Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS)
SISS offices at the International Center will be open from 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m., Monday, November 19 through Wednesday, November 21 only for I-20 travel signature pick-up for international students traveling prior to the Thanksgiving holiday and in need of a travel signature. This document is necessary for F-1 students for travel within the next year. You must bring your student ID to pick-up.
Regular advising hours will resume Monday, November 26.
Please note that the recent cancelation of classes will not adversely impact international student financial aid or immigration status.
Please email SISS or call (530) 752-0864 with any questions. Please note: Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 are UC Davis holidays and campus is closed.
If you are a J-1 scholar or J-2 dependent traveling abroad prior to November 27 and need a DS-2019 travel signature, the SISS office at the International Center will be open from 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m. from Monday, November 19 through Wednesday, November 21.
Please stop by the SISS office front desk with your current DS-2019 to obtain the signature. If you are unable to submit a completed travel signature request eForm through iGlobal because of campus closure, email Assistant Director of International Scholar Services Simone Kueltz.
Please note: DS-2019 travel signatures for J-1 scholars and their J-2 dependents are valid for six months and may be used during this time period for multiple international trips. If your J visa expired, check the U.S. Embassy's website for visa application information.
Scholars who have urgent questions or requests during November 19-21 should email Assistant Director of International Scholar Services Simone Kueltz.
Regular advising hours will resume Monday, November 26. Please note: Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 are UC Davis holidays and campus is closed.
Information for Class Cancelation and Instructional Policies
Important class cancelation information related to instructional policies from the Academic Senate are on the Academic Senate website.
The UC Davis Finance, Operations and Administration website has updates and answers to frequently asked questions related to UC Davis and UC Davis Health staff, academic and student employees.
The UC Davis hospital, clinical sites, Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, residence halls and Student Health and Wellness Center will remain open. Fire and police services remain open. Additional guidance will be provided on the UC Davis website about how essential and nonessential employees should report to work.
For students whose families have been directly impacted by the fires, case managers at the Office of Student Support and Judicial Affairs help to connect students with helping resources on and off campus including but not limited to course arrangements, academic advising and housing. If you would like to explore how a case manager can help, please visit ossja.ucdavis.edu and enter an online report under “Tell us you are concerned about a student” or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updated 9:15 a.m. Nov. 18 with this message from Chancellor Gary S. May:
Dear UC Davis Community,
While we had hoped to reopen our Davis and Sacramento campuses on Monday, Nov. 19, the air quality forecasts are not showing enough improvement toward the healthy categories. In addition, the Academic Senate leadership has recommended that classes be canceled Monday through Wednesday. Based on this and other input, we have decided to close both campuses through the Thanksgiving break. The campuses will reopen and classes will resume on Monday, Nov. 26.
In consultation with the Office of the President, our provost, the Academic Senate and Academic Federation are working on details about how the remaining days of the quarter will be handled. We’ll communicate about that as soon as possible.
The UC Davis hospital, clinical sites, Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, residence halls and Student Health and Wellness Center will remain open. Fire and police services remain open. Additional guidance will be provided later today about how essential and nonessential employees should report to work.
The Butte County fire has taken a horrific toll on many people and communities. The scale of this disaster is unlike anything we’ve seen in Northern California. Many of you have communicated your concern and sorrow, and many of you have found ways to help families recover.
In this season of giving thanks, I hope each of you will consider how you can contribute in meaningful ways to communities, people and animals in need. The Aggie community is a generous one, and for that I’m grateful.
Gary S. May
Visit the UC Davis website for the full announcement and most recent updates.