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Monday, April 15, 2024

Centennial Fall Festival

Robert Mondavi Institute Opening

Friday Oct. 10

10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The formal grand opening of the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science kicks off centennial week. The $73 million complex near Interstate-80 houses labs, classrooms and offices. Speakers at the event include members of the Mondavi family, Lieutenant Governor John Garamendi and Martin Yan of Yan Can Cook.


Classes Without Quizzes

Friday Oct. 10

11:15 a.m. to 12:25 p.m.

Sensory Theater, Mondavi Institute

Listen to three 20-minute lectures at the brand new Mondavi Institute. Professor Charlie Bamforth of malting and brewing science will give a lecture titled “Bountiful Beer while Ann Noble, professor emerita of viticulture and enology, will give a speech titled “The Wonders of Wine Flavors. Chef Martin Yan, TV personality and author of Yan Can Cook, will also give a presentation.


College Centennial Celebrations

Friday Oct. 10

4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Several UC Davis colleges will host their very own centennial celebrations. The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will celebrate in Freeborn Hall; Biological Sciences in the Life Sciences Building Courtyard; the School of Education at Putah Creek Lodge and the College of Letters and Science at the University Club. Beginning and ending times vary by college.


Law School Open House

Friday Oct. 10

4 to 6 p.m.

King Hall

Tour the UC Davis King School of Law facilities and meet current and former students at the Founding Faculty Celebration.


Pajamarino and Bonfire

Friday Oct. 10

6 to 9 p.m.

Amtrak Station

Join The California Aggie Marching Band-uh! in greeting returning alumni at the train station followed by a homecoming bonfire rally. The tradition originated in 1912 when pajama-clad students snuck out of their dorms to meet returning Aggies at the train station.


Homecoming Football Game

Saturday Oct. 11

6 to 9 p.m.

Aggie Stadium

Watch the Aggies battle the Southern Utah Thunderbirds under the lights at Aggie Stadium. Go Ags!


Celebrate UC Davis

Sunday Oct. 12

Noon to 4 p.m.

Third Street

The Davis Chamber of Commerce and the city of Davis are throwing UC Davis a birthday party complete with 100 birthday cakes. There will also be a wine and beer garden, entertainment, children’s area, a fashion show and an alternative-energy vehicle expo. Police will close down Third Street for local businesses and food vendors to set up booths.


Undergraduate Research Center Open House

Monday Oct. 13

3 to 5 p.m.

Surge IV, Suite 409

Go tour the new Undergraduate Research Center and see what opportunities are available for research both on and off campus. The center has programs and services available to all majors and all class levels.


Sale of the Century

Wednesday Oct. 15

8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

UC Davis Bookstore

Take advantage of 25 percent discounts on clothing and gifts and 20 percent discounts on general books.


Activities Faire and Chamber Day on the Quad

Wednesday Oct. 15

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


The annual Activities Faire features exhibits, club sign-ups, demonstrations, entertainment and information from more than 150 student organizations, ASUCD activities, sports clubs and campus departments. Chamber Day, sponsored by the Davis Chamber of Commerce, brings over 100 local businesses to campus.


Centennial Walk Dedication

Wednesday Oct 15

Noon to 1 p.m.


Go see the formal unveiling of the new and improved central walkway through campus in honor of the centennial.


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