Coronavirus Update

Currently we are prepared to offer our summer program as planned and continue to accept applications. We are closely following main campus directives and will communicate any changes as they arise.

Daily Schedule and Activities

A Kinda Sorta Almost Typical Day

Angela Balestreri fills a graduated tube for her experiment

Most of the activities we have planned give you a chance to experience the academics and research taking place at UC Davis, and that definitely doesn't mean dry classroom lectures! Our focus is hands-on, experiential learning. Each program is filled with different trips and activities, but one thing's for sure—you won't be bored. Every day you spend with us is a little different. Or a lot different. And that's what makes our programs unique, wonderful and exciting. Here’s an example of a typical day:

7:00-8:00 Breakfast
8:30-11:45 Classes/ Labs/ Site Visits
11:45-1:00 Lunch
1:10-5:00 Classes/ Labs/ Site Visits
5:00-5:40 Transition Time
5:40-6:30 Dinner
7:00-10:00 Evening Activities
10:30 Lights Out

Activities and Events

When you're not busy learning more about your chosen subject area, you'll be having a different kind of fun—socials, field trips and learning more about UC Davis and the surrounding community:

Social Events

Kids swiming in the rec poolOur program staff organizes evening and weekend events to add a dynamic, social element to your pre-college experience. Things like movie nights, exploring the Arboretum, swim parties at the Rec Pool, or bowling and games night at the student union.

Weekend Excursions

Golden Gate BridgeUC Davis is just an hour or two away from great destinations in Northern California — in the past our students have enjoyed fun day trips to various locations in the San Francisco Bay area, not to mention fun excursions closer to Davis.