First-Year Orientation, Events and Deadlines:

Frosh Week Info Session 2023

We hosted a virtual Frosh Week Info Session for incoming students who are proposed Cognitive Science and Psychology majors. Providing information about our majors, major requirements and how to prepare for declaration in your Sophomore year.
The event was recorded in case you missed it, and can viewed below, and feel free to preview the Presentation Slides as well:
If you have any questions after watching the video and reviewing the slides, please email us at

First-Year Student Department Orientation (Welcome Week)
Tuesday, September 26th, from 9:00am-9:50am 

We are hosting a virtual Welcome Week Orientation for incoming students who are proposed Cognitive Science and Psychology majors. The event will be held on Zoom. After the presentation, we will be hosting a Q&A session.  froshwelcomeweek.png

Student Experience Panel (Welcome Week)
October 5th, 10am-11am, Social Sciences 2 Room #121

student-experience-panel-105-instagram-post.png As we approach the Fall Quarter, some may be curious what it will be like to be a student at UC Santa Cruz. To respond to these feelings, we will be hosting a Student Experience Panel featuring our very own Psychology Advisors/UCSC Psychology Alumni to help give you an idea of what it will be like to be a Psychology/Cognitive Science student at UC Santa Cruz. We will be asking some common questions as well as provide space for questions from the audience.

Psychology Faculty Advising Fair
November, Before Advising Week!

Join us at the Psychology Faculty Advising Fair! This is an opportunity to meet faculty in person, learn about their work, and discuss research interests. More details to come!


Fall 2023 Enrollment:

College Advisors will provide advice for Fall 2023 Enrollment. Please check your UCSC email account for important email updates. View the sample academic plans linked below for advice on major courses to take in your first year at UCSC. Please note we will release seats in PSYC 1 and PSYC 20 each day of the incoming first-year student enrollment period.   

Sample Major Academic Plans & Major Worksheets:

Find sample plans and major worksheets for Cognitive Science and Psychology on the Advising Forms page.