BEFORE YOU ARRIVE AT UC Davis

2023-2024

UCEAP Reciprocity Information

UC Davis Study Abroad
Global Learning Hub 
Contact your advisor: Janice Tse
Reciprocity Student Resources

Visa & Immigration Information

Services for International Students and Scholars
International Center
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International Student Resources

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Reminders

  • Housing is not guaranteed.
  • A campus housing rental agreement lasts through the end of the academic year (June). If you leave your housing before the end of the agreement, you may be subject to a cancellation fee. Rental agreements in the community may last through August 31, and may not allow for cancellation.  Check all terms and conditions before making a commitment.
  • If you apply for more than one housing option, accept only one. You will be financially responsible for all agreements you accept.

Privatized Campus Apartments (UC-Affiliated Housing)

(Undergraduates/Graduates)

P3 Campus Apartments

Residence Halls and University Apartments (UC Housing)

(Undergraduates/Graduates)

Explore Campus Housing
Contact Campus Housing

To add your name to the housing waitlist, send an email to campus housing:

  • Include your name and "UCEAP Wait List" in the subject line of your message.
  • Provide your name, UC Davis student ID number, and contact information.
  • Identify yourself as an UCEAP student in the text of your message.
  • Provide the first term of your study abroad as fall or winter.
  • Report the number of terms you will be attending. 

Notification: Offers are made based on available space.
Fall: begins late summer
Winter: begins late October

NOTE: First year students receive priority placement in campus housing. After this priority group is housed, more advanced students can be placed. You are encouraged to simultaneously research other housing options.

Cooperatives (UC Housing)

(Undergraduates/Graduates)

Tri-Cooperatives

Community Housing (Non-UC Housing)

(Undergraduate/Graduates)

ASUCD Student Housing Office

Explore ASUCD housing listings.

Tenant Resources 

SISS Housing Resources

Avoid scams

Dates

We strongly urge you to purchase airline tickets AFTER you have obtained your visa and confirmed travel conditions to the US from your home country. When you do purchase a ticket, purchase a refundable/changeable ticket.

When should I arrive?

No later than

  • Fall: September 17, 2023
  • Winter: To be determined

No earlier than

  • Fall: August 28, 2023
  • Winter: December 9, 2023

You may arrive no more than 30 days prior to the start date printed on your visa certificate of eligibility (DS-2019).

Start Date on Certificate of Eligibility (DS-2019)

  • Fall: September 27, 2023
  • Winter: January 8, 2024

Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS)

Orientation

Fee: $121 per quarter (subject to change) will be billed to your UC Davis account (fee includes orientation)

Check-in: Complete check-in within one week of receipt of your check-in email. See the list of documents you must provide.

Campus Housing Move-In Date

Your move-in date is determined by your room assignment. 

Temporary Accommodation Information (Non-UC Housing)

SISS Housing Resources

Transportation to Campus

SISS Transportation Resources

Enrollment Resources

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Undergraduate

Enrolling in Classes
  • Check Schedule Builder or MyUCDavis to view your individual course enrollment appointment pass times beginning:
    • Fall: May 8, 2023
    • Winter: October 30, 2023
  • Pass times:
    • Pass 1: Enrollment limit is 17 units.
      • Fall: May 15, 2023 to May 26, 2023
      • Winter: November 6, 2023 to November 17, 2023
    • Pass 2: Enrollment limit is 19 units. You may wait list courses. Drop unwanted courses before adding new courses.
      • Fall: August 21 to September 1, 2023
      • Winter: November 27 to December 8, 2023
  • Open registration: 
    • Fall: May 27 to June 9, 2023 and September 2 to September 14, 2023
    • Winter: November 18 to November 26, 2023 and December 9 to December 14, 2023
      • 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:
    • Fall: September 15 to September 20, 2023
    • Winter: December 15 to December 20, 2023
  • Schedule adjustment period:
    • Fall: September 20 to October 25, 2023
    • Winter: December 20 to February 13, 2024
  • Prerequisite check
    • Schedule Builder will check to see if you have completed the required prerequisites for all courses. Instructors will remove you from the class if you cannot demonstrate completion of course prerequisites. Contact an advisor if you have questions about whether or not you meet the prerequisites for a course.
Enrollment tips
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.

Student Account

Check your account regularly to pay your fees and avoid late fees.  

Fees
  • International Student Fee:  $121 per quarter (subject to change) will be billed to your UC Davis account (fee includes orientation)
  • Equitable Access Textbook fee (recommended): $169 (subject to change); This fee provides you low cost access to all academic material required for your studies at UC Davis. See information about how to opt-out prior to the deadline.
  • UCSA (UC Student Association) fee: $7; this fee is not mandatory, and you may opt-out (choose to not participate) before the deadline.
    • Opt-out deadline: prior to the end of the third week of the term 
    • Fall: $3
    • Winter: $2
    • Spring: $2
  • Health Insurance Fees: Fees will be billed to your account each quarter. See Health Insurance & Requirements information.

2022-2023 costs and information are listed below. Information and fees for 2023-24 are not yet available.

Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)

You will automatically be enrolled in your host university health insurance plan. No action is required.

Insurance information

  • Undergraduates: $920 each quarter
  • Graduates: $1,824 each quarter 
Payment Deadlines
  • Fall: September 15, 2022
  • Winter: December 15, 2022
  • Spring: March 15, 2023
Effective Dates
  • Fall: September 12, 2022 - January 5, 2023
  • Winter: January 6, 2023 - March 29 2023
  • Spring/Summer*: March 30, 2023 - September 10, 2023

*If you are a registered student during Spring quarter, your spring SHIP fee provides coverage through the end of Summer.

Immunizations and TB Screening

COVID-19

Health requirements and recommendations

Deadlines

  • Fall: As soon as possible
  • Winter: As soon as possible

Waiving SHIP

To waive SHIP, you must apply for waiver by submitting documentation of comparable health insurance. Waiver must be approved by your host UC.

Waiver Deadlines
Deadline
(submit by)
Waiver applies to quarter terms
September 1, 2022 Fall, Winter, Spring quarters
December 1, 2022 Winter and Spring quarters only
March 1, 2023 Spring quarter only

 

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International House special events and resources

Global Ambassadors Mentorship Program - The Global Ambassador Mentorship Program is designed to help new first-year and transfer undergraduate international students (including exchange students!) successfully adjust to life at UC Davis. They will match new international students with current students based on similar interests to connect them with a community of support and friends. Apply today to be matched with a peer mentor.