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.

EAP Orientation

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Welcome new Aggies! Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS) is delighted that you have chosen UC Davis as your study abroad destination.  As a J-1 student, you are part of the U.S. Exchange Visitor Program which promotes mutual understanding between people of the United States and other countries through cultural exchange. As part of your exchange, you are required to attend an SISS orientation session.

When to Arrive

All students coming to the U.S. to study on an I-20 or DS-2019 can enter the United States up to 30 days before the program start date listed on these documents. We strongly recommend that students take advantage of this early arrival option to have enough time to recover from jet lag, become familiar with the campus and community, and finalize housing before attending mandatory SISS Orientation.

If you are having trouble finding housing during the SISS Orientation dates, contact SISS for information on how you can secure TEMPORARY housing for yourself.

Other questions? Email

Fall 2019 Orientation 

Monday, September 16, 2019
8:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.
UC Davis International Center Multi-Purpose Room
Time  Session  Location 
8:00 a.m.—9:15 a.m.

Breakfast and Welcome

International Center Multi-Purpose Room

9:14 a.m.—10:45 a.m.

J Visa Regulations 

International Center Multi-Purpose Room

10:45 a.m.—11:45 a.m.

Student Judicial Affairs and Tutoring

International Center Multi-Purpose Room

11:45 a.m.—1:00 p.m.


International Center Multi-Purpose Room

1:00 p.m.—1:45 p.m.

Student Life

International Center Multi-Purpose Room

1:45 a.m.—2:45 p.m

Violence Prevention Training

International Center Multi-Purpose Room

2:45 p.m.—3:45 p.m Academic Advising  International Center Multi-Purpose Room, Rooms 2119, 3119, 3130
3:30 p.m.—5:00 p.m Ice Cream Social International Center Lobby