Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

Office Hours

Monday - Friday

9 am - 4 pm (academic year)

10 am - 3 pm (summer)

The EOP program is located in the cottage at the corner of East Quad and Shields Ave.

Mission Statement

The Educational Opportunity Program Information Office is committed to serving the student body at UC Davis. We strive to maintain a climate of academic excellence and maximize retention by providing academic, personal and social support and peer counseling. We affirm our commitment to raising student awareness of current academic, political, and social issues. Through our programs, we recognize the need to appreciate, cherish and celebrate the richness of our diversity.

EOP Student Spotlight

EOP student Cameron Brown graduated and is headed to Harvard law school.Cameron Brown, a former EOP student, graduated and is headed to Stanford law school. His advice to UC Davis students is to get work experience through jobs and internships, have short- and long-term goals, and enjoy being in college.

About EOP

The transition from high school or community college to a large research university can be overwhelming for new students. EOP fosters a caring and supportive environment where students can meet with peer and staff advisers and network with other students. Staff advisers and a group of peer advising counselors (PACs), in conjunction with other campus departments, work together to offer students the following services and resources:

  • Orientation and welcome activities to introduce new students to UC Davis
  • Summer bridge program (STEP)
  • Academic advising and pre-enrollment assistance
  • Tutoring and supplemental instruction
  • Personal and social support from trained peers and staff counselors
  • General study skills and graduate school preparation advising
  • Online EOP newsletter
  • Cognitive Testing Fund
  • Funding for dental and optometry emergencies
  • Guardian Scholars Program (GSP), a support network for former foster youth

Please drop by the EOP office located on the corner of East Quad and Shields Avenue, across from Olson Hall anytime between 9a.m.-4p.m., Monday-Friday. No appointment is necessary. For questions about EOP visit the EOP Information Office or email