Access to YouTube & Google

  • All UC Santa Cruz Orientation Office courses have videos and slide presentations which rely on YouTube and Google to be viewed.
  • We are aware that some students may not be able to access Google products from home. Therefore, we have created PDF documents of all of the vidoes produced by the Orientation Office. And, we are providing you instructions to access a VPN provided by the campus. You do need to be a student that has accepted their admission in order to access the UC Santa Cruz VPN Client service.
  • If you have problems accessing any of the slide presentations or videos, please email us at, and we will provide you additional support.

  • YouTube & Google Access

  • One way to gain access to these slide presentations and vidoes is to install and use the university's VPN (virtual private network), which allows you use the internet as if you were on UCSC's campus. This is how you do it:
    1. Download the VPN Client using your CruzID and Gold password:
    2. Install the VPN client.
    3. Launch the VPN client.
    4. To establish a VPN connection, type "" into the connect box
    5. Enter your username (CruzID) and password (Gold).
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