Following the campus guidelines for Coronavirus all UC Davis classes, lectures, seminars, labs and discussion sections will move to virtual instruction and remain virtual through the end of Summer Session 2021, including final exams. Given this, the department’s administrative functions have moved to remote work conditions. To contact staff members of the department via e-mail or phone, please go to our administrative staff contact page.  We anticipate a return to campus for Fall 2021.

Second chance for tuition fellowship?

If a newly admitted grad student does not receive a nonresident tuition fellowship at first, is there any chance one might be available later, before fall quarter begins?

After financial aid decisions have been made, the department informs new grad students by email about whether or not they will receive an aid offer. If a student receives an email saying the department is unable to offer financial aid, that is really the case and the situation is not likely to change later. New students who are not offered a nonresident tuition fellowship before arrival at UC Davis are not likely to receive one later during the first year, either. (Usually, if further funding for nonresident tuition fellowships becomes available later in the year, it would be offered instead to grad students who entered the program previous years.)