International Student Welcome Events

Campus Tours

UC Davis Campus Map

*RSVP Required

When: Tuesday, September 19 from 4pm to 5pm and Wednesday, September 20 from 9am to 10am

Where: Tour groups will meet at the International Center or Young Hall.

Sign up for a campus tour where we will take you and other international students to many of the most used lecture/classroom buildings, eating areas, and hangout spots of the UC Davis campus.

*Check here soon for links to RSVP for the Tuesday Afternoon Tour or the Wednesday Morning Tour.

Image of bike path

Bike Tours

*RSVP required

When: Wednesday, September 20 from 3:30pm to 5pm and Thursday, September 21 from 10am to 11:30am.

Where: Tour groups will meet on campus and end at an ice cream shop in downtown Davis.

Davis is considered the Bicycle Capital of America. Bring your bike to one of these tours to learn about bike culture, etiquette, and rules in Davis while riding through campus and downtown with Davis resident guides. The event ends with an ice cream social to cool off and meet with other new students.

*Check here soon for links to RSVP for the Wednesday Afternoon Tour or the Thursday Morning Tour.

International Café

International Cafe 2015

No sign up required.

When: Thursday, September 21 from 4pm to 6pm.

Where: the International Center

Join us for the first International Café of the school year. This event is held regularly, twice each academic quarter. Enjoy free light beverages and snacks while participating in themed crafts and activities. Learn more about our International Café events.

Come to International Cafés to meet new and experienced, domestic and international members of the UC Davis community. Students, scholars, faculty, staff, and families are all welcome!

UC Davis bus terminal

Target Trip

*RSVP Required.

When: Friday, September 22 afternoon

Where: meet at the MU Terminal

Learn about the UC Davis bus system and purchase items for your new dorm/apartment. A UNITRANS bus driver will speak and answer questions about this student run public transportation system. Then we will take a bus ride to Target where students will have 1 hour to shop before the return ride to the UC Davis campus. The bus fare back to campus is free for registered undergraduate students with ID, or $1 for graduate students.

*Check here soon for links to RSVP to the 1:00pm Target Trip or the 2:00pm Target Trip.

Shields Library Tour

Inside Shields Library

*RSVP required

When: Tuesday, September 26 from 2pm to 3pm; 3pm to 4pm.

Where: Shields Library, meet inside the first floor lobby

Learn from Shields Library staff about the different resources available to you and how to access them. We will meet at Shield's Library entrance, and expert librarians will be available for you to answer all your questions. 

*Check here soon for links to RSVP.

Club-I Schedule of Events – Fall 2017

Club International (“Club-I”) is a group of international and American students that plan activities throughout the year, including trips around California, cultural dinners, and parties.

Orientation week, 9/18 -9/22:
Visit Club-I's Table at Orientation

Come visit Club-I’s table during the SISS orientation period to find out more about our group, sign up to receive our announcements, and register for the San Francisco trip (limited spots available) on Sept. 30!

Saturday, 9/23:
Club-I Welcome BBQ at International House

Start time is 6:00 pm. Join us for the annual beginning of fall quarter student welcome at I-House (address: 10 College Park). Pay $7 admission for all-you-can-eat hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, soda, and sides/dessert until we run out! The BBQ is open to everyone, so bringing friends is encouraged!

Friday, 9/29:
Dinner at the Davis Commons

Start time is 6:00 pm. Club-I's first regular dinner meeting of the quarter will be at the Davis Commons (the shopping area located in downtown on 1st and E Street). Look for us at the large grass area in front. You can choose from various restaurants such as Habit Burger, Hot Italian, Mikuni, and Pluto's. We’ll let everyone grab something and then eat together on the grass, picnic-style.

Saturday, 9/30:
Day trip to San Francisco with Club-I

Club-I is taking a one-day trip to SF (sign-up required). We’ll take the train down and walk around the city, hitting major attractions such as Union Square, Chinatown, Coit Tower Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square, and Lombard Street. If you would like to join, you MUST pay $30 to Club-I in advance for your discounted Amtrak fare and pick up a waiver form to sign and bring the day of the trip (this will be your ticket to join us). You can do this at the Club-I BBQ on the 23rd (just ask the cashier), or at our table during orientation week. We have a space limit, so it’ll be first-come, first-served!

Every Friday:

Club-I will meet for dinner every Friday throughout the quarter! We'll also have other events coming up, such as potlucks, parties, and more. Sign up for our announcement list by sending an e-mail to or joining our Facebook group:

More Events

Please go to the UC Davis Student Life page to see what other events are available for all students during Welcome Week.

If you have any questions about events for international students and scholars, please contact