Students Attending Orientation & Pass 1 Appointment Information

Transfer students who register to attend Orientation, will have their Pass 1 Appointment (course registration time) set to the end of their Orientation Session. After you’ve completed your Orientation reservation, you can check your Pass 1 Appointment online at Schedule Builder by entering your UC Davis login ID and Kerberos passphrase.

While at Orientation, students will be provided with information about their respective College’s expectations, opportunities for involvement, and receive academic advising. Participants will meet other entering students and register for fall-quarter classes with the guidance of their major advisor or college dean’s office advisor and an Orientation Leader.

NOTE: If a student is registered to attend an Orientation session but does not show up to their scheduled session, then their Pass 1 Appointment time will be automatically reset to a date after all Orientation sessions have concluded. We strongly encourage students not to miss their scheduled Orientation session, as we cannot guarantee there will be space in a later Orientation session for them to attend.

Students Who Do Not Attend Orientation & Pass 1 Appointment Information:

Students unable to attend Transfer Orientation need to log on to MyAdmissions, click on the Orientation "Sign-Up" link and complete the “Questionnaire” page. Under the question “Will you be attending Orientation?” select “No,” marking a reason why, and click the “Save and Continue” button at the bottom of the page.

Students will be emailed detailed information on how to complete the activities covered during Transfer Orientation independently, such as picking a class schedule, registering for classes, learning about campus resources, etc. This information, as well as any other important campus updates, will be sent to the student's UC Davis email account, so the account should be checked often.

The Office of the University Registrar will communicate to any student who does not attend Orientation and provide information about their Pass 1 Appointment. All students should check their UC Davis email address often.

Transfer students who mark that they cannot attend Orientation will have a Pass 1 Appointment in early July after all Transfer Orientation sessions have concluded. If you are not attending Orientation, you can find your Pass 1 Appointment online at Schedule Builder by entering your UC Davis login ID and Kerberos passphrase.

Fall Orientation and Advising

Incoming Transfer Students who cannot attend the Transfer Orientation sessions in June will have the opportunity to register for a later Transfer Orientation session in mid-September. However, students will be responsible for checking their pass time and registering for classes independently in early July.

Students are strongly encouraged to contact their major advisor for guidance on fall quarter class selection. Registration will open for this Orientation session in August through the students’ MyAdmissions page. Please contact our office directly should you have any questions at orientation@ucdavis.edu.