International Student Welcome Events

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Join us for the many fun events open to international students, scholars, and their families happening during orientation. Check our calendar for more information about upcoming events


Campus Tours


  • Friday, September 14 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am, or
  • Wednesday, September 19 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am

Where: Tour groups will meet at the UC Davis Welcome Center

Sign up for a campus tour where official UC Davis tour guides will take you on a walking tour of the UC Davis campus. Registration is required. Register for the September 14 Tour or the September 19 Tour!

Introduction to Living in Davis

When: Wednesday, September 13 from 5:15 pm to 6:30 pm

Where: UC Davis Campus Store, Memorial Union

What: Come to the UC Davis Campus Store and connect with different resources around campus and the Davis community that will help you (and your family) adjust to your new home. Learn about transportation options, accessing Amazon lockers, local restaurants and shops, and fun activities available on campus.

Global Affairs Ice Cream Social

When: Monday, September 17 from 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Where: International Center Lobby

What: Join us at the International Center lobby to mingle with fellow incoming international students and scholars while enjoying some ice cream! Meet the Global Affairs team and hear about the support and resources available to you on campus.

R. M. Bohart Museum of Entomology Tour

When: Wednesday, September 19 from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Where: Bohart Museum of Entomology, Academic Surge Building (Room 1124)

What: 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! This event is open for all students, scholars, and families! Please register for the tour here.

Drop-in Q&A


  • Wednesday, September 19 from 1:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m.
  • Friday, September 21 from 1:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m.

Where: International Center Lobby

What: This is an informal opportunity for students and their families to meet with Global Affairs staff and SISS advisors, ask any unanswered questions, and learn more about the resources and services provided by Global Affairs.

Global Affairs Open House

When: Tuesday, September 25 from 3:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m.

Where: International Center Lobby and Courtyard

What: Kick-off the start of a new year with Global Affairs! Join us at the International Center for food, drinks, music, and tours as we mix and mingle with incoming international students and scholars.

More Events

  • Please go to the UC Davis Student Life page to see what other events are available for all students during Welcome Week.
  • If you have any questions about events for international students and scholars, please contact