Program Dates and Registration


Choose your orientation date carefully. Once your registration is complete, you cannot make any changes to the reservation page; a processing/administrative fee will apply to any changes. Sessions fill on a first-come,  first-served basis.

Frosh Options

Date Program Time
Tuesday, July 25 One-day 8:00 - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, July 26 One-day 8:00 - 5:00 pm
Saturday, July 29 One-day 8:00 - 5:00 pm
Monday, July 31 One-day 8:00 - 5:00 pm
Tuesday, August 1 One-day 8:00 - 5:00 pm

Transfer Day

Friday, July 28 (one-day program, 8:00 – 5:00 pm)

Making Your Reservation

Make your online reservation by June 4.

Register for Orientation via your MyUCSC portal. It may take up to 24 hours after submitting your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) for the Orientation Reservation link to appear on your MyUCSC portal. To register for orientation, follow the steps below:

  1. Log onto your student portal
  2. From the Main Menu, click on "Orientation Reservation"
  3. Choose an Orientation day, enter family/guest information, and provide any special accommodation information
  4. Confirm that all information is correct, press "Calculate Cost", then make your payment online

You are responsible for the information in the Policies and Fees section. Read the Changes, Cancellation, and Refund Policy carefully. 

Your reservation page becomes your Orientation Confirmation page once your reservation is complete. You will see bright blue bold text stating, "You are scheduled to attend an Orientation Session on [date]." This page is your confirmation that you have completed the reservation process; a check mark on your chosen date confirms your reservation. Once your registration is complete, you will not be able to make any changes without contacting the office.

Please be sure to confirm your availability prior to choosing your date. Once you register for your session date, any changes will include a processing/administrative fee and changes are not guaranteed.

In early July, a confirmation letter will be emailed to your UCSC email along with specific arrival information and a list of items to bring to orientation. If you are unable to make your reservation via, write to us

Full payment is due at the time of registration.