Coronavirus Information and Resources for UC Davis International Students and Scholars

We continue to follow the developments of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and monitor situations on campus and around the world. Your wellbeing and educational experience are our prioritiesSee the updates and resourcesThe UC Davis International Center is currently closed, but we are still here to help: please email your SISS advisor directly with questions or to set up a remote appointment. Find your advisor listed on our Contact Us page.

Arrival Checklist

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Once you have been admitted, you will work with many departments on campus to meet all the requirements necessary to study here at UC Davis. 

Please use this Arrival Checklist to meet requirements at SISS which are mandatory for you to maintain your lawful immigration status while you are in the U.S. 

1. Pick up your University ID Card

Arrange to pick up your Aggie Card (University ID) from the Aggie Card office, located at at 253 Memorial Union.

2.  Check the Information on Your Electronic I-94 Record

Retrieve your I-94 record. If you have problems accessing your record, or if the information is incorrect, please contact SISS.

3. SISS Check-In

Upon arrival, complete your mandatory SISS Check-In which is required to maintain your lawful status. Please note - SISS will be using your UC Davis email address for information on the options available to complete this requirement. You must check this e-mail account (or set up a forwarding option to your personal e-mail) for this information.

4. Attend SISS Orientation

All students must attend all required orientations (your college or department may require additional orientations):

Refer to the Resources section for more information about what to do once you arrive in Davis.

5. Download the Handbook

The International Student and Scholar Handbook is your guide to resources and opportunities at the University of California, Davis. You can look for a copy in the SISS office or download a digital version.

6. Complete Online Extended Orientation

All new initial and transfer undergraduate and graduate F-1 and J-1 students at UC Davis are required to complete an Extended Orientation online workshop.

During the third week of classes, new initial and transfer F-1 and J-1 students will receive an email with instructions describing how to access and successfully complete the extended orientation, which will be available on the Canvas instructional learning platform.

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