Saturday, September 21

View the interactive campus map and the campus walking map to help you get around campus. Use this time to walk around and become familiar with the campus. 

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ID Card Services
Congratulations on becoming a Banana Slug! Your first student ID card is FREE! If you have submitted a photo through CloudCard, and your photo was approved, your card will be ready for you. If you did not submit a photo by September 1, you will pick up your card after October 6 once you submit your photo and after your photo gets approved. If you have yet to submit your photo, please go to the Photo Upload Instructions page then follow the photo submission guidelines. 

  • If you are living on campus, your ID card will be waiting for you when you check-in on your move-in day. 
  • If you are living off campus, between 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. your ID card will be at the ID Card Services Office located on the second floor of the Bay Tree Campus Store. 
  • If you are picking up your ID Card after September 27, email to request a pick-up time. (After September 27, card pick-up will be by appointment only.)

Please Note: You will need a government issued ID along with your UCSC Student ID number at the time of pick up.


Appointments for UC Required Immunizations
**Call 831-459-2500 or schedule online through Health e-Messenger**
All incoming UC students are REQUIRED to receive certain vaccinations and tuberculosis (TB) screening. Students may receive required immunizations at the Student Health Center by scheduling an appointment through Health e-Messenger or calling (831) 459-2500. These are offered at no cost for students with UC SHIP.


Student Housing Services
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (PT)
Phone: 831-459-5361
Campus Housing Office staff are available by email or phone to assist you with any questions about housing and dining charges, payment plan options, meal plans, and more. Contact information is available at


Bay Tree Campus Store 
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (PT)
Quarry Plaza
The Bay Tree Campus Store is your destination for a wide variety of Banana Slug apparel. The Campus Store also features Apple computers (at discounted education prices), Apple accessories, school supplies, art supplies, and gifts.

Purchasing Textbooks (Please note that textbooks are no longer sold on campus.)

The Bay Tree Campus Store Course Material Website operates completely online and can be visited at For more information, visit our website or call us at (831) 459-4216 or send an email to


Fall Welcome Week Information Table 
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (PT)
Quarry Plaza
Stop by to get your questions answered, meet other students, and chat with the Orientation Team.


Financial Aid and Scholarship Office 
See the Contact Information page for availability information
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.


Residential Computing (ResNet) 
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (PT)
Rachel Carson College Room 258
ResNet assists with residential networks (including ResWiFi and ResWiFi-devices) as well as with minor computer repair. Staff will be available via phone, email, and in-person support (no appointment needed). Call ResNet at 831-459-4638, email, or visit our website for more information.