Newly Admitted Students

Newly Admitted Students


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You have received an offer of admission for graduate study at UC Davis. You have submitted your Statement of Intent to Register. What's next?

Here is some important information and steps you will need to take before you register for course work:

  • You will need your UC Davis student ID number. That number is located on your admission letter.
  • All new students must establish a campus computing account and a UC Davis e-mail account. Go to the Information Technology website. Follow the instructions for establishing a computing account, Kerberos ID (your campus login ID) and password. It may take up to 48 hours after submitting the Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) before you are able to access this function.
  • Now that you have been accepted and you have submitted your Statement of Intent to Register, established a Kerberos ID and password and have your UC Davis e-mail account, you can submit your Statement of Legal Residence (SLR). See "Preparing to File the Statements of Legal Residence (SLR)" for information on preparing your statement on the Office of the University Registrar's website. There is an online form which you will fill out and submit online.
  • Access your university record through the Student Information System on the Web (SISWEB).
  • Photo of AggieCard. Be certain to get in touch with your Graduate Coordinator and Faculty Adviser in your graduate program as you prepare to start your graduate studies here at UC Davis.  There may be program-specific requirements for you to meet before you register for classes.
  • When you are ready to enroll in coursework, access registration through SISWEB. Registration deadlines are available on the Office of the University Registrar's Academic Calendar.
  • You will need to obtain your AggieCard (the UC Davis identification card) in order to access certain services on campus. Starting July 2013, you can go to the AggieCard website and follow the steps listed for a graduate student to obtain an AggieCard.

Per university policy and IRS regulations, all students receiving financial support or who are or will be employed by the university are required to report his/her SSN to the university. Go to SISWEB, go to "Personal Information", and click the "Report SSN" link. Note: If you are temporarily in the United States to attend UC Davis with a nonimmigrant F-1, M-1 or J-1 student classification and you will not be receiving any financial support disbursed by the university, you are not required to obtain a social security number.

Admissions and Academic Services Student Drop-In Schedule

Graduate students can be seen on a
convenient drop-in basis:
Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - Noon
and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Plus, our friendly staff will schedule appointments for students Monday through Friday. Call (530) 752-0650.

WOW! Week of Orientation and Welcome

WOW! is a week-long series of workshops, presentations and activities designed to introduce graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to the resources and services available at UC Davis. WOW! is held each September.

Topics and activities include:

  • Making the most of graduate school
  • Accessing campus and community resources
  • Securing funding during graduate school
  • Diversity and diversity services at UC Davis
  • Balancing life and graduate school
  • Student health and health care

Register or find out more about this year's Week of Orientation and Welcome.

Thank You for Choosing UC Davis

We hope that you find your time as a graduate student intellectually stimulating and personally rewarding. The process of earning a graduate degree is filled with significant academic, professional and personal challenges. For most students, graduate school is a period of intense learning and scholarly achievement. It can also be a period of continued personal growth and maturation. Best wishes as you embark on this next phase of your educational journey!