NEWS | September 13, 2018

Chancellor May Invites All to Attend "Aggie Heroes" Celebration, Sept. 24


Chancellor Gary S. May invites you to a new fall celebration where he will welcome back “Aggie Heroes” for the new academic year. Scheduled for Monday, Sept. 24, on the Davis campus, the event is for students, faculty, staff and the community at large.

The new Fall Welcome combines Fall Convocation and the New Student Celebration from years past — mixing the formality of the former with the festivity of the latter including a DJ, taiko drumming and lion dancing, as well as live social media posts projected on a giant screen. “Aggie Heroes” is the theme.

The event includes free dinner and commemorative “Aggie Heroes” T-shirts for all in attendance!

Tickets are required for faculty and staff. (Please see below for how to secure a maximum two tickets per person.) Release time with supervisor approval is appropriate. Can’t be there? Watch the livestream.

WHAT: Fall Welcome 2018

WHEN: Monday, Sept. 24

  • Doors open — 3:15 p.m.
  • Program — 4-5 p.m.

WHERE: The Pavilion at the Activities and Recreation Center on the Davis campus



  • Dinner — Everyone who attends Fall Welcome will receive a wristband good for a free meal from one of many food trucks to be assembled on Hutchison Field next to The Pavilion.
  • Student Resource Fair — Held at the same time as the dinner on Hutchison Field.

TICKETS required for staff, faculty and community members, limit two per person.

  • Online (You will need to set up an account with the UC Davis Ticket Office if you do not already have one.)
  • Phone — 530-752-2471
  • In person — At the Ticket Office, north end of Aggie Stadium, open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

On the day of the event, The Pavilion box office will be open at 1:30 p.m. for will-call and printing issues.

Students do not need tickets but should bring student ID.