General information

Incoming Full-Time MBA Orientation 2014
August 25 - September 30

Congratulations on your admittance to the UC Davis MBA program! We are looking forward to you joining the Graduate School of Management (GSM) community.

This website is designed to provide information about MBA Orientation 2014. Please check back often as information will be updated throughout the orientation period.

International Student Mandatory Check-in

 Thursday, August 21. Details coming soon

MBA Orientation 2014

MBA Orientation 2014 will prepare you academically, professionally and socially to excel in the UC Davis MBA Program and beyond. We’ve created a comprehensive program that includes action learning sessions, critical thinking exercises, and networking opportunities to set the stage for your future success at UC Davis.

There will be a $500 fee that covers about half of the total costs for orientation.  The rest will be covered by the GSM.  Some of the costs include presenter fees, materials, business cards, professional name tags, and outside registration fees as well as meals and snacks.

For more information and to register click here.

Logistics

What to expect

  1. Lightweight, casual business attire is expected for most of the orientation days, as the Davis weather in August/September averages in the high 90’s F (35 C).  Formal business attire will be expected for some sessions and proper notification will be given prior to the session
  2. Ensure that you have activated your UC Davis user name and email
  3. Bring your laptop and charger
    1. Ensure you have administrative access to install printer drivers and printers
    2. Ensure that your laptop has MS Windows 7 or higher (XP will not be supported)
    3. If using a Mac, additional software may be necessary to run Windows only applications
  4. Expect to receive additional information about the Associated Students of Management (ASM), including information on student-run events and ASM membership.

Location & Parking

  1. Orientation will begin in Gallagher Hall, 540 Alumni Lane, UC Davis, Davis, CA 95616. Please access the interactive campus map to find our exact location.
  2. Parking permits are available for $8 from the automated kiosk located in the Gateway Parking structure as well as the Visitor Parking (VP) Lot 1 just south of Gallagher Hall.

Hotel Accommodations

For your convenience, we have booked a room block at Hyatt Place UC Davis which is located within steps of Gallagher Hall.

Room Block Dates

August 21 – September 6, 2014

Make Your Reservations Online
  1. Click here
  2. Input your checkin and checkout dates on the upper right hand section of the webpage
  3. The Group Code has already been put in for you so move to Step 4
  4. Click the Check Availability button
  5. The room type and special group rate will populate along with the group name at the top of the page
  6. Select the room type you would like to book by clicking the book button
  7. Complete the next page with all of the necessary information
Make Your Reservation Via Phone

Call : 1-888-HYATT HP (1-888-492-8847)
Be sure to specify the dates you are arriving and reference the GSM Orientation 2014

Schedule Overview

Week of August 25

Monday (Breakfast, lunch, and snacks included)
  • 9 a.m. – noon: Continental Breakfast, Check-in and Opening Session
  • 1 p.m. – 5  p.m.: Afternoon Sessions
Tuesday – Friday (Breakfast, lunch, and snacks included)
  • 8 a.m. – noon: Morning Sessions
  • 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Afternoon Sessions
  • 5 p.m. -7 p.m.: Evening Sessions (Tentative)

Week of September 1

Tuesday – Friday (Breakfast, lunch, and snacks included)
  • 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Morning Sessions
  • 1 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.: Afternoon Sessions

Week of September 8

Monday -Thursday
  • Varied Schedule – more details coming soon

Week of September 15

Monday – Friday
  • Varied Schedule – more details coming soon

Week of September 22

Monday – Friday
  • Varied Schedule – more details coming soon

Week of September 29

Monday – Wednesday (Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Included)
  • Varied Schedule – more details coming soon

 

If you have any questions that are not answered here, please feel free to contact us via email or by calling the Full-Time program manager, Jacqueline Romo at 530-752-3593.

 

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