Congratulations and Welcome!

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

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

Welcome to the Banana Slug family!

Slug Orientation

Slug Orientation is designed to assure you start strong from day one. Slug Orientation is the next step for all new students, and consists of completing a series of online courses (during June, July and August), meeting deadlines 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 how to use Canvas by going to Getting Started with Canvas and review the Canvas FAQ for Students