UCSC Summer Programs for New Students

Updated: 12 April 2019

Congratulations and Welcome to UC Santa Cruz!

UC Santa Cruz offers a variety of summer programs for new students. Some programs are open to all new students, and some are by invitation only. Below you will find a list containing basic program information and the program link.

All new students are expected to attend Slug Orientation (click here to see course dates). All students need to complete the Slug Orientation courses.

This information applies to the entering Fall class. Contact the office offering the program directly with questions. Click program link to learn more about the program and specific dates.

Program Name  

Program Dates
Who May Participate  Can student participate in this and other summer programs?
AARCC The Black Academy  September 14-19 By invitation only; emails will be sent directly to selected students. Yes. Except EOP Summer Bridge.
EOP Bridge First Year Experience Program  July 21-23, and September 6-20 By invitation only; emails will be sent directly to selected students. Contact program coordinator to discuss.
Engineering Academy  August 18-23 Email sent directly to selected students. No.
Summer Academy: First Year  July 23-August 31 All newly admitted frosh students. Yes. Contact summeracademy@ucsc.edu if interested in multiple programs.
Summer Academy: International July 23-August 31 All newly admitted international frosh students only. No.
Summer Academy: Transfer  July 23-August 31 Newly admitted transfer students. No.
UCSC Summer Session Two 5-week sessions. June 24-July 26 & July 29-August 30 Everyone.  All UCSC students, visitors from other campuses, faculty and staff, high schoolers, community members, etc. Yes.