Aggie 101, Aggie Advising, and Aggie Orientation are designed to give you the most successful start to your career at UC Davis. As such, all three parts are mandatory for all students. During on campus Aggie Orientation, actively participating in all aspects of your group’s schedule is expected and will give you the most out of your Orientation experience. Please view our Policies and Fees document for full text of our policies.

Orientation Fee

The Orientation fee is $480 for residential students (meals & housing included) and $350 for commuters. Orientation is a self-supporting program, the Orientation fee covers costs including:

  • Employment of 500+ Student staff who serve as program managers and orientation leaders trained to support their peers and create personalized experiences.
  • Engagement of world-renowned faculty to develop and implement curriculum for three days of academic seminars.
  • New technologies such as the online platform that hosts Aggie 101, and enhanced features in Zoom to offer an engaging remote experience for students.

The fee to participate is inclusive of all three parts of Orientation: Aggie 101, Aggie Advising, and Aggie Orientation. The Orientation fee will be billed to your student account in September.

Some students will receive an Orientation Grant from Financial Aid to assist in covering the Orientation Fee. Check your UC Davis email account or your MyAwards page, and visit the Financial Aid site for more information about how grants were dispersed.


If you have personal commitments or scheduling conflicts with the Aggie Orientation program, you can communicate them to your Orientation Leader during your first meeting at Aggie Orientation. They will be happy to work with you to share what you will miss, and how to make up vital information. 

Inclusion Statement: UC Davis is committed to supporting equal access and promoting diversity and inclusion. The University will make a good faith effort to provide reasonable religious accommodations to individuals who’s sincerely held religious beliefs conflict with Orientation. Students will not be deprived of opportunities due to conflicts with religious holidays. Speak with your Orientation Leader during your first meeting if this applies to you.