Move In & Welcome Week

Welcome to Rachel Carson College (formerly College Eight)!

We are excited to welcome you to campus.

  • Welcome Week will begin with move-in on Saturday, September 17th.
  • Please check your UCSC email for your assigned move-in time.
  • Activities will continue through the Welcome Week program until September 23rd. 
  • Most events are optional while some are mandatory. New students are strongly encouraged to attend as many events as possible. Get involved early, make connections and start the year off strong! 

Take a look at what we have planned for this year's program:

Check out our college app today!

This year's Welcome Week schedule will be available on the Rachel Carson College (formerly College Eight) App. In addition to your Welcome Week calendar, this app will provide details about events and resources for you throughout the year. It includes both C8 and UCSC-wide opportunities. 

Mobile App (for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices):

Download "UCSC Colleges" app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

Web Version (for computer, Windows Phone 7, and Blackberry devices):

The C8 Welcome Week Guide can be accessed via the internet from any computer or device with internet access.

Printed Version

A limited number of printed guides will be available during move-in for students without a compatible device.

Questions about Welcome Week?
Call us at (831) 459-4279 or email at c8studen@ucsc.edu.


UCSC Boardwalk Frolic

Monday, September 19th
Buy your ticket now and pick it up when you buy your books in the fall!
Your ticket includes $3 in boardwalk bucks that can be used at any food vendor the night of our event. The ticket also includes coupons for bowling, laser tag and one free ride later in the year (expires June 2017). Transportation provided.