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.

PowerTrip 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–in September 2019 (dates to be announced). This trip will:

  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 the 2017 and 2018 Power Trips. We are currently planning the details of the trip, but would like you to save the dates and plan on attending. The cost of participation will be covered by the UC Davis Energy and Efficiency Institute.

What: Energy Graduate Group Power Trip

When: To be announced

Transportation: We will provide van transport from UC Davis each day. We may also do some biking, walking, and/or train travel as part of this orientation.

Accessibility: We want to ensure our activities are accessible to all our incoming students. Please let us know if you have a disability so we can ensure every event is accessible.

Cost: Free

Housing: All trips are day trips and so housing will not be provided. 

EGG New Graduate Student Orientation

The 2019 mandatory new student orientation will be held in West Village (date to be announced). After the “business” portion of the orientation, we will have our annual Fall Barbeque (all students, faculty and staff invited).

Incoming Graduate Student Facebook Group

You are welcome to join the UC Davis Facebook group for graduate students entering in fall 2018. 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.

* Graduate Diversity Orientation Program (GDOP) |

* International Graduate Student Orientation (IGSO) |

* Graduate Student Orientation (GSO) |

Academic Calendar

Fall Quarter 2019 begins on Wednesday, September 25. 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 became effective the first day of the Fall 2018 quarter (Monday, Sept. 24). 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. Return the form and documentation to the Cowell Health Center by the date indicated 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 pick up their AggieCard during the summer at the AggieCard office.

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 aschaaf@ucdavis.edu; or 530-752-0247.