For Incoming Students

Welcome to the UC Davis Energy Graduate Group! We are thrilled to have you join us at UC Davis this fall to pursue a degree in energy systems.

Power Trip Orientation Program

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 14-17, 2021. This year, due to COVID-19, our orientation will largely be remote and online. 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 14-17, 2021

Where: Largely online (although we remain hopeful we can do something in person)

EGG New Graduate Student Orientation

The 2021 mandatory new student orientation will be held on Monday, September 20, 2021. 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 graduate students entering in fall 2021. 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.

UC Davis Office of Graduate Studies Graduate Student Orientation

You are invited to participate in the Fall Orientation hosted by the Office of Graduate Studies. – a three-day orientation with workshops training and networking opportunities. For more information, including registration, click here.

Academic Calendar

Fall Quarter 2021 begins on September 20, 2021. 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 Tuesday, September 14, 2021. SHIP information may be reviewed here at the SHIP website. If you plan to continue to carry private insurance, download the waiver found on the SHIP 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.

If you have any questions, please contact Annemarie at or 530-752-0247.

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