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Newcomers Welcomes You!

Beginning on the UC Davis Campus over 100 years ago and extending out into the community, UFC has a long tradition of welcome. Whether you are new to the area or new to UFC, we invite you to join our organization. Newcomers activities are designed to help you foster new friendships with other Newcomers during the year, expand to other friendships and events, and glimpse what the community and UC Davis have to offer. These events are for Newcomers only. At the end of the season as a UFC Newcomers graduate, we hope you will continue to enjoy the friendship and enrichment of future years with UFC.

For more information regarding Newcomers events, please contact the Co-Chairs:

Ann Fersht, (530)402-1236 (
Jane Richardson, (530)219-9485 (

Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are presented with unprecedented challenges scheduling Newcomers events for 2020/21. Safety will be our primary consideration. In-person events will be scheduled as local regulations allow. Meanwhile, we will use Zoom for meetings. (Please see How to Zoom for help.) At this time, the following events are planned. For a full UFC Event Calendar, click here.

Note: Our programs fall within the UC Davis academic year, from September to June.  Programs for 2021 – 2022 will be posted in late August.

2020 - 2021 Newcomers Events

Newcomers Welcome Happy Hour

September 25, 2020
4:00 – 5:30 PM
Zoom event*

Meet potential Newcomers and some special long-time members. Learn about Farm Circle, our usual practices and how events and activities will be changed this year to accommodate new state and local regulations. We will discuss potential Newcomers events and ways we can connect with new friends. Information on how to become a UFC member will also be available.

First Friday Coffees (canceled)

10:00 – 11:30 AM on
Oct 2, Nov 6, Dec 4, Jan 8 (2nd Friday), Feb 5, March 5, April 2, and May 7
Zoom events* (Watch for updates as Coffees may be canceled.)

Note: Because of the pandemic, the First Friday Coffees have been canceled through May.

Join our friendly, informal gathering of Newcomers on the first Friday of every month. Newcomers Chairs will welcome you, introduce you to new members ,and get you started on the fun of being a UFC member. Please bring your own beverage to in-person events.

*Note: In-person events will replace Zoom events if group size and circumstances allow.

Other Newcomers activities will be arranged when appropriate. Examples of activities we hope to schedule include a wine tasting, lunch at a farm, museum visit, cooking class, end-of-year “Appetizer and Beverage Event,” and more.

2020 Newcomers Co-Chairs
Ann Fersht and Jane Richardson practice
physical distancing, distant socializing for Newcomers.

University Farm Circle is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
PO Box 858, Davis, CA 95617-0858

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