Orientation Page for New Students!

Welcome Aggies!

We are thrilled to welcome you to the UC Davis English Department. We have created this page as a first stop on your journey to learning more about the fun, rewarding and flexible lives of English Majors, and we very much hope you find it helpful. Please watch our brief welcome videos, and then scroll down to get more information about your classes under new student worksheets, or watch some of our FAQ videos to learn more programs and opportunities for English Majors!

Watch the Orientation Video from Sept 29, 2020

Welcome Video from Academic Advisor Lynda Jones

Welcome Video from Peer Advisor Helena Sherman

Welcome Video for International Students by Peer Advisor Jenny Hsiao

New Student Worksheets

*Make sure to download these important worksheets about the requirements and your first quarter schedule.


Recommended First Quarter Schedule


Recommended First Quarter Schedule

Major Requirements Guide & FAQ

*This is a helpful supplement for understanding the details of major requirements (including choice of emphasis). Please contact Francis & Lynda with any questions.

*Watch the video below for an overview of all major requirements and how you can plan your classes!

For Transfer Students

*Worried about your Fall schedule or "being behind"? Check out this video of tips specifically for brand new transfer students!

Video FAQ

*Watch a recent grad talk about opportunities & resources for English majors!

Advising Appointments

Community Resource Centers

Honors Program

Study Abroad

Writing Resources & Opportunities