Spouse, Dependent and Family Orientation

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Basics Orientation - Thursday, September 13

The Basics Orientation on September 13 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.—10:00 a.m.

American 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
10:30 a.m.—11:30 a.m.

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

International Center 3119
1:00 p.m.—2:00 p.m.

Davis City Police: Come meet the Davis City Police and learn more about safety and the city of Davis.

International Center 3119
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 3119
3:45 p.m.—5:00 p.m.

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

International Center 3119
5:15 p.m.—6:30 p.m.

Introduction to Living in Davis: Come to the UC Davis Campus Store to get connected to different resources from campus and the Davis community that will help you (and your family) adjust to your new home. Learn about transportation options, accessing Amazon lockers, restaurants and shops, and fun activities available on campus.

UC Davis Campus Store, Memorial Union

Family Friendly Day - Wednesday, September 19

The Family Friendly Day on September 19 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