General information

Bay Area MBA Orientation 2017

Additional information will be updated as it becomes available. Please check this site regularly.

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

MBA Orientation 2017 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.

Orientation Schedule

September 16: UC Davis Conference Center, Davis campus (required)
September 23: Bay Area campus (required)


2017 Part-time MBA Orientation Agenda (subject to change)

Locations, Parking and Logistics

September 16

UC Davis Conference Center, 550 Alumni Lane, Davis (located next to the GSM Gallagher Hall).

Parking is available in Visitor Parking Lots 1 and 2 and the Gateway Parking Structure.  No parking permit is required on the UC Davis campus on Saturdays. Please review the Visitor Permit Parking Area map to locate these parking areas.

Visit the UC Davis GSM Campus Guide for full details on the facilities.

Attire is business casual. You will be taking professional photos.

September 23

Bishop Ranch 15, 12647 Alcosta Blvd. Suite 190, San Ramon, CA.

Parking is available in the lots around Bishop Ranch 15. No parking permit is required at Bishop Ranch.

Visit the Bay Area GSM Campus Guide for full details on the facilities.

Attire is business casual.

Bring your laptop and charger.  Prior to arriving:

  • Have an active UC Davis user name and email. You can do this here and follow the directions under “Get Your UC Davis Computing Account”.
  • Ensure you have administrative access to install printer drivers.
  • You should have MS Windows 7 or higher (XP is not supported).
  • If using a Mac, additional software maybe necessary to run Windows only applications.

Business Cards and Nametags

UC ​Davis ​business ​cards ​and ​nametags ​are ​available ​for ​purchase ​through the signup URL and ​are ​useful ​for ​networking ​and ​other ​events. Business cards are $33 for a box of 500 and nametags are $12 each and typically take about 4 weeks to arrive.