For Incoming Students
We are thrilled to have you join us at UC Davis to pursue a degree in energy systems.
Power Trip Orientation
To kickoff your graduate education here, we would like to invite you to participate in Power Trip—a 4-day orientation adventure for incoming Energy Graduate Group students–from September 19-22, 2023. The goals of Power Trip are to:
- Introduce you to a wide variety of energy research and policy work at UC Davis and in the Sacramento/Bay areas; and
- Provide you with the opportunity to get to know the other Energy Graduate Group students prior to starting the academic year.
Please see our blogs from past Power Trips. We are currently planning the details of the trip, but would like you to save the dates and plan on attending.
What: Energy Graduate Group Power Trip
When: September 19-22, 2023
Where: in Davis, Sacramento, and possibly the Bay area
EGG New Graduate Student Orientation
The 2023 mandatory new student orientation will be held on Monday, September 25, 2023. Stay tuned for more details.
Connect with Us
Incoming Graduate Student Facebook Group
You are welcome to join the UC Davis Facebook group for incoming graduate students. The group is designed to introduce incoming graduate students to life at UC Davis and will post on a variety of topics, including housing, transportation, funding, wellness, and social engagement.
Graduate Student Orientation
You are invited to complete Aggie 201.
Fall Quarter 2023 begins on September 25, 2023. Fall instruction begins on September 27, 2023. To find out the holiday breaks and other important dates, visit the UC Davis campus calendar.
Computer and E-Mail Accounts
You may obtain a UC Davis e-mail address, login ID, and Kerberos password online here. (Please provide your new e-mail address to Annemarie Schaaf so she can add you to our e-mail lists to make sure you don’t miss any future important announcements.)
Student ID Number
Your student ID number was given to you in your official letter of admission from the Office of Graduate Studies. You can access your letter by returning to the Embark Online Admission system.
Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)
Your graduate student health insurance is effective on the dates shown on the SHIP website. If you plan to continue to carry private insurance, download the waiver found on the SHIP website.
Student Health and Counseling Services
Immunization requirements and information on vaccine programs and health insurance. Visit the website.
UC Davis Photo ID Cards
New graduate students will receive a UC Davis AggieCard, your official UC Davis identification. Graduate students can upload their photo and then your card will be mailed to the address provided on the form.
International Student Orientation Program
English for International Students
All new international graduate students are required to take an English language course during their first academic year, unless they meet the requirements listed here. If you have any questions, please contact JoAnna at firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-752-0247.