Getting a MyUCSC Account

Users log in to MyUCSC using their CruzID and Gold password. 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, 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

Student accounts are created automatically during the admission process. If you are having difficulty signing into MyUCSC, please contact the ITS Support Center at help@ucsc.edu or 831-459-HELP (9-4357).

Faculty accounts are created automatically when the faculty member has been set up as a UCSC employee and has been added as an instructor of record by their academic department. The ITS Support Center contacts faculty members directly when their account is ready. If you are having difficulty signing into MyUCSC, please contact the ITS Support Center at help@ucsc.edu or 831-459-HELP (9-4357).

Faculty who advise graduate students can be granted supplemental advising permissions in MyUCSC. To request these permissions, follow the instructions in the Staff section below.

Staff follow a three-step process to obtain a MyUCSC/AIS account:

  1. Complete FERPA training*
  2. Submit an Access to Information Statement*
  3. Request New, Change, or Remove Access*

*Login with your CruzID and Gold password to access each form. Student and temporary employees need to request access to the Learning Managment System before they can take the FERPA Quiz. UC Learning Center Account Request instructions

The ITS Support Center notifies staff when the appropriate access has been approved and assigned.

Alumni can continue to access their MyUCSC portal using their student CruzID account. If you do not have a CruzID account or you are having difficulty signing into MyUCSC, please contact the ITS Support Center at help@ucsc.edu or 831-459-HELP (9-4357).