Transfer Students - Fall Quarter 2018

When is my required SISS Orientation?

Welcome new Aggies! All international students are required to attend an SISS orientation session. The required SISS orientation will be part of your already scheduled transfer student orientation.

Transfer Orientation
August 8 - August 15

Sign up for Transfer Orientation

Transfer students should attend the Transfer Orientation to become familiarized with campus, but should also plan on attending a mandatory SISS session. Transfer Orientation includes this mandatory SISS Orientation session.

September Orientation Option

If you cannot attend Trasnfer Orientation in August, SISS will have an option for you to attend in September. This orientation will be Monday, September 17th, from 8:00am to 4:00pm located in the International Center, Multi Purpose Room.

Registration for the September option will open at a later date.

SISS International Transfer Student Orientation Schedule
September 17th from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Time Session
8:00-8:45am Check-In
8:45-9:15am Welcome and Introduction
9:15-10:45am F-Visa Regulationss
10:45-11:45am VIP Training
11:45am-1:00pm Lunch
1:00-2:00pm Academic Advising 
2:00-3:00pm Student Judicial Affairs and Tutoring Services
3:00-3:30pm Career Services
3:30-4:00pm Health and Wellness

Stay Updated*

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.

Get Your Aggie Card

Plan to pick up your University ID (Aggie Card) at 253 Memorial Union prior to orientation for faster check-in.

When to Arrive

All students coming to the U.S. to study on an I-20 or DS-2019 can enter the United States up to 30 days before the program start date listed on these documents. We strongly recommend that students take advantage of this early arrival option to have enough time to recover from jetlag, become familiar with the campus and community, and finalize housing before attending mandatory SISS Orientation.

If you are having trouble finding housing during the SISS Orientation dates, contact SISS for information on how you can secure TEMPORARY housing for yourself.

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