@ theReach & TheCrimsonQuill, what was it like?? What kind of dorms did you get to stay in? I know some people have already given some detailed answers, but you guys have the most recent experience. Glad you guys enjoyed it though, that makes me less nervous about mine next Sunday!
Well, since you don't accept private messages, I'll answer here. First of all, I just happened to be over here because a friend's daughter is attending Davis and her computer is down. I told her I would check the forum for any updates or tips she might want to hear about.
As for mentioning my daughter in relation to the weather, it was simply chit-chat. She would have done fine at either school. And, I don't recall being over here often mentioning that she "chose SLO over Davis". Probably more so after she made her decision. But, she could only choose one and CPSLO just happened to be more affordable and had her major. Does it feel less puzzling to you now?
2Leashes: i find it puzzling that u often are on the DAVIS board mentioning that your daughter "chose slo over davis". in this case, these students are talking about the weather. exactly why u find it relevant to even mention your daughter is... curious behavior for an adult...to say the least.
different strokes for different folks. may u and your daughter be happy with her decision.
ok so... we get split up in groups of 10 by last names.
An experienced UCD student would be the orientation leader that gives us advice and tips about the school.
We get the orientation leader's personal advice and 1-on-1 contact for planning out your schedule.
Since everyone there is new and shy, you can meet friends easily.
Your roomate would probably be someone that somewhat matches your personality/characteristic (i.m.o.)
Like all the football players got football player roomates, and i'm azn so i got an asian roomate, etc.
So you and your roomate would get along somewhat easily.
You make more friends at the dining hall, if you sit next to friends of your roomate.
Everyone is nice, there isn't any trashtalk or mean actions.
Yah, a lot of the students are from the bay area, so they might share friends and be friends of friends.
But, i suggest to anyone to spend more time planning out their schedules.
Cuz, a lot of the classes are full, and the most popular times (late morning, and early afternoon) are most likely taken. But morning classes are nearly never taken.
The orientation leaders are really enthusiastic and pumped up about promoting Aggie Pride. The orientation leaders are really helpful and nice.
Oh and one other thing, what do you recommend that others should bring to Davis during the orientation? Sleeping bag, toiletries, money(?)...anything else? I know it's only a couple of nights, but you can never be too prepared!
sleeping bag, definitely. i know my friends didn't bring it, so they were cold the entire night.
the rooms only provide a very thin sheet and cloth.
they provide towels and soap.
bring basic toiletries.
bring money to buy merchandise, and student planner.
bring your laptop there to register it, and then give it back to your parents once it is registered.
theres no wifi in the dorms, but there is a computer lab in the tercero building.
What do you mean by registering your laptop? I have not purchased mine yet.
Side-"question": Did everyone pretty much only get one roommate? My friend who is going to another UC said some got quads, triples, doubles, and singles.
And once again, thank you for the concise information!
It's possible to have two roommates for Orientation, I did (1st grp of College of L&S)
Well, it seems that others have provided a lot of information already, so I'll skip out on the complete breakdown of orientation. But if anyone has any questions, I can answer it to the best of my abilities!