My University

Congratulations! UC Santa Cruz welcomes you and your family to a community of scholars, innovators, risk-takers, and visionary world leaders.

We know how exciting and intimidating it can be to join a new community; that is why we created Slug Orientation.

Welcome to the Banana Slug family!

Slug Pride

Online Slug Orientation

The online Orientation Course is designed to help you get into the Slug spirit by guiding you through the entire process. This includes: navigating the campus, preparing for class enrollment, making connections with other students, and getting your questions answered.

Family members, parents, and others from the student's support network can visit families.ucsc.edu to get information specifically on how best to support their student.