BEFORE YOU ARRIVE AT UC Davis

2021-2022

UCEAP Reciprocity Information

UC Davis Study Abroad
Global Learning Hub 
Contact your advisor: Christina Siracusa
Reciprocity Student Resources

Visa & Immigration Information

Services for International Students and Scholars
International Center
Contact SISS
International Student Resources

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Reminders

  • Housing is not guaranteed.
  • Rental agreement last 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. Check all terms and conditions.
  • 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:

  • Provide your name, UC Davis student ID number, and contact information.
  • Identify yourself as an UCEAP student in the text of your message. 
  • Include your name and "UCEAP Wait List" in the subject line of your message.

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.

SISS Bulletin

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California Housing Board

Visit the Board

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: To be announced
  • Winter: To be announced

No earlier than

  • Fall: August 23, 2021
  • Winter: December 4, 2021

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 22, 2021
  • Winter: January 3, 2022

Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS)

Orientation

  • Fall: To be announced
  • Winter: To be announced


Fee: $95 (subject to change) will be billed to your UC Davis account; Orientation includes refreshments.

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. (not applicable in 2020-21)

Temporary Accommodation Information (Non-UC Housing)

SISS Housing Resources

Transportation to Campus

SISS Transportation Resources

Enrollment Resources

Undergraduate

Enrolling in Classes
  • Check Schedule Builder or MyUCDavis to view your individual course enrollment appointment pass times beginning:
    • Fall: May 3, 2021
    • Winter: October 25, 2021
  • Pass times:
    • Pass 1: Enrollment limit is 17 units.
      • Fall: May 10, 2021 to May 21, 2021
      • Winter: November 1 to November 12, 2021
    • Pass 2: Enrollment limit is 19 units. You may wait list courses. Drop unwanted courses before adding new courses.
      • Fall: August 23 to September 3, 2021
      • Winter: November 15 to November 26, 2021
  • Open registration: 
    • Fall: May 22 to June 4, 2021 and September 4 to September 13, 2021
    • Winter: November 13 to November 14, 2020 and November 27 to December 14, 2021
      • 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 18, 2021
    • Winter: December 15 to December 18, 2021
  • Schedule adjustment period:
    • Fall: September 18 to October 26, 2021 
    • Winter: December 15 to December 18, 2021
  • 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 Orientation Fee: (fee to be announced) will be billed to your UC Davis account; Orientation includes refreshments.
  • Equitable Access Textbook fee (recommended): $199 (subject to change); This fee provides you low cost access to all academic material required for your studies at UC Davis. See opt-out deadlines.
  • Health Insurance Fees: Fees will be billed to your account each quarter. See Health Insurance & Requirements information.

2020-2021 costs and information are listed below. Costs and information for 2021-22 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: $904 each quarter
  • Graduates: $1,708 each quarter 
Payment Deadlines
  • Fall : September 15, 2020
  • Winter : December 15, 2020
  • Spring: March 15, 2021
Effective Dates
  • Fall: September 21, 2020 - January 3, 2021
  • Winter: January 4, 2021 - March 24, 2021
  • Spring/Summer*: March 25, 2021 - September 13, 2021

*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: Prior to arrival on campus
  • Winter: Winter 2021- To be announced

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, 2020 Fall, Winter, Spring quarters
December 1, 2020 Winter and Spring quarters only
March 1, 2021 Spring quarter only

 

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