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To be successful in graduate school or postdoctoral training, it is important to maintain a balance between educational pursuits and wellness. 

Workshops and Events

Accountability for Thesis/Dissertation Writing Support Group

July 12 to August 9, 2023, 1pm - 2pm (5 weekly sessions)

Could You Use Some Extra Support with Your Dissertation or Thesis Writing Process?

This group provides a supportive space for graduate students to explore tools to overcome obstacles, such as goal setting, procrastination, social isolation, and time management. Please note that this workshop does not focus on the technical aspects of writing. The workshop is to help participants stay on track during their writing process.

To sign up, please take a short survey here.  After survey is completed, Dr. Chen will contact you with more workshop information.

Courses and Programs

Graduate Student Support and Therapy Groups

For more information about group counseling services including individual counseling, visit https://shcs.ucdavis.edu/group-services-new . If you are interested in a group, please call Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) appointment desk at (530)-752-0871 for an initial appointment. Groups typically consist of four to ten graduate students and are free for registered students.

Individualized Advising

Counseling Services for Graduate Students

Counseling services are available by appointment and drop-in for emergency situations. Dr. Bai-Yin Chen is a psychologist specializing in graduate student concerns and issues. If you would like to set up an appointment with Dr. Chen, e-mail her at bychen@ucdavis.edu or call 530-752-2349.

Counseling Services for Postdoctoral Scholars

The Academic and Staff Assistance Program (ASAP) offers confidential, cost-free assessment, intervention, consultation, and referral services to all UC Davis and UC Davis Health postdoctoral scholars and their immediate families.  To make an appointment call 530-752-2727 (main campus) or 916-734-2727 (medical campus).

Community Building and Activities

Coming Soon!

Food Security Resources

Aggie Compass Basic Needs Center | GSA Pantry | ASUCD Pantry | Fruit & Veggie Up!

Financial Wellness

Graduate Student Financial Aid and Scholarships | Aggie Blue to Gold Financial Wellness Program | Graduate Transition Short-term and Emergency Loans | Student Emergency Relief Aid (SERA) | UC Davis Student Parent Childcare Funding Program

Recreation and Fitness

Campus Recreation | Manetti Shrem Museum of Art | Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

Health and Safety

Student Health and Counseling Services | Wellness Services | Student Disability Center | Community Advising Network (CAN) Community | Center for Advocacy Resources and Education | Each Aggie Matters

Additional Handouts: 
Success and Socialization | Writing and Publishing | Presentation Skills | Teaching and Mentoring
Leadership and ManagementProfessionalism and Ethics | Career Management | Wellness and Life Balance

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URL for this page: https://gradpathways.ucdavis.edu/wellness-and-life-balance

Contact Us

  • Office Phone: 530-754-1457
  • Email: gpi@ucdavis.edu