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Digest: ✅ Support commencement, safety and your well-being

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  • ⚪ Sign up to help with commencement

  • Join the Commencement Ambassador team to support this year’s spring undergraduate commencement ceremonies at the Golden 1 Center and receive a $75 Visa gift card, parking voucher, T-shirt, collectible pin and a meal. Learn more and sign up today.


Collage of a Health 34 team member speaking to an employee, a child being equipped with a helmet, and the UC Davis water tower on a smoky day

Cultivate safety on campus

Take advantage of Safety Month trainings and activities — including an ice cream social with new campus health and safety teams and a tutorial on the new employee injury reporting app — hosted by Safety Services throughout May. Learn more and RSVP for events.



  • 🦿  Get your steps in

  • Join the spring Walker Tracker challenge, tracking your steps as strolls through botanical gardens, including UC Davis’ own Arboretum and Public Garden. Register for this month’s program.
  • 🎟️  Enjoy upcoming performances at a discount

  • Get $10 tickets for two upcoming Mondavi Center events, including this Sunday’s performance by opera star J’Nai Bridges and Grammy-winning percussionist Ulysses Owens Jr. or next Sunday’s multimedia presentation featuring storytelling of Jack London and projected illustrations. Buy your tickets before the events.
  • 🪴  Shop low-water plants

  • Add a variety of attractive plants to your garden that are perfect for our region, by shopping at the Friends of the Arboretum and Public Garden plant sale. Get all the details for this Saturday’s event.
  • 🏵️  Honor environmental leaders on campus

  • Highlight students, faculty and staff who go above and beyond to exemplify commitment to sustainability to be recognized as Sustainability Champions. Submit nominations by May 7.
  • 🤸  Take advantage of free fitness classes

  • Mark your calendar with UC Living Fit Forever cardio, balance and strength classes offered on the Davis campus, the Sacramento campus and virtually. See the spring quarter’s class schedules.
  • 🙋  Find answers to your benefits questions

  • Attend a weekly help desk session to speak with a team of UC Davis benefits analysts. Join on any Wednesday, 10-11 a.m., via Zoom.
  • 🧘  Make mindfulness a habit

  • Take advantage of weekly mindfulness and kindness meditation sessions offered by Staff and Faculty Health and Well-being. See dates and register for Zoom sessions.

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