Summer Courses

Accessing Remote Courses in Canvas

  • Your remote class is hosted on Canvas*. You do not need to sign up for an account. Just login with your CruzID and Gold password at
  • Most instructors do not “open” their Canvas courses until the first day of class.
  • If you add or drop a class, it can take 24-48 hours for the course to be added or removed from your Canvas account - it’s not immediate. 
  • If you add a class after the start of the quarter, you are automatically added to Canvas, and there is a link to Canvas in your MyUCSC portal. Once you are in Canvas, you will receive any notifications that the instructor sends out, and you will see the course on your Canvas dashboard.
  • Your instructor will guide you on what, if any, textbooks or supplies you will need for your class.
  • We recommend using your Chrome or Firefox browser (Safari tends to have the most issues).
  • Additional reference: Canvas Getting Started Student Guide 

*unless you are taking MATH 19A, 19B, 23A, 23B which  are hosted here - /

UCSC Course Email

  • All students must set up and check a email. All email correspondence from your instructors and the university is sent to your UCSC email. To access, click the “Sign in with Google” button here -, for your sign-in email, use and for your password, use the Gold password. This email will remain for 12 months after you are no longer enrolled at UCSC.  

2021 Remote Courses

Course Dates & Times

  • Visit Class Search to see course dates & times (be sure the term is "2021 Summer Quarter")
  • If days/times are listed, students are expected to attend remotely during those days/times. This is also referred to as a "synchronous" class. All times are scheduled in Pacific Standard Time (PST).
  • If the Days/Time are blank, it means students can often complete the remote portions of the course (readings, lectures, and quizzes) at any time. This is also referred to as an "asynchronous" class.
  • Regardless of the type of class (synchronous or asynchronous) most classes do have weekly deadlines for assignments, and occasionally exams are scheduled at times when students have more flexibility (e.g., early in the morning, late at night, or on weekends).
  • Be sure to read the "Class Notes" section of each class for summer-specific instructions. Some prerequisites and restrictions are lifted in certain classes for different populations. 

2020 & Past Summer Session Classes

  • All past summer classes found on Class Search (in the term, be sure to select the specific Summer Quarter)