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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 SISS requirements, which are mandatory for you to maintain your lawful immigration status while you are in the U.S. 

1. Get your University ID Card

Please check the Aggie Card website for information on how to get your university ID card.

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. Complete SISS Orientation Requirements

All students must complete 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. Read the Handbook

The International Student and Scholar Handbook is your guide to resources and opportunities at the University of California, Davis. View the International Student and Scholar Handbook online.

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. Extended Orientation is designed to help solidify your understanding of immigration regulations and UC Davis institutional policy so that you can successfully manage your immigration and academic statues. 

After completing Welcome Orientation, it may take up to a week for Extended Orientation to show up in your Canvas. If you don't see it within this timeframe, please notify us by emailing

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