MyUCSC is UC Santa Cruz’s online academic information systems portal for students, applicants, faculty, and staff. It is used by students to enroll in classes, check grades, view financial aid and billing accounts, and update their personal information. Applicants of the University of California Santa Cruz can view their admission status and to-do items.
Students log in to the UCSC portal with a CruzID. Applicants use MyUCSC for tasks including but not limited to verifying receipt of admission materials, checking their admission status, stating their intent to register (SIR), and viewing their financial aid offer.
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How to log into myucsc
- Navigate to my.ucsc.edu.
- Enter your CruzID.
- Enter your Gold password.
- Click Login to access your dashboard.
How to get a myUCSC account
Users log in to MyUCSC using their CruzID and Gold passwords. CruzID Manager is an application that is used to claim a CruzID account and provides authentication and password services for many systems on campus including MyUCSC, UCSC Canvas, Slug Success, Campus Housing, University Dining, and campus email.
Applicant accounts are created automatically during the admission process. Information on claiming your CruzID account.
How to change your CruzID account
Applicants use CruzID Manager to claim their UCSC campus CruzID account and set their CruzID Gold Password. CruzID Manager is an application that provides authentication and password services for many campus systems, including MyUCSC, Canvas, Slug Success, Campus Housing, University Dining, and UCSC email. Once the CruzID account has been claimed, the user may log in to MyUCSC using their CruzID.
New applicants to UCSC are sent a welcome letter that includes instructions on how to claim their CruzID and log in to MyUCSC.
CruzID account information
Everyone at UCSC is issued a CruzID when they are hired or enrolled.
Your CruzID is your UCSC account, sometimes referred to as your username, that gives you access to many services and systems. Your CruzID is also part of your UCSC email address, such as firstname.lastname@example.org, the “bslug” is the CruzID.
How to change your CruzID
Under limited circumstances, people with an active CruzID are allowed to request a CruzID rename. ITS will change CruzIDs for the following reasons: a legal name change, the CruzID forms an inappropriate word, risk of personal harm due to exposure, or at the direction of upper management. CruzIDs are uniquely assigned and never reused.
An alternative to changing the CruzID is a Google nickname. Each person with an active CruzID is eligible for one nickname. Be advised that if you have an At Your Service, FIS, and CruzBuy account, you will still be required to use your OLD CruzID for those systems.
Your CruzID Gold password is required each time you use MyUCSC. When you first receive your claim code from the Office of Admissions, it will allow you to log into CruzID Manager and set your CruzID Gold password used to log into MyUCSC.
There are two types of CruzID passwords – Gold and Blue. Most campus systems use the Gold password authentication.
The difference between the Blue and Gold passwords is in the security of the password, not their strength. There are specific security requirements for systems that handle Gold passwords that aren’t in place for systems that handle Blue passwords.
If you forget your password and have not established security questions in CruzID Manager, e-mail email@example.com from your SlugMail account to request that your password be reset.
Forgot your password?
Set up a Password Recovery Email (PRE) – Password Reset Self Help
- Log in to CruzID Manager
- Click Password Recovery Email
- Enter your non-UCSC email address and confirm this alternate address
- Click Save
How to setup your blue and gold password
- To set your Blue and Gold passwords and enroll in Multi-factor Authentication (MFA), go to CruzID Manager and click on ‘First Time User’
- Enter your CruzID and click on ‘Submit’.
- Enter your personal (non-UCSC) email address (XXXXXXXXX) and click on ‘Send Link’.
- A link will be sent to your email address on file to set your Gold password.
- Once you click on the link sent to your email address on file, you will come across the following screen to set your Gold password.
- Once your Gold password has been set you will need it to set your Blue password.
- Once your Blue and Gold passwords have been set you will need to enroll in MFA. MFA is necessary for any web applications that use the Gold Password. This includes but is not limited to the following:
- All UCSC Google Apps (Gmail, drive, sheets, docs)
- Information on how to enroll in MFA can be found on the ITS website.
UCSC email account
Two to three business days after an applicant has stated their intent to register or accept their admission offer, they become eligible for a campus email account. Students can log in to UCSC Email with their CruzID and Gold password. Official email correspondence from instructors and the campus are sent to the student’s UCSC Email account.
Frequently asked questions
What is my student identification number?
Your UCSD ID is a seven-digit Student Identification Number which is the numeric portion of your User ID for MyUCSC. It can also be found on your Student ID Card embedded in the library bar code number on the right side of each card, in the middle of the bar code between the two hyphens. It is critical to your academic records and is required for any inquiries you make.
What is your CruzID account?
Your CruzID is your UCSC account, sometimes referred to as your username, that gives you access to many campus services. Your CruzID is your UCSC account, sometimes referred to as your username, that gives you access to many services and systems. Your CruzID is also part of your UCSC email address, such as firstname.lastname@example.org, the “bslug” is the CruzID.
What is a GoogleApps-Only account?
A GoogleApps-Only account is a campus business email address that includes Google Email, Calendar, Documents, and other Google applications available to UCSC.
What is a sundry account?
Sundry Accounts are issued to people affiliated with the campus who need a CruzID and are not faculty, staff, or students. Sundry Accounts require an active staff or faculty to sponsor the account.
What is a gold password?
There are two types of CruzID passwords – Gold and Blue. You may see a Gold password or Blue password icon on the login screen so you know which one to use. The difference between the Blue and Gold passwords is in the security of the password, not their strength.
What is Slug G Suite?
Slug G Suite allows UC Santa Cruz students to keep their UCSC Google Apps services after they leave our campus. This includes access to their @ucsc.edu email account, Google Drive, Calendar, Groups, Sites, and more. In addition, UCSC’s Google accounts for some prior students and alumni have been restored.