New Graduate Student and TA Orientation

The Fall New Student and Teaching Assistant Orientations was held on September 25th & 26th, 2018. 

Slideshow Presentation of the Orientation Information Session is posted online for reference.

Video of the Orientation Information Session is also available for reference.

Please contact the persons below with questions regarding the Orientation events:

International Graduate Student Orientation: Email ketoma@ucsc.edu

Teaching Assistant Orientation: Email citl@ucsc.edu

New Student Orientation: Email rneuman@ucsc.edu 


Public Transport to and on Campus

The campus Loop shuttles start their fall quarter schedule on Monday, September 24. Campus shuttles are free to all - no ID card needed. 

The Santa Cruz Metro - local routes are free with an active student ID card - has schedules and maps available online. Try starting with the SC Metro schedules information.

And you may also find the campus shuttle app SlugRoute helpful when you’re on campus; it lets you know where the shuttles are via GPS.

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


Tuesday September 25, 2018

  • 8:30am - 9am: TA Orientation Check-In & Coffee (All grads checking in for the TA Orientation must have their Student ID cards) - outside of the Main Stage
  • 9am - 12pm: TA Orientation (+union rep time) - Theater Arts Main Stage
  • 12pm - 1pm: Lunch for TA Orientation, Int'l Orientation - Media Theater
  • 1pm - 2pm: Title IX Training domestic students only - Earth & Marine Sciences B206
  • 1pm - 3pm: International Grad Student Orientation - Media Theater
  • 3pm - 4pm: Title IX Training international students only - Media Theater

Wednesday September 26, 2018

New Graduate Student Orientation (Domestic & International)
Register at: (link forthcoming!)

  • 8:30am - 9am: Check-In Title XI Training/Coffee - Humanities Court Yard
  • 9am - 10am: Make-up Title IX Training for new grads who did not attend the day before - Humanities Lecture Hall 206
  • 10am - 11am: Welcome Brunch - Graduate Student Commons, Quarry Plaza
  • 11am - 1:30pm: Graduate Student Orientation - Humanities Lecture Hall 206
  • 1:30pm - 4:30pm: Grad Orientation BBQ Social & Resource Fair -Upper Quarry Amphitheater

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