Illustration of the UC Davis campus

Digest: βœ… Watch, pedal, paint, stroll, listen

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  • βšͺ Debrief on FOA All-Staff meeting

  • Behind-the-scenes updates, a surprise doggy visitor, a stretch break and watch parties were highlights from Monday’s semi-annual meeting of Finance, Operations and Administration staff. Fill out the survey if you joined or browse the slides if you missed it.
  • βšͺ Join an advisory committee

  • Staff members are encouraged to advise campus leaders on important topics like child and family care, disability issues, staff diversity and more by joining an Administrative Advisory Committee. Apply by May 1.


Create sheep-shaped, climate-themed poetry

Tomorrow is the last day to see a herd of sheep, adorned with climate-change-themed words grazing outside California Hall and to submit poetry inspired by the display, which will inform a future mural celebrating the UC Davis Sheepmowers and the Big Shift. Swing by tomorrow between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. to join the festivities.

Tag along on a lively video tour

In case you missed the screening at the FOA All-Staff meeting, watch a tour of the recently renovated Admin Services building, which now houses FOA teams like Admin IT, Business Partners, Supply Chain Management, and several HR units. Watch it now.

Watch video about Arboretum Waterway changes

A new 3-minute video about the Arboretum Waterway enhancement project made its debut at the FOA All-Staff meeting to explain what it is, what it's not, and what to expect from this two-year project. If you missed it, here's where to watch (or watch again).


  • 🌿  Shop climate-ready plants

  • Find the perfect plants for your garden among a wide selection of region-appropriate, low-water options at the upcoming Arboretum and Public Garden plant sale. Plan to attend this Saturday, April 27.
  • 🎨  Make art in the Arboretum

  • Enjoy watercoloring among native plants in an upcoming Nature Rx event promoting the healing power of nature. Register by April 30 for this event on May 3.
  • 🌱  Build your own terrarium

  • Use plants from the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory to create your own mini living greenhouse at the Sacramento campus. Register by April 29 for a chance to participate in this May 2 event.
  • ⚠️  Learn about all things safety

  • May is UC Davis Safety Month, highlighting resources, webinars and interactive activities on topics like focused driving, fall protection and working outdoors. See all the safety activities.
  • 🚴  Hop on a bike

  • Celebrate Bike Month by logging your rides on behalf of the UC Davis team for a Sacramento area challenge, biking to stations along the Davis bike loop in a city-wide event and more. See all the programs and resources.
  • 🚢  Move more in May

  • Find inspiration and events to help keep you moving all next month through UC Davis Moves, including a systemwide challenge to be active daily, events in Davis and Sacramento, and bingo boards to use during walks on- or off-campus. Learn more.
  • 🎻  Enjoy classical music at a discount

  • See the Alexander String Quartet perform works by Debussy, Schoenberg, Nielsen and more in a program that explores the tumultuous early 20th century for only $10 through May’s Well-being Ticket Deal. Get your tickets to the May 5 performance.


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