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UC Davis Pre-Arrival Instructions

Contact Information
UCEAP Reciprocity Information:
UC Davis Study Abroad
207 3rd Street, Suite 130
University of California, Davis
One Shields Ave.
Davis CA 95616
Phone: (530) 297-4633
Visa & Immigration Information:
Services for International Students/Scholars
University House, One Shields Ave.
University of California
Davis CA 95616
Phone: (530) 752-0864
New Student Resources
Student Handbook
The Services for International Students and Scholars Office (SISS) has an email listserv that can notify you of housing opportunities and items for sale.

"SISS Bulletin" provides listings of items for sale, available housing, and related items.

International House also has special events and resources.
Housing is not guaranteed. Be aware that the standard rental agreement for some housing options is nine months (or until the end of the academic year for students arriving in January). Students leaving their housing before the end of the agreement may be subject to a cancellation fee.

Campus Housing (UC Housing)

Residence Halls

Undergraduate students
First year students receive priority placement in the UC residence halls. After this priority group is housed, more advanced students can be placed. We encourage reciprocity students to apply to the UCEAP Reciprocity Student Waiting List and simultaneously research other housing options, as a residence hall housing contract offer cannot be guaranteed.
Student Housing
Phone: (530) 752-2033

Application Deadline: Students should submit their name as soon as possible. All applicants will be placed on a waiting list. A housing assignment is NOT guaranteed and applicants are encouraged to actively look for off-campus housing.

Special Application Instructions:  Add your name to the wait list as soon as your acceptance at UC Davis is known. Email your name, UC Davis student ID number, gender, date of birth, current e-mail and phone number to Student Housing and ask to be added to the "waiting list." Identify yourself as an UCEAP student in the text of your message and in the subject line include your name and "UCEAP Waiting List."  

Notification of Housing Assignment: Offers are sent by e-mail. It is your responsibility to maintain a valid e-mail address and to check your account regularly. Housing contract instructions will follow. Contact Student Housing to request a deadline extension if it is apparent that you will not be able to meet the deadline for return of the contract.

Campus Apartments (UC Housing)

Solano Park Apartments

Students with families and married students/domestic partners

Solano Park Apartments include one- and two- bedroom apartments primarily for students with families and are not furnished. Space is assigned if available. The waiting list is prioritized using eligibility requirements in conjunction with the date the application was filed and as space allows.

Privatized Campus Apartments (UC-Affiliated Housing)


Colleges at LaRue


The Atriums

Single Graduates

Russell Park Apartments

Students with Families
Follow application instructions.

Cooperatives (UC Housing)


Follow application instructions.
Students should be aware that housing resource below are not UC sponsored or endorsed and that it not advisable to rent prior to arrival when you can visit the rental in person.


Community Housing (Non-UC Housing)

Graduate/Undergraduate students
ASUCD Student Housing Office
This office offers lists of current housing available in office and on the internet free of charge.
Address: Memorial Union Room 347, University of California, Davis CA 95616-8712
Phone: (530) 752-1990

Other Housing Resources (Non-UC Housing) 



  • Sign up for the "SISS Bulletin" listserv which provides listings of available housing and items for sale.
Arrival Information & Orientation


When should I arrive?: No later than January 7, 2018; No earlier than December 9, 2017

You may arrive no more than 30 days prior to the start date printed on your visa certificate of eligibility (DS-2019). Students who do not have pre-arranged housing should arrive as early as possible.

Start Date on Certificate of Eligibility (DS-2019)January 8, 2018
Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS) 
Orientation and Check-In (Mandatory)
Date: January 16, 2018
Time:  3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: International Center, Room 3119 (campus map)
Fee: $95 will be billed to your UC Davis account; Orientation includes refreshments.
Instructions: See the list of items you must take to check-in for review.
Resource: Arrival Checklist 
Housing Move-In Date: Your move-in date is determined by your room assignment.

Temporary Accommodation Information (Non-UC Housing)


Ground Transportation to Campus

Transportation from Airports to Davis Cost and times are subject to change.
Course Enrollment
Schedule Builder and SISWeb
Student Information System (Enroll in courses. Student ID number required.)
MyUCDavis (Portal for registration, grades, billing, class schedule, and more.)
UCEAP will e-mail ID numbers, pass time and enrollment instructions to students. During your appointment times, you will have a priority. Do not panic if you miss your appointment there will be other opportunities for you to enroll!

Please note that all times listed are for California time (Pacific time) - you must convert the listed times to your local time zone.

Appointments: Your appointment time information will be sent to you via e-mail when it becomes available.  Check your e-mail account often and act on enrollment instructions promptly.
Pass 1 Times: November 6 - 17, 2017; See e-mail instructions for your individual appointment time. You may enroll in a total of 17 units.

Pass 2 Times: November 27 - December 8, 2017; See email for instructions. You may enroll in a total of 19 units. You may place yourself on a wait list. Drop unwanted courses before adding new courses.

Open Hours:
  Enroll Monday - Friday from 8:00 p.m. 12:00 a.m., Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Open Registration: November 18 - 26, 2017
Open Registration Hours:  Enroll Monday - Friday from 6:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m., Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. No appointment necessary.

Registration Freeze:  December 15- 20, 2017

Schedule Adjustment Period December 20 (from 6:00 a.m.) to February 12, 2018

Prerequisite Checking
Schedule Builder will check to see if you have completed the required prerequisites for all courses.This automated function prevents registration in a class unless the system finds an adequate prerequisite course has been taken or an instructor-approved petition is on file. It will be important to do some research before Pass One registration time arrives. Preliminary work will prevent delays during registration pass times.
Instructors have the right to ask students to drop a class if they have not completed the appropriate prerequisites.  Contact an advisor if you have questions about whether or not you meet the prerequisites for a course in which you wish to enroll.
Undergraduate Advisor Contact Information
Graduate students
Graduate students usually register after consultation with the department’s graduate advisor. Check with your host department for registration advising.
Financial Information

Student Information System (SISWeb): View your student account.
Financial information is available online. You are responsible for checking your student account regularly and paying any fees that apply.

MyBill Online Payments: Enjoy the convenience of online payment.  No paper statement will be sent to you.

International Student ​Orientation Fee: $95 will be billed to your UC Davis account; Orientation includes refreshments.

Health Insurance Fees: Fees will be billed to your account each quarter.  See Health Insurance & Services information below.

Academic Resources
Student Academic Success Center offers Writing/ESL workshops and tutoring.
Health Insurance & Services

2017-18 costs and dates are listed below.

Requirement: Students are automatically enrolled in the University’s Student Health Insurance Plan, unless they complete a waiver form that provides proof of equivalent coverage, and it is approved. 

Cost: $753 per quarter (undergraduates); $1,428 per quarter (graduates)
Billing: Each quarter

Payment Deadline:

Fall quarter: September 15, 2017 
Winter quarter: December 15, 2017
Spring quarter: March 10, 2018
Effective Dates:
Fall: September 25, 2017 - January 4, 2018
Winter: January 5, 2018 - March 28, 2018
Spring/Summer*: March 29, 2018 - September 23, 2018
*If you are a registered student during Spring quarter, your spring SHIP fee provides coverage through the end of Summer.
Waiver Deadlines
(submit by)
Waiver applies to the
following quarter terms
September 10, 2017 Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters
December 10, 2017 Winter and Spring quarters only
March 10, 2018 Spring quarter only