Newly Admitted Students

Welcome to University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)! This section is for all new F-1 and J-1 international students who have been accepted into UCSC. The information is provided to help you prepare for a smooth transition to the campus and complete all the required steps to maintain your immigration status once you arrive.

We are delighted that you have chosen UCSC, and look forward to welcoming you to our campus in the coming weeks!

Student Welcome Guide

International Student & Scholar Services has developed a PDF guide to aid new international students in their arrival and transition to UCSC. In the guide, you will find information on entering the U.S., health services and immunization requirements, transportation, housing, driver's licenses, local events and activities, and more. You can also download the guide through the pop-up below. 

Scholar Handbook

International Student & Scholar Services has developed this PDF guide to aid new international J-1 scholars in their arrival and transition to UCSC. In the guide, 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.