September 28, 2016
In this Issue
  • Advising Team Introductions
  • Familiar Faces
  • ASI Website Refresher
  • Fall Welcome Recap
  • Upcoming Events & Join the Advising Team!
  • The Kalest Club In Town
  • Important Dates & Deadlines
Helping Hands: Meet Your Advising Staff!
Welcome back, Veggies!  

As the summer winds down and a new quarter begins, it is time to dust off our backpacks and lined notebook paper. Whether this quarter begins slowly or with a rush, no matter how we try to ignore it, school is upon us!

Beginning a new quarter can seem overwhelming, but romaine calm: the advising team is here to help!

Not only does the advising team aim to serve the SA&FS community by answering any questions you may have, but also by connecting you to the numerous resources available to you, organizing opportunities for community engagement, and doing our best to make your SA&FS experience as fruitful as possible!  

We hope you enjoy this brief sing along introduction video!

Excited to hang with you in the advising office, 
Shea Robinson and Allie Fafard

Want to stay up to date with SA&FS events and interests? Lettuce know
Familiar Faces
A hearty hello to our new freshmen and transfers!

We're glad to have you and we enjoyed getting to know you a little bit at Fall Orientation on September 20th. For those of you that did not get the chance to attend or to refresh your memory for those who went, find the pictures of Ryan Galt, Will Horwath, Carol Hillhouse  (Student Farm), and Luis Esparza (ICC) to enjoy!
We also wanted to let you know about an important resource, the SA&FS Checklist. This form was designed to guide you in your first years as a SA&FS major at UC Davis. Of course, any questions about this form or the major are always welcome at the advising office! 
A Veggie's Best Friend: ASI Website
Find all your SA&FS related needs!

"The Agricultural Sustainability Institute at UC Davis is a group of researchers, educators, and agricultural extension professionals working to answer big questions on how to make agriculture and food systems more sustainable - in California and beyond." 

The ASI website houses all of the important information you need as a student including: 
ASI is also home to much more! Check out:
Fall Welcome
New Networks and Memories Made
Thanks to all who came out to Fall Welcome yesterday! It was nice to see new faces and connect with old ones. We had a great time debuting the first ever SA&FS t-shirt! If you missed the chance, don't worry. We will be having more t-shirt silk screenings to come this year! For more upcoming events, be sure to check your emails and the Bi-Weekly Beets throughout the year! 
Upcoming Events

Davis Wetlands Tour
Saturday, Oct 1st
3-5pm @ Wastewater Treatment Plant
"Explore the City of Davis' crown jewel of wetlands habitat. Join trained docents of a 2-hour excursion through the Wetlands and learn how it's able to treat wastewater while supportng an abundance of wildlife."

Fruit and Veggie Up!
Tuesday, Oct 4th
11am-1pm @ Student Health & Wellness Center
"Free produce for UC Davis students? Why yes, don't mind if I do! Stop by the Student Health and Wellness Center to pick up your free fruits and vegetables. Produce is given out on a first-come, first-served basis. This program is made possible by donations from Nugget Markets."

World Food Day Scholarly Lecture
Monday, Oct 10th
4-5:30pm @ Student Community Center, Multipurpose Room
"In honor of World Food Day, Catherine Bertini, a World Food Prize laureate, to speak on her role heading the UN's World Food Programme and the need for ensuring the world's neediest receive not just enough food, but the right food. The World Food Center will also announce the winners of the World Food Day Video Challenge. The lecture will also be live streamed."
Join The Advising Team: Seeking A Peer Internship Coordinator (PIC)!

A huge thank you to The Sprouting SA&FS Capstone Team for bringing the Peer Internship Coordinator (PIC) to students!

"This is an important opportunity to assist the major while gaining valuable leadership skills.

"As a Peer Internship Coordinator, you will gain in-depth knowledge about the internship process and be trusted by SA&FS track and academic advisers to guide students..."


Want to be the next PIC? Find out more here.
Application deadline: 10/29/16 
Training begins Winter 2017

For further questions, contact current PIC Byron Bolton at

Interested in advising students in more than just internships? Human Ecology is also hiring SA&FS peer advisers for the 2017-2018 school year! 
The Kalest Club In Town

Responsible Eating: Students for Sustainable Agriculture is the kalest club in town!

RE:SSA is a space to discuss current food issues and take field trips on and off campus pertaining to all things food!

Weekly meetings are held on Wednesdays from 5-6pm @ location TBA (see club website). Members discuss current events in food and take field trips! 
Dates & Deadlines
General Deadlines
  • Last day to drop 10-day drop courses, file petitions to change from full-time to part-time status, & file a Planned Educational Leave Program (PELP) petition: Oct 4
  • Last day for wait lists & to add courses: Oct 6
  • Last day to drop 20-day drop courses & to file for the course materials waiver: Oct 18
  • Last day to opt for P/NP or S/U grading: Oct 25
  • Last day to drop courses with a PTD, add courses with a PTA, & submit a Cancellation/Withdrawal form: Dec 2
SA&FS Internship Deadlines
  • submit approval form to receive units for an internship you are completing in Fall: PAST DUE
  • submit approval form to receive units for an internship you are completing in Winter: Dec 2
  • submit approval form to receive units for an internship you are completing in Spring: March 17
  • turn in final reflection and internship paper for Fall credit: Dec 2
  • turn in final reflection and internship paper for Winter credit: March 17
  • turn in final reflection and internship paper for Spring credit: June 8
  • Fall quarter internship meeting one: Oct 6, 6-7pm @ Bowley 101
  • Fall quarter internship meeting two: Oct 19, 7-8pm @Bowley 101
  • Fall quarter internship meeting three: Nov 3, 6-7pm @ Bowley 101
  • Fall quarter internship meeting four: Nov 16, 7-8pm @ Bowley 101
Next Beet: October 9
SA&FS Facebook Group
SA&FS Website

Peer Advising Office Hours
Shea Robinson:
Mondays 1pm - 4pm
Wednesdays 2pm - 5pm

Allie Fafard:
Mondays 9am - 12pm
Fridays 9am - 12pm

SA&FS Peer Advising Office
1303 Hart Hall 
UC Davis

Call to Make an Appointment
(530) 752 - 2244

Peer Internship Coordinator (PIC)
Office Hours

Byron Bolton:
Mondays 12pm - 1pm
Tuesdays 1:30pm - 2:30pm

PIC Advising Office
2326 Hart Hall 
UC Davis


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