Policies and Fees - Summer

You are fully responsible for learning and following the information contained in this page. Review closely the Changes, Cancellations and Refund Policy.

Program Fees

Program

(student or family)

Length Fee Meals Overnight Accommodations Parking
One-day Student (frosh or transfer) 1 day; 8-5pm $145 2 meals total Not Included Included
One-day Family member/guest 1 day; 8-5pm $110 2 meals total Not Included Included

Orientation Reservation

June 4 is the deadline to make your orientation reservation via your MyUCSC portal.

Once you make your orientation reservation, you are fully responsible for payment. No refunds will be granted for individuals who do not attend or fail to cancel their reservation. See Changes, Cancellation, and Refund Policy below.

Sessions fill on a first-come, first-served basis.

All students receive the web-based Slug Sequence resource series within the months of June, July and August. A $30 fee applies to students without an orientation reservation by June 4th. The Slug Sequence does not replace the on-campus orientation, it is part of your orientation.

Payment

Orientation fees are due at the time of registration. The cost of Orientation plus any additional charges (processing fee for example) are billed directly to the student’s university account.

Failure to pay Orientation fees by the deadline may result in an additional processing fee, longer wait time during orientation check-in, enrollment holds, and eventually outstanding charges will be processed through collections.

The Orientation program is not subsidized by student tuition. The cost of attendance covers all program materials, staffing, meals and refreshments, and program rentals.

Changes, Cancellation, and Refund Policy

Written communication (via email, fax, mail) is required from the student to make changes/modifications to a reservation, to cancel a reservation, or to request a refund. A processing/administrative fee will apply. No refunds will be granted for individuals who do not attend or fail to cancel their reservation.

Written Request Received:
Processing Fee Refund*
By June 23, 5:00pm PST 100%
After June 23 or after Orientation 0%

*$30 non-refundable processing/administrative fee applies to any changes and/or cancellations

When communicating with our office, always include your full name, student ID number, and your orientation date (if you have registered for orientation). Orientation charges are posted to your student account and the student is fully responsible for payment.

Withdrawing Admissions (Applicant withdraws application)

If you formally withdraw your admissions with the Office of Admissions before your scheduled orientation session, the Orientation Office will automatically cancel your orientation reservation. You will receive a $30 processing fee.

Orientation Fee: If you have withdrawn your admissions and you made your orientation payment, we will process a refund for the orientation fee (minus $30) after July 31. If you have withdrawn your admissions and have not paid for your orientation reservation, the orientation fee will be removed from your account after July 31. You are still responsible for the $30 processing fee.

Note: You are fully responsible for all orientation fees if you withdraw your admissions after your scheduled orientation session regardless of attendance. Or, if you attend an orientation session, you are responsible for the full orientation fee regardless of your admission status in the fall.

Cancelled by Admissions (Admissions Office revokes admissions decision)

If your admissions was cancelled by the Office of Admissions before your scheduled orientation session, the Orientation Office will automatically cancel your orientation reservation. You will receive a $30 processing fee.

Orientation Fee: If your admissions was cancelled and you made your orientation payment, we will process a refund for the orientation fee (minus $30) after August 4. If your admissions was cancelled and you have not paid for your orientation reservation, the orientation fee will be removed from your account after August 4. You are still responsible for the $30 processing fee.

Note: You are fully responsible for all orientation fees if you were cancelled after your scheduled orientation session regardless of attendance. Or, if you attend an orientation session, you are responsible for the full orientation fee regardless of your Admission status in the fall.

Under Reconsideration by Admissions (Appeal of admissions cancellation)

Being under reconsideration means that you are in cancelled status. If you wish to attend Summer Orientation while under reconsideration, you may at your own risk. You should be aware that you will not be able to fully participate in orientation (for example, not be able to enroll in fall classes during orientation).

If your admissions is reinstated by the Office of Admissions on or before the last scheduled orientation date, YOU MUST contact the orientation office in writing at orientation@ucsc.edu to learn about your orientation options. 

Reinstated by Admissions (Reinstate admissions after appealing)

If your admissions is reinstated by the Office of Admissions on or before the last scheduled orientation date, YOU MUST contact the orientation office in writing at orientation@ucsc.edu to learn about your orientation options. If you had registered for an orientation session prior to being cancelled, the Orientation Office will re-register you for your originally scheduled orientation session (if possible) with no processing fee.

Once you have been reinstated, the Changes, Cancellations and Refund Policy applies.

Web-based Support, Successful Slug Sequence

It is expected that all students participate in an on-campus orientation program. All students pay towards orientation services which includes the Slug Sequence and online orientation support. The Slug Sequence is a series of web-based sessions which will inform you of critical campus resources, and prepare you for orientation and class enrollment.  The web-based support is intended to help you learn about campus resources and make your transition to university life smoother. If you are unable to attend an on-campus orientation, you will be charged a fee of $30 for the web-based support (charged to your student account).

This Slug Sequence fee includes the Pre-Orientation/Part 1 Online Assignment, Post Orientation/Part 2 Online Assignment, and all related Fall Welcome Week Support.

Exceptions for Serious Illness or Family Death

If attendance is prohibited by illness (as verified by a physician) or death in the family (as verified by a copy of deceased certificate), fee may be refunded if a written request is received within 30 days of the scheduled program date.

Portal Message & To Do Items, and Emails

It is the responsibility of the student to:

  1. Read all MyUCSC portal messages, and take action if requested
  2. Complete any outstanding To Do Items (i.e. sending and verifying receipt of Official Transcripts and Test Scores by Admissions)
  3. Meet all deadlines

Missing deadlines – or not following through – may put your Admission status at risk.

Orientation Conduct Policy

The time you spend at Orientation is the beginning of your educational career at UC Santa Cruz. Approach your time at Orientation seriously. Be ready and take full advantage of what is offered. Failure to attend or participate in any part of Orientation is your own responsibility and can jeopardize proper academic and course enrollment.

The Orientation Program strictly adheres to UC Santa Cruz campus policies, as well as all state and federal laws regarding alcohol and/or drug use. The use of alcohol and/or drugs during the program is NOT permitted. Participants who are in the presence of and/or consuming alcohol and/or drugs will be referred to the Student Judicial Affairs and/or the UC Santa Cruz Police Department. Failure to abide by this policy could result in being asked to leave the program without registering for classes and you will be fully responsible for all orientation fees (non-refundable).

Smoke and Tobacco-Free

To improve the health of the campus community and create a cleaner environment, UCSC became a smoke and tobacco-free campus on January 1, 2014. Smoke and tobacco-free means that smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products and the use of unregulated nicotine products ("e‐cigarettes") are prohibited in indoor and outdoor spaces, such as parking lots and rental units on campus. The sale or advertising of tobacco products is prohibited in buildings owned or occupied by the university. This policy applies to all UCSC facilities in Santa Cruz and at satellite locations. It applies to all faculty, staff, students, volunteers, contractors, visitors, and anyone entering onto University‐controlled properties. It is applicable 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. For more information: http://tobaccofree.ucsc.edu/.

Children

Children 12 years of age and under may attend at no charge (meals not included; you may purchase a lunch ticket at the event). Note: Orientation does not provide separate activities for siblings or young children. You must notify the Orientation Office in writing at orientation@ucsc.edu if you plan to bring a child 12 years of age and under.

Meals

Program participants will need to purchase a lunch ticket if meal ticket is lost. Non-program participants may purchase meal tickets during lunch from orientation staff. Meal tickets are sold at the Information Table on orientation day.

Lost and Found

The Orientation Office is not liable for lost or stolen items. However, lost & found items are collected if left by participants during the program. If you believe you have lost an item, please contact the office at (831) 459-5468 or e-mail orientation@ucsc.edu. Be sure to include the full name of student or family member, session date, building and room # (if applicable) of where item may have been left, and a detailed description of the lost item. To claim a lost item, you will need to provide valid photo identification at time of pick up. Any item that remains unclaimed will be donated 30 days after the end of the Orientation Program.

Questions Regarding Policies & Fees

Contact the Orientation office at 831-459-5468 or email orientation@ucsc.edu