Publicizing Your Course

Start now:

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

Do it Through Established Communication Channels:

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


  • Students on waitlists 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:

Faculty Highlights:

  • Share your latest accomplishments on our Google form so we can highlight them to potential students. 

Social Media:

Image Usage:

  • Only use images where UCSC or your department has a copyright license (no Google search images). We also recommend UnSplash for freely-usable images.

If you create your own graphics, we strongly encourage you to use a free design service like

Be sure to include the following:

  • Course name / code
  • Session
  • Gen Ed
  • Enrollment opens May 1

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.