Students at an Aggie Pack event

Welcome to UC Davis!


Orientation sessions for summer and fall 2016 are now complete. Academic Advising can be found by visiting an Academic Advising Center.  Information for incoming students for Spring Quarter 2017 will be available soon! 

Permit 24-48 business hours after submitting a Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) for the Orientation Registration system to update before registering. 


UC Davis and the Orientation office will be closed on Monday, January 16 in recognition of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day holiday. Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, January 17. 

Orientation is currently hiring for Summer 2017. Check out our recruitment pages for available positions.

Congratulations on your admission into one of the most innovative research institutions in the country! The Division of Student Affairs and the entire UC Davis campus welcome you, our newest scholars and family members, into UC Davis.

Orientation is a critical academic program that should not be missed! Every new student is expected to participate in the Orientation program. Orientation is your opportunity to learn how to navigate campus and academic resources. During Orientation you will interact with students, staff and faculty from diverse backgrounds who will share with you strategies for academic, personal and global success. We are excited to help you create a home away from home in partnership with your family.

The goals of the UC Davis Orientation program are to:

  • Support your transition into a large research university;
  • Connect you with your college and academic advising resources, including undergraduate research and internship opportunities;
  • Help you understand what it means to be a respected and respectful member of our multicultural UC Davis community by introducing you to our Principles of Community;
  • Encourage you to engage with the campus community and get involved in various clubs and organizations;
  • Guide you in finding the answers to your important questions.

In essence, we believe that the key to being successful at UC Davis begins with Orientation and quality advising. We look forward to helping students and their families embark on this new journey. Orientation is a once-in-a-lifetime experience where you will chart your academic course, meet new people, discover mentors and caring advisers, begin to explore your true passions, and of course, have fun. It’s the beginning of developing your Aggie Pride, and we are thrilled to welcome you this summer!