Slug Orientation Course Dates

Slug Orientation is your required next step. In order to get an early enrollment appointment, you must complete parts 1 and 2 of the orientation process, and submit your official test scores and transcripts to admissions. When each part is available, access instructions will be sent to your UCSC email account (log in to your UCSC email account now).

All new frosh and transfer students that start fall quarter are required to enroll in the College 1A and Kresge 1T one unit course. Learn more about the course expectations and the orientation process to-do items for a successful course completion.

Online Orientation Course Dates

Learn to use/navigate Canvas. You will find links to these 4 parts in Canvas after the access date noted below.

Part Approximate Access Date Due Date
College 1A or Kresge 1T June 21 (follow the instructions carefully) August 27
Part 1: Getting Started June 21 July 3
Part 2: Advising & Enrollment      July 6 July 16
Part 3: Understanding My University     August 10 August 27

Participation and completion of the Slug Orientation Course process is required to receive one academic credit and to receive an early enrollment appointment date. Orientation is only online during the summer.

 Reminder that orientation is only online.

Slug Orientation Course Tuition

Orientation tuition of $279 will be added to your student account and is due in August. Students may be eligible for financial aid. The Financial Aid & Scholarship Office will be in direct contact with you if you qualify.

Note: Some or all instruction for all or part of the Academic Year may be delivered remotely. Tuition and fees have been set regardless of the method of instruction and will not be refunded in the event that instruction occurs remotely for any part of the Academic Year. Figures for tuition and fees represent currently approved amounts and may not be final. Actual tuition and fees are subject to change by the University of California as determined to be necessary or appropriate. Final approved tuition and fee levels may differ from the amounts presented.


Once orientation fees are posted to your student account, you will receive a bill from Student Business Services. Follow the instructions on the billing statements once you receive it to make your payment.