First Year Edge

Registration opens March 2023.


Summer Edge 2023 Information Coming Soon!


“This summer session was my first set of classes at UCSC and they were an amazing experience. I was eager to get started with college and summer session was the perfect bridge between high school and college.” - Asher Chelder (2021 First Year Edge)

If you’re thinking about starting this summer, let us tell you a little bit about what it means to be a First Year Edge student. It means you:

  • Move to campus on Friday, July 22, and live in a summer residence hall with other newly admitted students.*
  • From buses to beaches, you'll learn where everything is with the help of Peer Mentors and new friends. 
  • Take 7 credits in-person during Summer Session 2 (a 5-credit class of your choice, plus the 2-credit Navigating the Research University)

You’ll get an edge on degree requirements with dedicated faculty in small classes that support your success. 

Summer Edge also includes a ton of fun, including social events and exploration of the University’s unique location, culture, community, and identity. 

Next step: Explore Summer Courses

Questions? Email *Exceptions can be made for commuter students.