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 17-20, 2024. The goals of Power Trip are to:

  1. Introduce you to a wide variety of energy research and policy work at UC Davis and in the Sacramento/Bay areas; and
  2. 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 17-20, 2024

Where: in Davis, Sacramento, and possibly the Bay area


EGG New Graduate Student Orientation

The 2024 mandatory new student orientation will be held on Monday, September 23, 2024. Stay tuned for more details.

Connect with Us

Join our mailing list. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

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.

Academic Calendar

Fall Quarter 2024 begins on September 23, 2024. Fall instruction begins on September 25, 2024. 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 JoAnna Lewis  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

International students should check in with Services for International Students and Scholars. For more information please review the SISS Newly Admitted Students website.

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