Congratulations and Welcome!

Congratulations, the entire UC Santa Cruz campus welcomes you to a community of scholars that are innovators, risk-takers, visionary scientist and engineers, and world leaders.

Slug Orientation is a comprehensive and informational action plan where you begin to navigate the campus, learn about social and academic resources/programs, prepare for class enrollment, meet new people and begin to make connections, get your questions answered, have fun, and show your SLUG PRIDE!

Welcome to the Banana Slug family!

Slug  Orientation

Slug Orientation is a mandatory academic program that is designed to assure you start strong from the first day. Slug Orientation is mandatory for all new students, and consists of completing a series of online courses (during June, July and August) and full participation in Fall Welcome Week.

Slug Orientation Canvas course links will be sent directly to your UCSC email account. You will receive individual links for each course (one in June, one in July, and one in August).

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