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.

Contact Us

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Get in touch with SISS

The SISS office in the International Center is temporarily closed due to COVID-19; SISS Advisors continue to meet with international students and scholars on the phone or online.

As the office is temporarily closed, we do not recommend calling. Please directly email your SISS Advisor to set up an appointment to meet by phone or online with Zoom. Find a list of advisors below or listed in our People Directory.

Emergency SISS Contact Information

Contacting SISS when the office is closed, and options available for getting a travel signature on your I-20 or DS-2019 when still in Davis or have already left the Davis area.

Phone: 530-752-0864 (note: the office is temporarily closed; we do not recommend calling.)
Fax: 530-752-5822 (note: the office is temporarily closed; we do not recommend calling.)
Mailing Address

SISS - International Center
One Shields Avenue
463 California Avenue, Ste. 3140
Davis, CA 95616 USA

Express mail and delivery options for I-20 and DS-2019

Find Your SISS Advisor

SISS Student and Scholar Advisors are assigned by last name and/or area of expertise. Find your SISS Advisor below and click on their name to view their contact information. Schedule a phone or online appointment directly with your SISS Advisor.

For students on the topics of: Changing degree level (Bachelor/Graduate), curricular practical training (CPT), dismissal, OSSJA and related topics, dropping below 12 units for academic difficulties, dropping below 12 units for medical, F–1 OPT/STEM questions, J–1 academic training (AT), J–1 program extension, J–2 work authorization, leave of absence/PELP, updating/adding a dependent. 

For students on the topics of: Change of major, concurrent enrollment, DMV (Driver License), EAP enrollment verification, I-515A form, I-94 issues, iGlobal issues, in-absentia form, inviting family to U.S., F-1 and J-1 on-campus employment, F-1 OPT packet review, passport renewal/lost, F-1 program extension, reduced course load final quarter, SSN/ITIN, transferring, visa renewal, travel questions.

For scholars:

Office Hours

Due to COVID-19, the SISS physical office is temporarily closed. Advisors are working from home, and take phone and online appointments. Please note that we use Zoom for online appointments. Reach out to advisors directly to schedule an appointment.

SISS is closed on weekends, University Holidays and the days between Christmas and New Years. All holidays are listed on the campus Academic and Administrative Calendar

Stay in Touch 

Sign up for the monthly SISS Newsletter to ensure you receive information about upcoming opportunities, events, activities, and important updates relevant to international students and scholars at UC Davis. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Add items to the SISS Newsletter

We’re always looking for resources, events, and opportunities for international students and scholars to engage with student organizations, campus departments, and the Davis community. If you would like an announcement in our monthly e-newsletter, submit your request to with the subject line “Newsletter Submission Request.” Submissions should be made at least four weeks in advance to ensure adequate time for inclusion in the newsletter.*

Please include the following information:

  • Contact: First & last name, email, phone number, and department/organization/affiliation.
  • Content: Title and blurb for your post and all relevant logistical information; please be as detailed yet concise as possible
  • Images or Links: Please include full links and images in .jpg. or .png format.

*Submissions that do not adhere to the instructions above may not be considered. Services for International Students and Scholars reserves the right to post content at its discretion.