Complete Slug Orientation

Slug Orientation is a critical academic program that is designed to assure you start strong from the first day. Slug Orientation will support your fall quarter advising and enrollment, help you learn how to navigate campus and academic resources, and connect you to other UC Santa Cruz students just like you!.

Slug Orientation is mandatory for all new students, and consists of completing a series of online courses and full participation in Fall Welcome Week.

The goals of Slug Orientation are to:

  • Provide you with just-in-time information (what you need to know now)
  • Connect you with advising resources
  • Provide you with the information you need to choose and enroll in your first quarter classes
  • Help you understand what it means to be a respected and respectful member of our multicultural community- building an inclusive community
  • Support your transition into a research university
  • Encourage you to get involved and be engaged with the community
  • Connect you to current students and assist you in finding the answers to your important questions
  • Welcome you and your family to the UC Santa Cruz community