New Graduate Student Orientation

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Pacific Time [jump to schedule]

Welcome Video


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

9:00–10:30 a.m. Global Engagement

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

International Student Orientation
10:30–11:00 a.m. UAW 2865 Mandatory for first-time UCSC teaching assistants whose first assistantship is fall 2022, including continuing graduate students who are first-time TAs in fall 2022
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.
1:001:10 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.
1:10–1:40 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)

1:40–2:00 p.m.

Dean of Students Dean of Students Resources
Slug Support, including basic needs, emergency assistance
3:00–5:00 p.m. Social Networking and Campus Resource Fair
Join us in person to connect with campus leaders, fellow incoming grads across all 5 academic divisions, graduate student organization leaders and campus resources at the social networking event and campus resource fair. Food and drink will be provided.
Location: To be determined.

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 held via Zoom (note: Social Networking and Campus Resource Fair will be held in person). 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)

Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) has resources for new students to understand the transportation options available at UCSC. .

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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