Major Presentations on Tuesday, September 20

Fall 2022 (updates in progress)

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: Sesssions that explicitly say "All Students" are open to new students and continuing students. All other sessions are for new students only


Major/Department

Who Time Room or Zoom
Anthropology

 

All Students  9:00-10:30 a.m. Room: Social Sciences 1, Room 110
 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.
Applied Linguistics and Multilingualism All Students 10:00-11:00 a.m. Zoom only
Zoom link: https://ucsc.zoom.us/j/95209725427?pwd=dGxVekZldGxRYkx2cW1SQVdQYkJWUT09
Welcome, incoming frosh and transfer students. Please join us via Zoom for an informal overview of the major presented the director of the program, Donald Miller.

Art

 

All Students

10:00-12:00 p.m.

(In-person & Zoom)
Room: Elena Baskin D-101
Zoom link: https://ucsc.zoom.us/j/98020614395?pwd=cW8zYmxxL01UQ0xVa2xiMXVLdlRSQT09
The presentation will include an overview of the Art Department & Art Major; faculty & staff introductions; and a Q&A portion during the second half of the presentation.

We will be simulcasting this event; when students register, they should indicate if they plan to attend in person or via zoom.
Art & Design: Games & Playable Media (AGPM) All Students 9:00-12:00 p.m. (in-person & online)
Room: Theater Arts Mainstage
Zoom links locaated below
  • New Art Design Games & Playable Media students are expected to attend.
     
    1) Welcome presentation for the Dept. of Performance, Play & Design with department faculty & staff from the Theater Arts and Art & Design: Games + Playable Media programs
    • Time: 9:00–10:30 am
    • Location: Theater Arts Center, Second Stage & online at https://www.twitch.tv/ucsctheaterarts
    2) Undergraduate Advising Orientation for AGPM (Frosh & Transfer)  
    • Time: 10:45–11:45 am
    • Location: Theater Arts Center, room: Second Stage & Online – Zoom Link here
    • Meet other incoming students and receive guidance on how to participate in productions and by-audition classes, understand our degree requirements, course offerings, and more! + Q&A with the academic advisor and open discussion.
     
    3) OPTIONAL: Art Design Games and Playable Media Tour (in-person only)
    • Time: 12:00PM, IN-PERSON ONLY
    • Location: Theater Arts Center (meet in the outdoor atrium in front of the Ticket Office)
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) Transfer 1:00-2:00 p.m. (in-person & online)
Room: Physical Sciences Building (PSB) 205
Zoom link: https://ucsc.zoom.us/my/chemistryadvising.rexton?pwd=OE5tYVhDY0ZMTGdaYlcyZi9jTzVjQT09

Overview of advising, enrollment system, and time for Q&A regarding the Biochemistry and Molecular (BMB) major.
Chemistry Transfer 1:00-2:00 p.m. Room: Physical Sciences Building (PSB) 240
Meet the Chemistry advisor and learn about the Chemistry majors at UCSC and how to hit the ground running as an incoming transfer student! We look forward to meeting you!

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Frosh 10:00-11:00 a.m. Room: Physical Sciences Building (PSB) 240
Chemistry & Biochemistry Frosh Major Presentation. Learn about the Chemistry & Biochemistry majors at UCSC! This event will give incoming Frosh an opportunity to meet the Chemistry & Biochemistry advisors and General Chemistry faculty members. We look forward to meeting you!
Cognitive Science

(new students only)

Frosh 9:00-10:00 a.m. Zoom only

Zoom link: https://ucsc.zoom.us/j/6946778045?pwd=NGVkczBzM243cDR4Vm0xT2htZ0RXQT09

Incoming Frosh fall orientation for proposed Psychology and Cognitive Science majors.

Transfer 10:00-11:00 a.m. Zoom only

Zoom link: https://ucsc.zoom.us/j/6946778045?pwd=NGVkczBzM243cDR4Vm0xT2htZ0RXQT09

Incoming Transfer fall orientation for proposed Psychology and Cognitive Science majors.

Community Studies All Students (new and continuing invited) 10:00-11:00 a.m. Zoom only

Zoom link: https://ucsc.zoom.us/j/6621804913?pwd=OVB0bmRqVk9GVmI5dEJ2M0ZwWUs1Zz09

Welcome to UCSC! All of us in the Community Studies Program are very happy to welcome you and we are excited to partner with you to achieve your academic goals at UCSC!

Community Studies Program Overview for Fall Welcome Week Goals:
-Review Community Studies BA (CMMU BA) Major Requirements.
-A brief overview of the Field Study Requirement.
-Learn how to make an academic plan.
-Hear tips from students who completed the CMMU BA!
-We will answer all your questions!

Critical Race and Ethnic Studies All Students 1:00-3:00 p.m. (in-person & online)
Room: Humanities 1, Room 202
Zoom link: https://ucsc.zoom.us/j/97577951752?pwd=Qk9YRWdOOTNGd0VpOEs2Lyt3WmVqdz09
The Critical Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES) Department welcomes students who are interested in pursuing the CRES major, Black Studies minor, and/or the CRES and Education MA/C 4+1 (master's and teaching credential) program. At this event, we will present an overview of the major and individual faculty will discuss their research areas and courses they will be teaching.

Earth Science and Environmental Sciences

Frosh Only 1:00-2:00 p.m. Room: Earth & Marine Sciences B206

First Year Orientation and Mentor Mixer

The First Year Orientation and Mentor Mixter will be an opportunity for incoming first year students to meet department faculty and graduate students, and learn about faculty research interests. Every first year student will be paired with a mentor and this is your opportunity to learn about the program and have priority matching. Refreshments will be provided.

Frosh & Transfer Combined 9:00-10:00 a.m. (in-person & online)
Room: Earth and Marine Sciences Building A340

Zoom link: https://ucsc.zoom.us/j/92191403648?pwd=amk3Zm9yUVZ2MGZTWnJrTTFUTmV1Zz09

Earth and Environmental Science Info Session

Interested in changing your major to Earth or Environmental Science then this session is for you! Any incoming frosh and transfer students that are NOT proposed Earth Science or Environmental Science but are interested in learning more about the majors are welcome to join the department advisor to learn more. Offered both in person and via Zoom this will be an informal overview of the major, questions on how to change your proposed major and opportunities within the major.

Transfer Only 10:30-11:30 a.m. Location: Dreiss Lobby and Patio

Transfer Welcome

The Transfer Welcome will be an opportunity for incoming transfer students to meet department faculty and grad students, learn about faculty research interests and opportunities for undergraduate research. Refreshments will be provided

Transfer Only 11:30-12:30 p.m. Room: Earth & Marine Sciences B206

Transfer Orientation

Transfer students are required to attend the Transfer Welcome immediately before the Orientation presentation.

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Frosh & Transfer Combined 10:00-12:30 p.m. Location: Coastal Biology (CBB), Room 110
EEB Undergraduate Department Welcome
Tuesday, September 20th

10:00 - 10:25 AM: EEB Advisors Presentation
10:25 - 11:00 AM: Professor Bruce Lyon, EEB Department Overview
11:00 - 11:15 AM: Break
11:15 - 12:30 PM: Resource Fair & Academic Planning workshop


Along with local public health officials, we strongly recommend indoor masking regardless of an individual’s vaccination status.

Economics
(Economics BA, Business Management Economics BA, Global Economics BA)
Frosh 9:00-10:30 a.m. Zoom only
Zoom link: https://ucsc.zoom.us/j/99924718773?pwd=V2lxMVRId1ltaHBiNEVWbUN5cHBmQT09
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 first year students and international students. All new students who are interested in our economics major should attend.
Transfer  11:00-12:30 p.m. Zoom only
Zoom link: https://ucsc.zoom.us/j/95732761451?pwd=SC9iU3hYTWZYSTVBcktRUTJCMmowdz09
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 transfer students and international students. All new students who are interested in our economics major should attend
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Education, Democracy, and Justice B.A., Education Department All Students 11:00-12:00 p.m. Room: Cowell 131
Join us for an overview of the Education Major!
Environmental Studies
(Agroecology BA, Environmental Studies BA, ENVS/Bio BA, ENVS/Earth BA, ENVS/Econ BA)
Frosh 9:00-10:30 a.m. Room: Interdisciplinary Sciences Building (ISB) 221
Interested in Environmental Studies and Agroecology? Come to our session to hear more! We will be talking about the major requirements for Environmental Studies, Agroecology, and the ENVS combined majors (Agroecology BA, Environmental Studies BA, ENVS/Bio BA, ENVS/Earth BA, ENVS/Econ BA), as well as exciting opportunities including internships and research. We will briefly discuss the concentrations we offer in the ENVS major and give you an idea of what kinds of classes you can expect to take in our majors. There will also be plenty of time for you to ask questions. Whether you’re already set on majoring in Environmental Studies or Agroecology, or you’re still exploring, we’d love to see you!
Transfer 11:00-12:30 p.m. Room: Interdisciplinary Sciences Building (ISB) 221
The department of Environmental Studies is excited to welcome our newest transfer students! At our welcome week session, we will be talking about the major requirements for ENVS, Agroecology, and the ENVS combined majors (ENVS/Bio, ENVS/Econ, ENVS/Earth), as well as important opportunities for transfers to get involved with, including internships and research. We will briefly discuss the concentrations we offer in the ENVS major and give you an idea of what kinds of classes you can expect to take over the next couple of years. There will also be plenty of time for you to ask questions and interact with your ENVS advising staff. We look forward to seeing you!
Feminist Studies All Students 10:00-12:00 p.m. (In-person or Zoom)
Room: Humanities 210
Zoom link: https://ucsc.zoom.us/j/99540266514?pwd=dWNLQjMrbk5SanJldStHc21WbGc3Zz09
New incoming proposed Feminist Studies (FMST) majors are invited to the FMST Welcome Week event where you'll learn more about Feminist Studies program and, most importantly, meet our awesome faculty and hear about their upcoming classes and areas of research and interest. A brief Q&A will follow.

Film and Digital Media Frosh & Transfer 10:00-12:00 p.m. (In-person or Zoom)
Room: Communications Room 150

Zoom link: https://ucsc.zoom.us/j/92926711691?pwd=N3JqWDNlTWZrSGkwdHVuM0xmUDMzUT09 

This is your opportunity to meet with our faculty and learn about their research interests and find out more about their courses for the year. An overview of the film and digital media program, including major requirements, will be given by our faculty. All students that are proposed film and digital media majors and those interested in adding FDM as a minor or second major are highly encouraged to attend. 

History Department All Students

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Room: Stevenson Event Center

Learn why majoring in history is a great choice for understanding the world we live in today. Meet some of 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. Zoom only
Zoom link: https://ucsc.zoom.us/j/94566842174?pwd=dnpQWjBuU1JyTzlKU2phYm5LWGIrQT09

The History of Art & Visual Culture (HAVC) Department welcomes and encourages all incoming students to attend our fall orientation event! This is a wonderful opportunity to learn what makes HAVC so unique, hear from faculty about their work, and get your questions answered about program requirements and enrichment opportunities. 
Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) All Students 11:00-12:00 p.m. (In-person or Zoom)
Room: Charles E. Merrill Lounge

Zoom link: https://ucsc.zoom.us/j/99978856932?pwd=amQzNmM2WjRtUjFpd0x1b0NtWGRyQT09

Join LALS faculty and undergraduate program staff for an introduction to our program and community. We'll talk about research happening in LALS, requirements and opportunities for students, and the resources that will support your transition to UCSC. We'll be happy to answer any questions you have.

Legal Studies All Students 11:10-12:00 p.m. Room: Stevenson 150
Come meet Legal Studies faculty, advising staff, and receive detailed information about our program of study and other opportunities.

Linguistics Department

 

All Students 10:00-11:30 a.m. Room: Stevenson 175

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. Undergraduate advisor will go over major requirements.

Literature All Students 10:00-11:30 a.m. Room: Humanities Lecture Hall (206)
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. Our faculty will be on hand to discuss the literature major and minor and to provide information about the Creative Writing concentration. We look forward to seeing you on September 20!
Math All Students
10:30-12:00 p.m. Room: McHenry 1240
Math Student Welcome Party.

*This is not a mandatory event but attendance is encouraged. Food will be provided.

Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology
(MCD Biology BS, Neuroscience BS, Biology BS, Global Community and Health BA and BS)

Frosh only 9:05-9:55 a.m. Room: Media Theater
Please join the Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology Department Faculty and Academic Advisers for an overview of the department courses, research, requirements and more!
Transfer only 1:05-1:55 p.m. Room: Media Theater
Please join the Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology Department Faculty and Academic Advisers for an overview of the department, courses, research, requirements and more!
Music

 

All Students 9:00-9:45 a.m. (In-person or Zoom)
Room: Music Center 131

Zoom link: https://ucsc.zoom.us/j/94902930809?pwd=amlxYXhKUzdMaUM0d2FOKytkWFlPZz09
The Music advisor will be going over Major and Minor programs, as well as classes to take in Fall to begin these programs. The advisor will also discuss opportunities for non-majors (like lessons, ensembles, and GE courses), and will also go over information regarding the Music Theory Placement Exam, which will happen immediately following the Orientation (10am-12:30pm).

This orientation will be in-person, but simulcast via Zoom. The Orientation will also be recorded, and made available on our website for those who cannot attend the meeting at this time. The Music Theory Placement Exam will not have any makeup opportunities - if you need to take a theory course in Fall, please plan to take the placement exam on this day.

*If you plan to take the Music Theory Placement Exam, and will need DRC accommodations, please make sure to get in contact with the Music Department *ahead of time* by emailing music@ucsc.edu. 

Philosophy All Students 10:00-12:00 p.m. Zoom only

Zoom link: https://ucsc.zoom.us/j/95220725028?pwd=YnhLd0lUazdaNzhoVUswTnIwVHFjUT09

We welcome all new Philosophy students to a presentation about major requirements and planning your major courses. The department advisor and faculty undergraduate director will be in attendance and will also discuss strategies for succeeding at UCSC and answer any questions.

Physics All Students 10:00-11:30 a.m. Location: Interdisciplinary Sciences Building (ISB) Courtyard
Drop by and have conversations with Physics staff, faculty, and students.
Politics

 

New students only 10:00-10:50 a.m. Room: Stevenson 150
Come meet the Politics faculty, staff advisor and receive detailed information about our program of study. New Politics frosh and transfer students are invited to attend.

Psychology

(new students only)

Frosh 9:00-10:00 a.m. Zoom only

Zoom link: https://ucsc.zoom.us/j/6946778045?pwd=NGVkczBzM243cDR4Vm0xT2htZ0RXQT09

Incoming Frosh fall orientation for proposed Psychology and Cognitive Science majors.

Transfer 10:00-11:00 a.m. Zoom only

Zoom link: https://ucsc.zoom.us/j/6946778045?pwd=NGVkczBzM243cDR4Vm0xT2htZ0RXQT09

Incoming Transfer fall orientation for proposed Psychology and Cognitive Science majors.

School of Engineering (BSOE)- These sessions are for new students only.
BE Frosh Student Webinar Frosh 9:00-9:45 a.m. Zoom only
Zoom link: [pending]
This webinar is a valuable introduction to Baskin Engineering. Students will learn about resources and how to be successful, and with time for Q&A. A Zoom link to join will be sent to students prior to the webinar.
BE Transfer Student Webinar Transfer 10:00-10:45 a.m. Zoom only
Zoom link: [pending]
This webinar is a valuable introduction to Baskin Engineering. Students will learn about resources and how to be successful, and time for Q&A. A Zoom link to join will be sent to students prior to the webinar.
Applied Mathematics Major Session Frosh & Transfer 11:15-12:15 p.m. Zoom only

By invitation only

A faculty member from the Applied Math Department will lead this session and provide information about the Applied Math major. There will be time for Q&A. Students are required to attend the BE frosh or transfer webinar prior to attending this session. A Zoom link to join will be sent to students prior to the orientation session.

Biomolecular Engineering and Bioinformatics, and Biotechnology Major Session Frosh & Transfer 11:15-12:15 p.m. Zoom only

By invitation only

A faculty member from the Biomolecular Engineering Department will lead this presentation and provide information about these majors. There will be time for Q&A. Students are required to attend the BE frosh or transfer webinar prior to attending this session. A Zoom link to join will be sent to students prior to this session.

Computer Science Major Session

 

Frosh & Transfer 11:15-12:15 p.m. Zoom only

By invitation only

Only students who were admitted as proposed Computer Science majors should attend this session. Students who are pursuing the Computer Science: Computer Game Design major should attend the Computer Science: Computer Game Design major session.

Students are required to attend the BE frosh or transfer webinar prior to attending this session. A Zoom link to join will be sent to students prior to this session.

Computer Science: Computer Game Design Major Session

 

Frosh & Transfer 11:15-12:15 p.m. Zoom only

By invitation only

Students who are pursuing the Computer Science: Computer Game Design major should attend this session. Students who are pursuing Computer Science: Computer Game Design SHOULD NOT attend the Computer Science Major Session, as that is intended for Computer Science majors (not Game Design) only.

Students are required to attend the BE frosh or transfer webinar prior to attending this session. A Zoom link to join will be sent to students prior to this session.

Computer Engineering/ Network and Digital Technology Major Session Frosh & Transfer 11:15-12:15 p.m. Zoom only

By invitation only

A faculty member from the Computer Science & Engineering Department will lead this presentation and provide information about both of these majors. There will be time for Q&A. Students are required to attend the BE frosh or transfer webinar prior to attending this session. A Zoom link to join will be emailed to students in the days leading up to this session.

Electrical Engineering Major Session Frosh & Transfer 11:15-12:15 p.m. Zoom only

By invitation only

A faculty member will lead this presentation and provide information about the Electrical Engineering major. There will be time for Q&A. Students are required to attend the BE frosh or transfer webinar prior to attending this session. A Zoom link to join will be emailed to students in the days leading up to this session.

Robotics Engineering Major Session Frosh & Transfer 11:15-12:15 p.m. Zoom only

By invitation only

A faculty member from the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department will lead this presentation and provide information about the Robotics Engineering major. There will be time for Q&A. Students are required to attend the BE frosh or transfer webinar prior to attending this session. A Zoom link to join will be emailed to students in the days leading up to this session..

Technology & Information Management Session Frosh & Transfer 11:15-12:15 p.m. Zoom only

By invitation only

A faculty member from the Technology & Information Management (TIM) Department will lead this presentation and provide information about the TIM major. There will be time for Q&A. Students are required to attend the BE frosh or transfer webinar prior to attending this session. A Zoom link to join will be emailed to students in the days leading up to this session.

Baskin Engineering (BE) Swag Handout!
Frosh & Transfer 12:30-2:00 p.m. Engineering Courtyard
Come pick up some cool swag at the Engineering Courtyard! 
Sociology All Students 12:00-1:30 p.m. Zoom only
Zoom link: https://ucsc.zoom.us/j/91650006645?pwd=dkVOZWJvWFZXbW85aVZsdXdnaDYxUT09

Join us for introduction to the department, our faculty, and campus opportunities
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Spanish Studies All Students 11:00-12:00 p.m. Zoom only
Zoom link: https://ucsc.zoom.us/j/4712467066?pwd=NUkzZEhjallpQWdWcGc1Yk9HeTJudz09
Welcome incoming frosh and transfer students. Please join us via Zoom for an informal overview of the major presented by the director of the program, Mark Amengual.
Theater Arts
(Department of Performance, Play & Design)
All Students 9:00-1:00 p.m. (In-person & Zoom)
Room: Theater Arts Second Stage
  • New Theater Arts students are expected to attend.
  • Program highlights (full details here):
     
    1) Welcome presentation for the Dept. of Performance, Play & Design with department faculty & staff from the Theater Arts and Art & Design: Games + Playable Media programs
    • Time: 9:00–10:30 am
    • Location: Theater Arts Center, Second Stage & online at https://www.twitch.tv/ucsctheaterarts
    2) Undergraduate Advising Orientation for Theater Arts (Frosh & Transfer)  
    • Time: 10:45–11:45 am
    • Location: Theater Arts Center, room TBA & Online – Zoom Link TBA here
    • Meet other incoming students and receive guidance on how to participate in productions and by-audition classes, understand our degree requirements, course offerings, and more! + Q&A with the academic advisor and open discussion.
     
    3) OPTIONAL: Theater Arts Facilities Tour (in-person only)
    • Time: 12:00–1:00 PM, IN-PERSON ONLY
    • Location: Theater Arts Center (meet in the outdoor atrium in front of the Ticket Office