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Students explore the world of laser lights

Get connected through student clubs

UC Davis encourages students to explore the 500-plus student clubs on campus. They include 144 ethnic and cultural organizations, 76 fraternities and sororities, political and religious groups, student government, and academic interest ones like the Optics Club.

The value of student organizations goes far beyond students making new friends and sharing new experiences — they teach leadership, fundraising and community skills while expanding upon the classroom experience. Whirl the night away with the Telemark Dance Troupe or stargaze the heavens with the Astronomy Club, for example.

A great way for students to find a club that matches their personal interests is through the annual Activities Faire, which this year takes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 17 on the West Quad and showcases hundreds of student organizations. Sponsored by the campus’s Center for Student Involvement, the faire gives the clubs the opportunity to recruit new members and students the chance to learn more about them.

Information on student groups is also available through the university’s social media outlets, which offer Twitter feeds on a wide variety of topics, including admissions, student groups, campus news, academic units, athletics and campus recreation.

Students in the UC Davis Optics Club explore the world of laser lights. Gregory Urquiaga/UC Davis photo

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