1) Student Handbook

Click here to download a PDF of the Student Handbook.

2) Office of Graduate Studies (OGS) information

Information For Degree Candidates:
http://gradstudies.ucdavis.edu/forms/index.html (this includes: Preparing and Filing your Thesis)

OGS Handbook:

Please visit the forms page of the website of the Office of Graduate Studies (OGS)

Fellowships and other Financial support
QE External committee membership
Application for filing fee
In Absentia/PELP
Intercampus Exchange
Normative Time and Residence Requirement
Part-time Study Status
Reconstitution of Committee Membership
Variable Unit Change Petition
Designated Emphasis application

3) Program information and forms

First Year






Qualifying Exam

















Normative Time and Residence Requirement

In the Graduate Group in Performance Studies the normative time for a student who enters the program to complete is 4-5 years.

4) Deadlines

a) Office of Graduate Studies Deadlines and Calendar
Main Fall Filing Date for Internal Fellowships: December 1st
Main Fall Filing Date for Incoming Fellowships: December 1st

Travel Awards

b) Program Deadlines:
Quarterly Registration: by beginning of first week of class in quarter
Following Year TA/GSR positions: January 15th
First Year Examination: The first Monday of the third quarter examination week
Major Professor Resolution: end of the third quarter of the first year
Qualifying Examination Committee Resolution: six months before the QE examination – usually the end of the second year
Dissertation Committee Resolution: six months before the QE examination – usually the end of the second year

5) Financial Assistance

Teaching Assistantships

A limited number of teaching assistantships are available to qualified students. The current rate (2017-18) for a teaching assistantship at 50% time (the normal load) is $20,653.00 per academic year. In addition to this salary, TAs receive a substantial partial fee remission.

Students who wish to be considered for teaching assistantships should complete and return the application as early as possible, but in no case later than January 15th.

Scholarships and Fellowships
University scholarships and fellowships are available to students with exceptional academic qualifications. Applications will be available as part of the online application process and must be submitted, along with all other parts of the application; see program administrator for main Fall deadline. U.S. Citizens must also complete the FAFSA.

Other Financial Aid
Information concerning grants, loans, and work-study assistance is available from the Financial Aid Office. Inquires concerning housing costs and availability should be directed to Student Family Housing or the Community Housing Office.

Please see:
Internal Fellowships
External Fellowships
Resources for Obtaining External Support

6) Intercampus Exchange Program

A graduate student registered on any campus of the university may become an intercampus exchange student with the approval of the graduate adviser, the chairperson of the department or group on the host campus and the dean of Graduate Studies on both the home and the host campuses. An intercampus exchange student has library, health service and other student privileges on the host campus, but is considered a graduate student in residence on the home campus. The grades obtained in courses on the host campus are transferred to the home campus and entered on the student’s official graduate transcript. Application forms may be obtained in Graduate Studies and must be submitted five weeks before the beginning of the quarter in which you wish to participate in the program. Petitions received after the first day of the quarter will not be processed.