New Student and TA Orientation
The Fall New Student and Teaching Assistant Orientation, held on Tuesday September 20, 2016, provided new graduate students and teaching assistants information about resources available on campus related to student success, health and wellness, pay, ethnic and other resource centers, social engagement, research and scholarship, student health insurance, and more. The presentations and handouts referenced at the Orientation are posted here as the information within them will be useful throughout the year.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns. The Division of Graduate Studies is here to support you.
2016 New Student and Teaching Assistant Orientation Agenda (pdf)
Kulvinder Johl, Payroll Lead Accountant
At Your Service - UC Benefits
The University's Title IX/Sexual Harassment office provides education and prevention services regarding sexual harassment, and investigates and resolves issues of sexual harassment for the campus community.
Tracey Tsugawa, Title IX Officer, 105 Kerr Hall, 831-459-2462
Laura Young-Hinck, Response Team Coordinator, 831-459-1666
Donnae Smith, Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator, Colleges, Housing & Educational Services
Annette Marines, Research Support Service Librarian, 831-459-3255
Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) - http://caps.ucsc.edu
Dean of Students - Student Code of Conduct - http://deanofstudents.ucsc.edu
Student Health Services http://healthcenter.ucsc.edu
The goal of CAPS is to meet the mental health needs of UCSC students. Our Central office is located in the East Wing on the second floor, at the Student Health Center building. CAPS counseling staff are situated in various locations on campus, including the Colleges and Family Student Housing. Please see the CAPS Staff page for information regarding the CAPS staff. For more information:
Counseling and Psychological Services (831) 459-2628
Appointment scheduling 8:00am to 5:00pm
CAPs 24 Crisis Services (831) 459-2628
Dean of Students
Student Health Services
Rick Gubash (831-459-2089) Director of the Disability Resource Center (DRC) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator, discusses program access for students with disabilities.
It is important that you speak with your department's graduate advisor if you have a question about your TA employment status. Academic HR units are responsible for processing hiring decisions and maintaining accurate hiring records for most Divisions; SOE and PBSci have different arrangements, please contact your graduate advisor with questions.
Contacts for Academic HR or Personnel Units:
Arts Division: Hannah Lyde-Epperson
Engineering: Contact your department's graduate advisor.
Humanities: Helen Stroud-Finley
Physical & Biological Sciences: Contact your department's graduate advisor.
Social Sciences: Katherine Martinez
Pay and Insurance Handout
Graduate Student Association represents graduate student concerns to the UCSC faculty, administration, and staff, and by providing services which are more effectively addressed as a group.
Graduate Student Commons provides a comfortable and welcoming space for all graduate students to foster graduate student interaction and a sense of community. Led by the Graduate Student Commons Governance Board.
Contact both GSA and GSC by phone at 831-459-1395.
Jess Whatcott, GSA Secretary & Webmaster.
Kara Hisatake, GSA Co-President.