Publicizing Your Course

Start now:

  • 75% of Summer Session enrollments happen between May 1 - 7. The best times to promote your class is winter quarter when summer plans are made.

Do it in person:

  • In-class announcements, adviser recommendations, and word of mouth are the most powerful way to promote your class.

Outreach:

  • Students on wait lists for winter and spring courses can be referred to Summer Session's course list
  • Students struggling in winter or spring classes, or failing to make minimum GPA or units/credit degree Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) can be referred to summer courses as well.

Poster Creation:

If you create your own flyer, we strongly encourage you to use a free design service like www.canva.com.

be sure to include the following:

  • Course name / code
  • Session
  • Gen Ed
  • summer.ucsc.edu
  • Enrollment opens May 1

Social Media Asset Creation:

  • Find social media assets for March, April and May in your Google drive folder (each department has a sub-folder). 

If you plan on creating your own social media assets, please be sure to include the following (not on the image, but in your shared text):

  • Course name / code
  • Session
  • GE (if applicable)
  • summer.ucsc.edu
  • Enrollment opens May 1

Only use images where UCSC or your department has copyright license (no Google search images). We also strongly encourage you to use a free design service like www.canva.com for templates and/or to correctly size your images for each social media platform.

Work with our office:

  • We’ve compiled our best bets for promoting the summer course you’re teaching and our office is ready to help.