My University

Congratulations! The entire UC Santa Cruz campus 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. The online Slug 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 your student.

Online Slug Orientation

During the summer, orientation is online.

Slug Orientation is designed to assure you start strong from day one. Completing the Orientation Course process is the required next step for all new students. It consists meeting deadlines, course engagement throughout the summer, and participating fully in Fall Welcome Week.

Throughout the summer, you will receive course access information (part 1 in June, part 2 in July, and part 3 in August) via your UCSC email account.

Learn how to use Canvas by going to Getting Started with Canvas and review the Canvas FAQ for Students

Welcome to the Banana Slug family!