New Graduate Student Orientation

The fall 2023 Orientation will be Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Location to be announced


Schedule of the 2023 Graduate Student Orientation:


International Graduate Students

9:00–10:30 a.m.
Pacific Time

Global Engagement

All incoming international students must attend this mandatory virtual session, presented by Global Programming and International Student and Scholar Services 

Academic Student Employees

10:30–11:00 a.m
Pacific Time

Union Auto Workers 2865

All incoming Academic Student Employees must attend the mandatory local UAW information virtual session

All New Graduate Students

11:00–12:00 p.m.
Pacific Time

Title IX Office

All incoming graduate students are required must attend this mandatory Title IX virtual session

All New Graduate Students

1:001:10 p.m.
Pacific Time

Division of Graduate Studies

Welcome by the Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies Peter Biehl and divisional staff virtual session

All New Graduate Students

1:10–1:40 p.m.
Pacific Time

Student Health Center

Student Health and Wellness Resources, virtual info session

All New Graduate Students

1:40–2:00 p.m.
Pacific Time

Dean of Students

Dean of Students Garrett Naiman, Slug Support and Basic Needs, a virtual info session

All New Graduate Students

3:00–5:00 p.m.
Pacific Time

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 leaders and campus resources at the social networking event and campus resource fair. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.
Location: To Be Announced.

Campus Resources Slide Presentation

International Graduate Presentation

Graduate Student Orientation


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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