UC Davis Today

  • Horse mascot walks in an auditorium of students

    University of California leaders — including UC Davis mascot Gunrock — encourage students to prepare for university on Achieve UC Day.

  • A hallway at Sacramento Charter High School with a banner across the ceiling

    UC Davis visited Sacramento Charter High School, where three out of four students qualify for low- or reduced-cost lunch.

  • Man in classroom pointing with a woman standing behind him

    Karlos Carter of Undergraduate Admissions helps students discover how university can help them achieve their dreams.

  • Girl sitting at desk raising her hand

    Naja Barker, 15, eagerly volunteers to answer a question.

  • Boy sitting at desk reading materials with a big horse head logo on the cover

    Rya Saenz, 17, reads about UC Davis admission requirements.

  • Mascot in horse costume parading through student assembly

    Next, Gunrock creates some excitement at an assembly for 300 students.

  • Man with microphone talking to student crowd

    Walter Robinson of Undergraduate Admissions urges students to take opportunities seriously.

  • Auditorium filled with students on risers

    “Look around this room. Look who’s here,” he says. “I see hope. I see inspiration.”

  • Two men standing together in the auditorium

    UC Davis student Samuel Cain, left, is proud to encourage students at his alma mater.

  • Man address in the crowd as other man looks on

    “They can do anything they want,” he says. “All they have to do is reach out and take it.”

  • A pile of UC Davis pins

    In the new year, UC Davis’ Early Academic Outreach Program will provide college-going workshops for 50 ninth graders.

Aiming for the university

Sign on a brick wall that says "UC Achieve Today"

Julia Ann Easley/UC Davis video
(55 sec)

College — it’s achievable

By Julia Ann Easley

Samuel Cain is studying landscape architecture at UC Davis so he can help redevelop lower-income communities.

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