Welcome to the University of California, Davis - a great place to work!

As a new employee, you have a world of opportunities ahead of you working for one of the top research and teaching universities in the United States. We are a campus that is proud of its accomplishments as well as its plans for the future. UC Davis has a rich agricultural history, cares about the quality of work/life, embraces the Principles of Community, is becoming a haven for the performing arts and is a great place for you to connect with kindred spirits. You have made the right choice to become a part of our campus community and we encourage you to explore this New Employee Orientation web site as you immerse yourself in our culture.

If you are new to campus and have not yet attended the online New Employee Orientation, we encourage you to do so right away for information about the University of California and UC Davis. As a new employee, you are also invited to attend one of our quarterly New Employee Welcome eventsAlso, make sure to enroll in the next Benefits Orientation session by calling 530.752.1766. 


History & Mission

The mission of UC Davis, including teaching, research and public service, is realized on a daily basis on our campus. The people of UC Davis are the heart of these efforts - supporting the organization and its employees, and contributing to the accomplishments of the university. Explore UC Davis At Work to meet the people, learn how we are organized, celebrate our history and review useful information about benefits, human resources and policies.


UC Systemwide

Governance of the University of California is entrusted to the Board of Regents under the State constitution. The Governor is officially the President of the Board of Regents, but in practice the presiding officer is the Chairperson, who is elected by the Regents for a one-year term.


Programs and Services

Founded as the "University Farm" amid the fertile fields of the state's Central Valley, UC Davis has emerged an acknowledged international leader in agricultural, biological, biotechnological and environmental sciences. UC Davis is gaining similar recognition for excellence in the arts, humanities, social sciences, engineering, health sciences, law and management.

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Community Engagement

Starting a new job in an organization as large and complex as UC Davis can be challenging! On- and off-campus you will find opportunities to develop lasting friendships, meet new people, contribute to community, nurture your creativity, learn about committee work and benefit from the wisdom of those who have been here longer. You can match your interests, skill and passion with meaningful service while connecting with kindred spirits in the campus community.



Hungry? There are many choices both on and off campus.



Our campus is a diverse community made up of individuals having many perspectives and abilities, of many faiths, cultures, ethnicities, genders, races and orientations. We come from a multitude of backgroups and experiences, with distinct needs and goals. Below are links to resources available to help you understand your rights and responsibilities under the Principles of Community and to help you connect with the UC Davis community.


Getting Around the Campus

Navigate your way through our wonderful, yet complex campus, whether you want to determine your best mode of transportation, search for library information or on-line glossaries, or peruse calendars of events. Tour the Campus and find the famous Arneson Egg Head outdoor sculptures; get around town with a ride on a vintage double-decker bus straight from London; make your technological connections with a campus e-mail account; search and find any UC telephone number or web site; explore the wonders of one of the campus libraries; browse calendars to attend fabulous music concerts; or pick up a paper and find out why UC Davis is in the news.


Health and Safety

Explore our various safety and security services.


Personnel Policies

It is the policy of the University not to engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed by or seeking employment with the University of California on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or status as a covered veteran.

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Art and Entertainment

There are a variety of venues on campus for you to enjoy the arts.


Sports & Recreation

UC Davis is committed to the adoption and maintanece of health lifestyles by offering a wide variety of programs and information for staff, students and faculty.