Porter Welcome Week

Porter College Welcome Week 

Welcome to UC Santa Cruz and Porter College!

Welcome Week as a discrete week of activities and orientations begins Saturday Sept. 21 with Move-in of all of our incoming first year Porter Affiliates and concludes with Toy Story 4 in the Quad with your new community the following Saturday.  But we hope you find that spirit of Welcome is alive every week at Porter College.

Our Move-in Schedule:

Welcome Week Program schedule (Please see the Porter Calendar for details on these and more programs for Welcome Week and throughout the year!)

  • Sat. 9/21
    • 7:00 am Dining Opens for Breakfast
    • 10:30 & 3:00 pm Provosts Welcome for Families
    • 3:30 pm Community in the Quad!
    • 5:00-6:30 pm Dinner
    • 6:30 New 1st year students, meet in the quad to walk to Classroom Unit 2
    • 7:00 pm ResLife Welcome & Orientation for all new residents to Porter College (New 1st year students) in Classroom Unit 2.
    • 9:00 pm Unwind with popcorn and a movie in the Dining Hall
  • Sun. 9/22
    • 7:00 am Dining Opens for Breakfast
    • 10:00 - 12n Advanced Writing Placement Exam (AWPE / 1st year students only*)
    • 10:30 am Residential Life Welcome for families
    • 2:00 - 4:00 pm Porter Frosh Academic Advising
    • 3:00 pm Residential Life Welcome for families
    • 5:00 – 6:30 pm Dinner
    • New Transfer students, meet in the quad to walk to Media Theater 110 and Classroom Unit 2
      • Media Theater 110:
        • Porter A building residents in room #s A-113 to A-515 (with RA's Xander, Jackie, Cindy, Jonathan, Dolores, Fancia, Finn, Omar, Natalie, Montanna and Daniel)
      • Classroom Unit 2: 
        • Porter A building Room #s A-518 to A-667 (with RA's Pauline, Sasha, Nikole, Carlos and Jess)
        • Porter B building Transfers
        • Redwood Grove
    • 7:00 pm ResLife Welcome & Orientation for all new residents to Porter College (Transfer Community).
    • 9:00 pm Unwind with popcorn and a movie in the Dining Hall
  • Mon. 9/23
    • 7:00 am Dining Opens for Breakfast
    • 10am - 12n Slugs CARE / Title IX Orientation / All Porter Residents, Quarry Amphitheater
    • 2:30 - 4:00 pm Porter Transfer Academic Orientation*, Media Theater 110
    • 6:00 -10:30 pm Boardwalk Frolic
  • Tues. 9/24
    • Regular Porter Dining Hours begin:  6:30 am – 7:00 pm M - F
    • Academic Orientations
    • 1:00 pm Dining Closes Early (dinner will be at Cornucopia)
    • 4:00 - 7:00 pm Cornucopia, OPERS
    • 8:00 - 10:30 pm Open Mic, Porter Dining Hall
  • Wed. 9/25
    • 2:00 - 4:00 pm Porter One Orientation/ Class into (Porter Frosh)
    • 7:30 - 9:00 pm Welcome Drum Circle
  • Thur. 9/26.   First Day of Classes
    • 7:30 - 8:30 pm Porter Senate Open House
  • Fri. 9/27
    • 9:00 - 11:00 pm Kresge College's "Sex Game Show", Porter Dining Hall 
      • Test your sexual health and safe sex knowledge and win some sexy prizes in our Sex Game Show!
    • 9:00 - 11:00 pm Crown & Merrill College's present GLOW Jam - a Dance Party, Merrrill College Plaza
      • Welcome new and returning SLUGS! Our annual Glow Jam Dance is on Friday, September 27 from 9 pm - 12 am. in the Merrill Plaza. That is right, an outdoors dance. Our doors will open at 9:00 pm. fully accessible and a gender-neutral restroom is available on-site. Please bring your student id for access to the dance. No backpacks or drink containers will be allowed at the dance. Open to all UC Santa Cruz Students, one guest per Student ID.

        No Backpacks, bags or water bottles permitted
  • Sat. 9/28

* Tranfer students in residence at Porter College, but who are not Porter College Affiliates should check with their College of Affiliate's schedule for their transfer Advising session.