New Graduate Student Orientation

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Friday, October 2, 2020
Via Zoom

Watch the Welcome Video
Campus Resources Slide Presentation

Schedule Wednesday, September 30, 2020

All times are Pacific Time.

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 2020

2020 Google Slides Orientation Presentation for International Students Living Geographically Outside the U.S. Fall Quarter
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 2020

2020 Google Slides Orientation Presentation for International Students Living Geographically Inside the U.S. Fall Quarter

10:30–11:00 a.m. UAW 2865 Mandatory for new teaching assistants whose first assistantship is fall 2020 (If you are a continuing graduate student but a new TA in Fall 2020.)
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Title IX Office Title IX presentation mandatory for all new graduate students
12:00–12:30 p.m. Division of Graduate Studies Welcome by interim Vice Provost and Dean Quentin Williams, welcome video, intro to campus resources slide presentation
12:30–1:00 p.m. Break
1:00–1:50 p.m. Student Health Center Student Health and Wellness Resources, including Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Student Health Outreach Promotion (SHOP), Healthy Campus Network, Campus Advocacy Resources & Education (CARE)
1:50–2:00 p.m. Break
2:00–2:10 p.m. Right Livelihood College Linking students and Right Livelihood (‘Alternative Nobel Prize’) laureates for research and education to develop courageous solutions to global problems
2:10–2:20 p.m. The Humanitites Institute (THI) PhD+ monthly workshops and other events, public fellowships, research support, teaching opportunities
2:20–2:25 p.m. Division of Student Affairs and Success First Generation Initiative: network of faculty, staff, students, and alumni who identify as first-generation or as supporters of our first-generation student population (31% of UCSC graduate students are first in their families to seek a graduate degree at a 4-year university)
2:25–2:30 p.m. Women of Color Graduate CommUNITY
Join the WoC Graduate CommUNITY Google Group to receive their emails.
WoC Graduate CommUNITY aims to bring together graduate students who self-identify as women of color to foster inter-departmental solidarity and belonging through a campus community network that supports women of color in navigating academia.
2:30–2:40 p.m. Cantú Queer Center Information for the UCSC LGBTQI+ community
2:40–2:50 p.m. University Interfaith Council Explore faith groups on campus. Find your spiritual home and activities or explore different faith groups. Learn about exciting new UIC virtual interfaith events.
2:50–3:00 p.m. Break
3:00–3:30 p.m. Dean of Students Basic Needs, Slug Support: Graduate school can be a challenging time, and during times of stress it is not always easy to find the help you need. The Dean of Students, Slug Support, and The Basic Needs Team at UCSC is here to assist you with your financial, food, and housing needs.
3:30–3:40 p.m. Graduate Student Association (GSA) Graduate Student Governance: Learn about opportunities to engage in service work through graduate student organizations, campus committees, and department roles. Learn how doing service work can be a way to make friends, build your CV, and earn a stipend!
3:40–3:50 p.m. Graduate Student Organizing and Activism Grad students at UCSC are engaged in organizing and activism efforts on our campus, in our local community, across the UC system, and throughout the world. This panel will get you up to speed on what campaigns we’re working on and how you can get involved.
3:50–4:00 p.m. Break
4:00–4:10 p.m. Student Business Services Learn about the SBS SlugCents Financial Literacy Program, offering financial literacy resources, such as web content, workshops, and one-on-one coaching.
4:10–4:20 p.m. Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Learn how WiSE can support you as a woman graduate student in a STEM program.
4:20–4:30 p.m. MARINE (Monterey Area Research Institutions’ Network for Education) MARINE provides professional development opportunities to prepare future ocean and watershed leaders for interdisciplinary, real-world problem-solving. MARINE is a collaboration between the Coastal Science and Policy Program and seven Monterey Bay Area academic campuses, including CSU Monterey Bay, Moss Landing Marine Labs, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, Naval Postgraduate School, Stanford University, and Stanford Hopkins Marine Station.
4:30–4:40 p.m. Graduate Student Housing Learn about graduate student housing under COVID-19, support from Resident Assistants, and building a community with other grad students.
4:40–4:50 p.m. Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) TAPS provides a variety of support programs and services for those who walk, bike, bus, carpool, and vanpool. Learn about transportation on and off campus during the COVID-19 pandemic.
4:50–5:00 p.m. Graduate Student Commons Governance Board Get involved with providing programming for graduate student social and professional well-being via the Graduate Student Commons.

Schedule Thursday, October 1, 2020

12:00–1:00 p.m.
Pacific time
University Interfaith Council Meet Faith Groups on Campus: Connect with the UIC and some of their graduate student members in Zoom chat breakout rooms. Find your spiritual home and activities, explore different faith groups, and learn about exciting new UIC virtual events.

Schedule Friday, October 2, 2020

12:00–1:00 p.m.
Pacific time
The Parenting Slug Learn the ABCs and 123s of being a graduate student parent at UCSC. Join current students and alums as they share their stories in navigating as a student parent at UCSC. The panel will discuss housing, childcare and local schools, professional development opportunities, support resources, and community. Q&A to follow.

Your Zoom Account

New graduate student orientation will be online Zoom meetings on September 30, 2020. 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 2020 and potentially throughout the 2020–2021 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?

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

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