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UC Davis Centennial
100 years of service, solutions, impact

Join us at the Centennial Fall Festival! Oct. 10–15

Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center is Fall Festival Headquarters

Visit throughout the festival for the latest schedule, maps and information from festival volunteers. Check back to this Web site for the latest updates.

FRIDAY, Oct. 10

Graphic: RMI vineyard image

Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science grand opening

10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Robert Mondavi Institute

Academic Showcase – classes without quizzes!

Come hear our distinguished faculty and alumni experts speak on topics ranging from the arts and wine to health care.

“Bountiful Beer,” with speaker Charlie Bamforth, the Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting and Brewing Science

11:15 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.

Sensory Theater, Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science

“The Wonders of Wine Flavors,” with speaker Ann Noble, UC Davis professor emerita of viticulture and enology

11:40 a.m. – noon

Sensory Theater, Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science

Presentation by Chef Martin Yan, UC Davis alumnus and author of Yan Can Cook

12:05 p.m. – 12:25 p.m.

Sensory Theater, Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science

Centennial Library History Tour

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Blanchard Reading Room, Department of Special Collections (first floor)

John Skarstad and Daryl Morrison from Special Collections at Shields Library will provide an overview of its special “history of the library” exhibit and introduce visitors to an additional display of historical materials in the Blanchard Reading Room in Special Collections.

“Public Service in Translation — Paul Farmer,” presented by Mark Schenker, professor of public health sciences and medicine

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

King Lounge, Memorial Union

Open houses for UC Davis honors programs

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Davis Honors Challenge event: 5th floor Kerr Hall
Integrated Studies Honors Program: Thompson Hall Ballroom (Segundo Area)

For all alumni participants of the Davis Honors Challenge and the Integrated Studies Honors Program.

“UC Davis’ Landscape Heritage Plan,” with speaker Rachel Evans Lloyd, associate with EDAW

Sponsor: UC Davis Landscape Architecture Program

3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

MU II, Memorial Union

RSVP: "/

A centennial reading by the English department creative writing faculty in the arboretum

Sponsors: Department of English and the UC Davis Arboretum

7 p.m.

Wyatt Deck, UC Davis Arboretum

Nationally recognized fiction writers and poets from the creative writing faculty will be reading from their work in the arboretum to kick off the year and celebrate the UC Davis Centennial. The evening program includes YiYun Li, Lucy Corin, Joshua Clover, Alan Williamson, Pam Houston and Joe Wenderoth.

Harley English Tennis Festival

Sponsor: Retiree Center

Oct. 10 – 12

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Marya Welch Tennis Courts

After UC Davis retirees suggested a seniors (50+) tennis tournament, the UC Davis Retiree Center created the first Harley English Tennis Festival in conjunction with the centennial. Volunteers are needed. Registration for players extended to Sept. 30. More information

College Celebrations

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Celebration and Awards Ceremony

Sponsor: College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Freeborn Hall

Tickets $15.00, sold at the door (cash or check only).

College of Biological Sciences Centennial Reception and Open House

Sponsor: College of Biological Sciences

4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Life Sciences Building Courtyard

School of Education Fall Festival and Open House

Sponsor: School of Education

4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Putah Creek Lodge

College of Letters and Science Centennial Celebration and Open House

Sponsor: College of Letters and Science

4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

University Club

Retiree Center Oktoberfest

Sponsor: Retiree Center

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Silo Pub Patio

UC Davis retirees, come join the fun with a traditional German band, food and beer.

School of Law Open House and Founding Faculty Celebration

Sponsor: School of Law

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

King Hall

Photo: Pajamarino 1966 image

Pajamarino and Bonfire

Sponsor: Student Alumni Association and Cal Aggie Alumni Association

6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Amtrak Station, 840 Second st., Davis

On Dec. 6, 1912, when UC Davis was still the "Farm School," students snuck out of their dorms in the dead of night to hold the first "pajama rally" at the Davis train station. By 1915, this annual tradition of pajama-clad students welcoming alumni back to Davis for homecoming weekend had become known as Pajamarino. The university has changed, but Pajamarino is still going strong. Ride the train to Davis and be greeted by the Student Alumni Association, alumni and the Cal Aggie Band-uh. After Pajamarino, follow the crowd and venture on over to the homecoming bonfire.

Jeffrey Toobin – One Hundred Years: A Look Inside the Supreme Court

Sponsor: Mondavi Center

8 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center

Jeffrey Toobin, CNN senior legal analyst and a staff writer for The New Yorker, will examine the last 100 years of the Supreme Court — a lecture he is uniquely qualified to give. The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court, Toobin's best seller, is a behind — the — scenes look at the most important body in the U.S. Toobin's comments will take note of key moments in UC Davis history — both in the court and out.


Golden Society Brunch

Sponsor: CAAA

10 a.m. – noon

Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center

The classes of 1958 and earlier are invited to attend the Golden Society reunion. Reconnect with fond friends and memories, catch up with exciting new developments at UC Davis and enjoy a wonderful brunch.

Academic Showcase – classes without quizzes!

“HIV/AIDS - The Impact on the Latino and African American Communities of the Americas,” presented by Darin Latimore, director of medical student diversity, UC Davis School of Medicine

11 a.m. – noon

King Lounge, Memorial Union

A Centennial Celebration at the Historic Wolfskill Ranch

Sponsor: CAAA

10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Wolfskill Ranch, 4334 Putah Creek Road, Winters, California

Join the UC Davis Olive Center’s Centennial Celebration at the Historic Wolfskill Ranch in Winters, California. In addition to enjoying a lavish meal, attendees will be among the first to receive a bottle of the newly-released UC Davis Centennial Blend Olive Oil. purchase tickets

Pre-game Tailgate Barbecue

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Rec Pool Lodge, UC Davis campus

Exclusively for students, staff, faculty, alumni, friends and their families.

Join us for a barbecue before heading over to Aggie Stadium for our homecoming game vs. Southern Utah

RSVP required by Oct. 1

Barbecue tickets: $10 per person (free for children 10 and under)

Game tickets: $18 per person

Photo: UC Davis Football

Homecoming Game vs. Southern Utah

Sponsor: Athletics

6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Under the lights at Aggie Stadium vs. Southern Utah — GO AGS!

SUNDAY, Oct. 12

Run For Your Lives

8 a.m. – noon

UC Davis presents Run for Your Lives-a 5 & 10K run/walk to benefit your health and the environment.

Image: Celebrate UC Davis Birthday Image

Celebrate UC Davis!

Sponsor: Davis Chamber of Commerce and the City of Davis

Noon – 4 p.m.

Third Street, downtown Davis

The Davis Chamber of Commerce and the city of Davis will throw a birthday party to honor their century–long relationships with the campus.


Instituto Mazatlán Bellas Artes de Sacramento Ballet Folklorico presented by the Mondavi Center

3 p.m.

Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center

MONDAY, Oct. 13

Griffin Lounge Veterans Memorial Rededication

Sponsor: Campus Unions

Noon – 1 p.m.

Griffin Lounge

Staff Assembly Fall Meeting

Sponsor: Staff Assembly

Noon – 1 p.m.

MU II, Memorial Union

Staff Assembly is dedicated to promoting the welfare, interests and diversity of UC Davis staff. Attend the fall meeting to hear about its programs and activities.

Student Affairs Centennial Fall Gathering and Staff Reunion

2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Social

3:15 p.m. – 4 p.m. Program

Freeborn Hall

4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Reunion of former staff

Griffin Lounge

Undergraduate Research Center Open House

Sponsor: Vice Provost, Undergraduate Studies

3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Surge IV, Suite 409

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 15 — Centennial Day on the Quad

Sale of the Century

Sponsor: UC Davis Bookstore

8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Save 25 percent on clothing and gifts and 20 percent on general books and special discounts on technical books.

Chamber Day on the Quad

Sponsor: Davis Chamber of Commerce

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

East Quad

More than 100 local businesses will host booths to introduce themselves to students and the campus community.

Photo: East Quad Farmers Market

East Quad Farmers Market

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Visit the on-campus farmers market, established to give UC Davis students, faculty and staff easy access to fresh local produce.

Activities Faire

Sponsor: Student Programs and Activities Center

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

West Quad

Explore more than 150 student organizations, ASUCD activities, sports clubs and campus departments. Exhibits, club sign—ups, demonstrations, entertainment, information and more will be featured.

Graphic: Centennial Walk Unveiling

Centennial Walk Dedication

Noon – 1 p.m.


Come visit the 450-foot-long concrete walkway, edged with 1-foot-wide granite paving stones. And check out the brass-letter inscriptions on rectangular Sierra granite slabs at both ends of the walkway. The inscriptions will read: “Centennial Walk, Dedicated October 15, 2008”. For more on the sidewalk’s history


“power on. design thinking ⇒ energy,” with Ted Howes of IDEO

Noon – 1 p.m.

Technocultural Studies Building’s main lecture hall, located behind the Art Building.

Ted Howes, global business lead in the sustainability domain for the Bay Area design firm IDEO, kicks off as part of the UC Davis Design Program’s centennial lecture series, titled “The Power of Design: Energy and Sustainability.”

Education Abroad Center Open House

Sponsor: University Outreach and International Programs

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

207 Third St., Suite 120

The Education Abroad Center offers hundred of opportunities for students to study abroad. Students from all majors, classes and budgets are invited to stop by and chat with the center's student and professional staff. Make the world your classroom!

Services for International Students and Scholars Open House

Sponsor: University Outreach and International Programs

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

University House

Services for International Students and Scholars aids more than 4,000 international students, faculty members, researchers and their family members who come to UC Davis each year. The unit’s mission is to help promote the internationalization of UC Davis by helping integrate them into the campus community. Come join us in celebrating UC Davis’ centennial birthday! We invite you to learn about SISS services and meet our staff.

Working with Underserved Populations – An Undergraduate Perspective on America’s Growing Need for Culturally Sensitive Healthcare

Presented by Bayanihan Clinic, Clinica Tepati, Imani Clinic, Joan Viteri Memorial Clinic, Paul Hom Asian Clinic and Shifa Community Clinic,

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Cabernet Room, Silo


Craft Center Exhibition: Crafts from the Farm

Sept. 29 – Oct. 31

Open: Monday – Thursday 10 a.m.–10 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Saturday – Sunday 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Craft Center Gallery, South Silo

Campus Unions: Rolling Back Prices and Evening Disco Bowling

Oct. 10–15

Times will vary

Games Area

Campus Unions: Aggie Scrapbook — A Glimpse of Student Life: The Last 100 Years

Oct. 6–15

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Gallery, Memorial Union second floor