Your Fall 2024 Orientation To-Do List

Your success is our goal! Follow the to-do list below to complete all of your Online Orientation Course requirements to ensure that you pass the course and receive the one academic credit. We recommend you start each orientation part as soon as you gain access. You will receive orientation information in your UCSC email, so remember to check your email regularly! 

Stay engaged, add dates to your calendar, and do not miss a deadline!

JUNE 2024
Item Note Due Date

Order All Official Transcripts (& test scores if applicable)

*Recommend that you order as early as possible (before May)

Only students who have submitted ALL required official transcripts by the deadline will be assigned an enrollment appointment. Students that have not submitted the required records will not be able to enroll in courses until records are received.

In July
Upload your Slug Card Photo Upload your photo for your student ID card after April 15 (read the instructions carefully) July 3
Complete Directed-Self Placement (DSP) Frosh only: Included in Orientation Course Part 1 July 6
Complete the We Are Slugs requirements Included in Orientation Course Part 1 July 6
Complete Part 1: Getting Started Access in Canvas (canvas.ucsc.edu) after June 26. July 6
Part 1 will take approximately 10 hours to complete.

JULY 2024
Item Note Due Date
Submit Official Transcripts Learn more on the Conditions of Admissions FAQ page July 1
Submit Official Test Scores Learn more on the Conditions of Admissions FAQ page July 15
Complete Part 2: Advising & Enrollment Access in Canvas (canvas.ucsc.edu) after July 7
July 16
Complete all required We Are Slugs assignments Included in Orientation Course Part 1 and Part 2 July 16

Prepare for Class Enrollment

Attend Virtual Advising Days sessions and review Part 2 to prepare for enrollment

Virtual Advising Days
(with your advisors)

Week of August 5-9 (all new students)

Your advisors will send you emails directly to your @ucsc.edu email explaining how to meet with them.

 
Part 2 will take approximately 10 hours to complete.

AUGUST 2024
Item Note Due Date
Frosh Enrollment Dates

Week of August 12-16 (frosh)

You will receive the date of your enrollment appointment once we receive your official transcripts and verify completion of Parts 1 and 2 of the Orientation Course.

Transfer Enrollment Dates

Week of August 19-22 (transfer)

You will receive the date of your enrollment appointment once we receive your official transcripts and verify completion of Parts 1 and 2 of the Orientation Course

 
Complete Part 3: Understanding My University
Access in Canvas (canvas.ucsc.edu) after August 10
August 26
Part 3 will take approximately 12 hours to complete.

All students are expected to fully and actively participate in Fall Welcome Week.
 

Quick Links

Orientation Leaders Office Hours
Orientation Course Requirement 
Orientation dates and deadlines
 
Admissions dates and deadlines
Housing dates and deadlines
Financial Aid Timeline