First-Year Orientation Program Dates


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 for 2019:

College of Letters and Science

  • Session 1: June 24-25
  • Session 2: June 27-28**
  • Session 3: July 1-2
  • Session 4: July 8-9
  • Session 5: July 11-12

College of Engineering

  • Session 1: June 24-25
  • Session 2: June 27-28
  • Session 3: July 1-2
  • Session 4: July 8-9
  • Session 5: July 11-12**

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

  • Session 6: July 15-16
  • Session 7: July 18-19**

College of Biological Sciences
We are aware of several dates printed in error on our Orientation post cards. The dates in July listed below are accurate. There are no Orientation sessions for College of Biological Sciences in June. 

  • Session 8: July 22-23
  • Session 9: July 25-26**
  • Session 10: July 29-30 

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

Program Fees

Please review the Policies and Fees page for all details.