General information

Master of Professional Accountancy Orientation 2016

Congratulations on your admittance to the UC Davis Master of Professional Accountancy Program (MPAc). We are looking forward to you joining the Graduate School of Management community.

This website provides information about MPAc Orientation. Please check back often as information will be updated as the dates approach and throughout the orientation period.

Communication & Culture Boot Camp

August 22 – 26

Attendance is required for International students, highly recommended for Permanent Residents and optional for Domestic students.

The Communication & Culture Boot Camp will cover graduate level communication and presentation skills with a focus on enhancing cultural understanding of Western business methods and norms.

The Boot Camp will be held in Gallagher Hall on the UC Davis campus. You will hear from speakers, engage in intensive writing seminars, participate in fluency workshops, and access opportunities to begin researching companies and career options.

UPDATE: See the Communication and Culture Boot Camp 2016 programming and schedule below.

Communication and Culture Boot Camp 2016

MPAc Orientation 2016

August 29 – September 20, 2016

Attendance is required for all students.

MPAc Orientation prepares you academically, professionally and socially to excel in the UC Davis MPAc program and beyond. We’ve created a comprehensive program that covers student life at the Graduate School of Management, prepares you for the fall recruiting cycle and includes networking opportunities to set the stage for your success at UC Davis.

We look forward to seeing you at the Graduate School of Management in August.

Sign-up here for Orientation and the Communication & Culture Boot Camp (registration required).

MPAc Orientation 2016 is now available below.

MPAc Orientation 2016


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 90s F (35 C). Formal business attire is expected for some sessions; 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. Must have administration access to install printer drivers and printers
    2. Must have 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 and Parking

  1. The Communication & Culture Boot Camp will be held at Gallagher Hall (next door to the Alumni Center).   Orientation location coming soon. Please access the UC Davis interactive campus map to find the exact locations.
  2. Parking areas for Orientation 2015 and the Communication & Culture Boot Camp include Visitor Parking Lots 1 and 2 and the Gateway Parking Structure located adjacent to the Mondavi Center. Please review the Visitor Permit Parking Area map to find these parking areas.
  3. Parking permits are required and available for $9 from the automated kiosk located in the Gateway Parking structure as well as Visitor Parking (VP) lot 1 just south of Gallagher Hall. There are also multiple bike parking (free) locations around the building.

Hotel Accommodations

The Hyatt Place UC Davis, is conveniently located just steps from Gallagher Hall. 

Room block rates $139.00 per night.

To reserve your room click here.

  1. Under “MAKE A RESERVATION” add your arrival and departure dates that fall within the following time frame 08/22/2016 -  9/20/2016
  2. Click “Check Availability”.  Our group room block will appear.
  3. When you see “Gsm Orientation” click on “Select”
  4. Then proceed with checkout
  5. If you have any questions, contact Kristyn Areson at 530-297-3183 or email at

Forms To be Filled Out and Brought With You to Registration

Aggie Card Request Form

If you have any questions please contact us via email or call the MPAc program manager, Crissy Lyles, at (530) 752-9872.

Register for Fall Courses

Information regarding fall registration will be available soon. Fall registration will open on August 9.