International and National Program Accommodations

Housing for Orientation

Overnight participants in International and National Orientation stay in on-campus Residence Halls. If the participant has a completed Student Housing and Dining Services contract that was submitted by the deadline, then every effort will be made to house participants in their academic year housing assignment. This assignment is in one of the three Residence Hall areas (Cuarto, Segundo or Tercero). This is not guaranteed and participants receive their Orientation housing assignment upon check-in. This provides an opportunity to experience on-campus living. To learn more about the Residence Halls in each of the three areas, explore the Housing Areas link on the Student Housing website.

All first-year students who have submitted their Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) by the May 1 campus deadline will receive an offer to live in student housing. Incoming first-year students will be offered a residence hall contract for housing for the 2017-2018 academic year. For additional housing information, visit the Student Housing and Dining Services website or contact their office directly at 530-752-2033.

If participants need housing accommodations before September 18, contact the Conference Housing Office. Email or call their office at confhsg@ucdavis.edu or 530-752-8000. Early arrival housing is available September 15, 16, and/or September 17. Please request this early arrival housing late August or when you receive your academic year room assignment from Student Housing.

Be sure to check out Aggie Abodes to get a preview of what life is like living in the residence halls.

Dining Program

  • Any questions regarding dining options can be answered during the Student Housing and Dining Services presentation or by a Dining Manager during the meal times in the Dining Commons, during the International and National Orientation schedule.
  • Students with special dietary concerns can discuss nutrition guidance, dining accessibility and accommodations with our Dietitian, during Orientation by making an advanced appointment. Learn more about healthy eating options and find contact information by exploring the Dietitian Services site or by calling 530-752-9604.

Internet Connectivity and Computer Access

Internet Connectivity

  • First-year student participants will be able to connect to the internet either via ethernet or wireless connections.
  • Overnight participants will have one ethernet port connection per room. Orientation does not provide ethernet cables. You will need to have already registered your laptop with Computing Accounts Services to use the ethernet port in your room.
  • Wireless internet access is available in throughout all Residence Hall Areas during International and National Orientation. You will need your Kerberos login and passphrase to access WiFi during Orientation.
  • Registered International and National Family Orientation participants will receive guest WiFi login access upon check-in.

Computer Access

  • Orientation provides participants with access to a computer lab in the Tercero Services Center for both student and family participants.
  • Participants can request access to the computer lab during the operational hours from the Orientation Hospitality Desk.
  • Incoming students can reference the Student Technology Guide for more information.