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Orientation for Graduate and Professional Students

Graduate School of Management students: SISS International Student Orientation does not apply to you. The Graduate School of Management will host SISS Orientation at the Graduate School of Management for international students. 
School of Law students: SISS Orientation does not apply to you. Please find your primary contact at the international office at the School of Law.

Welcome new Aggies, and congratulations on your admission! 

Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS) is delighted that you have chosen UC Davis for your graduate degree. Below you will find orientation information*:

SISS International Student Orientation Requirements

Required; Virtual

  • Pre-Arrival Orientation in iGlobal
  • Welcome Orientation in iGlobal
  • Extended Orientation
    • Solidify your understanding of immigration regulations and UC Davis institutional policy so you can successfully manage your immigration and academic statuses
    • After completing the Welcome Orientation, it may take up to a week for Extended Orientation to show up in your Canvas. If you don't see it after a week, notify

UC Davis Campuswide Orientation

Highly Encouraged; Virtual

  • Aggie 201 Sponsored by Graduate Studies
    • Online orientation platform that provides a resource and services overview for new graduate students
    • Learn about key areas of the graduate experience and identify the right individuals to answer questions before students arrive on campus


*Please note that your specific graduate program may have its own orientation as well. Contact your Graduate Program Coordinator for details.  


Email Janice Tse, International Program Coordinator, with questions about SISS Orientation at

Email Graduate Orientation with questions about Orientation and graduate students at