August 2017

In this Bulletin…

Dates and Deadlines

Student Org Tip: Registered for 2017-2018? Don’t Forget Agency Account Activation and Authorized Reservers Training!

New Announcements


Dates and Deadlines

August 14: Deadline to submit events to Fall Welcome Calendar 
September 25
: Weekly meeting reservations accepted by Conference and Event Services online
September 26: Student Organization Leadership Summit, 12-5pm, Student Community Center 
September 26: The BUZZ, 6-10pm, Quad
September 27
: Fall instruction begins
October 3: CSI Open House, 12-2pm, 442 Memorial Union
October 11: Involvement Fair, 10am-2pm, West Quad
October 12: Club Finance Council Application Review Sessions, 1-3pm, 442 Memorial Union and Student Community Center
October 19: CFC Grant Application Intake #1, 9am-4pm, 442 Memorial Union

Student Org Tip

Registered for 2017-2018? Don’t forget about Agency Account activation and Authorized Reservers Training!

Agency Account Activation

Unless you had a balance of $35 or more in your agency account (sufficient funds to automatically activate it), your agency account is still expired. Please visit our webpage of Agency Account Policies & Forms to verify your balance and follow the process outlined to activate your Agency Account. Activation can take up to 10 business days.

Reservations Access

Authorized Reservers are required to complete the Authorized Reservers Training. This training was designed to educate Authorized Reservers on the often complex reservation request and event approval processes. It is mandatory for all Authorized Reservers to gain access to the Conference and Events Services (CES) reservation system.

New Announcements

Student Organization Leadership Summit Registration Now Open

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Officers assemble! Our hero radar shows us that it is time for your student org to get its utility belt ready for Fall. Get equipped by joining Center for Student Involvement’s annual Student Organization Leadership Summit. There will be great speakers and workshops to prepare YOU with new superpowers for the year. Be sure to bring more than one member of your student org, as there will be multiple workshops happening at once, lunch, and prizes for you all to win.

The Summit will be on Tuesday, September 26 at 12pm-5pm in the Student Community Center. Register online today!

The BUZZ: Seeking Performers, Paid Service Groups and Opening Acts!

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The BUZZ will be held on Tuesday, September 26 from 6-10pm on the Quad.

RSO Performers

Perform at The BUZZ and share your talent with 5,000+ attendees! Performances will kick off the event between 6:15-7:15pm. Click to apply.

Paid Service

Support our annual Fall Welcome event and get paid! Check out the shifts’ time commitments and compensation, then sign up.

Paid Opening Acts

Talented UC Davis students, apply by August 18 to perform as an opening act at The BUZZ and get paid $500! Click for more info.

Involvement Fair: Sign-ups Now Open for Tables, Performers and Paid Service Groups

Don’t miss our annual student organization showcase in 2017! To sign up, visit the Event on OrgSync. Under “Will you be attending?” click the green button – “Yes, Register Now” and complete the pre-registration form.


Join 200+ student organizations and campus departments to let the campus community know who you are and what you have to offer. Sign up today!


Want to perform at the Involvement Fair? Apply now! Performances will occur from 12-1pm. Performers will have the opportunity to share their talent with 3,000+ attendees!

Paid Service

CSI is looking for RSOs to support the Involvement Fair. RSOs will be paid for their work! Check out the time commitments and compensation for each shift, then sign up!

Add Your Student Org Events to the Fall Welcome Calendar & Guidebook

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Submit an event to the Fall Welcome Calendar and Guidebook! (Click each link to submit to the different platforms.) Get excited for welcoming new students to UC Davis and add your event by Monday, August 14. The Fall Welcome 2017 date ranges are September 1 to October 28.

Pavilion/ARC Open Rec Reservations Begin September 1

Dance groups registered for 2017-2018 can submit Fall 2017 reservation requests for the ARC Dance Studio or Pavilion Upper Levels Northeast, Southeast and Southwest beginning September 1. Do not submit reservation requests in advance of September 1. Groups may make reservations for a period of two hours twice a week (4 hours/week total). Groups may use personal radios in these spaces. No storage space will be available.

To reserve space, a Facility Request Form must be filled out and emailed to Registration status will be verified before reservation requests will be processed. Your organization will receive confirmation stating all times it has reserved. Be sure to keep this confirmation in case of any conflict. Reservations may be cancelled due to special events taking place in Pavilion, and groups will be notified when such cancellations occur.

CalFresh Enrollment for Nutrition Assistance

UC Davis students and student organization members, could you use help paying for food each month? Nearly 1 in 3 UC students identify as being food insecure. CalFresh is a nutrition assistance program that intends to reduce food insecurity by providing monthly benefits that help you purchase nutritious foods.

For more info, stop by the Memorial Union Info Desk on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11am-12:30pm, or visit


Update on reservation fees for Registered Student Organizations

Great news for registered student organizations (RSOs). The “free allotment” of reservations (4 hours per week of meeting reservations in general assignment spaces and three special events per quarter in general assignment spaces) will continue during the next academic year. Please see notice below for more details.

Free meeting room access for RSOs: We are pleased to announce that room reservation fees will be covered for 2017-2018 for Registered Student Organizations (RSOs). CSI will continue to support RSOs in the process of reserving on-campus space for their activities. We would like to express our appreciation to the UC Davis student organizations for their patience throughout this process.

SmartSite, OrgSync & Student Organizations

As you may be aware, SmartSite, a Collaborative Learning Environment for courses and projects, has been replaced on campus. Instruction in SmartSite will end in June 2017. Project sites end sometime in the 2017-2018 academic year.

If your student organization maintains any active SmartSite projects, you must transition to OrgSync. OrgSync allows Registered Student Organizations to access features similar to SmartSite such as calendaring, file sharing, polling, announcements, etc.

Please let CSI know if you need any assistance in setting up a new OrgSync site, or extracting materials from SmartSite.

Join the 2017-2018 Student Organization Wellness Initiative

The Student Organization Wellness Initiative (SOWI) is recruiting registered student organizations for 2017-2018! SOWI connects student organizations with tools and resources to help them positively impact the health and wellness of their organization members and the campus community. If your organization is interested in joining SOWI, please complete the application by Friday, June 30. If you have questions, email Shantille Connolly at

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