Winter Quarter Admits

Congratulations on your admission into one of the top recognized universities in the world, University of California Santa Cruz! We hope that you are well and safe. We look forward to engaging with you!

Students admitted for winter quarter should plan to speak directly with the department and college advisors prior to enrolling for classes. After you submit your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) with Admissions, you will receive a detailed email message from with important information. View the winter frosh or winter transfers webpages for important information.

Enroll for Classes

You may begin enrolling in classes online during your "enrollment appointment" time, which will be visible to you in your MyUCSC student portal. Your enrollment appointment time will be scheduled for sometime after November 15; check your MyUCSC portal after November 9 to confirm your enrollment appointment – MARK YOUR CALENDAR! You will receive more information from your advisors prior to your enrollment time.

Fully complete the Orientation Course to prepare for your enrollment appointment, to begin to plan your first quarter and beyond, and to learn about important academic and social resources. You will be able to access the winter Orientation Course via after October 17 (you must have submitted your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) with Admissions).

Use the Enrollment How-to Videos when enrolling for winter quarter classes.

Campus Closure

UCSC offices will close for the winter break from December 23 to January 3.

We recommend that you complete all communication with advisors, Admissions Office, Registrar’s Office, Financial Aid and Scholarships Office, etc. prior to December 1, or as early as possible.

Winter Welcome

Some Winter Welcome programming is mandatory and all of the information you will receive is important. You will receive more details via email. Visit the Winter Welcome page to see by-day activities details.

Classes begin
Monday, January 6, 2025