Information for Incoming First-Year Students

UC Davis University Honors Program Students in Currant Hall Living Learning Community

Welcome to UHP!

This page serves as the information hub for first-year students participating in the University Honors Program.   If you have any questions about your participation in the University Honors Program, email us at

Next Steps

Below you will find information that you will need to prepare for UC Davis Orientation, UHP Advising and selecting your UHP course.

  • Orientation & Preparing for UHP Advising
  • Complete Aggie 101 and schedule an Aggie Advising appointment as soon as possible by your College.  It is important you have received an overview of your degree requirements before you attend UHP's advising webinar on June 18th. 
  • Course Planning
  • UHP students are required to take six Honors courses in the first six quarters, one course per quarter. You may view the fall course offerings here.  You are also encouraged to share with your academic advisor during Aggie Advising that you are participating in UHP when discussing your first quarter schedule.
  • UHP Advising Webinar
  • UHP's Advising Webinar was held on Thursday, June 18 at 3:00 p.m. PST.  If you were unable to attend, a recording can be found here.
  • Selecting your UHP class
  • You will receive an invitation to your UC Davis e-mail account with information on completing a course selection survey prior to your College's registration Pass I time.  It is important to submit your responses by the indicated deadline to receive your assigned course prior to your Pass I registration time.

    UHP Course Survey Dates by College
  • Registration Time
  • Check Schedule Builder for your Pass 1 date and time.  UHP's priority registration will begin in Fall quarter for Winter quarter registration.

    Registration Calendar Infographic


    Registration Periods

    Students register for classes during Pass One Registration, Pass Two Registration, and Open Registration registration periods.

    Pass One Registration

    Incoming students are automatically assigned to a three day, Monday–Wednesday, registration period to schedule their fall quarter classes. Students are scheduled based upon their college. The Pass One Registration process includes a scheduled four-hour appointment window followed by three open registration windows.
    Scheduled Pass One — Four Hour Window
    Monday: Either 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

    Open Pass One — Three More Opportunities
    Monday: 5 p.m. to midnight (same night as your Scheduled Pass One)
    Tuesday: 6 a.m. to midnight
    Wednesday: 6 a.m. to midnight

    Open Registration - All New Students

    After Pass One Registration has concluded, an Open Registration period is available to new students to continue scheduling and modifying their courses.

    Pass Two Registration

    After Open Registration has concluded, the Pass Two Registration period opens for all students to continue scheduling and modifying their courses.

    Open Registration - All Students

    After Pass Two has concluded, a final Open Registration period is available to all students to finish scheduling and modifying their courses.

    Registration Dates for Fall Quarter 2020

    Pass One Registration, All New Students

    Pass One Registration is Monday–Wednesday each week:
    July 6-9: Freshmen in College of Biological Sciences
    July 13-15 or 20-22: Freshmen in College of Letters & Science
    July 27-29: Freshmen in College of Engineering
    August 3-5: Freshmen in College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences

    Students with an earlier registration time are not advantaged in course registration over students with a later registration time. The university works with the academic colleges who reserve open spaces in courses and release a portion of open seats during each registration window to help create equality in course registration.

  • UHP Registration Support
  • Your UHP advisor will be available during your registration window if you experience any registration problems.  Refer to the e-mail you received with your assigned UHP course for the Zoom link.
  • Housing
  • As a UHP student you will reside in the UHP Living-Learning Community (LLC) in Currant Hall where there are (limited) singles, doubles and triples.  For more information on housing dates and deadlines, visit their website.  On the housing application, you will select no Living-Learning Community.  UHP will provide a list of names to Housing to be grouped in our LLC. 

    The  $500 reservation fee that is required along with the housing application can be split into two payments.  If you are interested in this deferred payment option, contact 530-752-2033.  Occasionally the reservation fee requirement can be offset based on the size of your Financial Aid award.  Please contact Housing to see if you qualify.

    You are also encouraged to visit Frequently-Asked Questions specific to Student Housing & Dining and COVID-19 here.  If you were unable to attend the presentation on Living in the Res Halls presented by Housing staff, you may view the presentation here.