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                     The U.C. Davis USENET FAQ Part 1 of 6
               Frequently Asked Questions at and about U.C. Davis
                           (c) Copyright 1995 & 1996
                                        
                                       by
                                        
                             David F. Prenatt, Jr.
                            King Hall, 1995 Alumnus
                            U.C. Davis School of Law
                            University of California
                              Davis, CA 95616-5210
                                        
                        <mailto:NetEsq@dcn.davis.ca.us >

The U.C. Davis USENET FAQ may be comprised of more than one part.  If it
is, please see the TABLE OF CONTENTS in Part One for a complete list of the
questions that I have attempted to answer and for other important legal
information.  Caveat emptor:  I assume no obligation to anyone through the
publication of the U.C. Davis USENET FAQ.  Furthermore, all versions of the
U.C. Davis USENET FAQ are my personal property and are protected by
applicable copyright laws.  All rights are reserved except as follows:  I
hereby give my permission to anyone who has access to this version of the
U.C. Davis USENET FAQ to reproduce the information contained herein for
non-profit purposes, provided that proper credit is given to me as the
author of this FAQ and that I am notified of any use other than personal
use.  I may revoke permission to reproduce any version of this FAQ at any
time.

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                     The U.C. Davis USENET FAQ Part 1 of 6
               Frequently Asked Questions at and about U.C. Davis
               (c) Copyright 1995 & 1996 by David F. Prenatt, Jr.



0)  PREFATORY QUESTIONS

0.1)  What is a FAQ?

     A FAQ is an institution on the Internet, a file comprised of answers
     to Frequently Asked Questions (abbreviated FAQ) that constitutes a
     collective community memory.

0.2)  Who wrote this FAQ and why?

     This FAQ was written by me, David F. Prenatt, Jr., 1995 alumnus of the
     University of California, Davis School of Law (King Hall) to provide
     the readers of the ucd.* newsgroups and other interested parties with
     information about U.C. Davis.  However, I do not speak for U.C. Davis
     or for anyone else.  My opinions are my own.

0.3)  What information is contained in this FAQ?

     This FAQ contains whatever information that I think might be of
     interest to the members of the U.C. Davis community (i.e., "Things I'd
     Like to Share" or "TILTS").  I am responsible to no one for the
     contents of this FAQ, and no subject is taboo.  However, I believe
     that certain topics are inappropriate for this FAQ to address, so I
     direct people to other information resources when appropriate.

0.4)  How reliable is the information contained in this FAQ?

     Caveat Emptor:  The information contained in this FAQ is only as
     reliable as I am.  While I am usually willing to share information, I
     am under no obligation to save anyone from his or her ignorance and I
     have no desire to do so.  Specifically, if you need legal advice, you
     should consult a licensed attorney.

0.5)  Can I make copies of this FAQ?

     Yes, for non-profit purposes, and I encourage you to do so.  However,
     to protect yourself from legal liability, you should notify me of any
     use that you make of this FAQ, personal or otherwise.  Specifically,
     if you fail to notify me promptly of any use that you make of this FAQ
     other than your own personal use, any permission that I may have given
     to you to reproduce any version of this FAQ is expressly revoked.
          This FAQ is my personal property and is protected by applicable
     international copyright laws.  All of my rights under those laws are
     expressly reserved, and the permission that I may have given to
     reproduce the information contained in any version of this FAQ can be
     revoked at any time.  If you have any doubts about whether your use of
     this FAQ is permitted under the law, you should consult an attorney. 
          

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                     The U.C. Davis USENET FAQ Part 1 of 6
               Frequently Asked Questions at and about U.C. Davis
               (c) Copyright 1995 & 1996 by David F. Prenatt, Jr.


                                ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

     My sincerest thanks to Computer Specialist Steve Langford at King Hall
(<mailto:sdlangford@ucdavis.edu >), for his help with my computer needs
during my tenure as a law student.  Many thanks as well to the current
students, faculty, staff, and alumni/alumnae of U.C. Davis, who gave me
feedback on the substance of this FAQ, and the various members of the
*.answers team, for their approval of this FAQ, making it possible to post
it in on the news.answers USENET newsgroup (<news:news.answers >).  In
addition, the following individuals helped make the U.C. Davis USENET FAQ
possible:

     *    Deirdre Lynn Leiner, undergraduate alumna of U.C. Davis, who
          helped me open my ez-account at U.C. Davis;

     *    Peter Nadan, my classmate at King Hall, who first told me about
          the ucd.* USENET newsgroups;

     *    Russ Hersch, author of FAQs about FAQs, who inspired me to write
          my first FAQ (even though he probably has no idea who I am).

     *    My father, David F. Prenatt (1931-1984), commonly known as Dave
          Prenatt (one of the most brilliant systems analysts of all time),
          and my mother, Shirley Prenatt, who helped both my father and me
          to cope with success and failure.

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                     The U.C. Davis USENET FAQ Part 1 of 6
               Frequently Asked Questions at and about U.C. Davis
               (c) Copyright 1995 & 1996 by David F. Prenatt, Jr.


                               TABLE OF CONTENTS

                                   * Part One *

0)  PREFATORY QUESTIONS

     0.1)  What is a FAQ?
     0.2)  Who wrote this FAQ and why?
     0.3)  What information is contained in this FAQ?
     0.4)  How reliable is the information contained in this FAQ?
     0.5)  Can I make copies of this FAQ?

-- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

-- TABLE OF CONTENTS


                                   * Part Two *

1)  ABOUT THIS FAQ.

     1.1)  Who wrote this FAQ and how can I reach him?  [Rev]
     1.2)  What information is contained in this FAQ?
     1.3)  How is this FAQ organized?
     1.4)  How can I obtain this FAQ?
     1.5)  Are there any other FAQs available by the author of this FAQ?

2)  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FROM PEOPLE PREPARING TO ATTEND U.C. DAVIS.

     2.1)  What are the prerequisites for attending U.C. Davis?
     2.2)  What are the prerequisites for admission to an academic program
           at U.C. Davis?
     2.3)  What should I do to prepare for U.C. Davis?
     2.4)  What are the advantages of attending U.C. Davis as an
           undergraduate?
     2.5)  Can you tell me something about the history of U.C. Davis?

3)  EDUCATIONAL AND OTHER PROGRAMS OFFERED BY U.C. DAVIS.

     3.1)  APPLYING FOR ADMISSION TO AN ACADEMIC PROGRAM AT U.C. DAVIS.

          3.1.1)  How and when do I apply for admission to U.C. Davis as a
                  first year undergraduate?
               3.1.1.1)  What are the basic requirements for admission to
                         U.C. Davis as a first year undergraduate?
               3.1.1.2)  Is Affirmative Action dead at U.C. Davis for first
                         year undergraduate students?

          3.1.2)  How do I apply for admission to U.C. Davis as an
                  undergraduate transfer student?
               3.1.2.1)  What are the requirements for admission to U.C.
                         Davis as an undergraduate transfer student?
               3.1.2.2)  Other Things to Consider as an Undergraduate
                         Transfer Student.

          3.1.3)  How do I apply for admission to U.C. Davis in a non-
                  degree program?
          3.1.4)  How do I apply for admission to U.C. Davis as a graduate
                  or professional student?

          3.1.5)  How do I apply for admission to Summer Sessions?

     3.2)  UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS AT U.C. DAVIS.  [Rev]

     3.3)  GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL PROGRAMS AT U.C. DAVIS.

          3.3.1)  GRADUATE SCHOOL PROGRAMS AT U.C. DAVIS.

          3.3.2)  PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL PROGRAMS AT U.C. DAVIS.

               3.3.2.1)  The Veterinary Medicine School.
               3.3.2.2)  The Medical School.
               3.3.2.3)  The Law School.
               3.3.2.4)  The Graduate School of Management.

     3.4)  NON-DEGREE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AT U.C.DAVIS.

          3.4.1)  University Extension.
          3.4.2)  The Experimental College.


                                  * Part Three *

     3.5)  SPORTS PROGRAMS AT U.C. DAVIS.

          3.5.1)  Intercollegiate Athletics. [Rev]
          3.5.2)  Intramural Sports and Sports Clubs.

4)  ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS AT U.C. DAVIS.

     4.1)  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CLASS REGISTRATION AT U.C.
           DAVIS.

     4.2)  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT FINANCIAL AID AT U.C. DAVIS.

     4.3)  STUDENT JUDICIAL AFFAIRS.

     4.4)  STUDENT SERVICES AT U.C. DAVIS.

          4.4.1)  Campus Information.
          4.4.2)  Library Services.
          4.4.3)  Books and Supplies.
          4.4.4)  Campus Escort Service.
          4.4.5)  The Disability Resource Center.
          4.4.6)  Cowell Health Center.
          4.4.7)  Counseling Services.
          4.4.8)  Veterans Services.
          4.4.9)  Computer Services.
          4.4.10)  Transportation and Parking Services.
          4.4.11)  Financial Aid.
          4.4.12)  Legal Services.
          4.4.13)  Academic Advising Services.

5)  LIFE AT U.C. DAVIS.

     5.1)  ON-CAMPUS HOUSING AT U.C. DAVIS.

     5.2)  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT WHERE TO EAT AT U.C. DAVIS.

          5.2.1)  What kind of food can I get at the Silo?
          5.2.2)  What kind of food can I get at the Coffee House?
          5.2.3)  Where else can I get something to eat on campus?

     5.3)  RECREATION AND SOCIAL ACTIVITIES AT U.C. DAVIS.

          5.3.1)  What sort of social activities are there on the U.C.
                  Davis campus?

               5.3.1.1)  RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES ON CAMPUS.

                    5.3.1.1.1)  Campus Recreation.
                    5.3.1.1.2)  Campus Cinema.
                    5.3.1.1.3)  The Memorial Union (MU) Games Area.
                    5.3.1.1.4)  Presentations by the Departments of Music,
                                Drama, and Dance. [New]

               5.3.1.2)  SPECIAL EVENTS ON THE U.C. DAVIS CAMPUS. [Rev]

                    5.3.1.2.1)  UC Davis Presents.
                    5.3.1.2.2)  Picnic Day.
                    5.3.1.2.3)  The Whole Earth Festival.

          5.3.2)  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT FRATERNITIES AND
                  SORORITIES.

               5.3.2.1)  Should I rush the Greek System? [Rev]
               5.3.2.2)  What is the purpose of hazing pledges?
               5.3.2.3)  Isn't hazing illegal? [Rev]


                                  * Part Four *

          5.3.3)  RECREATIONAL USE OF ALCOHOL AND DRUGS.

     5.4)  WHERE TO TURN FOR HELP WITH SENSITIVE ISSUES.

6)  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT DAVIS AND LIFE IN DAVIS FROM MEMBERS
    OF THE U.C. DAVIS COMMUNITY.

     6.1)  Where is Davis and how do I get there?
     6.2)  How can I find a place to live in Davis?
          6.2.1)  How much does housing cost in Davis?
          6.2.2)  Where can I turn for help in resolving landlord/tenant
                  disputes?

     6.3)  Where can I get something to eat in Davis?
     6.4)  What sort of entertainment is there in Davis?
     6.5)  What sort of transportation services are available in Davis?
          6.5.1)  How far is the Sacramento Metropolitan Airport from Davis
                  and how do I get to there from Davis?
               6.5.1.1)  Where should I park at the Sacramento Metropolitan
                         Airport?
               6.5.1.2)  Is there an airport shuttle service from Davis to
                         the Sacramento Metropolitan Airport?
               6.5.1.3)  Where can I get more information about the
                         Sacramento Metropolitan Airport?

          6.5.2)  Are there any shuttle services to outlying areas for U.C.
                  Davis commuters?
          6.5.3)  Amtrak.  [New.]

     6.6)  LOCAL BUSINESSES.

          6.6.1)  Is there an honest mechanic in Davis?

          6.6.2)  What banks serve the Davis area?
          6.6.3)  Where can I find a bike shop in Davis?

     6.7)  LOCAL POLITICS.

          6.7.1)  Davis, California = No smoking zone.
          6.7.2)  Davis, California = No snoring zone.
          6.7.3)  Davis, California = No malling zone.

     6.8)  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SMALL COMMUNITIES
           NEIGHBORING DAVIS FROM MEMBERS OF THE U.C. DAVIS COMMUNITY.

7)  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE GREATER SACRAMENTO AREA FROM
    MEMBERS OF THE U.C. DAVIS COMMUNITY.

     7.1)  What reasons would a member of the U.C. Davis community have to
           visit the Greater Sacramento Area?
     7.2)  How do I get to Sacramento from U.C. Davis?
     7.3)  Is bus service available between Sacramento and Davis?

8)  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AREA FROM
    MEMBERS OF THE U.C. DAVIS COMMUNITY.

     8.1)  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT WINE COUNTRY FROM MEMBERS OF
           THE U.C. DAVIS COMMUNITY.

          8.1.1)  What reasons would a member of the U.C. Davis community
                  have to visit Wine Country?
          8.1.2)  How do I get to Wine Country from U.C. Davis?

     8.2)  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA FROM
           MEMBERS OF THE U.C. DAVIS COMMUNITY.

          8.2.1)  What reasons would a member of the U.C. Davis community
                  have for visiting the San Francisco Bay Area?
          8.2.2)  How do I get to the San Francisco Bay Area from U.C.
                  Davis?

     8.3)  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT LAKE TAHOE FROM MEMBERS OF THE
           U.C. DAVIS COMMUNITY.

          8.3.1)  What reasons would a member of the U.C. Davis community
                  have for visiting Lake Tahoe?
          8.3.2)  How do I get to Lake Tahoe from U.C. Davis?

     8.4)  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT MISCELLANEOUS LOCATIONS IN THE
           NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AREA BY MEMBERS OF THE U.C. DAVIS COMMUNITY.

          8.4.1)  Are there any other places of interest in Northern
                  California besided the ones you have listed?
          8.4.2)  How can I get more information on other places of
                  interest in California?

9)  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CALIFORNIA FROM MEMBERS OF THE U.C.
    DAVIS COMMUNITY.

     9.1)  How do I become a California resident?
     9.2)  What places of interest are there in California?


                                  * Part Five *

10)  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT LIFE AFTER U.C. DAVIS AS A COLLEGE
     GRADUATE.

     10.1)  ATTENDING GRADUATE SCHOOL.

          10.1.1)  Should I attend graduate school after I graduate from
                   U.C. Davis?
          10.1.2)  When should I attend graduate school?

     10.2)  STARTING A CAREER.

          10.2.1)  How do I decide on a career objective after I graduate
                   from college?
          10.2.2)  Shouldn't I choose a career based upon how much money I
                   can make?
          10.2.3)  Are there any career planning resources on campus?

     10.3)  MARRIAGE.

          10.3.1)  Should I get married after I graduate from college?
          10.3.2)  Why do people get married?
          10.3.3)  Do you have any advice for someone who wants to get
                   married?
          10.3.4)  What can I expect after I get married?

11)  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS OF THE U.C. DAVIS COMMUNITY
     ABOUT COMPUTERS AND LIFE ON THE INTERNET.

     11.1)  BASIC QUESTIONS ABOUT COMPUTERS.

          11.1.1)  Why should I use a computer?
               11.1.1.1)  Do I really need to use a computer?
               11.1.1.2)  Isn't it difficult to learn how to use a
                          computer?
               11.1.1.3)  How can I get the computer training that I need?
               11.1.1.4)  What practical uses would I have for a computer?

          11.1.2)  Do I need my own computer?
               11.1.2.1)  What kind of a computer should I buy?
                    11.1.2.1.1)  What is the difference between a
                                 Macintosh(r) and an IBM/IBM Clone (PC)?
                    11.1.2.1.2)  What is an IBM clone?

               11.1.2.2)  What kind of features should I have on a
                          computer?
               11.1.2.3)  What kind of accessories should I get on my
                          computer?

     11.2)  What computer facilities are available for students at U.C.
            Davis?
          11.2.1)  How do I obtain access to the computer facilities at
                   U.C. Davis?
          11.2.2)  Will I lose access to the computer services at U.C.
                   Davis after I graduate?  [Rev]
          11.2.3)  What should I do to make sure that I still have access
                   to computer services at U.C. Davis after I graduate?

     11.3)  What is the Internet?
          11.3.1)  How can I obtain access to the Internet?
               11.3.1.1)  How do I obtain access to the Internet from one
                          of the computer rooms on the U.C. Davis campus?
               11.3.1.2)  How do I obtain access to the Internet from my
                          home computer?

          11.3.2)  How do I communicate with other people on the Internet?
               11.3.2.1)  Are there any rules for e-mail and the USENET
                          newsgroups.
               11.3.2.2)  What is the difference between e-mail and the
                          USENET newsgroups?
                    11.3.2.2.1)  How do I use e-mail?


                                   * Part Six *

                    11.3.2.2.2)  How do I access the USENET newsgroups?
                         11.3.2.2.2.1)  How many USENET newsgroups are
                                        there?
                         11.3.2.2.2.2)  How do I figure out which
                                        newsgroups I want to read?
                              11.3.2.2.2.2.1)  Which USENET newsgroups are
                                               of interest to members of
                                               the U.C. Davis community?
                              11.3.2.2.2.2.2)  What regional domains are
                                               available through the U.C.
                                               Davis USENET?
                              11.3.2.2.2.2.3)  What USENET newsgroups are
                                               available on the ucd.*
                                               regional domain?

               11.3.2.3)  How do I use the IRC?
               11.3.2.4)  How do I access the World Wide Web?
                    11.3.2.4.1)  How do I use lynx?
                    11.3.2.4.2)  How do I use Netscape?

          11.3.3)  What resources are available over the Internet?
               11.3.3.1)  What is ftp and how does it work?
                    11.3.3.1.1)  How do I use anonymous ftp?
                    11.3.3.1.2)  How do I use privileged ftp?
                    11.3.3.1.3)  How do I obtain ftp files by e-mail
                                 request?
                    11.3.3.1.4)  How can I find out what information is
                                 available via ftp?
                         11.3.3.1.4.1)  What is a gopher?
                         11.3.3.1.4.2)  Who (or what) is/are Veronica and
                                        Jughead?
                         11.3.3.1.4.3)  Who (or what) is Archie?

                    11.3.3.1.5)  How do I transfer files to and from my
                                 personal computer and my Internet account?

               11.3.3.2)  [Miscellaneous sections currently under
                          construction.]

          11.3.4)  LOCAL LEGENDS ON THE U.C. DAVIS USENET. [Rev]

               11.3.4.1)  The U.C. Davis USENET Hall of Fame. [New]
               11.3.4.2)  The 1995-96 Season. [New]

12)  REVISIONS OF THIS FAQ. [Rev]

     12.1)  CHANGES IN THIS VERSION OF THE U.C.DAVIS USENET FAQ FROM
            PREVIOUS VERSIONS.

     12.2)  CHANGES THAT WILL TAKE PLACE IN FUTURE VERSIONS OF THIS FAQ.


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                     The U.C. Davis USENET FAQ Part 1 of 6
               Frequently Asked Questions at and about U.C. Davis
                           (c) Copyright 1995 & 1996
                                        
                                       by
                                        
                             David F. Prenatt, Jr.
                            King Hall, 1995 Alumnus
                            U.C. Davis School of Law
                            University of California
                              Davis, CA 95616-5210
                                        
                        <mailto:NetEsq@dcn.davis.ca.us >

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