|260 South Silo, Davis, CA - Second Floor|
|<experimentalcollege AT ucdavis DOT edu>|
|Monday - Friday, 10am - 2pm|
The Experimental College, often shortened to simply the EC, was founded in 1966 as part of a movement of Experimental Colleges on university campuses to bring alternative voices to the University culture. They strive to provide a forum for learning and an outlet for individuals to share their interests and skills in an informal, cooperative setting. They do this through holding courses every quarter and through managing a community garden and a library.
Open to community members and students alike, the ASUCD Experimental College provides classes that you wouldn't normally find in the UCD Class Catalog, from dance to yoga to languages to music classes, martial arts, hands-on, and spirituality. Notable courses include Firewalking, Hoop Dancing, Kitty Kindergarten, Contact Improv, Juggling, Social Dance, Massage, Bike Maintenance, and Groove University.
Their web page contains an online catalog, which is posted at the same time the print catalog is published (around 3 weeks before each quarter begins). It is updated regularly, and contains current, correct information, including current enrollment, regarding all courses. Students can register for classes through in-person registration at the EC office, or by visiting the website.
The Experimental College lounge is open weekdays during regular office hours to study, eat, and socialize! The EC also offers community garden plots and an open library. The Experimental College shares an office with the Whole Earth Festival; located at 260 South Silo above the Silo Bookstore. Classes cannot be taken for course credits; however, the EC makes it possible for students to teach classes themselves for transcript notation. If this is something you might be interested in, please contact the course coordinator for more information.
Every quarter, the EC staff plans several events welcome to all. Past events include a Zombie-themed dance party and a speed dating mixer. On Friday, February 22nd 2013, the Experimental College plans to hold a "Thrift Store"-attire dance night at Delta of Venus.
We are located in 260 South Silo! Drop by and peruse our library, full of books on holistic health, religion, heart and spirit, philosophy and much much more! Or just come in and take a nap on our awesomely comfortable couches! Susie Pike's Capoeira class is a fusion of acrobatics, music, dance, and fighting techniques. Bellydancing is one of the many dance classes we offer here at the EC.Instructor Daniel Pfister demonstrates his expertise in Baguazhang. The Ex-College crew enjoys taking precious group photos at staff meetings. Michael Cagley, A.K.A. DJ Destiny, teaches one of the few DJ programs associated with a 4 year university in the country at the Experimental College. A glimpse of the EC Gardens. Relax and Yoga your way to health and peace of mind! An EC Gardener at work.
Office Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org, (530) 752-2568, Hannah Moore. Contact her regarding any EC matters, including but not limited to questions about classes, events, gardens and library, refunds and community resources.
Director: email@example.com Peter Neely. Contact him regarding staff positions, ASUCD matters and core EC issues.
Course Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org Stacey Lee. Contact her regarding teaching opportunities and ideas for new and exciting classes.
Publicity Manager: email@example.com Lizzy Joelson. Contact them with any questions about our catalog and general publicity.
Gardener: firstname.lastname@example.org Lauren Cockrell. Contact her regarding EC garden plot rentals.
Instructors: Do you have a useful and interesting talent that you'd like to share with others? We'd love to hear about it! We are constantly looking for new instructors (students and those of the community) to offer classes through the EC. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Office Assistants and Reg Helpers: We are always looking for new faces to brighten up our office and help out with reg week. It's part time, laid back and totally fun! Give us a call or stop by the office if you're interested in working for us! :)
Schedule of Classes
Check the catalog found online at ecollege.ucdavis.edu or around campus and downtown for a full list of our classes! Stop by and register TODAY!
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