Resources to Keep learning

This site is a resource to keep learning. Below is a compilation of resources, tips, and advice on navigating the UCSC system as a student.

Effective Learning Strategies

Find information and resources to help you with your learning! Setting up your learning space, improving your time management skills, effective communication tips, self care suggestions, learning support services, and the new platform YOU at College, this section has it all >>


Need support with your major, college, career path, or something else? Undergraduate advising is available for you! Make an advising appointment here >>

DRC Accomodations

Academic accommodations are available for students through the Disability Resource Center. A variety of FAQs and their answers may be found here >>

Slug Support is here for you

If you need support with basic needs, getting connected to campus resources, or other forms of support, Slug Support is here for you! Learn more and get connected >>

Ask me anything! Ask a Slug. Get help from a UCSC Student

Need help? Ask A slug!

Ask a Slug is a peer-support (student-led) network designed to connect you with campus resources that will best address your issue. No matter what you need or whatever question you have.

Make an appointment or complete this form and we will be in touch within 72 hours.

Stay Plugged in with Slugcast!

Hosted out of the Student Affairs and Success divisional office, UCSC Slugcast is a way for students to learn more about campus resources, services, and student stories no matter where they are. Join their team of student podcasters every week to hear interviews, news, and stories about slug life at UCSC. Listen Now on RSS, Spotify, or Apple Podcasts >>

ucsc Slug mentor network

The Slug Mentor program enhances the student experience by linking them one-on-one with a peer mentor. Students are paired with someone invested in their success — a person ready to listen, inspire, help navigate challenges, and recognize opportunities! Learn more and sign up to be mentor or mentee >>

INternet Access and ITS Help

Campus Information Technology Services (ITS) is here to help with your technological needs. Whether you're having issues with virtual tools like Zoom, Canvas, or DocuSign or simply having trouble accessing the internet, reach out to ITS to get help >>

Canvas: Tips and Suggestions

Canvas is the primary way in which your course materials are made available for you online. Many classes use Canvas for assigning and turning in your course work as well - view some Canvas tips, tricks, and other resources here >>

Zoom: Tips and Suggestions

Zoom is the primary form of remote meeting used in the university and is available for all staff and students to use. Look here for tips and tricks in using Zoom for classes and coursework >>

Library, Textbooks, & Class Materials

The University Library, Bookstore, and Copy Center are all resources that will help you with accessing textbooks, course materials, and other print-related needs for your classes. These resources even have digital or online options for accessing their services. See more about them here >>

using Google Hangouts

In addition to Zoom, Google is also a resource you can use to virtually "hangout" - view some Google Hangouts tips, tricks, and other resources here >>

Fight Cov-19 Arm in arm, arm by arm

Help us beat COV-19 by getting vaccinated! In order to access campus, you must upload proof of vaccination.

For more information on COV-19 screening, testing, and badge requirements, please visit this site.

Stay up-to-date on Campus COV-19 news and announcements and stay Slug Strong >>

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