Tuesday, September 26

Download the free UCSC Colleges app to view college-specific Welcome Week information.

Many departments/majors hold Department Orientation on this day. Please refer to the Department Orientations section of the on-line Fall Schedule of Classes, fall orientations.

Admissions Office
Extended Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
150 Hahn Student Services
Open for information regarding conditions of admission, transfer credit, and readmission.

Financial Aid and Scholarship Office
Extended Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
205 Hahn Student Services
Advisers are available on a drop-in basis to assist students and their families with any questions regarding their financial aid awards, loan requirements, and more.

Office of the Registrar
Extended Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
190 Hahn Student Services
Open for general questions about registration, course enrollment, residency, and enrollment verification.

Student Housing Services
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
104 Hahn Student Services
Advisers are available on a drop-in basis to assist students with any questions regarding housing contract policies and procedures, housing and dining charges, payment plan options, meal plans, and more.

ID Card Services: Open To ALL Students
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
ID Card Services Office (Quarry Plaza, near Bay Tree Bookstore)
Photos for student IDs; government issued ID required along with Student ID number. Card received at the time of service.  Also, open to all replacements, exchanges, and make-ups. Students living ON campus who took their photo at Summer Orientation may pick up their IDs at their college of residence during Move In. Students living OFF campus who took their ID photo at Summer Orientation may pick up their IDs at their college of affiliation’s Housing Office starting on September 18. Consult your college's Welcome Week Guide or contact your college Housing Office for location and hours.

Library Cards
Intersession Library Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
McHenry or Science & Engineering Library
To setup your library account, bring your UCSC Student ID card to the Library Services Desk and let them know you want to activate your card account. Your ID is your library card, and it takes just a minute!

Summer Session - Capri Sun & Questions
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
140 Hahn Student Services (Summer Session Office)
Stop into the office to learn about Summer Session and pick up a copy of our summer steadies courses offered every summer.

Fall Welcome Week Information Table
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Quarry Plaza
Students from the Campus Orientation Office are available to answer questions about the Welcome Week schedule or any other questions you may have about the campus.

STARS: Services for Transfer and Re-entry Students Drop-In Advising
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
STARS at Kresge, near the College office
Advisers are available on a drop-in basis to meet with you, answer questions you have regarding completing the transfer process and/or planning your academic program, and make referrals. For more information, contact STARS at 831-459-2552.

Introduction to Undergraduate Research
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Classroom Unit 1
This workshop introduces students to undergraduate research including what it is, why it should be a part of your UC Santa Cruz experience is, connections to future educational and career goals, types of opportunities available, how to get started, and examples of UC Santa Cruz-specific opportunities.

Vaccine Clinic  (Appointment needed – call 831-459-2500 to schedule)
9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Student Health Center (across from Colleges Nine and Ten)
All incoming students UC-wide will be REQUIRED to receive certain vaccinations and be screened for tuberculosis (TB). In order to prevent enrollment holds, students are encouraged strongly to complete these requirements BEFORE coming to campus. Tuberculosis screening before coming to campus is mandatory due to the risk of disease spread to close contacts such as roommates. For further details see: http://healthcenter.ucsc.edu/information/uc_vaccines.html
At this vaccine clinic students may receive immunizations or have their immunization records reviewed. Students may receive the following immunizations:  Tetanus/pertussis (Tdap) ($77), MMR ($87), Varicella (Chicken Pox) ($128), Meningitis* ($146), Influenza (Flu) ($25), HPV (Gardasil) ($195 each - series of 3 required), Hepatitis B ($121 each - series of 3 required) and TB screening= Skin test ($29)/Blood test ($77).  
(*This meningitis vaccine is to prevent meningitis serogroups ACYW-135. At this time the new Meningitis B vaccines are not recommended for the general public.)
All of the above-mentioned vaccines and the TB Skin test Screening are 100% covered by the UC health insurance plan (UCSHIP); TB screening by Lab test has a 15% co-payment. To take full advantage of this clinic, please have your immunization records with you.

Student Business Services
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
203 Hahn Student Services
Open for anyone needing information and assistance with e-billing and e-check information, entrance interviews for Financial Aid, Direct Deposit refund sign-up information and Tuition Payment Plans for registration fees.

Residential Network (ResNet)
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (closed from 12-1pm) at Rachel Carson, Room 258
ResNet assists with Internet access on campus (Ethernet and WiFi) as well as with general computer repair. Phone support available from 10:00 a.m. to Noon, and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at 831-459-4638.

Disability Resource Center Orientation - REQUIRED for students with disabilities
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Oakes Learning Center
Please call 831-459-2089 for more information or for any accommodation for the program. Do not miss this required orientation to learn the process for requesting and utilizing academic accommodations and services for students with disabilities.

University Library Tours
McHenry Library: 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m.  (Meet just inside the library entrance for the tour)
Science & Engineering Library: 1:00 p.m. (Meet just inside the library entrance for the tour)
Tours are led by the Library’s crew of Roving Information students. Featured are the Global Village Café, the Information Commons for online research and study, the Digital Scholarship Commons, Special Collections & Archives, group study rooms, outdoor reading rooms, and much more! You will also learn about the library’s services and collections, such as borrowing course textbooks and Chromebooks and iPads, and the video game room (at the Science & Engineering Library). Tours run approximately 30 minutes.

Are we on Campus or in a Forest? An Introduction to the Campus Natural Reserve Lands
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Natural Science II, Room 233
The UCSC Campus is unique within the University of California in that over 400 acres of the campus have been set aside as a Natural Reserve.  These lands are home to 1000’s of plants and animals including bobcat, deer, and the California giant salamander.  This event will discuss the animals and plants found on the Campus Natural Reserve and highlight ways you can get involved in research and educational activities at our Natural Reserves and the Ken Norris Center for Natural History. You will also learn about appropriate use of the reserve and see specimens of some of the animals and plants that occur on campus. For more information, contact the Campus Reserve Manager at asjones@ucsc.edu.

Educational Opportunity Programs (EOP) New Frosh and Transfer Student Welcome Orientation
For the following Colleges:  Kresge, Oakes, Porter, Rachel Carson College,  and Stevenson
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Classroom Unit 1 & 2
Required for new EOP students: An opportunity to learn more about the academic and personal support programs available through EOP. DRC students can attend either session regardless of college affiliation. Call 831-459-2296 for more information. 

Student Union Assembly (SUA) Open House
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
SUA Office (In the Student Union Building in the Quarry)
Want to learn how to organize and be an advocate for change, learn the issues facing students today, gain skills that a classroom can’t provide. UCSC’s student government organization is called the Student Union Assembly- the official voice of all undergraduate students. Come meet the elected student body officers and find out how you can get involved in campus, local, statewide and national politics. Your officers hire other students for credit and paid internships. Start your college experience off in the world of student power! Light refreshments will be served.

Educational Opportunity Programs (EOP) New Frosh and Transfer Student Welcome Orientation
For the following Colleges:  Cowell, Merrill, Crown, College Nine and College Ten
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Classroom Unit 1 & 2
Required for new EOP students:  An opportunity to learn more about the academic and personal support programs available through EOP. DRC students can attend either session regardless of college affiliation. Call 831-459-2296 for more information. 

Vaccine Clinic  (Appointment needed – call 831-459-2500 to schedule)
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Student Health Center (across from Colleges Nine and Ten)
All incoming students UC-wide will be REQUIRED to receive certain vaccinations and be screened for tuberculosis (TB). In order to prevent enrollment holds, students are encouraged strongly to complete these requirements BEFORE coming to campus. Tuberculosis screening before coming to campus is mandatory due to the risk of disease spread to close contacts such as roommates. For further details see: http://healthcenter.ucsc.edu/information/uc_vaccines.html
At this vaccine clinic students may receive immunizations or have their immunization records reviewed. Students may receive the following immunizations:  Tetanus/pertussis (Tdap) ($77), MMR ($87), Varicella (Chicken Pox) ($128), Meningitis* ($146), Influenza (Flu) ($25), HPV (Gardasil) ($195 each - series of 3 required), Hepatitis B ($121 each - series of 3 required) and TB screening= Skin test ($29)/Blood test ($77).  
(*This meningitis vaccine is to prevent meningitis serogroups ACYW-135. At this time the new Meningitis B vaccines are not recommended for the general public.)
All of the above-mentioned vaccines and the TB Skin test Screening are 100% covered by the UC health insurance plan (UCSHIP); TB screening by Lab test has a 15% co-payment. To take full advantage of this clinic, please have your immunization records with you.

OPERS Fest
3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Upper East field
The OPERS Fest, formerly known as the Fall Festival, is a great opportunity to see how you can be active and involved in student life at UC Santa Cruz. Come visit over 200 tables and talk to representatives from student groups and organizations, recreation programs, sports clubs, intramural sports, physical education classes, fraternities and sororities, student health and wellness services, academic resource offices, environmental and sustainability groups, student media, ethnic resource centers, and more! Enjoy a farmers' market-style dinner on the field with music, student performances, a portable rock-climbing wall, and the best view of the Monterey Bay!

You will need a ticket for dinner, which is being served by UCSC Dining. Avoid long lines on the field; get your ticket in advance from any dining hall cashier (pay by meal card swipe or $8.25+tax). Cash registers available on-site for last minute guests who wish to pay by meal card swipe, cash, credit card, or Flexi$. Please note, all dining halls will be closed after 1pm today -- so OPERS Fest is the place to be to enjoy an amazing dinner on campus!

The OPERS Fest is a ZERO WASTE event. Recycling stations will be set up around the event. All plates, utensils and food are composted, thanks to UCSC Dining Services, Physical Plant Recycling Services, and the Sustainability Office. We also encourage you to bring a reusable water bottle with you and visit our water stations for refills. More information at opers.ucsc.edu.

Dream Act & Undocumented Student Welcome Orientation (EOP)
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Classroom Unit 1
An opportunity to learn about resources and support available to Dream Act Students at UC Santa Cruz. This session is limited to Dream Act Students. Food will be provided.