New Student International Orientation

Fall 2014 New International Student Orientations & Welcome Week

New students to UC Santa Cruz are expected to attend a mandatory International Orientation.  For program information, registration, and costs, please visit Campus Orientation Programs. You may also email the Orientation Office at internationalorientation@ucsc.edu for specific orientation questions.

Degree-seeking international students participating in the Summer Start program must attend the 3-day Summer Start Orientation from July 28-30. You are expected to arrive in California on July 27 between 10:00am to 2:00pm Pacific Standard Time.  You will receive registration information directly from the International Education Office. You are also expected to attend the 10-day International Orientation at the conclusion of the Summer Start program.

Degree-seeking international students must attend the 10-day International Orientation from September 15-26. You are expected to arrive in California on September 15 between 10:00am to 3:00pm Pacific Standard Time.  You will receive registration information directly from the Orientation Office.

Visiting UCEAP Reciprocity students must attend the 2-day EAP International Orientation from September 25-26. If living on campus during the school year, you are expected to arrive in California on September 22 between 10:00am to 3:00pm Pacific Standard Time. If you are living off campus during the school year, you are expected to arrive in California on September 24. You will receive registration information directly from the Orientation Office.

For Fall Welcome Week Workshops & Events sponsored by the International Education Office and other campus partners, please visit the NEW International Student Events section on our ISSS Workshops and Events page.

As a reminder, please note that all NEW international students (undergraduate, transfer, graduate, and UCEAP reciprocity) are required to attend one of the Mandatory Visa Check-in Meetings.