Newly Admitted Students

The welcome guides below will help international students and scholars who have been accepted into UC Santa Cruz prepare for a smooth transition to the campus and complete the required steps to maintain immigration status.

You will find information on entering the U.S., orientation, health services, transportation, housing, driver's licenses, childcare, local events and activities, and more. You can also download the guide through the pop-up below.

F-1/J-1 Student Welcome Guide


J-1 Scholar Handbook