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 SISSscholar@ucdavis.edu

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. 

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.