Friday, September 22

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. 


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.


Undergraduate Admissions Office 
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (PT)
150 Hahn Student Services
Available in person at the front counter and by phone at 831-459-4008, or by email at Receive information regarding conditions of admission, transfer credit, sending official transcripts and test scores, and appeals.


International Student Orientation (Transfer/Exchange)
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (PT)
Registration Details will be shared via the iGlobal portal 
The International Student Orientation program (ISO) is designed to help you get to know other students, learn more about the campus, and ease your transition to UC Santa Cruz, with a particular focus on international student challenges and intercultural adjustment. During International Orientation, you will meet Global Engagement staff, connect with student Global Leaders in your orientation groups, and learn about campus resources to support your studies and success as a UCSC Banana Slug.

ISO is scheduled to take place in-person on the UCSC main campus and is required for all new, incoming international students in F-1 or J-1 status. More information preparing new international students for their arrival to UCSC can be found in the “Pre-Arrival Orientation” found in iGlobal

Students who consider themselves international but are not in F-1/J-1 status are also welcome to register and attend.


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


Summer Session - Why Summer?
Drop-in 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (PT) or by appointment
257 Hahn Student Services
Drop into the office and pick up some summer swag or book a meeting through Slug Success to speak with a current student or staff member about the benefits of your optional fourth quarter. We can cover anything from the courses offered, to costs and financial aid eligibility, to on-campus housing.


Student Housing Services
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (PT)  
104 Hahn Student Services
The Campus Housing Office staff are available via email or phone or to assist you with any questions about housing and dining charges, payment plan options, meal plans, and more. Contact information is available at


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


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. 


Office of the Registrar
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (PT)
190 Hahn Student Services
Call at 831-459-4412
(Friday phone hours: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Open for general questions about registration, course enrollment, and enrollment verification.


Residency and Veterans Services at the Registrar’s Office
190 Hahn Student Services
In-Person Advising 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. (PT)
Phone Hours: Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(831) 459-3459 or (831) 459-2910 or (831) 459-2731
Zoom Advising Calendar for Residency and Veterans Services
Open for general questions about registration, veterans benefits, and residency for UC tuition.


SlugCents Financial Wellness Program
Walk-in hours 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (PT) or by appointment after 10/27/23
Hahn Student Services 203 (next to Financial Aid)
Phone: 831-502-0781
The SlugCents Financial Wellness Program helps UCSC students build the knowledge and skills they need to feel more confident about their financial decisions - both during and after college. Stop by our office to learn about our financial workshops, confidential financial coaching appointments, online resources, and more!


Student Business Services (SBS): Financial Service Center 
Walk-in Hours from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (PT)  
Phone Calls from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (PT) 
102 Hahn Student Services
Phone: 831-459-2107
SBS will be available to answer questions about billing, making payments, signing up for direct deposit refunds, and information on Tuition Payment Plans for current registration fees.


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.