SISS Announcement

International Student Academic Unit Requirements

August 01, 2019
F1 international students must be registered in at least 12 units each term and nine of those units require physical attendance in a classroom. J1 international students must be registered in at least 12 units (by the 12th day of class) each term and all 12 of those units require physical attendance in the classroom

Response to tragedy in Sri Lanka

April 22, 2019
Our hearts are heavy as we join the world in mourning those who lost their lives this past weekend in Sri Lanka. We struggle to find words of comfort in situations like these, but please know that Global Affairs is here to support our international community.

Response to tragedy in New Zealand

March 16, 2019
We join with the rest of the world in mourning the tragedy of the recent terrorism in Christchurch, New Zealand. We are saddened by all acts of senseless violence against innocent and defenseless people because of their faith or religious identity. At UC Davis we are committed to diversity, kindness, compassion, being a home for those who share these values, and a refuge for those who need it. These values cannot and will not be shaken by this attack. 

UC Davis Police Department Fraud Advisory Alert

January 09, 2019
Please be aware, over the course of last several days there has been an increase in fraudulent activity involving our students. The scams include phone calls from foreign consulates or governments threatening to arrest them if they don’t wire monies or send gift cards.

Campus Closed Through Thanksgiving Break

November 18, 2018
As announced by UC Davis, both the Davis and Sacramento campuses are closed Monday, November 19 through the Thanksgiving break. The campuses will reopen and classes will resume on Monday, November 26.

UC Davis Streamlines Services for International Students and Scholars

November 14, 2018
At UC Davis, Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS) processes and provides support to these individuals, over 8,000 of whom fall under the regulations of the Department of Homeland Security’s Student and Exchange Visitor Program.

Changes to CPT Authorizations

September 14, 2018
Due to recent changes in USCIS policy, SISS will no longer approve on-campus positions more than 50% during academic terms.