2020 Pre-College Program Announcement: COVID-19 Impact

May 20, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted a lot of things in life, and our Pre-College Program has not been immune to those changes. But, like you, we've adapted, and we're excited to announce that our Equine Science program will be offered online this summer.

Running August 3-14, this two-week, online program will deliver UC Davis' renowned academics, research and passion for equine right to your home. Equine Science will offer:

  • engaging online lectures
  • live virtual tours of the UC Davis Horse Barn
  • opportunities to practice care techniques for equine via video demonstrations
  • a chance to meet the UC Davis Equestrian Team and other student in the fields

To understand how you can ensure the best online experience, review our technical requirements. Please feel free to email us at precollege@ucdavis.edu with any questions. We hope to see you (virtually) in August!

April 17, 2020

On April 10, UC Davis Chancellor Gary May announced that remote instruction at UC Davis would be extended through the summer. There is a possibility that the call for remote instruction may affect all of our programs, including the Coastal & Marine Program which is scheduled to take place at the Bodega Marine Lab in August.

We are now considering potential modifications to this year’s programs:

  • Date Changes

    We are currently in discussion with our instructors and housing directors to determine if it is possible to postpone Equine Science and Theater to August 2-14; Coastal and Marine Science would not change and still take place August 3-14.

    With this revised schedule in mind, program deadlines would be adjusted.
  • Remote or Online Instruction

    In the event that we are not able to alter the dates of the program, we are exploring the possibility of remote online instruction with our instructors. We will only offer an online program if it will provide a rich learning experience for our students comparable to the learning outcomes of our normally scheduled programming.
  • Cancellation

    The health and safety of our students, staff and instructors is our primary concern. If we are unable to postpone or provide a quality experience via remote instruction, we may determine that cancellation is necessary.

    As decisions are made, updates will be made to the website. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us via email at precollege@ucdavis.edu.