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 the full text of our policies.

Orientation Fee

The Orientation fee is $595*.

The fee to participate is inclusive of all three parts of Orientation. The Orientation fee will be billed to your student account and will be due September 15.

*Orientation fee is subject to change

Exemptions and Adjustments

There are circumstances in which you may be exempt from the entire Aggie Orientation program. Students must fill out the Aggie Orientation Exemption Form for consideration if they have extenuating circumstances preventing them from attending Aggie Orientation. Those exempt from Aggie Orientation will receive a partial fee reversal. This applies to the September on-campus orientation, Aggie Orientation, portion only.

Deadline to complete Aggie Orientation Exemption Form: August 1

Notification of exemption status: Mid-August

Examples of potentially warranted exemptions include, but are not limited to:

  • Exceptions for Serious Illness, Family Emergency or Death
  • Exceptions for Active Military Duty
  • Exceptions for Financial Hardship (unable to take time away from full-time employment)
  • Campus Closure (no form submission required)

Please reach out to the Orientation office if you have any questions about what constitutes an exemption.

Click Here for Aggie Orientation Exemption Form

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. Please know that missing some aspects of Aggie Orientation may require you to make up missed 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.