Complete the Online Orientation Course

Slug Orientation represents your whole experience of becoming a Banana Slug, from when you submit your Statement of Intent to Register all the way to your first day of classes.

The online Orientation Course is required.

The goals of Slug Orientation are to:

  • Provide you with information in a timely manner, and to connect you to current students who can assist you in finding answers to your important questions
  • Connect you with advising resources
  • Supply you the tools necessary for choosing and enrolling in your first quarter classes
  • Encourage respectful engagement in your inclusive and multicultural community
  • Support your transition into a research university
  • Inspire you to get involved and be engaged with the campus
  • Introduce you to vital campus resources such as Learning Support Services, safety resources, the Health Center, financial aid, the resource centers, college and university housing, student groups, and Career Success to name just a few
  • Welcome you and your family to the UC Santa Cruz community
For fall admits only: In order to get an enrollment appointment, you must complete Parts 1 and 2 of the Online Orientation Course, and submit your official transcripts to admissions.