First-Year Orientation Program Dates

How to Register

Register for Orientation through MyAdmissions.

Registration for First-Year Orientation closes two weeks prior to each session start date.

First-Year student and family participants must attend a session that matches the college the student has been admitted to at UC Davis; there are no exceptions.* First-year students should register online through MyAdmissions as soon as the Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) has been submitted. Session dates fill quickly and space is limited, so students are encouraged to register themselves and any guests as soon as possible.

The deadline to register for First-Year Orientation is two weeks (14 days) before each session.

*NOTE: Newly admitted students wishing to change majors can only attend an Orientation session for the College they were admitted to. Students must wait until the winter quarter to submit a Change of Major request.

First-Year Orientation Sessions — 2017

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

  • Session 1: July 10-11
  • Session 2: July 13-14**

College of Letters and Sciences

  • Session 3: July 17-18
  • Session 4: July 20-21**
  • Session 5: July 24-25
  • Session 6: July 27-28

College of Biological Sciences

  • Session 7: July 31-August 1
  • Session 8: August 3-4**
  • Session 9: August 7-8

College of Engineering

  • Session 10: August 10-11**
  • Session 11: August 14-15

**University Honors Program Welcome takes place on the day prior to these Orientation Sessions for each respective college. 

If you have any questions, contact us at 530-752-4443, or by email at

Program Fees

There is a cost associated with each participant since First-Year Orientation is not subsidized by student tuition. The cost of attendance for students and each of their guests, covers all program materials, staffing, meals and refreshments and overnight accommodations (if applicable). Payment is not due at the time of online registration. Fees are charged to the student's university account. Please review the Policies and Fees page for all details.