What is the status of Course Materials and Services Fees?

With the campus providing remote delivery of instruction for fall 2020 and winter 2021, UC Davis is continuing to suspend all undergraduate and graduate Course Materials and Services Fees that are tied to specific courses. Course Materials and Services Fees associated with DVM, MBA, and MD programs, which have a different structure (generally charged at the program level instead of the course level), will not be suspended. Please note that you may see the fees reflected in Schedule Builder, however, the fees described above will not be charged in the billing process.

What do I need to prepare for Zoom?

While you may find it useful to sign up for a free Zoom account, you do not need one. You can use Zoom on a computer or a smartphone device.

  • To begin: click the meeting link that you receive, let the Zoom software/app download, follow the prompts, and you will enter into the remote session or virtual waiting room.
  • You’ll need: minimally audio functionality, ideally a webcam for video functionality on your end, stable internet connection, and a quiet place.

What do I do on the first day of class?

  • Log into Canvas by the first day of instruction. If your instructor is using Canvas, you should be able to see your class. You can check earlier, but it may not be visible before the first day of instruction.
  • Instructors who are not using Canvas should contact you via email. If you don’t hear from them, email them.

Who should I talk to if I’m not sure what to do?

You should start by contacting your academic advisor in your Dean’s Office (or BASC, if you are a College of Biological Student) or your major advisor if the course you are considering changing to P/NP is specifically required for your major. Don’t panic if you cannot get an appointment with an advisor right away. Remember, you don’t need to make this decision immediately. The deadline to opt for P/NP grading, or to revert back to letter grading, has been extended to the last day of instruction for Fall2020 (December 11, 2020).