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 advisers 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 orientation@ucsc.edu with important next steps information. Just for frosh webpage. Just for transfers webpage.

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 12; check your MyUCSC portal after November 3 to know for sure when your enrollment appointment is- MARK YOU CALENDAR! You will receive more information from your advisors prior to your enrollment time.

Fully complete the Slug Orientation courses 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 orientation courses via canvas.ucsc.edu after you submit 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 31.

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

Classes begin
Monday, January 9, 2023