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).

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.