Exchange & Transfer Orientation


International Student Orientation is an online program that helps connect international exchange and transfer students to UC Santa Cruz. You will have an opportunity to meet other international students, learn about resources that are present on campus for your success, and establish connections early on before the beginning of fall quarter.


Students in F-1 or J-1 status will be directed in the iGlobal portal to sign up for International Student Orientation. Registration will open in July in Stage 4 of your Pre-Arrival Checklist. Please complete your registration in iGlobal in July. Fees for International Student Orientation 2021 have been waived.

Program Date

Friday, September 17 (online)

International Student Orientation for Fall 2021 will be online. The schedule will be available later this summer.

Note: All dates and times will be listed in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). You can check event times for your time zone using this world clock converter.