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Annual Programs and Events Asian Pacific Islander (API) and ME/SA Fall Welcome This is an opportunity to connect with all the API and ME/SA student organizations and clubs on campus before classes start and become acquainted with returning students, faculty and staff from these communities.

Muslim Student Association Eid Banquet (Fall Quarter) The Muslim Student Association (MSA) at UC Davis holds an annual Eid Banquet at the beginning of fall quarter to create a space for students to celebrate Eid among their peers, and it also teaches the larger Davis community about the importance of the holiday.

STUDENT LIFE At UC Davis, students are able to find a balance between academic and personal interests by getting involved in different athletic, social networking and community service outreach clubs. By becoming involved, you can foster relations and memories with peers.


ME/SA Community Retreat (Winter Quarter) Students organize programs and events that celebrate, explore and create awareness of Middle Eastern, North African and South Asian communities and their diasporas.

ME/SA Chai Chats (bi-weekly) Engage in meaningful conversations on topics that affect the Middle Eastern and South Asian communities, and take a break from the busy quarter over a warm cup of chai and snacks.

Kirtan Nights The Sikh Cultural Association created Kirtan Nights, open to members of all communities, as a space for community worship followed by a community meal.

Spring Quarter Cultural Banquets Every spring quarter, many of the ME/SA-identified organizations—including but not limited to the Afghan Student Association, Arab Student Union, Indian Student Association and Pakistani Student Association—hold cultural banquets that highlight the beauty, diversity and richness of their cultures. These banquets include traditional food, entertainment, fashion shows and more.

ME/SA Community Graduation Celebration This graduation celebration celebrates family and loved ones. Without their support, the accomplishments of students would not be possible. This graduation is culturally relevant, intimate and for both ME/SA academic program graduates and students of Middle Eastern and South Asian heritage graduating from other programs and majors.

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