Rachel Carson College Welcome Week

Welcome to UC Santa Cruz and Rachel Carson College!

Welcome Week is filled with important activities and sessions designed for new students living on and off-campus.

Some Welcome Week programming is mandatory, and all of the information you will receive is important. Your first day of Welcome Week depends on your college affiliation; plan to participate in programming starting September 21 or after your move-in dateWe understand that you may not be able to attend some programming (due to religious holidays, family commitments or obligations, health issues, etc.). If you cannot attend a mandatory session, contact orientation@ucsc.edu for support and for additional session options.
Your academic and social transition to UC Santa Cruz and Rachel Carson College is extremely important to us. Therefore, we expect you to actively participate in the many programs and services this first week and well beyond. So, start now and begin making connections!

RCC Welcome Week Calendar 2023-24



Welcome Week begins Thursday, September 21st to Wednesday, September 27th!

[REQUIRED] Advising for Incoming Students: 

  • RCC First Year Advising Session: Monday, 9/25 at 9:30am-10:30am via zoom
  • RCC Transfer Advising Session: Monday, 9/25 at 1:30pm-2:30pm via zoom













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