Fall 2012 Orientation Schedule
White Mountain Odyssey
September 3, organizational meeting - 2:00 PM, 1017 Wickson Hall
September 4th-10th. Extended off campus orientation trip to the Lake Tahoe Research Group facilities and laboratory, White Mountains Research Station and return to Davis via Yosemite National Park
International Students Only
No later than September
All new international students are required to check in with Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS) no later than the first day of instruction. SISS is located in the University House, south of Dutton Hall. For more information regarding the required SISS orientaiton for new international students, see the SISS web site: SISS Website.
Day/Time TBA , 1100 Social Science and Humanities
Examination in English - photo identification required, 9:00 AM Sharp - 11:30 AM, 1100 Social Sciences and Humanities Building. Examination is required for all new international students whose native language is not English. http://esl.ucdavis.edu/graduate-esl/information-about-english-exam or call (530) 752-3464 if you require additional information.
Graduate Group in Ecology Orientation Meeting
September 21, 8:30 AM, 126 Wellman Hall
New Student Orientation - REQUIRED. Registration and refreshments will begin at 8:30 AM. Group Photo taken at 9:00 AM. Orientation Meeting will begin after the group photo. Afternoon sessions with AOE Chair, Adviser and Student Representatives.
Canyon Reserve Field Trip
TBD for 2012-Previously October 15, 2011 , 8:00 AM
Field Trip to Stebbins Cold Canyon Natural Reserve with Dr. Philip Ward, Entomology Department. Bring sunscreen, water and hat! Wear light clothing for hot dry weather and comfortable light hiking shoes.
TBD for 2012-Previously September 19th, 10:00 AM
Cathy Koehler and Paul Aigner, Resident Directors, will lead this field trip. Bring a bag lunch, sunscreen, water, and hat. Wear light layered clothing for possible hot or cool weather, and comfortable light hiking shoes. Long pants are recommended. There are two options to choose from: 1) overnight stay the night before the tour, 2) McLaughlin Field Trip in a one-day round trip on Sept 19th.
TA Orientation. September 24th or 25th. The date of your orientation is dependent on the department that is hiring you. Please refer to: http://trc.ucdavis.edu/?page_id=360 for the schedule. New TA’s are required to attend an orientation for new teaching assistants. You must register with TRC. International students, or anyone for whom English is not their first language, are encouraged to attend an additional optional session. Please refer to: http://trc.ucdavis.edu for more information. You must also take the SPEAK test of oral English proficiency before beginning duties as a teaching assistant. Please register with the Teaching Resources Center, 17 Wellman Hall, in order to take the exam.
Putah Creek Riparian
Reserve and Quail
Ridge Reserve Field Trip
TBD , 8:00 AM
Field Trip to Putah Creek Riparian Reserve with Dr. Truman Young and Reserve Manager Andrew Fulks. Followed by a field trip to the Quail Ridge Reserve with Dr. Douglas Kelt, Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology Department. Bring a bag lunch, sunscreen, water and hat. Wear light clothing for hot dry weather and comfortable light hiking shoes.
September , 10:00 AM, Mondavi Center
Ecology Welcome Dinner
October 2nd, 2012, 6:00 PM, Putah Creek Lodge. All new and continuing students, faculty and staff are invited. Family members or a guest are welcome. Parking permits are required, and can be purchased on site. Please RSVP!
Jepson Prairie Reserve
April - Date TBA