Fall Professional Students (DVM, MD, MPH)

When is my required SISS Orientation?

Welcome new Aggies! All international students are required to attend an SISS orientation session. These required orientation sessions may be a part of, or in addition to, your already scheduled orientation. Professional students in Medicine, Public Health, and Vetinary Medicine programs will have their SISS Orientation on September 25, 2017.

Stay Updated*

You will receive further details on your SISS Orientation by email. Make sure you are able to access your UC Davis email (serviced by Google) and check it regularly.
*If you are not able to access your UC Davis email account, please consider one of these options:

  • Forward your email to an account you can access regularly.  Instructions for forwarding UC Davis email can be accessed here.
  • Try the UC Davis Library's off-campus connection service.

Sample Program

Program and times are subject to change.

Monday, September 25th, 2017




8:15 – 9:15am
Young Hall

 Breakfast, Sign-In & Mingling

Complete the sign-in process for orientation and join us for coffee and breakfast before orientation begins.

9:15am – 9:30am

Young Hall Room 198

 Welcome & Introductions

Wes Young, Director, Services for International Students & Scholars

Robb Davis, Mayor, City of Davis

9:30am – 10:30am 

F-1: Young 194
J-1: Young 192

Immigration 101:

F-1 and J-1 Regulations


As an international student you are responsible for your F-1 or J-1 status. This workshop will provide you with an overview of U.S. immigration regulations pertaining to your student status.   

10:30am – 11:30am

Young Hall, Room 198

 Resources for Success
at UC Davis

Student Academic Success Center (SASC)

Cross Cultural Center (CCC)

Student Judicial Affairs (SJA)

UC Davis Police Department

Community Advising Network (CAN)

The UC Davis academic quarter system will be fast-paced and challenging to manage. Learn how the classroom environment is different in a large American research university and how to adapt to the quarter system. 

11:30am - 12:00pm 

 Friendship & Making Connections at UC Davis

Learn how to make social connections in the U.S. and how students tend to make friends on campus.