Online MBA Residential

  • December 10, 2021 12:00pm - December 12, 2021 3:00pm

Online MBA@UCDavis multi-day residentials provide students the opportunity to connect with fellow classmates and faculty outside of the online virtual campus.


Please note that per the University of California COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, all students, staff, and faculty are required to be compliant with this policy. Students who are not compliant with the policy will be flagged for direct follow-up and access to campus and university programs (classes) and services will be restricted.


Friday, December 10

12 – 1 p.m.

Residential Registration + Lunch
Lobby | Gallagher Hall

Professional Headshots
2nd Floor Coffee Bar | Gallagher Hall
A photographer will be on-site to take professional headshots

Attire: Business Formal

1 – 4 p.m.

Academic Session I: Situational Leadership Overview
Abbaszadeh | Gallagher Hall

4 – 7 p.m.

Networking Cocktail Reception
Executive Board Room | Gallagher Hall

Network with online MBA classmates, staff, and faculty in person; light hors d’oeuvres

Saturday, December 11

8 – 9 a.m.

Lobby | Gallagher Hall

Attire: Business Casual

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Academic Session 2: Leadership and Personality
Abbaszadeh | Gallagher Hall

12 – 1 p.m.

Network and Lunch
Lobby | Gallagher Hall

1 – 4 p.m.

Academic Session 3: Collaborative Leadership
Abbaszadeh | Gallagher Hall

5 – 8 p.m.

Mulvaney's B&L| Sacramento, CA 

Enjoy an evening with dinner, games, and drinks with your online MBA colleagues. Bus transportation will be provided by the GSM.

Sunday, December 12

8 – 9 a.m.

Lobby | Gallagher Hall

Attire: Business Casual

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Academic Session 4: Leading in Times of Crisis/Change
Abbaszadeh | Gallagher Hall

What to Bring

  • Face covering
    • You will be required to wear your face covering for the duration of the residential regardless of vaccination status except when eating or drinking. Please refer to the updated mask and distancing guidelines on campus here.
  • Laptop and any technology charging cables
  • Attire has been noted in the agenda
    • We will have opportunities to have professional headshots taken in the first evening so business formal is the recommended attire. Please note that it will be very warm (some may say even say, hot) Thursday through Saturday. All academic sessions will be indoors in an air-conditioned space. The cocktail reception will also be held indoors. You could bring a more casual set of clothes for the optional event on Saturday at Punch Bowl Social.
  • Completed Daily Symptom Survey for each day you are on campus and entering a University facility.
  • Please bring your GSM name badge if you have received one at a prior in-person residential. If you have not received a name badge, one will be provided to you.

Hotel Accommodations

The Graduate School of Management room block rates are $179.00 / night (exclusive of applicable state and local taxes). 

  1. To book a room in the GSM online MBA room block:
  2. Click here: MBA Online Residential - Hyatt Place UC Davis Booking Link
  3. Click “Book Now” and enter your arrival and departure dates. You may select any or all days between Wednesday and Saturday. If you are hoping to extend your stay, please contact Diana Vail.

Directions and Parking Logistics

The residential will take place in Gallagher Hall and the UC Davis Conference Center on the UC Davis campus.

The closest parking lots and structure are the South Entry Parking Structure and the Visitor Parking Lots 1 and 2.

  • You may purchase parking for Thursday and Friday ahead of your arrival on the Park Mobile app. Parking is free on Saturday. Instructions on how to download the app and how to get the affiliate rates ($3.00/day) can be found here.
  • If you are staying at the Hyatt UC Davis, you will not need to purchase parking if you park in the Hyatt Place lot. The Hyatt Place is a short ~3-minute walk from Gallagher Hall.

Campus and Graduate School of Management Safety Requirements

Campus and GSM Safety requirements are updated as new policies and guidance are released and published. Please review the following safety guidelines prior to arriving to the UC Davis campus: