International Orientations

Winter 2016 New International Student Orientation

There is no formal orientation program at UC Santa Cruz for students beginning in the Winter quarter. However, new international students to UC Santa Cruz are still expected to attend a mandatory status presentation given by IEO. 

Graduate international students' mandatory Maintaining Immigration Status presentation session will be announced at a later date. You are expected to arrive in California by January 4.

Visiting UCEAP Reciprocity students must attend their Maintaining Immigration Status presentation on January 7 from 12:30pm-1:30pm in Classroom Unit Building 201. You are expected to arrive in California by January 4 for the start of classes. If you are living on campus during the school year, you may move in to your dorm or apartment no earlier than January 2 at 10am Pacific Standard Time (PST).

Additional helpful pre-arrival information for Winter admits is available from the Orientation Office through their Winter Quarter Admits page.

For Winter Welcome Week Workshops & Events sponsored by the International Education Office and other campus partners, please visit our Activities section.

As a reminder, please note that all NEW UCSC F-1 and J-1 international students (undergraduate, transfer, graduate, and UCEAP reciprocity) are required to complete their mandatory Visa Check-in within 15 days of the Winter quarter start date.