Graduate Student Resources

Remote and Online Instruction Resources

Remote Learning Spaces
If your course or section was originally scheduled for in-person instruction and was shifted to "remote" modality, the originally assigned classroom space should remain open and available (at the original meeting time) for you to use to attend the lecture remotely. Best practice: look up the course on the UCSC Class Search page (choose "All classes") to verify the classroom space and meeting times affiliated with the course.

Additional Learning Space can be found here:

Drop in Study Space:

Computer Lab Space:

UCSC TA Ethics Training

International Graduate Students

The following resources are available for students and scholars through Global Engagement:

International Students: 
A great starting point for questions and resources supporting international students at UCSC.

General F1 Information: 
General (F1/J) forms and documents.

International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) Events 
The ISSS hosts social events and educational workshops that address topics such as how to gain employment eligibility in the US.

Campus Publications and Resources

Academic & Administrative Calendar
Maintained by the Office of the Registrar, this calendar provides all deadlines, dates, and holidays for the academic year.

Campus Directory
Search for people, departments, or email addresses.

Counseling and Psychological Services
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides UCSC students with a wide range of mental health services, including group counseling, workshops, crisis assessment and intervention, referral services, and brief individual and couples counseling

Career Center Services for Graduate Students
Provides information about academic and professional careers, assistance with resumes, job searching, and students can create an account for the Career Advice Network (CAN).

Disability Resource Center
The Disability Resource Center (DRC) assists in making courses, programs, services, and activities accessible to students with disabilities. DRC assists students with a variety of disabilities, including physical, learning, and psychological.

Economics Faculty
List of economics faculty with contact information and office hours.

Economics Staff
List of economics staff with contact information.

Economics Masters Students
List of current cohort of masters students in program and their emails.

Economics Ph.D. Students
List of all Ph.D. students and their emails.

Global Engagement
Global Engagement is a resource for international funding opportunities, world-wide partnership and scholarship, and current events across campus and in the community.

Graduate Division Student Handbook
The graduate student handbook outlines the policies and procedures that govern graduate education at the University of California, Santa Cruz. It is intended for use by graduate representatives, graduate program staff, and graduate students.

Graduate Division TA Handbook
This handbook includes general teaching and practical suggestions for the classroom and covers issues such as teaching preparation, discussion/review sessions, evaluating student progress, social awareness and responsibility, and getting feedback on your teaching.

Graduate Student Association
The Graduate Student Association (GSA) promotes your general welfare through administrative representation and is responsible for the promotion of extracurricular activities on campus. Each department elects a representative to the GSA Council, who coordinates graduate student activities and funding.  Please let your classmates know if you are interested in being the GSA representative. Monthly flyers announcing GSA meetings and activities are sent to graduate student emails. The GSA Office is located in the Graduate Student Commons and can be contacted at

Graduate Student Commons
The Graduate Student Commons is UCSC's graduate student center, in the heart of campus across from the Bay Tree Bookstore. Designed, funded, and run by graduate students, the grad commons provides a central hub for grads on campus for meeting, studying, getting information, checking email, working, or even taking a break!

International Student & Scholar Services 
International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) provides visa and immigration advising to F-1 and J-1 international students at UC Santa Cruz. ISSS also provide orientation, workshops, information, and referrals to international students regarding cultural, personal, and other concerns.

Office of the Registrar
The Office of the Registrar maintains an accurate academic record for each student who enrolls at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and provides transcripts, copies of narrative evaluations, and assistance with course enrollment adjustments.

Ethnic and Cultural Resource Centers:

Schedule of Classes
The Schedule of Classes is available on the Registrar's Office website. It lists details about registration, enrollment, the administrative calendar, finals, academic programs, telephone listing and orientation in addition to the listing of courses scheduled each quarter.  It also lists the information, instructions, and call numbers you will need to enroll each quarter, with the exception of special enrollment numbers used for independent study courses. These special numbers are available from the graduate programs coordinator.

The Navigator
The Navigator, updated annually by the Offices of the Registrar and Student Services, is a directory of academic and student services for undergraduates. For a TA counseling undergraduates, this book is indispensable. It includes information about academic and administrative procedures, student services and student life - the nuts and bolts of getting through UCSC as an undergraduate.

Title IX Office of Sexual Harassment & Sexual Violence
The Title IX Office provides assistance in resolving and investigating complaints of sexual harassment and sexual violence, and training and education to build the awareness and the prevention thereof.

UCSC Catalog
The online UCSC Catalog is the campus' document of record and is revised annually. The online catalog contains a complete list of academic programs and concentrations, graduate and undergraduate. It also includes advising and support services information, research programs, facilities, the ten residential colleges and student life, undergraduate admissions, expenses and financial aid, and graduate education (including admissions, expenses, and financial support). Courses offered at UCSC are described in detail as well as teaching staff and their academic qualifications.

Additional UCSC Resources

BayTree Bookstore

Cashier's Office–Student Business Services

Child Care Services

Community Rentals Program (off campus) 

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Course Catalog 

Dinning Services 

Disability Resource Center (DRC) 

Enrolling in Courses

Family Student Housing


Financial Aid

Graduate Studies and Admissions

Graduate Student Housing

Information Technology Services (ITS)


McHenry Library 

Student Affairs Division

Student Health Center

Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) 

Santa Cruz Community Resources

City of Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz County

Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce

Santa Cruz County of Education