Graduate Orientation - Fall Quarter 2017

When is my required SISS Orientation?

Welcome new Aggies! All international students are required to attend an SISS orientation session. These required orientation sessions may be a part of, or in addition to, your already scheduled orientation.

As a graduate student, you are also encouraged to attend Graduate Student Orientation (GSO) in addition to your international orientation program.

About IGSO

International Graduate Student Orientation (IGSO) is a multi-day event event hosted by Graduate Studies and Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS) on September 15, 18, and 19.

You are required to attend the IGSO session which explains important immigration regulations on September 15th.  International students are students who are studying at UC Davis with an F-1 or J-1 visa.

The general Graduate Student Orientation will be held on September 20-21 with sessions designed to help you be a successful graduate student. Registration for these sessions can be found at

Questions about SISS/IGSO email: siss-orientation@ucdavis.eduGeneral questions about Orientation:

Register for SISS Orientation

Registration is now open: Click here.

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Make sure you are able to access your UC Davis email (serviced by Google) and check it regularly.
*If you are not able to access your UC Davis email account, please consider one of these options:

  • Forward your email to an account you can access regularly.  Instructions for forwarding UC Davis email can be accessed here.
  • Try the UC Davis Library's off-campus connection service.

Graduate School of Management

The Graduate School of Managment will have their SISS Orientation at the Graduate School of Management as part of GSM orientation.

ISGO Schedule

IGSO Sample Program (subject to change)
sample program