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Visitor Information

The Department of Plant Sciences welcomes all guests and prospective students.

For general contact information:


Contact Madhu Sharma for general information inquiries.


Undergraduate Program
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About Davis, California

Davis is a small college community (population about 50,000), located in Yolo County in California's Central Valley, about 75 miles inland from San Francisco and 15 miles from the state capital of Sacramento.

For more information about the town, start with the Davis Community Network home page.

Airport Transportation

Sacramento Airport (SMF) is about 20 miles from Davis and San Francisco Airport (SFO) is about 90 miles from Davis.

Suggested transportation to/from Sacramento and San Francisco airports:

Davis Airporter Shuttle Service
Phone: (530) 756-6715 or (800) 565-5153
A reservation is made, but the passenger is to call Davis Airporter upon arrival at the airport for instructions.

Amtrak/BART connection from San Francisco airport to Davis
Take BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit underground system) From SFO to Richmond. Transfer to Capitol Corridor Amtrak train from Richmond to Davis. Be sure to check BART/Amtrak schedules! This is not a good option for traveling late in the day.


For information about lodging accommodations, visit the Yolo County Visitors Bureau.

Parking on Campus

A valid UCD permit is required for parking on campus. Daily visitor permits are available at permit dispensing machines in Visitor Parking lots for $9 per day. The campus also offers reciprocity to faculty and staff for parking permits. For more information, contact

Refer to Parking maps:


Looking for a great place to eat? Davis has choices to satisfy any foodie cravings.

Wireless Access

Guests may be granted a temporary wireless account but MUST be sponsored by a faculty or staff member.

For more information and to register your guest, click here.

Reciprocity to other UC campuses

EDU Roam, click here to find out if your institution participates in EDU Roam.