If you have questions or need advice about Open Campus registration procedures and guidelines, please contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education before you enroll in any courses. Inquiries about UC Davis admission policy, graduation requirements and other matters pertaining to a degree program should be directed to UC Davis Undergraduate Admissions, the dean's office of the appropriate UC Davis college or Graduate Studies.

International Students and Scholars

International students and scholars holding a DS-2019 and planning to enroll in Open Campus may need to obtain clearance from their sponsoring institution each quarter. If you are in J-1 status and have a DS-2019 issued by UC Davis Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS), please complete the International Student Clearance Form prior to enrolling. If you are in F-1 status and are seeking an I-20 issued by UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education, contact the UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Immigration Advisers' Office at to see if additional paperwork is required.


Parking on campus requires a valid parking permit on weekdays and weeknights for automobiles, motorcycles or mopeds. Students may purchase a C permit to park on campus from Transportation and Parking Services. Open Campus students must present their course confirmation (or other proof of enrollment) and a driver's license when applying for a permit.

UC Davis Library

When enrolling in an Open Campus course, students may request a library card application, which can be taken to the Shields Library circulation desk to obtain a UC Davis library card for the quarter.

UC Davis Computing Account

Open Campus students are eligible to create a UC Davis computing account once their enrollment is final. Having a campus computing account allows you to have a UC Davis email account and access to the campus computing labs, MyUCDavis and SmartSite. Some courses require that you access these websites.

MyUCDavis is a web portal that enables each visitor to personalize features to reflect his or her interests and needs.

Instructors often use SmartSite to organize their courses, and to interact and collaborate with students. SmartSite features discussion boards, chat rooms, virtual office hours, wikis and more. You can create your campus computing account online at or by phone at 530-754-HELP (4357). You must provide your birth date and social security number to create a campus computing account.

Activities and Recreation Center

Open Campus students may join the ARC at the affiliate rate for the quarter in which they are enrolled.

Services for Students with Disabilities

UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education is committed to assisting students with disabilities— including mobility, visual, hearing, communication and learning disabilities—to participate fully in our programs.

Please call (530) 757-8777 if you would like to register for a course and you have disability-related needs or concerns. Please contact us at least 30 days before the start of the quarter to ensure that necessary accommodations can be made.

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