Office of Educational Opportunity & Enrichment Services

The Office of Educational Opportunity and Enrichment Services (OEOES) is a family of services, programs and centers designed to support student learning, enhance the student experience and foster strong communities where students are empowered to achieve their goals. Transition assistance, support services and co-curricular opportunities are offered to all students along with specialized support geared toward various diverse student communities.

Aggie Compass Basic Needs Center

The Aggie Compass is a comfortable space for students to build community and learn about basic needs resources, pick up fresh fruits and vegetables, receive CalFresh enrollment assistance and get financial support and help finding stable housing and healthy food options.

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Services

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), 530-752-9366, offers an array of services to help first-generation students and students from disadvantaged backgrounds adapt both academically and socially to the University setting and successfully achieve their educational goals. EOP provides a caring and supportive environment for students to meet with peer and staff advisors and network with other students. For complete information, see Educational Opportunity Program (EOP).

First-Year Aggie Connections (FYAC)

First-Year Aggie Connections (FYAC), 530-752-4474, groups first-year students (freshmen and transfers, including international students) into 25-person “Connections” based on a shared purpose, interest, or theme. Connections meet regularly for one academic quarter and are led by staff or faculty facilitators who engage students in discussions surrounding crucial topics related to transitioning to life at UC Davis. The First-Year Aggie Connections program aims to foster opportunities that will empower students as they navigate their first year at UC Davis.

Guardian Scholars Program (GSP)

The mission of the Guardian Scholars Program (GSP), 530-752-1211, is to empower foster and former foster youth at UC Davis to reach their potential by providing a community network that supports their academic progress and personal growth. For complete information, see Guardian Scholars Program (GSP).

Mentorships for Undergraduate Research in Agriculture, Letters & Science (MURALS)

Mentorships for Undergraduate Research in Agriculture, Letters & Science (MURALS), 530-752-4475, is designed to enrich the research experience of students situationally disadvantaged in their access to graduate school. For complete information, see MURALS.

Pre-Graduate/Law Advising Services

Pre-Graduate/Law Advising, 530-752-4475, offers individualized advice and information to students interested in admission to professional and graduate schools (law, Masters and Ph.D. programs, etc.) including prerequisite course planning, exam preparation, evaluation of competitiveness and assistance with all aspects of the application process such as writing the personal statement, getting good letters of recommendation, selecting schools/programs and strategies for becoming the most competitive applicant possible. In addition, the program offers small group advising and informative workshops, and hosts visits from admissions officers from various professional schools. For complete information, see Pre-Graduate/Law Advising.

Special Transitional Enrichment Program (STEP)

Incoming first-year EOP students are invited to participate in the Special Transitional Enrichment Program (STEP), 530-752-0280. The program begins in summer and continues through the first two academic years. STEP offers academic course work, transitional support, academic assistance and advising to help students adjust and succeed academically and socially. For complete information, see Special Transitional Enrichment Program (STEP).

Success Coaching & Learning Strategies

Services offered by Success Coaching & Learning Strategies, 530-752-4475, are designed to help undergraduate students become the designer and driver of their academic, personal, and professional success. Through workshops and one-on-one appointments, students learn new strategies, build skills, and reflect on their experiences to develop practical strategies for solving problems and achieving goals.

Transfer and Reentry Center

If you transferred to UC Davis or if you are a reentry student, the Transfer & Reentry Center, 530-752-2200, is here to serve you. Reentry refers to undergraduate students who are 25 years old or older, graduate students who are 30 years old or older, married students or student parents. The Transfer and Reentry Center addresses the important areas of a transfer and reentry student progress while here at UC Davis: transfer transition, academic excellence, community engagement and beyond the Bachelors. Specialized programs combined with collaborations with campus partners allow the Center a unique opportunity to work with transfer and reentry students at each phase of their education.  For complete information, see Transfer & Reentry Center.

TRiO Scholars Program

The TRiO Scholars Program, 530-752-0681, also known as Student Support Services (SSS), supports the success and graduation of first-generation and low-income students and students with disabilities. Through a variety of services and activities, the program promotes academic excellence, financial empowerment and community building. The TRiO Scholars program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and serves 160 UC Davis students.

Veterans Success Center

The Veterans Success Center provides veterans, service members and dependents a welcoming space, a community network, guidance with educational benefits and engagement opportunities that span the university and the larger Davis community. For complete information, see Veterans Success Center.