learning Environment
Faculty are not expected to tolerate disruptive or intimidating behavior by students. Students whose behavior is significantly disruptive on a single occasion, or who continue to be disruptive despite directions to cease should be referred to OSSJA at http://ossja.ucdavis.edu . If necessary, instructors may direct a student to leave the classroom for disruptive behavior. The instructor has the right to contact the police if the student refuses to do so. For advice or further information, contact OSSJA at 530-752-1128 or firstname.lastname@example.org.