Fall Welcome Week 2018

Welcome to Rachel Carson College!

We're excited to welcome you to campus!

  • Welcome Week will begin with move-in on Saturday, September 22nd.
  • Please check your UCSC email for your assigned move-in time.
  • Activities will continue through the Welcome Week program until September 29th. 
  • Many events are required, while new students are strongly encouraged to attend as many events as possible. Get involved early, make connections and start the year off strong! 

Required Programs-

New Student Welcome

Saturday, 9/22/18

Rachel Carson College West Field (behind the Dining Hall)



Living at RCC

Saturday, 9/22/18

Rachel Carson College Plaza



SlugsCARE & Title IX for Students

Sunday, 9/23/18

Quarry Amphitheater



Succeed at RCC

Monday, 9/24/18

West Field House

9:00-10:15AM (A & B Quads ONLY)

10:30AM-11:45PM (C & D Quads and off-campus ONLY)


Academic Advising

Monday, 9/24/18

Media Theater

1:00-2:30PM (A & B Quads ONLY)

3:00-4:30PM (C & D Quads and off-campus ONLY)


Intro to Rachel Carson College 1 (CRSN1)

Wednesday, 9/26/18

Classroom Unit 2


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

Check out our college app today!

Blocks of time during the week are designated for required college advising and other college programming. In September, an email will be sent to your UCSC account inviting you to download the UCSC Colleges mobile app. The UCSC Colleges App will include the full Welcome Week schedule, including all required sessions. The App will also serve as a resource tool for you throughout the year and will help keep you informed on what is happening at your college and in the UCSC community. If you did not receive the email, check out this link to text yourself the download information.

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

UCSC Boardwalk Frolic

Monday, September 24 from 5:45 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.
Join us for a fun opportunity to meet all of the new fall UCSC students! The Boardwalk Frolic is exclusive to UCSC and only happens once a year. You can buy your ticket online 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 laser tag, mini golf, and boardwalk bowling (can be used at a later date). Transportation is free.