Visiting UC Santa Cruz Virtually

Q: How do I register and join a virtual event?

A: To register for virtual events, begin by going to our Virtual Events page, where you can see sessions on various topics. Choose the event you are interested in, and click on Register Here or the Zoom link. Fill out the registration page, and a link will be sent to the email address provided.

Q: Are virtual events provided through Zoom?

A: Yes. If you are having issues with Zoom, this support page may be helpful: Joining a Zoom Meeting.

Q: I wasn’t able to attend the session. Who can I contact to answer my questions?

A: Guests are encouraged to contact their Admissions representative.

Q: What is the format for the virtual visit events?

A: Virtual event formats vary. Events will be catered to different student interests or resources. 

Our Meet a Slug chats are held on Zoom and hosted by current UC Santa Cruz students. Topics such as the residential college system, student involvement, and majors will be discussed. This is a Q&A session and participation is welcomed and encouraged.

The Information Session for High School students is a general presentation about UC Santa Cruz. You will have an opportunity to ask questions to both Admissions representatives and current UC Santa students.

Check out our online Virtual Tour, where you can virtually visit areas of the campus with a narrator to guide you through each place. 

Q: Where can I find/request previous recordings?

A: Many of our virtual events are recorded and available on the Your Decision Resource Page. If you don't see what you're looking for there, contact Please specify the date and time of the session you are interested in.

Q: Can I tour the campus on my own for a self guided tour?

A: Yes. Our campus is open to the public. However, social distancing and masks are required, and we do recommend first checking out our virtual resources. If you would like to visit, please download our Self-Guided Tour.