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.

Spouse, Dependent and Family Orientation

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Basics Orientation - Thursday, September 12

The Basics Orientation offers sessions covering topics to help your adjustment to life in Davis. The sessions cover transportation, how to open a bank account, enrolling your children in school, and more.

Time Session Location
9:00 a.m.—9:50 a.m.

F2 & J2 Partners Orientation: The SISS student advising team explains important immigration and employment regulations for partners and spouses of graduate students.

F2- International Center 3119

J2  - International Center 2119

10:00 a.m.—10:50 a.m

American K-12 School System: Join the Davis Unified School District as they explain the American school system and how to sign up your children for school.

International Center 3119
11:00 a.m.—11:50 a.m.

U.S. Health Insurance 101 : get an overview of the U.S. health care system and how to access health services in Davis.

International Center 3119
1:30 p.m.—2:20 p.m.

Safety in Davis and on Campus: Come meet the Davis City Police and learn more about safety and the city of Davis.

International Center Lobby
2:30 p.m.—3:30 p.m.

Transportation and Bicycles: Learn more about transportation options and the importance of having a bike in Davis!

International Center Lobby 
3:45 p.m.—4:45 p.m.

Phones, Banks, and Shopping: Learn about your options for phones, banks, and shopping in Davis and Sacramento.

International Center Lobby

Family Friendly Day 

The Family Friendly Day allows students, scholars, and families to explore the UC Davis campus and city of Davis and visit some of the popular spots!

Time Session Location
9:30 a.m—10:30am

Campus Tour: For more information and registration, check out the events page here.

UC Davis Welcome Center
10:00 a.m.—11:30 a.m.

Connections - Partners Reception: Partners and dependents of international students and scholars are invited to connect and socialize with the Davis community. You are welcome to bring your children. 

International House Davis
1:30 p.m.—2:30 p.m.

R. M. Bohart Museum of Entomology Tour: Join a special tour of the R. M. Bohart Museum of Entomology, which houses the 7th largest insect collection in North America! You are welcome to bring your children, as this is one of the most popular kid-friendly destinations in Davis! Please register for the tour here.

Bohart Museum of Entomology, Academic Surge Building (Room 1124)
3:15 p.m.—4:15 p.m.

Davis Recreation and Public Library: Learn about programs and services offered by the City of Davis, including English language learning resources, after school activities for children, and the Davis Public Library. Presented by Davis Recreation and the Davis Public Library.

International Center, Room 3119
After 4:30 p.m. 

Davis Farmers Market: Explore the Davis Farmers Market and buy some locally grown produce!

Central Park, Downtown Davis