Publicizing Your Course

Start now:

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

Do it Through Established Communication Channels:

  • Remote 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:

If you create your own flyer, 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

Social Media Asset Creation:

  • Find social media assets for March, April, and May in your Google drive folder (each department has a sub-folder). We're happy to make remote learning specific modifications.

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)
  • Enrollment opens May 1

Only use images where UCSC or your department has a copyright license (no Google search images). We also strongly encourage you to use a free design service like 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.