How Do I Complete the Online Programs?

Accessing the programs online: To begin working on the WAS! programs, please follow the steps below in numerical order.


  1. If you have not already done so, please activate your UCSC email address. Go to and log in using your CruzID and Gold password. You will need to use your UCSC email address and Gold password to log in to complete the We Are Slugs! programs. Use the CruzID Manager if you need to reset your password.
  2. You can access your assigned We Are Slugs! programs by logging in to Vector’s Learning Management system using your Cruz id and gold password and choosing my assignments to see your required programs. 
  3. You may log in and out of the program at the end of each section. The section ends are marked with a "Next" button. Do NOT log out until you click the "Next" button or you may have to repeat the entire section you just completed!
If you have a technical question, please review these help resources. If you do not find the answer to your question, submit a support case using the button at the bottom of the Help page, or email When contacting Vector’s Support Team, please include your first and last name and let them know that you are a UC Santa Cruz student.

For international students who cannot access the online programs:

We understand you may not be able to access these courses before arriving on campus. Once at UCSC, you can use a “campus computer lab”. The campus computer lab website provides information on locations, services, and hours available.



If you are unable to complete any of the programs due to a disability-related access concern, please email We will work to either resolve the barrier or provide an alternative training.

Technical Difficulties: 

Visit the We Are Slugs! help page here.