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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-SANTA CRUZ INFORMATION


University of California-Santa Cruz is located in Santa Cruz, California and is a public college. University of California-Santa Cruz is a four year college and offers Bachelor's Degrees, Master's Degrees, Doctoral Degrees, and a number of different programs and courses.

University of California-Santa Cruz is in a relatively urban area (in or near a city), which may be something you prefer if you like a city lifestyle as a student.

University of California-Santa Cruz does not have a rolling admission policy, and you will want to make sure that you get your application in before November 30.

University of California-Santa Cruz is a medium-sized college with an average enrollment of around 15,001 students.

University of California-Santa Cruz accepts about 80% of its applicants on average, and 47% of the students receive some sort of financial aid for college at University of California-Santa Cruz.

If you are looking for more information on financial aid at University of California-Santa Cruz, you can may want to contact Esperanza Nee, who is the Director of Financial Aid at University of California-Santa Cruz. You may also qualify for free grants for college in California to attend University of California-Santa Cruz.

You may also need to take one or more of the following tests to qualify for admission at University of California-Santa Cruz:

  • ACT
  • SAT

If you are interested in joining the Army, University of California-Santa Cruz does have an ROTC Army program that is available for attending students.

If you are interested in joining the Navy, University of California-Santa Cruz does have an ROTC Navy program that is available for attending students.

If you are interested in joining the Air Force, University of California-Santa Cruz does have an ROTC Air Force program that is available for attending students.

University of California-Santa Cruz offers the following co-op opportunities and programs to its students:

  • Applied Arts
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health
  • Humanities
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Technologies

University of California-Santa Cruz offers the following extracurricular activities to its students:

  • Choral Groups
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Jazz Band
  • Literary Magazine
  • Music Ensembles
  • Music Theater
  • Opera
  • Radio Station
  • Sports
  • Student Government
  • Student Film

On a 4.0 scale, the average high school gpa for students that are entering University of California-Santa Cruz is 3.46.

You may want to brush up on your ACT preparation as well, because the average ACT score for students that are entering University of California-Santa Cruz is 23.

Don't forget to study for the SAT, because the average SAT score for students that are entering University of California-Santa Cruz is 1137.

Do a lot of students come from out of state to attend University of California-Santa Cruz? Well, about 5% of the student body at University of California-Santa Cruz comes from outside the state of California.

Are you thinking of joining a fraternity or a sorority while you are attending University of California-Santa Cruz? You're not alone - about 1% of the students at University of California-Santa Cruz join a fraternity or sorority.

Do a lot of the students at University of California-Santa Cruz live on campus? Well, about 96% live on campus, while 4% live off campus and commute to school every day.

QUICK FACTS ABOUT UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-SANTA CRUZ

University of California-Santa Cruz Address:


1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, California 95064
Phone: 831-459-0111
Fax: 831-459-4952
Web Site: http://www.ucsc.edu

University of California-Santa Cruz admission closing date:


November 30

Does University of California-Santa Cruz offer Associate's degrees?


No

Does University of California-Santa Cruz offer Bachelor's degrees?


Yes

Does University of California-Santa Cruz offer Master's degrees?


Yes

Does University of California-Santa Cruz offer Doctoral degrees?


Yes

University of California-Santa Cruz graduation rate:


65%

University of California-Santa Cruz retention rate:


87%

University of California-Santa Cruz average high school GPA:


3.46

University of California-Santa Cruz average ACT score:


23

University of California-Santa Cruz average SAT score:


1137

University of California-Santa Cruz tuition cost (estimate):


$7,647



Financial Aid is available only to those who qualify.

University of California-Santa Cruz room & board cost (estimate):


$10,314

Is University of California-Santa Cruz a private college?


No

Is University of California-Santa Cruz a coed college?


Yes

University of California-Santa Cruz school calendar:


Quarter

Is University of California-Santa Cruz a 2 year or 4 year college?


4 Years
Please Note: Length of programs pertain to finishing programs in normal time.

University of California-Santa Cruz enrollment:


15,001 Students

Percentage of applicants accepted to University of California-Santa Cruz


80%

Percentage of students at University of California-Santa Cruz receiving financial aid:


47%

Percentage of African American students:


2.3%

Percentage of Native American students:


0.9%

Percentage of Asian students:


16.5%

Percentage of Hispanic students:


13.5%

Percentage of Caucasian students:


53.3%

Percentage of students living on campus:


96%

Percentage of students living off campus:


4%



Other Activities Nearby:


Golf Courses in Santa Cruz


Data provided by Data-lists.com Universities and Colleges Database. Data last updated on 2007-10-17.

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-SANTA CRUZ IN CALIFORNIA GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION

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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-SANTA CRUZ NEWS

Dining for Farmers supports Farm & Garden's apprenticeship training programs
Seven of Santa Cruz County's best restaurants are participating in the "Dining for Farmers" dinner series, donating a portion of their proceeds to apprenticeship training programs.


Traps set on campus to detect Asian gypsy moth
Pest detection traps have been set at UC Santa Cruz and throughout the community after a single Asian gypsy moth was found in a trap in the City of Santa Cruz.


Campus hires three new coaches for Slug athletics
UC Santa Cruz has made three new head coaching hires in its NCAA Division III program.


Campus hires interim athletics director
UC Santa Cruz has hired seasoned intercollegiate athletics director Greg Warzecka to lead its NCAA Division III program. He will serve on an interim basis until a permanent athletics director is hired.


Applications open for 2018 apprenticeship, new scholarship support available
Applications for the 2018 Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture are being accepted through August 15, 2017.


Community day highlights college pathways, accessibility 


Two forums scheduled on planned expanded child care program
Two open forums are scheduled for early August to gather campus community input regarding a planned expanded child care program to serve students, staff, and faculty


In Memoriam: Patricia 'Trish' Virgadamo
Patricia “Trish” Virgadamo, a UC Santa Cruz human resources representative for 18 years from 1986 to 2004, passed away June 30, 2017.


Campus hires new AVC for Physical Planning, Development, and Operations
UC Santa Cruz has hired Traci Ferdolage to serve as the associate vice chancellor for Physical Planning, Development, and Operations. She starts in September.


Long delays expected on Highway 17 for emergency paving
Caltrans will perform emergency grinding and paving operations from Monday through Friday.


Students present diversity project to state leaders
Student leaders presented a diversity project that received one-time state funding through the UC Office of the President.


Builder of “bridges” named next Staff Advisor-Designate to the Regents
Sherry Main, assistant vice chancellor of Communications and Marketing at UC Santa Cruz, has been selected as the next Staff Advisor-Designate to the Regents. Her two-year appointment begins July 1.


Psychology research featured in NSF video showcase
A new video about Barbara Rogoff's research is featured this week in the National Science Foundation 2017 "STEM for All" Video Showcase.


UC Santa Cruz students to show VR projects and videogames in public showcase
The 'Sammy Showcase' on Saturday, June 3, is hosted by the Games and Playable Media program at the UCSC Silicon Valley Campus.


Graduate student John Felts takes second place in UC Grad Slam
Felts presented his work on Cruz Foam, a biodegradable alternative to polyurethane and polystyrene foam.


Campus status updates
Both entrances are open as of 5 p.m. Motorists should drive with caution.


Enrollment opens for UCSC Summer Session
Open enrollment is underway for UC Santa Cruz Summer Session, which offers a wide range of classes and online courses across multiple departments.


UC entrepreneurs invited to meet with venture capitalists
UC entrepreneurs will meet with leading venture capitalists next month at a special lunch hosted by UC President Janet Napolitano.


Input sought on environmental review of proposed land-use change


In Memoriam: Karen Fry (1948–2017)
Karen Fry, a UCSC staff member for 29 years, passed away on April 2 in Paradise, California.


Hearst Foundations grant supports UCSC Science Communication Program
Two-year grant will help fund instructional costs, multimedia training, and recruitment efforts.


Group looks at shifting culture to focus on accountability
The meeting, the latest event in the Beyond Compliance initiative, offered overviews of employment law and Title IX investigations, updates on policy revisions and education and training efforts, and previews into possible changes to policy and procedures.


Arboretum holds Spring Plant Sale on Saturday, April 8
Gardeners will find hundreds of varieties of drought-tolerant and extraordinary plants at the sale, as well as expert garden advice from the Arboretum's curators.


Men’s rugby headed to playoffs
The Banana Slugs will play the Chico State Wildcats on April 1.


California's Tsunami Preparedness Week starts March 27
Members of the UC Santa Cruz community should know how to be prepared for tsunamis and what to do to be safe.


Open dialogue on religions to foster understanding
The UC Santa Cruz Interfaith Council will host an open dialogue on religion from 7–8:30 p.m. on April 6 in the Crown College/Merrill College Community Room.


Scotts Valley Center open house


Report highlights strategic plan’s successes
A report about Envision UC Santa Cruz summarizes the many accomplishments in key target areas since the strategic planning process began in the 2013–14 academic year.


Grad programs rank among best in nation
UC Santa Cruz graduate programs in literature, engineering, and education ranked among the nation’s best in a new survey by "U.S. News and World Report."


Swipes for Slugs
The Dean of Students Office in collaboration with the Global Food Initiative and UCSC Dining is set to launch Swipes for Slugs this week.


Red Cross staff and faculty blood drive this month
The Staff Advisory Board is sponsoring a Red Cross blood drive for staff and faculty on March 15 at the Stevenson Event Center.


In Memoriam: Mary Zavanelli (1955 - 2017)


The Conversation editor to encourage faculty expertise on pressing issues


Men's volleyball ranks No. 2 in division
Each week committees from around the country in each division study the week’s match ups to determine the best teams.


Farm volunteer docent training starts March 9
The seven-session docent training for volunteers at the UC Santa Cruz Farm begins on Thursday, March 9.


Hummingbird Day at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum is Saturday, March 4
Hummingbird Day is a family-oriented event celebrating one of nature’s vibrant aerial acrobats, the hummingbird.


School lunch programs offer healthier, tastier fare
Across the state, schoolchildren are enjoying healthier, more nutritious school lunches thanks to a wave of support from school districts, the University of California, and a host of organizations that includes UC Santa Cruz-based Life Lab.


University presidents ask Trump to 'rectify or rescind' immigration order
Chancellor George Blumenthal joined 47 other U.S. college and university presidents in signing the letter.


Police launch website mapping crime reports on campus
The website gives users the option to narrow a search by date and type of crime report.


UC Global Food Initiative launches free online toolkit for schools
The UC Global Food Initiative has launched a free online toolkit to help schools teach healthy eating habits and provide nutritious, sustainable food to students.


Santa Cruz receives $450,000 grant to study economic inclusivity in emerging countries
UC Santa Cruz will test and refine the foundation’s emerging inclusive economies framework in geographic contexts and markets.


BAS Institute offers staff insight into campus processes, policies
Business and Administrative Services (BAS) next month will roll out a new program designed to help staff navigate the multitude of processes and policies in the areas of Travel & Entertainment, Compensation, Recruitment & Talent Acquisition, and Procurement.


Winter meditation schedule, special session set for Jan. 19
The sessions are free and open to faculty, staff, and students. No prior meditation experience is needed. The exercises are nondenominational and secular.


Geologist Gary Griggs to speak on natural disasters at Rio Theater on January 19
'Perils in Paradise' talk will give a brief history of geology and natural disasters in Santa Cruz County.


Flushing of campus water mains begins Wednesday, Dec. 14
Beginning Wednesday, Dec. 14 and continuing through Thursday, Dec. 22, Physical Plant crews will conduct a campus water-main-flushing program.


Ride-sharing available through Zimride matching service
UC Santa Cruz subscribes to Zimride, a campus-specific ride-matching service. Zimride helps you offer or request rides for your daily trips to and from campus or one-time road trips (such as getting to local airports, or getting home for Thanksgiving).


Dean of Students Office holds Harvest Dinner on campus Thanksgiving Day
The Dean of Students Office in collaboration with UC Santa Cruz Dining, the International Education Office, and the American Indian Resource Center, is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Harvest Dinner.


Students gather to watch results of historic election
Students are able to vote on campus, and several viewing parties have been organized so that they can be together as the votes are tallied.


Unfounded reports of shots fired on campus


Curriculum Management Project team seeks campus feedback
The Curriculum Management Project aims to streamline and improve the systems used to manage campus curriculum and create course catalogs.


Learn to grow garlic at Oct. 29 workshop
A garlic-growing workshop is set for 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the UC Santa Cruz Hay Barn.


UC Santa Cruz ranks among greenest universities
Coming in at No. 7, UC Santa Cruz is the highest ranked UC in The Princeton Review's "Top 50 Green Colleges."


UC Santa Cruz ranks fourth worldwide for research influence
With a citation score of 99.8, UC Santa Cruz ranked fourth and tied with UC Berkeley and California Institute of Technology.


Free guide to wills available to UC Santa Cruz community
The UC Santa Cruz Office of Planned Giving is offering a free wills guide to help members of the UC Santa Cruz community with estate planning.


DOT Prohibits all Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Phones on Airplanes


Free wills guide available to UC Santa Cruz community
The UC Santa Cruz Office of Planned Giving is offering a free wills guide to help members of the UC Santa Cruz community with estate planning.


UC Santa Cruz ranks third worldwide for research influence
With a citation score of 99.8, UC Santa Cruz is tied for third place with UC Berkeley and California Institute of Technology.


Town hall to solicit feedback on the future of UC Santa Cruz athletics
The Special Committee on Athletics will provide information to campus leadership about the athletics program, particularly options for future funding.


Competition seeks big ideas from student innovators
As one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious social impact contests, Big Ideas provides up to $300,000 directly to students each year for their groundbreaking initiatives.


Tribute to Bruce Bridgeman set for Nov. 5 on campus
A tribute to Professor Bruce Bridgeman and his work is scheduled for 2-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 at the College Nine/Ten Multipurpose Room on the UC Santa Cruz campus.


Campus invited to Rachel Carson College dedication
Campus leaders will reflect on Rachel Carson and the history of the college, and the hand-carved wood sign at the college’s entrance will be unveiled.


Arboretum holds Fall Plant Sale on Saturday, October 15
The Fall Plant Sale offers dazzling, year-round color for Central Coast gardeners.


Campus community invited to hear from diversity officer candidates
After the visits, the search committee will invite those present (via an online survey), to provide their assessment of the candidates' presentations.


ARCS Foundation scholarships support UCSC graduate students
Eleven UC Santa Cruz graduate students have received scholarships worth a total of $110,000 from the ARCS Foundation.


In Memoriam: Gary Shoemaker
Gary Lynn Shoemaker, a UC Santa Cruz staff member in counseling and psychological services for 34 years, died Aug. 4, 2016 while surfing at Pleasure Point, in Capitola. He was 68.


In Memoriam: Charles Daniel (1933–2016)
Charles Daniel, professor emeritus of biology and a founding faculty member, died in Berkeley on August 10.


Connect with city leadership at community forum
City Hall to You provides an opportunity for community dialogue with city leaders and staff on neighborhood-specific topics.


In Memoriam: Terry Mast (1943 - 2016)


Local businesses invited to join OPERS Fest
The campus's Office of Physical Education, Recreation, and Sports will host a campus-wide resource fair on Sept. 20th from 3-6pm on the East Field.


UC Santa Cruz sailboat wins national championship
A UC Santa Cruz sailboat, crewed by the campus’s former and current boating directors, won the national championship for its class during races off the Santa Cruz coast the last weekend in July.


Racist and anti-Semitic fliers received on networked campus printers
The UC Santa Cruz Police Department has received several reports of racist and anti-Semitic fliers being printed on networked campus printers.


Financial aid director tapped to serve on student aid commission's advisory board
The California Student Aid Commission is responsible for some of the largest grant programs available at the University of California.


Campus altar honors lives lost in Orlando
The Cantú Queer Center, the Chicano Latino Resource Center, and the Women’s Center have created an altar that will be on display through July. The centers are happy to collaborate in other community support efforts.


Altar honors lives lost in Orlando
The centers encourage campus and community members who are planning their own memorials or events around Orlando to incorporate the altar into these if they wish.


Meditation sessions open to campus community
The sessions are free and open to faculty, staff, and students. No prior meditation experience is needed.


Cafe Ivéta accepts phone orders, receives beer, wine license


Campus to invest in Camper Park to increase access, affordability
The park has 42 spaces with four currently vacant, two of which are set aside for resident advisors (RAs). The campus will replace at least 12 units this summer and more in the coming years.


Survey seeks ideas, comments about Cowell and Stevenson coffee shop operations
An advisory committee to help inform operations of the Stevenson and Cowell college coffee shops has created a survey to gauge campus-wide opinion.


Chancellor open to workable funding plans for NCAA program
Chancellor Blumenthal said that simply asking the campus to fully fund the program—which will cost more next year because of new federal labor laws—places it in direct competition with academic priorities.


Registration opens for Sammy Slug Summer Camp
The program, offered through the UC Santa Cruz Office of Physical Education, Recreation and Sports, goes in one-week sessions from June 27 to Aug. 19.


Voter registration and primary Election Day reminder
Monday, May 23 is the deadline to register to vote in the June 7 primary election.


Enrollment opens for UCSC Summer Session
There are more than 250 courses ranging from creative writing, to medical Spanish, to geography of national parks.


Frequently asked questions on intercollegiate athletics
UC Santa Cruz offers undergraduate students the opportunity to participate in club sports, as well as NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletics.


Student-made videos focus on sexual assault awareness, reporting options
The five videos, sponsored by the UC Santa Cruz Police Department, will debut at 7 p.m., April 27 at the Stevenson Event Center.


Campus again ranks No. 1 among Peace Corps’ top volunteer-producing Hispanic-serving institutions
Thirty-two alumni are serving in the Peace Corps. More than 800 UC Santa Cruz alumni have traveled abroad to serve as volunteers with the Peace Corps, which was founded four years before the campus opened in 1965.


May 11 deadline for Global Food Initiative fellowship applications
UC Santa Cruz invites applications for student fellowship opportunities with the University of California Global Food Initiative (UC GFI).


UCSC graduate programs rank among best in nation in U.S. News survey
UCSC's Baskin School of Engineering and Department of Education are featured in new rankings from U.S. News and World Report


Campus climate discussion for students with disabilities
The April 11 event is an opportunity to share experiences and get an update on actions taken thus far to address the campus climate.


Lick Observatory field trip available to undergraduate students
Seeing and Knowing in Art and Astronomy offers undergraduates a chance to learn about the Lick Observatory's history and take part in workshops.


Grad students face off in second annual Grad Slam competition April 6
Ten graduate students will face off April 6 in the second annual Grad Slam competition, a spirited forum during which doctoral students present their research in three minutes.


UC Santa Cruz ranked among top schools for game design
As in past years, UC Santa Cruz is featured on Princeton Review's 2016 lists for top undergraduate and graduate programs in game design.


Hack 2016 Tech Cares winners select local nonprofits for donations
The Community Foundation Santa Cruz County has announced the local nonprofits that received donations from winners of Hack UCSC 2016 Tech Cares, which took place on campus in January with more than 550 participants.


UC Santa Cruz launches online programming course by Ira Pohl
UC Santa Cruz has launched a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), C++ for C Programmers (Part A), on the Coursera platform.


Forums set for proposed renovations of Cowell, Stevenson coffee shops
Cowell and Stevenson colleges will hold two community forums during the first week of April to gather input on proposed renovations and other changes to the college coffee shops.


Hoops for the Arboretum: Santa Cruz Warriors Community Jersey Night
The Santa Cruz Warriors game on March 24 highlights and benefits the UCSC Arboretum.


Time magazine ranks campus among top universities to diversify
To compile the ranking, Time looked at the percentage of undergraduate students at each institutions who were not part of the school's largest racial group and how that changed between 1990 and 2014.


Cache of stolen bikes recovered
If you believe any of these bikes belong to you, contact the SCPD Property Unit at scpdproperty@cityofsantacruz.com or (831) 420-5900.


Flushing of campus water mains set to begin Monday, Feb. 8
During the week of Feb. 8, Physical Plant crews will conduct a campus water-main-flushing program.


All-gender restroom sign design survey: Tell us what you think
The Gender Inclusive Facilities Implementation Workgroup seeks your feedback on proposed designs for all-gender restroom signs.


Women in Science Summit on January 28 to spotlight diversity
UCSC faculty helped organize a Women in Science Summit at the California Academy of Sciences,


Free health screenings offered to UC Santa Cruz employees
UC Santa Cruz employees are eligible for free “Know Your Numbers” health screenings Thursday, Jan. 28, at the 2300 Delaware building and Wednesday, Feb. 3, at the OPERS main building conducted by Physicians Medical Group of Santa Cruz.


'UCSC Mobile' puts campus tools and information on one mobile-friendly site
ver wish you had all of UC Santa Cruz’s useful references together in one mobile-friendly site? The new UCSC Mobile app is for you!


How UC Santa Cruz became unique (in just over eight minutes)
“How UC Santa Cruz Became Unique,” a snappy eight-minute history of UC Santa Cruz’s first 50 years and its effect on the town, has been produced by founding faculty member G. William Domhoff.


Arboretum gift shop offers December discounts
All UCSC faculty, staff and students get a discount at Norrie's gift shop during December.


In Memoriam: Marge Frantz (1922-2015)
An inspiring and beloved teacher, skilled activist and generous friend, Marge Frantz died in Santa Cruz on October 16 at the age of 93.


UC Santa Cruz ranked second for research influence in world university rankings
Published as part of the THE World University Rankings 2015-16, the analysis measured overall research influence based on the average number of citations per paper.


Library signs lease with Cafe Brasil for Global Village Cafe
The menu will be based on Cafe Brasil's "Amazon Juices" concept in Capitola, which includes juices, smoothies, acai bowls, hot sandwiches, salads, and rice bowls.


In Memoriam: Matthew Margulis
We write to you with sad news that Matthew Margulis, a member of the Kresge College community, died on Sunday, November 15th.


Diversity group to explore Principles of Community
The group will explore what each principle means from both an institutional and individual viewpoint.


In Memoriam: Ron Enomoto
Ron Enomoto, who served as interim executive director of the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum for more than three years, died October 7 while traveling in Tibet. He was 73.


Library's cafe to be closed during transition to new vendor
The Global Village Cafe in the McHenry Library will be closed for approximately four weeks beginning Saturday, October 17 while the space is prepared to reopen under new management.


UC to begin implementation of new $15 an hour minimum wage policy
Under the new UC Fair Wage/Fair Work Plan, all employees hired to work at least 20 hours a week will be paid a minimum of $13 an hour starting Thursday, Oct. 1. That minimum will increase to $14 an hour on Oct. 1, 2016, and to $15 an hour on Oct. 1, 2017.


Global Food Initiative fellowships available – applications due Sept. 8
UC Santa Cruz undergraduate and graduate students interested in agroecology, student food access and security, experiential learning, and other topics related to UC Santa Cruz’s Global Food Initiative (GFI) work are invited to apply to become part of the 2015-16 GFI Fellowship Program.


In Memoriam: Diane Lewis (1931-2015)
After fighting cancer since December, UC Santa Cruz Professor of Anthropology Emerita Diane Lewis died Thursday in her home surrounded by her daughter Raven Chaney and her grandchildren Kevin and Rosalie Chisolm.


Enjoy the peak season of produce from the UC Santa Cruz Farm
With summer in full swing, it’s time to sign up for the UCSC Farm’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and enjoy the peak season of organic produce from the UC Santa Cruz Farm.


In Memoriam: Priscilla (Tilly) Washburn Shaw (1930-2015)
Priscilla (Tilly) Washburn Shaw


University approves updated Non-research Animal Policy
The updated policy aligns the Coastal Science Campus with the restriction on domestic animals at the main campus. The policy exempts service animals, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).


In Memoriam: Robert A. Ludwig (1948-2015)


Memorial service for Joseph Bunnett on Saturday, June 27
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 27, for Joseph Bunnett, professor emeritus of chemistry and biochemistry.


UC Santa Cruz partners with UC Merced in nanotechnology center
Nanotechnology researchers at UC Santa Cruz are partners in a new center for nanomaterials research funded by NASA and based at UC Merced.


UC Santa Cruz Farm & Garden’s market cart produce stand opens June 2
Tuesday, June 2 is opening day for the UC Santa Cruz Farm & Garden's Market Cart at the corner of Bay and High streets at the base of the UC Santa Cruz campus.


Campus ranks No. 1 among Peace Corps’ top volunteer-producing Hispanic-serving institutions
Forty-two alumni are serving in the Peace Corps. More than 800 UCSC alumni have traveled abroad to serve as volunteers with the Peace Corps, which was founded four years before the campus opened in 1965.


Student-organized campus clean up nets 285 pounds of litter in three hours
In just three hours, participants of the First Annual Campus Clean-Up during Alumni Reunion Weekend collected 285 pounds of litter from across campus, the UC Santa Cruz Sustainability Office reports.


Berries, flowers from campus Farm & Garden go on sale at Quarry Plaza
On Friday, May 15th, Wednesday, May 20th, and Wednesday, May 27th, a limited engagement produce and flower stand will open at Quarry Plaza with berries and beautiful flower bouquets from the Alan Chadwick Garden.


Center for Analytical Finance workshop looks at high-frequency trading
The chief economist of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission will open a daylong workshop and conference on high-frequency trading, Friday, May 15 at UC Santa Cruz.


International Playhouse returns for its 15th season
UC Santa Cruz’s International Playhouse, an annual program of short theater pieces staged in different languages by students in the university’s Language Program, is back for another round of staged pieces.


Slugs celebrate National Volunteer Week


UC Santa Cruz psychology professor honored with 'Best Paper' award
UC Santa Cruz associate professor of psychology Shelly Grabe and social psychology graduate students Rose Grose and Anjali Dutt have been named winners of the 2015 Georgia Babladelis Award by the Society for the Psychology of Women.


New chief communications officer starts Wednesday
Sherry Main joins UC Santa Cruz Wednesday, April 1, as assistant vice chancellor for communications and marketing.


Weed control planned on East Field Monday, March 23
UC Santa Cruz Grounds Services plans to apply two selective broadleaf herbicides to the East Field Monday, March 23, weather permitting.


UC Santa Cruz volunteer service day March 28 honors Cesar Chavez
The UC Santa Cruz community will be taking part in Cesar Chavez Volunteer Service Day, set for Saturday, March 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Homeless Garden Project Natural Bridges Farm.


Deadline for Farm & Garden docent training is Tuesday, March 3
The 2015 Farm & Garden docent-training program will take place on the UC Santa Cruz Farm on six Tuesday afternoons from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, beginning March 10 and ending April 14.


Campus community invited to spread radical ideas at TEDx Santa Cruz
This year’s TEDx Santa Cruz is focused on radical collaborations. Organizers are looking for speakers and performers whose creative and innovative ideas have changed the world.


Gary Griggs publishes collection of "Our Ocean Backyard" columns
Institute of Marine Sciences director Gary Griggs has published his columns for the Santa Cruz Sentinel in a new book.


UC Santa Cruz men's, women's basketball season openers set for Nov. 15
UC Santa Cruz Athletics announces the season opener games for men's and women's basketball at the Kaiser Permanente Arena in downtown Santa Cruz.


November 14 budget forum videos, slides available online


Arboretum graphic design contest open to faculty, staff, and students
The UC Santa Cruz Arboretum is holding a graphic design contest to solicit original artwork for its 50th anniversary year.


Principles of Community Campaign begins Friday with event at Kresge
The first in a year-long series of events exploring how to put the UC Santa Cruz Principles of Community into practice is scheduled for Friday, December 5 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Kresge Town Hall.


Scott Hernandez-Jason named director of news and media relations at UC Santa Cruz
Scott Hernandez-Jason has joined UC Santa Cruz as director of news and media relations. His first day was Monday, December 1.


Raoul Birnbaum appointed faculty director of Honors Programs
Professor Raoul Birnbaum has been appointed faculty director of UCSC's Undergraduate Honors Programs.


UCSC poet Gary Young to be featured on Garrison Keillor's Writer's Almanac
Garrison Keillor is scheduled to read a poem by UC Santa Cruz's Gary Young on Keillor's Writer's Almanac on Thursday, March 22.


UCSC student profiled in Red Cross newsletter
The volunteer efforts of Max Palmer, a 20-year-old junior at UC Santa Cruz, are described in a profile in the Winter 2012 newsletter published by the American Red Cross's Santa Cruz County Chapter.


Washington Post highlights UC Santa Cruz as an 'up-and-comer'
The Washington Post highlights UC Santa Cruz as one of five universities that "really are up-and-comers."


Raoul Birnbaum appointed faculty director of Honors Program
Professor Raoul Birnbaum has been appointed faculty director of UCSC's Undergraduate Honors Program.


Catherine Cooper appointed faculty director of EPC
Professor Catherine Cooper has been appointed faculty director of UCSC's Educational Partnership Center.


Scholarships support student veterans at UCSC


Sign-ups now open for Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program
Memberships in the CASFS/UCSC Farm’s 2012 Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program are now available.


Converting junk to surfboards: polystyrene foam collection project launches at UCSC



Campus status related to March 1 protests
The campus has developed a special web site in anticipation of a protest on March 1 that could impact transportation and other services. Please visit the site, which will be updated as information or events warrant.


Ted Goldstein, Apple executive turned grad student, profiled in HHMI Bulletin
The February issue of the HHMI Bulletin features a profile of Ted Goldstein, a UCSC alumnus and former Apple executive who is now pursuing a Ph.D. in biomolecular engineering.


In Memoriam - Fan Hsu
Please join the Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering community in remembering Fan Hsu, who passed away peacefully in Cupertino, CA, on February 19, 2012, after a hard-fought battle with cancer.


Pioneer alumni return for Cowell fountain celebration


In Memoriam - Kay House
Please join the Biological Sciences community in remembering a long-time UCSC former employee, Kay House.


Mountain lion research seminar set for Monday on campus
Environmental Studies Professor Chris Wilmers, who has been tracking and studying mountain lions in the Santa Cruz Mountains for three years, will discuss his research at an informational seminar "Mountain Lions and People in the Santa Cruz Mountains," 7 p.m. Monday, February 13, in Classroom Unit 2.


In Memoriam — Harold Hardeman (Hardy) Hanson


UCSC earns spot on Peace Corps list


Chancellor, EVC receive slug jerseys


John Barnes appointed as AVC for Physical Planning & Construction/Campus Architect


2012 Title IX Advisory Council membership


In Memoriam--Hardy Hanson


New website makes searching all UC jobs easy
The University of California is launching a new systemwide job search website that will make it easier to search and apply for jobs.


In Memoriam – Karen Turinia
With much sadness, I share news of the death of a member of our community, Karen Turinia. With her sister and her daughter by her side, Karen peacefully passed away at home on Thursday, January 19.


UCSC Cowell Student Health Center LEED Gold Certification Celebration


5th Annual Santa Cruz Chocolate Festival
Chocolate-tasting extravaganza raises funds for scholarships.


Bone Marrow Donor Registration Drive
Students, staff, faculty and members of the public are invited to register as potential bone marrow donors.


Winter Recreation, Intramural and Sports Guide now available
The UCSC Recreation Department's Winter Recreation, Intramural and Sports Guide is now available.


In Memoriam - Jack Schaar
After a recent diagnosis of cancer, Professor Emeritus Jack Schaar died on December 25.


Temporary reduction in payroll taxes
UC is implementing the temporary reduction in payroll taxes that President Obama signed into law in late December.


Michael McCawley appointed director of admissions at UC Santa Cruz


Lick Observatory open to public December 26 through January 1
Lick Observatory will be closed to the public December 24 and 25, but visiting hours will be extended for the rest of the holiday period.


Still time to make a year-end gift to UC Santa Cruz


Our University: new family care benefit, signing the patent amendment, and more news for UC faculty and staff


Chocolate Festival volunteers needed
Volunteers needed for the annual Santa Cruz Chocolate Festival on Sunday, January 22, 2012 from 1 - 4 p.m.


Bone marrow donor registration drive set for Friday, January 20
As part of its community service efforts this quarter, Crown College, College Nine, and College Ten are hosting a bone marrow registry program on Friday, January 20, 2012 from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Call for nominations for the 2012 Tony Hill Memorial Award
The campus is inviting nominations for the 2012 Tony Hill Memorial Award.


UC staff advisors visit UCSC for meetings
Penny Herbert and Kevin Smith, UC staff advisors to the Board of Regents, spent two days at UC Santa Cruz this week for meetings with Chancellor Blumenthal and campus and university-wide groups.


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