Aggie Square FAQs

What is Aggie Square?

Aggie Square harnesses the power of UC Davis and its partners to create positive economic and social impact in Sacramento and beyond. Located on the UC Davis Sacramento Campus, home to UC Davis Health, Aggie Square will co-locate business partners and community-based programs with UC Davis innovation and research to create a stronger and healthier shared community. UC Davis innovation and entrepreneurship will foster partnerships in new technologies, new ways of advancing human health, new partnerships in lifelong learning and a stage set for new partnerships that cannot be imagined today. Aggie Square will also create a new kind of campus, a unique live/work/discover environment in which students, faculty, staff, business partners and community members interact, grow and thrive.

What is the timing for Aggie Square?

The first phase is underway, identifying UC Davis programs, corporate partners, and community initiatives that will anchor investments in the initial projects. Leaders announced the first element of the project, a new inpatient rehabilitation hospital, on August 8. Electrify America has named Sacramento as its first “Green City” and plans are underway to add 12 electric buses connecting Aggie Square with downtown Sacramento and the Davis campus.

A realistic time frame for full completion of development is five to ten years.

How can I get involved?

We welcome your input and participation. Email us at aggiesquare@ucdavis.edu with questions, ideas or concerns. We are developing a newsletter for regular updates.

How big is Aggie Square?

UC Davis has identified approximately two dozen acres on the Sacramento campus for developing Aggie Square.   Phase 1 of the project will occupy just over eight acres. 

 

What will Aggie Square do for local neighborhoods?

UC Davis Sacramento Campus, home to UC Davis Health, has a track record of community engagement and support in Sacramento. We participate in, partner with or sponsor nearly 250 different community events and programs each year.

The UC Davis Center for Regional Change (CRC) is conducting a review of ongoing University partnerships and projects in the area. The CRC’s report will help community members identify opportunities to work with us and develop new ideas. For more information visit https://health.ucdavis.edu/aboutus/community-engagement/.