New Graduate Student Orientation

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Pacific Time [jump to schedule]

Welcome Video


All times are Pacific Time. All sessions are online via Zoom.

8:00–8:30 a.m. Global Engagement

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Mandatory for international students living geographically outside the U.S. fall quarter 2021
9:00–10:30 a.m. Global Engagement

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Mandatory for international students living geographically within the U.S. fall quarter 2021
10:30–11:00 a.m. UAW 2865 Mandatory for first-time UCSC teaching assistants whose first assistantship is fall 2021, including continuing graduate students who are first-time TAs in fall 2021
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Title IX Office Mandatory for new graduate students
Title IX presentation includes information about mandatory Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy.
1:001:30 p.m. Division of Graduate Studies Welcome and overview of the Graduate Division by Vice Provost and Dean Peter Biehl and other staff
Learn how the Graduate Division serves graduate students from admission to graduation, with support services like professional development, events, and more.
1:40–2:10 p.m. Student Health Center Student Health and Wellness Resources
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Student Health Outreach Promotion (SHOP)
Healthy Campus Network
Campus Advocacy Resources & Education (CARE)
2:20–2:50 p.m. Dean of Students Dean of Students Resources
Slug Support, including basic needs, emergency assistance
3:00–4:30 p.m. Graduate Student Organizations and Campus Resources

3:00 - 3:30 Grad organization and campus resources overview.

3:30 - 4:30 Open office hours. Connect directly with grad org and campus resource reps in Zoom breakout rooms. Roam freely throughout the breakout rooms for Q&A.

Reference this link to see which organizations will be in attendance.

Campus Resources Slide Presentation

First Slide Image of Google Slides Presentation of Campus Resources for Graduate Students

Your Zoom Account

New graduate student orientation will be online Zoom meetings on September 22, 2021. Learn how to access and use your free UCSC Zoom account here.

UC Santa Cruz and COVID-19

Stay informed about the UC Santa Cruz response to and its Roadmap to Recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, including mandatory health safety measures for permitted access to campus.

Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS)

In response to COVID-19, access to campus will be limited fall quarter and potentially throughout the academic year. Information about COVID-19 safety protocols as these affect transportation to and from and on campus and parking on campus may be found on the TAPS website.

Campus WiFi

At UCSC, eduroam is the free encrypted wireless service that allows students, faculty, staff, and visitors from other participating institutions, to connect securely to the Internet. Please read the connection instructions for devices and computers

Questions about Orientation or Particular Orientation Sessions?

International Graduate Student Orientation Sessions: Email
Program-Specific Orientations: Email your graduate program/department

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