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Celebrating students: New student center opens

With thousands of students heading back to campus for the start of winter quarter, UC Davis unveils a new center on Jan. 9 that celebrates the diversity of student life and offers support on a wide range of college life issues.

The Student Community Center, located across from the Chem 194 Building near the Silo, is the new home for the Cross Cultural Center, Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center, Student Recruitment and Retention Center, Women’s Resources and Research Center outreach office, Undergraduate Research Center, the Ethnic Studies and Community Outreach satellite office and the UC Davis McNair Scholars Program office.

The 26,000-square-foot facility also offers a media lab and computer classrooms, conference and meeting rooms, reflection space and a garden, a reading and study lounge, lactation room, hydration stations, gender-neutral restrooms and a café.

The center will be open seven days a week. Hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; noon to 5 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday.

In 2002, UC Davis students approved a student fee initiative providing partial funding for a Student Community Center to welcome all students and help promote meaningful connections between students.

For more information, visit UC Davis Student Affairs.

(Photo of students at the new Student Community Center, by Gregory Urquiaga/UC Davis.)

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