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From Chancellor May

Chancellor May

I’m delighted that you’ve chosen to be part of our thriving UC Davis community. We remain resilient and focused as our campus community—like most of the world—confronts uncertainty and challenges. Still, we push forward.

We’ve redefined the teaching environment and improved our capabilities. You can be certain that all of us—faculty, staff and alumni—are committed to helping you achieve academic success and make the most of your college experience.

A degree from UC Davis is one that commands respect in graduate schools and the workplace worldwide. You have an incredible opportunity to learn from some of the best and brightest professors and students from around the globe.

You’re joining a community that’s driven by curiosity and motivated to solve the world’s greatest problems. Our research and innovations help feed a growing population, sustain our natural resources and advance health worldwide. Our alumni have provided leadership in government, the arts, technology, business, education and much more.

My hope is that your own world opens up like never before. At UC Davis, you can develop new ways of thinking, seeing and being. You can challenge limitations and outgrow the expected.

You are building on our legacy. The personal touch, social engagement and passion for learning you bring to UC Davis elevates the university as a whole.

I wish you much success in your studies and all your future endeavors.

Gary S. May, Chancellor

UC Davis 2022-2023 General Catalog

Published April 25, 2022; Volume 53 | Content Effective: 4/25/2022—4/23/2023, unless otherwise noted.

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