FAQ

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For Students

  • How do I apply? 
  • We do not have a formal application process at this time. You can express interest in experiences by emailing qas@ucdavis.edu
  • Where will classes be held?
  • In 2020-21, classes will be held in various locations on the Health campus.
  • Will I live in Sacramento?
  • In 2020-21, students will commute from their UC Davis homes. In the future, we plan to incorporate housing into the Quarter at Aggie Square program.
  • How will I get to Sacramento?
  • Students can ride the new Causeway Connection buses at no charge! These electric buses will make 52 trips daily between the two campuses and offer wifi and power to recharge your hand-held devices.
  • Can I take classes in Davis while I’m participating at Aggie Square?
  • No. Each experience is a fully integrated curriculum with a full unit load including an internship or research commitment as well as community engagement opportunities. You'll be part of a cohort focused on making the most of your experience in Sacramento.
  • Will participating in Quarter at Aggie Square impact my graduation timeline?
  • Each Quarter at Aggie Square experience offers enough units to maintain minimum progress toward graduation. However, you should check with your academic advisor to ensure that the coursework aligns with progress in your major or minor. 
  • What are the advantages of Quarter at Aggie Square? 
  • Quarter at Aggie Square offers the chance to take all of your classes with a small, highly engaged group of students and faculty. These cross-disciplinary experiences let you approach complex problems from multiple angles. And you’ll have access to resources that aren't found on the UC Davis campus.  

For Faculty

  • What are the criteria for QAS Experiences?
  • Experiences should comprise 3 or 4 courses for that are currently approved by the Academic Senate and exist as part of a major or minor, for a total of approximately 15 units. Experiences should include a significant unit-bearing internship or research experience, and provide at least one setting where students consider how in-class learning and out-of -class learning are informing their perspective on the program topic.
  • Are you looking for particular themes?
  • QAS Experiences should be multi-disciplinary and address topics of societal importance. 
  • How do I apply? Is there a deadline?
  • Applications are accepted at any time. The first step is to discuss your idea with program leadership. Please email us at qas@ucdavis.edu to express interest. 
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