Major Presentations on Tuesday, September 29

Fall 2020

Be sure to attend the entire presentation for the major you intend to pursue at UCSC. If you are exploring and wish to attend more than one presentation, you may do so as long as your schedule allows you to attend the entire presentation for your primary major.

NOTE: Zoom links will be provided in the Welcome Week Canvas course; coming soon!

Major/Department

Who Time Zoom Link

Anthropology

 

All Students  9:00-10:30 a.m.  
We welcome all new Anthropology students to a presentation about major requirements and resources. Individual faculty will share their research interests and courses they will be teaching.

Art

 

All Students

10:00-12:00 p.m.

New Student Orientation with Faculty, Staff Research Associates and Administrative Staff introducing students to the Art Department, special programs, opportunities and faculty research. The Art Advisor will also be there to discuss program requirements, courses and answer questions. This meeting is highly recommended to orient the students to the Art Department, available resources, and faculty research.
Art & Design: Games + Playable Media All Students 10:00-11:00 a.m.
The AGPM Orientation presentation will provide you with information about our program! You will learn about courses in our curriculum, our faculty, and various extracurricular activities. We will also go over our program values, where we will learn about how the AGPM major is focused on social justice and inclusivity, as well as how it will tie in to your game design practice. Learn more about major by watching this video [https://bit.ly/AGPM-Lootbox-2020]

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Frosh 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Chemistry & Biochemistry Fall Welcome for Frosh. Advisers will go over information about the department, the major, courses and more! 
Transfer 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Chemistry & Biochemistry Fall Welcome for transfers. Advisers will go over information about the department, the major, courses and more!
Community Studies Frosh 11:00-12:00 p.m.
Join the CMMU Program Advisor and Faculty for the Community Studies Fall Welcome Orientation for frosh interested in learning more about UCSC's premier interdisciplinary and experiential learning program focused on social justice and community organization! We'll go over information about our program, major, and more. Contact communitystudies@ucsc.edu with any questions about this event.
Transfer 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Join the CMMU Program Advisor and Faculty for the Community Studies Fall Welcome Orientation for transfer students entering the Community Studies major, UCSC's premier interdisciplinary and experiential learning program focused on social justice and community organization! We'll go over information about our program, your pathway through the major, and more. Contact communitystudies@ucsc.edu with any questions about this event.
Critical Race and Ethnic Studies All Students 10:00-12:00 p.m.
Meet CRES faculty and learn about their areas of interest. Q&A with CRES advising about major requirements, electives, senior exit courses, etc. Get to know other CRES majors! Contact CRES Assistant Manager/Undergraduate Program Coordinator Shauntay Larkins (slarkins@ucsc.edu) with any questions about this event. Registration required to participate.
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology All Students 9:30-10:45 a.m.
Join us to learn more about life as a student in the Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Department. Our majors include Ecology & Evolution BS, Marine Biology BS, Plant Sciences BS, and Biology BA. In this event you'll be introduced to your major advisors and hear a department overview from EEB Undergraduate Curriculum Chair Dr. Bruce Lyon. Learn about what you'll study in our majors, areas of research in the department, field experience opportunities, and what makes the EEB community unique. Students must register in advance to participate in this Zoom event. Please contact eebadvising@ucsc.edu with any questions. Click here to register for the Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Department event.
Economics

 

 

 

Frosh 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Transfer 11:15-12:15 p.m.

This orientation is your opportunity to learn about the Economics department, our academic programs, and receive academic advice. You will meet faculty, staff, student organizations, and begin to make connections. It is also a time to get your questions answered and have fun!

This orientation is different from the online Slug Orientation and is extremely beneficial for all newly admitted frosh, transfers and international students. All new students who are interested in our economics majors should attend.

Education

All Students

11:00-12:00 p.m.
Earth and Planetary Sciences Frosh 11:00-12:00 p.m.

Please join us for the Earth and Planetary Sciences (EART) Fall Welcome for First Year Students. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the department and the majors we offer, meet with the undergraduate staff and faculty advisers, and connect with other students in the major.

Transfer 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Please join us for the Earth and Planetary Sciences (EART) Fall Welcome for Transfer Students. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the department and the majors we offer, meet with the undergraduate staff and faculty advisers, and connect with other students in the major.
Environmental Sciences Frosh 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Please join us for the Environmental Sciences (ESCI) Fall Welcome for First Year Students. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the department and the majors we offer, meet with the undergraduate staff and faculty advisers, and connect with other students in the major.
Transfer 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Please join us for the Environmental Sciences (ESCI) Fall Welcome for Transfer Students. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the department and the majors we offer, meet with the undergraduate staff and faculty advisers, and connect with other students in the major.
Environmental Studies Frosh 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Transfer 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Please join us for our Environmental Studies orientation! We will provide you with information about our curriculum, introduce you to our department, and help you prepare for your career as an Environmental Studies student at UCSC! You will also get a chance to participate in our live Q&A session that includes FAQ's. We look forward to "seeing" you there!  
Feminist Studies All Students 10:00-12:00 p.m.
Meet FMST faculty and learn about their areas of interest. Q&A with FMST advising about major requirements, electives, senior exit courses, etc. Get to know other FMST majors! Contact FMST advisor Anne Eickelberg (aeickelb@ucsc.edu) with any questions about this event. Registration required to participate.
Film and Digital Media All Students 10:00-12:00 p.m.
Please join us for a general overview of the Film and Digital Media major led by our department faculty. We hope to see you then!
History Department All Students

10:00-11:00 a.m.

Learn why majoring in history is a great choice for understanding the world we live in today. Meet the history faculty and learn about the exciting educational opportunities available to history majors: research, study abroad, internships, and more!
History of Art and Visual Culture All Students 10:00-12:00 p.m.
We would like to invite you to attend the History of Art and Visual Culture (HAVC) Department's Fall Orientation. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn what makes HAVC so unique, hear from our faculty about their work, and get your questions answered about program requirements. 
Languages and Applied Linguistics

Spanish Studies

10:00-11:00 a.m.
Come meet the Spanish Studies Director and advising staff and receive detailed information about our program of study and other opportunities.
Applied Linguistics 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Come meet the Applied Linguistics Director and advising staff and receive detailed information about our program of study and other opportunities.
Latin American and Latino Studies All Students 11:00-11:30 a.m.
Please join us for a brief new student online orientation for frosh and transfer students with LALS Undergraduate Program Coordinator Ursula Oberg and LALS Department Chair Gabriela Arredondo. Students are encouraged to bring questions after viewing online orientation materials.
Legal Studies All Students 11:00-12:00 p.m.
The Legal Studies Program invites students to join us in our Fall Welcome on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 11am. The Fall Welcome will allow students to learn more about the program as well as have an opportunity to meet our staff and faculty members. This will be a time when students will be able to hear more about the major's requirements and learn about additional opportunities offered to students in the program.

Linguistics & Language Studies

 

All Students 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Please join us for the Fall welcome and orientation for new and prospective Linguistics and Language Studies majors. Faculty will be present to describe the program and the courses they will be offering.
Literature All Students 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Welcome—and welcome back—to the Literature Department! All students are invited to our Fall Orientation, at which you'll meet professors and staff, learn about the major, minor, and opportunities available to literature students, and see other literature enthusiasts. Professor A. Hunter Bivens, Director of the Undergraduate Program, will discuss the Literature major and minor, and Professor Micah Perks, Director of Creative Writing, will provide information about the Creative Writing concentration. We look forward to seeing you on September 29!
Mathematics Department Math Undergrad Info Session 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology Frosh 11:00-12:00 p.m.
All incoming frosh students who are proposed in one of the following majors: Biology BS, Human Biology BS, Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology BS, or Neuroscience BS received an email on September 1st with the zoom login information. If you are not proposed one of the MCD-BIO sponsored major you can join us in a Zoom webinar: [link to be found in Canvas courses]
Transfer 9:00-10:00 a.m.
All transfer students admitted into one of the following majors: Biology BS, Human Biology BS, Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology BS, or Neuroscience BS received an email on September 1st with the Slug Success login information. The Zoom link will be sent on September 28th.
Music All Students 9:00-9:45 a.m.
Students interested in participating in Music at UCSC (both those interested in majors & minors, and those interested in non-major activities) should plan on attending the Music Department Orientation to learn more about major/minor courses, lessons, ensemble participation, GE courses, and more. 
Politics

 

All Students 10:00-10:50 a.m.
Come meet Politics faculty, proposed majors, and receive detailed information about our program of study.
Philosophy All Students 10:30-12:30 p.m.
The Philosophy department orientation will discuss requirements and opportunities for our different academic programs, including the major, minor, and accelerated BA/MA programs.
Physics All Students 11:00-12:00 p.m.
Meet with the physics adviser and faculty for an overview of the department.
Psychology Department Frosh: Cognitive Studies & Psychology 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Transfer: Cognitive Studies & Psychology 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Faculty Advising Fair (virtual) 1:30-3:00 p.m. Website: https://psychology.ucsc.edu/undergraduate/advising/summer-orientation.html 
*Information about this Faculty Advising Fair will be posted on the website link provided.

This is an opportunity to meet faculty and discuss research interests.

School of Engineering Frosh 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Transfer 10:30-11:30 a.m.
This session is only for transfer students that have been admitted into a BSOE engineering major.
Sociology All Students 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Join the Sociology Undergraduate Education Chair and the Undergraduate Advisor for an introduction to the department on Tuesday, September 29th 12-1pm. If you cannot join live, the meeting will be recorded and sent out to new students along with additional videos from our faculty and campus opportunities.
Theater Arts All Students 9:00-11:45 a.m.

Welcome to the Theater Arts community! At our welcome orientation, faculty will share their research interests and talk about classes they teach. You will also meet our excellent production and shop staff, and receive guidance from the department's academic advisor.

Faculty will be available online to answer any questions you may have about the content covered in the individual faculty member's courses, about participating in our productions, and about how to get the most out of your time in our department.