UCEAP Reciprocity Information

UC Davis Study Abroad
International Center One Shields Ave.
Contact your advisor: Christina Siracusa
Reciprocity Student Resources

Visa & Immigration Information

Services for International Students and Scholars
International Center One Shields Ave.
Contact SISS
International Student Resources

International House special events and resources


  • 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)


P3 Campus Apartments

Residence Halls and University Apartments (UC Housing)


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)



Community Housing (Non-UC Housing)


ASUCD Student Housing Office

Explore ASUCD housing listings.

SISS Bulletin

Sign up for the SISS Bulletin to receive weekly lists of available housing and items for sale.

California Housing Board

Visit the Board


When should I arrive?

No later than

  • Fall: September 15, 2019
  • Winter: January 5, 2020

No earlier than

  • Fall: August 17, 2019
  • Winter: December 7, 2019

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 16, 2019
  • Winter: January 6, 2020

Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS)


Fall: September 16, 2019
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: UC Davis International Center Multi-purpose Room
Fee: $95 (subject to change) will be billed to your UC Davis account; Orientation includes refreshments.

Winter: January 8, 2020
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., with dinner to follow
Location: International Center 3119
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.

Temporary Accommodation Information (Non-UC Housing)

SISS Housing Resources

Transportation to Campus

SISS Transportation Resources

Enrollment Resources

Registering for Classes


Enrolling in Classes
Enrollment Resources

Graduate students

Graduate students usually register after consultation with the department’s graduate advisor. Check with your host department for registration advising.

  • Check Schedule Builder to view your individual course enrollment appointment pass times beginning:
    • Fall: May 6, 2019
    • Winter: October 28, 2019
  • Pass times:
    • Pass 1: Enrollment limit is 17 units.
      • Fall: May 13 to May 24, 2019
      • Winter: Begins November 8, 2019
    • Pass 2: Enrollment limit is 19 units. You may wait list courses. Drop unwanted courses before adding new courses.
      • Fall: August 26 to September 6, 2019
      • Winter: Begins November 21, 2019
  • Open registration: 
    • Fall: May 25 to June 7, 2019 and September 7 to September 14, 2019
    • Winter: November 16 to November 17, 2019 and November 30 to December 14, 2019
      • 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, 2019
    • Winter: December 15 to December 18, 2019
  • Schedule adjustment period:
    • Fall: September 18 to October 29, 2019 
    • Winter: December 18, 2019 to February 10, 2020
  • 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.

Student Account

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

  • International Student Orientation Fee: $95 (subject to change) 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 & Requirements information.

2019-2020 costs and information are listed below.

Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)

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

Insurance information

  • Undergraduates: $874 each quarter
  • Graduates: $1,648 each quarter 
Payment Deadlines
  • Fall : September 15, 2019
  • Winter : December 15, 2019
  • Spring: March 15, 2020
Effective Dates
  • Fall: September 23, 2019 - January 2, 2020
  • Winter: January 3, 2020 - March 25, 2020
  • Spring/Summer*: March 26, 2020 - September 27, 2020

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

Immunizations and TB Screening

Health requirements and recommendations


  • Fall: Prior to arrival on campus
  • Winter: January 3, 2020

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
(submit by)
Waiver applies to quarter terms
September 10, 2019 Fall, Winter, Spring quarters
December 10, 2019 Winter and Spring quarters only
March 10, 2020 Spring quarter only