• Campus/UC service
  • Executive recruitments
  • Scholarships
  • Technology
  • Human resources
  • Free subscriptions
  • Safety
  • Dateline details
  • WarnMe
  • Blood drives
  • Big Shift
  • Political activities
  • Road and path work
  • Transit and parking

Campus/UC service

  • Commencement Ambassadors Staff and students are invited to help with our inaugural undergraduate ceremonies at the Golden 1 Center. Staff members must have supervisor approval to be an ambassador during hours they would normally be working. If you sign up for a time outside of your work hours, you will be serving as an ambassador on your own time. No compensatory time or overtime will be paid. There are rewards, however: $75 Visa gift card, parking voucher; commencement T-shirt and a name tag with lanyard and collectible pin; and a meal and beverages. The ceremonies are scheduled as follows:
    • Friday, June 16 — 2 p.m.
    • Saturday, June 17 — 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
    • Sunday, June 18 (Fathers Day) — 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Executive recruitments


  • Information Security Symposium Registration is open for the 2023 edition of this biennial program hosted by Information and Educational Technology. The theme for this year’s symposium, to be held virtually, June 20-21, is “Evolve,” recognizing the increased need for security in an ever-changing world.
  • Duo support From Information and Educational Technology’s TechNews: Effective Feb. 9, Duo Mobile will no longer update its support for the Android 8 and 9, and iOS 13 operating systems. IET recommends upgrading by Feb. 1 to the latest Android or iOS versions to maintain Duo’s

Human resources

Free subscriptions

  • The Economist The UC Davis Library has purchased a license making this publication available online, free, to everyone with a email address.
  • The New York TimesThe UC Davis Library purchased an academic license to for use by all students, faculty, staff, clinicians and emeriti of UC Davis and UC Davis Health. If you have an authenticated UC Davis login, you have complimentary access. Note: Faculty and staff may periodically be prompted to renew; if you are a student, your access should remain active at all times while you are enrolled.


  • Safety Month Week 4: New Employee Injury and Illness Reporting Tool (one-hour training sessions, May 23, 24 and 25, remote).
  • Annual asbestos notification (March 20, 2023) — This notice is required by the California Health and Safety Code, notifying all employees of the presence of asbestos in campus buildings constructed prior to 1979.
  • Police Accountability Board annual report The board has posted its 2020-21 report and executive summary.
  • 2022 Security and Fire Safety Report (revised) Dated Nov. 21, this revision contains fire statistics that were not available when the report was issued in September, along with the most recent version of the Sexual Violence Support Services and Reporting Options brochure.

Dateline details

  • Regularly published weekly Tuesdays during the academic year.
  • Deadline — Generally 10 a.m. Thursday the week before publication.


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  • WarnMe tests are held three times each academic year, as follows (with the 2023 dates in parentheses):
    • Last Wednesday of January (Jan. 25, 2023)
    • Last Wednesday of April (April 26, 2023)
    • Last Wednesday of October (Oct. 25, 2023)
  • UC Davis WarnMe and Aggie Alert messages provide faculty, staff, students and others with timely information and instructions during emergencies or other urgent situations that may directly affect their well-being. WarnMe messages and Aggie Alerts are distributed by email and text message and also posted to the Everbridge Mobile App and UC Davis’ official Facebook and Twitter accounts. Tests are scheduled three times during each academic year.
    • Please review your contact information, and update it as necessary.
    • Employee and student contact information — Your UC Davis email addresses are included in the WarnMe system automatically; you can add mobile numbers and other email addresses.
    • Parents, vendors, contractors and others — You can sign up for text notifications only for the Davis campus and three other university locations (Bodega Marine Laboratory, Tahoe Environmental Research Center, and Continuing and Professional Education).
    • Mobile app (limited to people with UC Davis email addresses) — The app includes a number of safety features and is an important option for UC Davis affiliates with international phone numbers, as WarnMe does not send text messages to international numbers. Learn more about the Everbridge Mobile App and how to download it.
    • Overview and frequently asked questions

Blood drives

  • Read Chancellor Gary S. May’s statement welcoming blood drives on campus, while also asserting: UC Davis strongly supports the development of evidence-based policies that would allow blood donations from all who are safely able to give, and stands strongly against all forms of discrimination on the basis of gender or sexual orientation.
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The Big Shift is the campuswide heating system conversion project, whereby steam lines are being replaced with hot water lines. Heat exchangers in buildings will draw heat off the hot water, to heat the buildings, just like we do now with steam. The hot water system will use electricity (a renewable resource) to heat the water, instead of natural gas, a fossil fuel, that is used in the steam system. The hot water system will use less energy, because the water need not be heated to boiling (for steam), and will be safer to maintain. Current road and path closures are listed here, along with other project links:

Political activities

  • Prohibition on political campaign interventionThe University of California strongly supports public and civic engagement by members of the university community, in both their professional and personal capacities. At the same time, we must adhere to the restrictions outlined in this advisory from the Office of General Counsel.

Road and path work

  • Russell Boulevard bike lane and sidewalk closure South side of Russell between Arthur Street and Orchard Park Drive (adjacent to the Orchard Park apartments construction site), closed for repairs, through June 26. Detour via the bike path that crosses Highway 113 south of Russell.

Transit and parking

  • Unitrans spring quarter service — Regular academic service resumes Monday, April 3, and features expanded service on the A and Z lines, and a Z Line scheduling change, as follows:
    • A Line 30-minute service is back!
    • Z Line
      • “Top-of-the-hour” scheduling — With the resumption of service every 30 minutes on the A Line, the Z Line will shift from “bottom-of-the-hour” to “top-of-the-hour” scheduling, giving passengers the option of the A or Z lines to get to class on time for classes starting on the hour.
      • Expanded evening service — 6:10, 7:10 and 8:10 p.m. Note: Yolobus 42A and Yolobus 42B also operate on Fifth Street (30- to 60-minute service).
      • Updated terminal departure times for the Z Line — 7, 8, 9:05, 10:05 and 11:05 a.m., noon, and 1:10, 2:10, 3:10, 4:10, 5:10, 6:10, 7:10 and 8:10 p.m.
      • See the Z Line schedule (change “Term” to “Spring Quarter” for the updated schedule).
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