• Save the date
  • Free subscriptions
  • Safety
  • Awards
  • Funding opportunities
  • UCPath
  • Workplace Reimagined
  • Dateline details
  • WarnMe
  • Blood and marrow drives
  • Big Shift
  • Political activities
  • Road and path work
  • Transit and parking

Save the date

  • ADMAN Conference The Administrative Management Group, or ADMAN, will hold its annual conference — open to staff at all levels — from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 22. The theme for 2022 is “It Starts With Us.”

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.


  • Annual asbestos notification 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.


Funding opportunities


  • Planned downtime Dec. 10-13 The system will be unavailable during an upgrade from noon Friday (Dec. 10) to 6 a.m. Monday (Dec. 13). During this period, employees will be unable to view pay statements, make address changes, enroll in direct deposit, make benefit selections or apply for jobs. Read more about the upgrade.

Workplace Reimagined

  • ResourcesIncluding slides from May 20 webinar (and recording), FAQs and Remote-Ability Self Assessment.

Dateline details

  • December-January schedule  Dateline will publish one more time, Dec. 14, before taking time off for the holidays. We will resume publishing on Jan. 11.
  • Deadlines — Generally 10 a.m. Thursday the week before publication.


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UC Davis WarnMe and Aggie Alert messages provide timely information and instructions to faculty, staff, students and others when their well-being may be directly affected by emergencies or other urgent situations. 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. Learn more in this Dateline story.

  • Please review your contact information, and update it as necessary. You can now add even more addresses and mobile numbers (up to five each).
  • 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 and marrow drives

  • Blood drive dates and details will be posted here when announced.
  • 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

  • Hutchison Drive improvement project For traffic going west on Hutchison at Highway 113: The northbound and southbound freeway on-ramps are closed and a detour is in effect, lasting into March. The detour bypasses the ramps on the north side of Hutchison, loops around a roundabout and doubles back eastbound, allowing drivers to use the northbound and southbound ramps on the south side of Hutchison. See Dateline story for more information.
  • Wyatt Deck-area paths Closed, with detours in place, during deck renovation project expected to last until winter quarter 2022. See map for detours.

Transit and parking

  • Unitrans scheduling for winter break:
    • Monday-Friday, Dec. 13-17 — Break Service. All lines operate to/from the Memorial Union Terminal. No Silo service. Yolobus will operate the L line to/from the MU.
    • Monday-Thursday, Dec. 20-23 — Weekend Service.
    • Friday-Saturday, Dec. 24-25 — No Unitrans service. For local bus service, use Yolobus 42A and 42B.
    • Monday-Thursday, Dec. 27-30 — Weekend Service.
    • Friday-Saturday, Dec. 31-Jan. 1 — No Unitrans service. For local bus service, use Yolobus 42A and 42B.
  • Unitrans announcement for winter quarter starting Monday, Jan. 3 — Plans are being developed, with hoped-for service restorations on the E, F and V lines.