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13 Fall Welcome Events You Don't Want to Miss

Welcome, Aggies! It’s that time of year: The weather is starting to cool in Davis (slightly), pumpkin spices are showing up in Gunrock's coffee and we're taking some final practice laps through the campus bike circles to shake off the summer rust.

Fall quarter is here!

And there's no better way to kick off the new academic year than Fall Welcome: a celebration of YOU and your arrival to UC Davis. 

So whether you are a new or returning Aggie, please join us at these Fall Welcome events and activities. 


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Fall Welcome Event

Kick off the new year with a free celebration that combines the previous traditions of convocation and New Student Welcome!

Move-In Weekend

You’re finally here, Aggie! Unpack your bags, hug loved ones goodbye and explore your new home.

Movie Night

Pass the popcorn, dim the lights and settle in to watch a movie on the Pavilion’s big screen.

Sunset Fest

At this free concert, get ready for a student talent showcase followed by a live set by our very special headliner.

The Xperience

Get the scoop on going Greek, meet our student athletes and step into their shoes for some friendly competition and games.

New Student Celebration

New Aggies: this action-packed show and rally is just for you!

Aggie Welcome Rally

Join a few thousand of your new friends for fun, free stuff and lots of Aggie Pride.

New Student Resource Fair

Get to know your new home, enjoy live music and food, and score a free t-shirt and prizes.

Transfer Fall Welcome

Meet other transfer students, access key resources and enter raffles and giveaways as you begin your transition to UC Davis.

Discover Davis

Come to the Davis Farmers Market for live music by the Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh, a free raffle, food samples and more.

Student Involvement Fair

Want to get involved? Here you can meet over 200 student organizations and campus departments.


The 105-year-old tradition continues as pajama-clad students greet returning alumni the night before Homecoming.


Wear your Aggie blue and gold and cheer on the UC Davis men’s football team.

Fall Welcome Calendar