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.


Global Affairs Ice Cream Social

Global Affairs invites you to join us on September 16, 2019 in the UC Davis International Center Lobby for a fun event to welcome new international students and scholars to campus during orientation.

International Student Welcome Events To Be Determined (TBD)


Due to COVID-19, Welcome Event activities are changing for fall quarter 2020. There will not be in-person events, but we are actively working on developing virtual activities for international students, scholars, and their families. Check back here for more information about these upcoming events.  


MBA and MPAc Orientation

Graduate School of Management & School of Law

The Graduate School of Management will have their SISS Orientation at the Graduate School of Management as part of GSM orientation.

J-1 Scholar Check-In & Orientation

How to Get Started

When first arriving at UC Davis, J-1 scholars must check-in with SISS by completing our iGlobal check-in eForm. Scholars should refer to instructions provided to you with your SISS welcome packet. Timely check-in is required for SEVIS record validation and new J scholar orientation sign up. If you have questions, please email

Transfer Orientation


Transfer for orientation for international students will occur on campus between August 5 – 13, 2019. Please review the UC Davis Orientation webpage for more details. 
There will also be a mandatory online component for international students which can be accessed through your individual iGlobal account starting August 1, 2019. International transfer students will receive an email with a link to the online module. 

Orientation for Graduate and Professional Students

In response to state and local guidelines, UC Davis is making modifications to special events in order to ensure that they are held in a safe and accessible format in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Because orientation will be virtual, you will be required to view a series of short videos in iGlobal. More details about how to access these videos will be sent to your UC Davis email address.



EAP Orientation


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.