Welcome Week

Irene Le's Mural, painted 2019

Porter College Welcome Week 2020

Welcome to UC Santa Cruz and Porter College!

We have to awknowldege that this Fall Quarter is not how you envisioned, or anticipated, starting your time at University.  However circumstances are what they are, and staying safe and healthy now will, we hope, will allow you to make the most of the opportunities that UCSC and Porter College offer.  In many ways “University” is a state of mind.  The "classroom" may look very different, but the educational and creative opportunities an are still there for us.

We hope you find that spirit of Porter College and Welcome are alive every week and every where.

Questions about about how we are approaching academics in this time of pandemic?  Our new Provost, Gearld Casel, Assoc. Professor,  Theater Arts, would love to have hear your questions, concerns and ideas.

  • Thursday 9/24. 5:00 - 6:00 pm ZOOM (Link to be provided here)

Our Move-in Schedule:

  • Saturday 9/26 -- New Porter Frosh, Incoming Transfer Students & Returning Students
    • Please visit the MOVE-IN page for current information.

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

  • Sat. 9/26
    • AM/PM Move-in per Housing Schedule
    • 12:00n - 1:30 pm Lunch -- Pickup only / College 9 & 10 Dining Hall.
    • 5:00 - 6:30 pm Dinner -- Pickup only / College 9 & 10 Dining Hall.
    • 7:00 pm ResLife Welcome & Orientation for all new residents. 
  • Sun. 9/27
    • 8:30 - 10:00 am Breakfast -- Pickup only / College 9 & 10 Dining Hall.
    • 10:00 - 12n Slugs CARE / Title IX Orientation 
    • 12:00n - 1:30 pm Lunch -- Pickup only / College 9 & 10 Dining Hall.
    • 4:00 - 6:00 pm  Snacks and Chats a Porter Activities "Drop in"
      • Grab some of your favorite snacks and drop in to the Porter Activities Office, to chat, ask questions about Porter, UCSC, What the moon is really made of....

        Stay for 10 minutes or two hours! This is just an opportunity to get to know the the Porter Activities staff, and other members of the Porter College Community -- We can't do snacks in the Quad, so this is next best!
      • Zoom link here
      • Meeting ID:  941 5005 7694
      • Passcode:  Lets Chat
    • 5:00 – 6:30 pm Dinner -- Pickup only / College 9 & 10 Dining Hall.
  • Mon. 9/28
    • 8:30 - 10:00 am Breakfast -- Pickup only / College 9 & 10 Dining Hall.
    • 10am - 11:30 am Frosh Academic Advising Session 1
      • Zoom - Registration required for Zoom Link
      • New Porter Frosh and Transfer students are required to attend a mandatory academic advising session during welcome week! Sessions will cover important information about academic resources and tips for a successful transition to UCSC. Pre-registration is required. Upon registration, students will be sent a Zoom link for their session. Check your UCSC email for instructions. Any questions? Contact porteradviser@ucsc.edu.  Please “arrive” early,  Zoom “Waiting room” will be used.
      • Frosh are required to attend either the morning or afternoon session
      • For students who are observing the Yom Kippur holiday and are unable to attend Monday advising there is a Campuswide make-up session will be held Tuesday, September 29 from 2-3pm for students unable to make the Monday session with Porter College. Check the Campuswide Schedule (Tuesday Events) for the registration link and passcode.
    • 12:00n - 1:30 pm Lunch -- Pickup only / College 9 & 10 Dining Hall.
    • 1:00 - 2:30 pm Porter Transfer Academic
    • 4:00 - 5:30 pm Frosh Academic Advising Session 2
    • 5:00 - 6:30 pm Dinner -- Pickup only / College 9 & 10 Dining Hall.
    • 7:00 - 8:00 pm  Cookies and Cats: A Porter Activities "Drop in"
      • Grab your favorite cookies and your favorite cats* and drop in to the Porter Activities Office, to chat, ask questions about Porter, UCSC, How many angels can fit on the head of a pin....

        This is just an unstructured opportunity to get to know the the Porter Activities staff, and other members of the Porter College Community and their pets!

        *cats not required
      • Zoom link here
      • Meeting ID:  962 8059 4344
      • Passcode:  Cats
  • Tues. 9/29
    • 8:30 - 10:00 am Breakfast -- Pickup only / College 9 & 10 Dining Hall.
    • 9:00am - 2:00pm Academic Orientations
    • 12:00n - 1:30 pm Lunch -- Pickup only / College 9 & 10 Dining Hall.
    • 4:00 - 6:30 pm Cornucopia Find out about the opportunities offered by Athletics & Recreation, Clubs, sports & Rec. Activities, and Student Organizations of all types!
    • 5:00 - 6:30 pm Dinner -- Pickup only / College 9 & 10 Dining Hall. 
  • Wed. 9/30
    • 8:30 - 10:00 am Breakfast -- Pickup only / College 9 & 10 Dining Hall.
    • 12:00n - 1:30 pm Lunch -- Pickup only / College 9 & 10 Dining Hall.
    • 2:00 - 3:30 pm Porter One Orientation/ Class into (Porter Frosh)
      • Zoom (link to be provide)
      • Provost Gerald Casel and Core Course Coordinator, Ingrid Lariviere, will give an introduction to Porter 1. Orienting incoming Frosh to the content of the core course as well providing information that contextualizes the goals and expectations for this course will also be the focus of this talk. Students will get to know recently appointed Provost Casel while also learning more about his vision for Porter College, especially how the core course will connect with and support those aspirations. Lariviere will introduce students to the newly designed course as well as what to expect in terms of readings, assignments, and creative projects associated with Porter 1. Students will also have the opportunity to ask questions and meet with some of the faculty at the end of this event.  Note:  Attendance is mandatory for all 1st yr (“Frosh”) Porter Affiliated students.   Please “arrive” early,  Zoom “Waiting room” will be used.
    • 5:00 - 6:00 pm Porter Senate Introductory meeting
      • Zoom  [Zoom link]  Password:  Ptr Senate
      • Join your Student Government!  As a member of Porter Senate you have the opportunity to enrich the Porter and UCSC communities through allocating Porter Student fees to create and support programs.  You also have the opportunity to sit on campus wide committees and participate in decision making that affects all of our students.  At this meeting the weekly meeting schedule will be established.
    • 5:00 - 6:30 pm Dinner -- Pickup only / College 9 & 10 Dining Hall. 
    • 7:00 - 8:00 pm:  Dogs and Dialogue: A Porter Activities "Drop in"
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  • Thur. 10/1   First Day of Classes
    • 8:30 - 10:00 am Breakfast -- Pickup only / College 9 & 10 Dining Hall.
    • 12:00n - 1:30 pm Lunch -- Pickup only / College 9 & 10 Dining Hall.
    • 5:00 - 6:30 pm Dinner -- Pickup only / College 9 & 10 Dining Hall.

 

General information contact for Welcome Week:  Porter_Activties@ucsc.edu