Monday, September 12, 2011

Bento Box: An Emergency Guide to UCSC

An Emergency UCSC Guide for You

Congratulations! You’re off to a world of finals flashing, frat parties, too much makeup, lousey lab partners and 3AM food runs! Now I know you’re going to enjoy yourself, but I have a few words of advice and information for you. Not that you’d need this, since we all know you’ve known everything there is to know about life once you hit 18, right? Right.


Search for classes here: Try to remember to follow your major requirements and don’t forget some classes have pre-reqs or are a series (A, B, C, D)

Your General Catalog for 2011-2012 is here: (…You know what a general catalog is right?)

MYUCSC: This is your friend for looking up your schedule, checking your grades, etc. Don’t forget your password. If you move the times back (ex: change it to Fall 2010) you can use the course websites to look up what books are required and which classes are usually offered when.

Campus Map:

Academic Calendar: Print this. Or at least save the important dates. Like when you need to pay for classes.

Finals Schedule: Look up your finals schedule for the classes you are taking when you are registering. That way you can plan ahead so you don’t have 5 finals on Monday and Tuesday and try to kill yourself when it comes time to cram.

Check your professor: It really helps.


Your School Paper:

College Prowler:

Obligatory Article from your school:

Post Office: US Post Office / FedEx on UC Santa Cruz Campus
In the basement of the Jack Baskin Engineering Bldng.
Open Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm
Info: 459-2765

24 Hour Supermarket: Safeway supermarket
2111 Mission Street, 429-9811 - Open 24 hours


Campus Police: (831) 459-2231

Student Health Center:

Closest Airports (SJC) San Jose and (SFO) San Francisco: Use to order tickets. You can find information on getting to and from airports here:


Remember, always charge and bring your phone. And buying new underwear because you're too lazy to do your laundry is never an acceptable excuse.

(For my cousin CC. May she never have to call me for bail money.)

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