Staff Newsletter - Winter 2014


10th Day of Instruction - January 17th

  • Last day to petition for Part Time status.
  • Last day to petition for the Employee-Student Reduced Fee.
  • Last day to file for PELP.
  • Last day to drop designated 10-day drop courses.

20th Day of Instruction - February 3rd

  • Last day to drop designated 20-day drop courses.

25th Day of Instruction - February 10th

  • Last day to opt for P/NP or S/U grading.
  • Last day to change units of a variable unit course.

Graduate Student Final Fee Payment Deadline - February 27th

Deadline to use PTA's - March 17th

Deadline to use PTD's - March 17th

January 31, 2014

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Do You Know About the MyUCDavis Portal?

The UC Davis Campus has embarked on an exciting new venture, a virtual One Stop Shop, for students. It will also benefit staff, faculty, parents, alumni and interested visitors. The reconfigured myucdavis is now a place for students to go to access many of the campus resources without having to go to several different websites or physical locations. Not only Student Accounting, Financial Aid and the University Registrar but Dean's Offices, Campus Events, Counseling and the Arc, just to name a few. This site will continue to grow and evolve as more and more campus departments and resources are added.

Please take some time to check out the new site. I think you will be impressed!

MyUCDavis Schedule Builder

A main feature within the myucdavis portal is the new registration software, Schedule Builder. A beta version is now live for students to register for Spring 2014 and provide their feedback. This software will eventually replace SISWeb, though they will run concurrently for a few terms. Though only students have access to build schedules for registration, staff and faculty can check out the new SISWeb landing page for more information.

Impersonator Feature in Schedule Builder

One of the biggest complaints, by staff, of SISWeb is that they couldn't see what the student saw when they attempted to advise a student with registration problems. That problem has been resolved with the new Schedule Builder registration software. Academic Advisors can now gain Impersonator access to Schedule Builder. This access will allow advisors to login as the student (hence Impersonator) and see what the student sees. Please note that this feature is entirely voyeuristic. The Impersonator feature does NOT allow advisors to make any changes to the student's registration.

For additional information about requesting access to this feature, please review the information on our website.