Summer Start 2020 Now Online!

Due to COVID-19, Summer Start will now be offered online only. Please see our new Summer Start Online page for updated program details.

2020 WeChat and Whatsapp Groups


We are excited to announce two new chat groups on WeChat and WhatsApp platforms, both of which are free chatting apps for mobile devices that offer text messages and voice calls. These groups will serve as a communications tool for prospective Summer Start students abroad. Feel free to ask questions and network with former program participants!

How to Access Summer Start 2020 Wechat Group:

To join the official UC Davis Summer Start 2020 WeChat group:

1. Scan the following QR code to add our group manager. Please add only one of the managers. 

2. In your Friend Request, please write your legal name in English.

3. After we accept your Friends Request, please send us a copy of your offer letter that shows your legal name in English. You can either send us the PDF version of the offer letter or a screenshot of your offer letter on MyAdmissions or on your email.

4. After we verify your identity, we will invite you to our WeChat group.

How to Access Summer Start 2020 WhatsApp Group:

Send a quick email to from your UC Davis account and we will add you to the group.



  • Language of communication: English preferred.
  • Change your group alias/nickname to your legal name in English (WeChat only).
  • Only post questions/information about Summer Start and UC Davis.
  • Only the managers have the right to invite users.