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:

  • Friday 9/25 -- New Porter Frosh
    • Appointment times between 8am - 3pm
    • (Parking & directional map will be added when available)
  • Satday 9/22 -- New Transfer, Porter & Non-Affilaites
    • Appointment times between 8am - 3:30pm
    • (Parking & directional map will be added when available)
  • Sunday 9/27 - Wed. 9/30 -- Returning Student Move in

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

  • Fri. 9/25
    • 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
  • Sat. 9/26
    • 7:00 am Dining Opens for Breakfast
    • 10:30 am Residential Life Welcome for families
    • 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 (by floor section / assignments tbd)
      • Classroom Unit 2: 
        • Porter A building (by floor section / assignments tbd)
        • 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
  • Sun. 9/27
    • 10 am - 1 pm Advanced Writing Placement Exam (AWPE) if required.
      • Please check with the College Advisors if you are unsure whether or not you need to attend.
    • 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm. Porter Frosh - Academic Advising orientation.
  • Mon. 9/28
    • 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. 9/29
    • 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. 9/30
    • 2:00 - 4:00 pm Porter One Orientation/ Class into (Porter Frosh)
    • 7:30 - 9:00 pm Welcome Drum Circle
  • Thur. 10/1.   First Day of Classes
    • 7:30 - 8:30 pm Porter Senate Open House
  • Fri. 10/2
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  • 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.