New Student International Orientation

Fall 2015 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.

Freshman international students participating in Summer Academy must attend welcome activities July 27-July 29, including the Summer Orientation on July 29. You are expected to arrive in California on July 26 between 10:00am to 2:00pm Pacific Standard Time (PST). You will receive registration information from Summer Session. You are not required to attend the 10-day International Orientation.

Freshman international students must attend the 10-day International Orientation from September 8-17. You are expected to arrive in California on September 8 to move in to your housing between 8:00am to 3:00pm Pacific Standard Time (PST). Orientation check-in is between 3:00pm and 5:00pm PST. You will receive registration information from the Orientation Office.

Junior transfer international students must attend their Maintaining Immigration Status presentation on September 18. You are expected to arrive in Santa Cruz in time to attend this presentation. If living on campus during the school year, you will be able to move in to your dorm or apartment on September 17. You will receive housing information via email directly from the Housing Office.

Graduate international students must attend their Maintaining Immigration Status presentation on September 22. Additional optional activities will also be held September 22 as part of IEO Graduate Student Orientation and the GSA Graduate Student Orientation. You are expected to arrive in California by September 19.

Visiting UCEAP Reciprocity students must attend the 2-day EAP Orientation from September 17-18. If living on campus during the school year, you may arrive in California on September 14 between 3:00pm to 5:00pm Pacific Standard Time (PST) to move in. If you are living off campus during the school year, you are expected to arrive in California by September 17. You will receive registration information from the Orientation Office.

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

As a reminder, please note that all NEW F-1 and J-1 international students (undergraduate, transfer, graduate, and UCEAP reciprocity) are required to complete a mandatory Visa Check-in.