• January 6, 2015

    New expanded campus address system will aid emergency responses

    In an effort to improve emergency response times on campus, individual building addresses have been created over the past two years. This addressing system was developed in conjunction with both the UC Santa Cruz Police Department and what is now the Santa Cruz City Fire Department.

  • January 5, 2015

    Formal Review: Whistleblower Protection Policy

    The University of California is proposing extensive revisions to the Whistleblower Protection Policy, which applies to all University employees and all applicants for University employment.

  • January 1, 2015UCSC original sign

    UC Santa Cruz turns 50, a bold experiment realized

    In 1965, UC President Clark Kerr described the brand new campus at Santa Cruz as “the most significant educational experiment in the history of the University of California.” As UC Santa Cruz forges ahead in 2015, the campus celebrates its 50th anniversary with a multitude of events.

  • December 19, 2014

    Community crime bulletin: Attempted kidnapping, assault with injury, false imprisonment with violence

    The UC Santa Cruz Police Department is seeking the public's help with its investigation into a reported attempted kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon, and false imprisonment with violence at 7 p.m. Dec. 18 in the North Remote Parking Lot.

  • December 15, 2014Cecilia Im

    Students garner awards at national biomedical conference

    Five UC Santa Cruz students received awards for their presentations at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students.

  • December 11, 2014Leta Miller

    Professors Leta Miller and Carolyn Dean honored for arts research

    Acting Arts Dean Martin Berger has named the 2014 Arts Dean’s Eminent Professors, the division’s highest recognition of faculty research achievement.

  • December 9, 2014

    Winter storm preparedness

    The National Weather Service is forecasting a significant winter storm for the Santa Cruz area beginning on Wednesday and intensifying on Thursday.

  • December 8, 2014

    Herbicide application at Younger Lagoon Reserve terrace lands

    UCSC Natural Reserves and UCSC Grounds Services to Conduct Herbicide Application at Younger Lagoon reserve terrace Lands.

  • December 4, 2014

    Renewal of the Phased Retirement Program

    The University is renewing the Phased Retirement Program, which provides eligible career staff the opportunity to transition into retirement by voluntarily reducing work hours by at least 10 percent a year for up to three years before retiring.

  • December 1, 2014

    Campus food drive launches for holiday season

    Another holiday season is upon us, and with it comes our annual UC Santa Cruz Holiday Food Drive which works in cooperation with Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz County providing healthy meals to our friends and neighbors in need.

  • November 25, 2014

    Community crime bulletin: Attempted robbery, assault with injury, false imprisonment with violence

    The UC Santa Cruz Police Department is investigating a report of an attempted robbery, an assault causing injury, and false imprisonment with violence that occurred on November 23, between midnight and 12:30 a.m. in the Humanities and Social Sciences Building, during the protest.

  • November 25, 2014

    Community crime bulletin: Attempted sexual assault, sexual battery and false imprisonment with violence

    The UC Santa Cruz Police Department is investigating a report it received today (November 25) of an attempted sexual assault, sexual battery, and false imprisonment with violence that occurred on November 22, at 10:30 p.m. in the Humanities Lecture Hall.

  • November 24, 2014

    Exceptions to Campus Closure 2014-2015

    As in the past, the UC Santa Cruz campus will close during the holiday season in an effort to conserve energy at a time when the university business is generally slow. This year the campus will be closed from Wednesday, December 24, 2014 through Thursday, January 1, 2015, re-opening on Friday, January 2, 2015.

  • November 24, 2014

    Open Enrollment ends 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25

    You have until 5 p.m. tomorrow to make UC health and welfare benefit plan changes for 2015.

  • November 19, 2014

    Get Involved this Holiday Season

    The Student Volunteer Center (SVC), located in Hahn Student Services, is offering awesome programs this holiday season where you can help local families in need.

  • November 19, 2014Matthew Carr

    UC Santa Cruz grad awarded Sutter scholarship for medical school

    Matthew Carr, who graduated from UCSC in June with a degree in biology, will receive the 8th annual Primary Care Physician Award.

  • November 17, 2014

    One week left for 2015 Open Enrollment

    here's one week left of our 2015 Open Enrollment period (Open Enrollment ends at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 25th), and we want to remind you, if you haven't already reviewed your Open Enrollment 2015 brochure, to please take a moment between now and November 25th to review your 2015 plan options.

  • November 17, 2014

    Regents take up proposed tuition increase

    This week the UC Board of Regents will consider a multi-year financing plan for the University of California that could include higher tuition. I want to take this opportunity to explain what that might mean for students here at UC Santa Cruz.

  • November 13, 2014

    Community crime bulletin: Assault with injury reported

    The UC Santa Cruz Police Department is investigating a report of an assault causing injury that occurred on November 12, at 7:55 p.m. on Heller Drive near the north side Porter College bus stop.

  • November 13, 2014

    Campus Holiday Gathering

    Chancellor George Blumenthal and his wife, Kelly Weisberg, invite all faculty and staff to a Holiday Gathering & Campus Celebration on Tuesday, December 16, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Colleges 9/10 Multipurpose Room.

  • November 10, 2014

    Reopening of Stevenson parking lots 109, 110 delayed due to construction impacts

    After a relatively successful start, the Gully G Detention Basin project near Stevenson College experienced a setback in early September.

  • November 10, 2014

    Fall Budget Forum on November 14

    An online budget forum is set for Friday, November 14, from noon to 1:00 p.m. Participating will be Alison Galloway, campus provost and executive Vice chancellor and Vice Chancellor of Budget and Planning, Peggy Delaney.

  • November 6, 2014

    Winter Campus Curtailment 2014-2015

    Our 2014-2015 Winter Campus Curtailment is scheduled for the time period of December 24, 2014 through January 1, 2015.

  • November 5, 2014

    Carsharing opportunities

    UCSC subscribes to Zimride, a campus-specific ride-matching service. Zimride helps you offer or request rides for regular commutes or one-time road trips.

  • November 5, 2014

    Home for the holidays - Students

    Go to and post a ride or see who might be headed in your direction.

  • November 4, 2014

    Ithaka S+R Local Faculty Survey results

    This spring, the Library asked for your help to better understand your needs and attitudes with respect to your University Library. In collaboration with the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Herbie Lee, we conducted the Ithaka S+R Local Faculty Survey, and 299 faculty members answered the call and completed the survey.

  • November 4, 2014

    Summer 2015 Orientation Dates

    Summer Orientation is our opportunity as a campus to formally welcome newly matriculated UCSC students and their families into our community of scholars.

  • November 3, 2014

    2014 UC Santa Cruz United Way Campaign: November 1–15

    We hope you will join us in supporting United Way of Santa Cruz County and the many agencies in our community that help make a difference in the lives of your neighbors.

  • November 3, 2014

    Special offers from Zipcar

    UCSC Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) contracts with Zipcar to offer car sharing services to our campus as a sustainable transportation option for our affiliates.

  • October 31, 2014UC Santa Cruz Film and Digital Media alumna Deva-Blaisdell-Anderson

    UC Santa Cruz named one of the country’s best colleges for film majors

    UC Santa Cruz has been ranked No. 7 in the country by College Factual for Best Bachelors Program for Film, Video and Photographic Arts.

  • October 31, 2014

    Community Crime Bulletin - Peeping in Bathrooms

    The UC Santa Cruz Police Department is investigating reports of peeping by use of electronic means.

  • October 30, 2014

    Open Enrollment 2015

    The annual Open Enrollment (OE) period begins Thursday, October 30 and ends at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 25.

  • October 27, 2014

    November 4 is Election Day — remember to vote

    Tuesday, November 4 is Election Day. There are important votes for governor and other federal, state and local offices as well as important initiatives. Voting is a citizen's fundamental right, and I urge you to use this opportunity to let your voice be heard.

  • October 27, 2014

    Online Education Call for Proposals, 2014-2015

    In fall of 2014 there are three different but related opportunities for faculty to develop online courses.

  • October 24, 2014

    Halloween message for students

    You should find the information below useful as you plan how and where to spend your time on Halloween this year.

  • October 22, 2014poster for Birth of Stars play at UC Santa Cruz

    Astrophysics meets theater in ‘Birth of Stars’

    What does the birth and death of stars have to do with the lives of real human beings? How do we balance the joy and pain of life in a productive way? Does technology make us less than human…or something more?

  • October 20, 2014

    Seasonal flu shot clinics on campus

    Seasonal Flu shots will once again be offered to staff and faculty at the Student Health Center located across from the University Center and Colleges 9 & 10 on McLaughlin Drive.

  • October 20, 2014

    Flu shot clinics for students on campus

    Seasonal flu shots will once again be offered to students at the Student Health Center located across from the University Center and Colleges 9 & 10 on McLaughlin Drive.

  • October 17, 2014

    Undergraduate education seeks three part-time faculty administrators

    The Division of Undergraduate Education is undertaking three searches for part-time faculty administrators.

  • October 14, 2014Robin Hunicke

    Acclaimed game designer joins UC Santa Cruz art faculty

    Award-winning game designer and producer Robin Hunicke will join the UC Santa Cruz faculty in January as Associate Professor of Art & Game Design.

  • October 13, 2014

    Survey to select new vendor for Quarry Plaza restaurant

    The Graduate Student Commons is starting the process of looking for a new restaurant vendor for the first floor of our building in the Quarry Plaza. The space is currently occupied by Joe's Pizza and Subs, whose contract ends at the end of the academic year.

  • October 13, 2014

    Revised Absence from Work Policy – Summary of Technical Changes

    PPSM Policy 2.210 (Absence from Work) was revised to include a number of technical changes with a focus on aligning the policy with legal requirements enacted since the last issuance of the policy in early 2013.

  • October 13, 2014Michael Mateas

    UC Santa Cruz creates new Department of Computational Media

    A new department builds on the success of the campus's pathbreaking programs in games and playable media

  • October 10, 2014Charlie McDowell

    Computer scientist Charlie McDowell recognized as advocate for women in tech

    McDowell and alumnus Jacob Martinez are featured on a list of "10 Men Making Waves for Women in Tech"

  • October 9, 2014

    UC Santa Cruz wins $11 million grant to advance biomedical research

    Chancellor Blumenthal congratulates the campus team tapped by the National Institutes of Health to lead a project that could revolutionize biomedical research.

  • October 9, 2014

    In Memoriam: Geoffrey 'Craig' Hunt

  • October 7, 2014grad student

    Graduate applications, enrollment increase at UC Santa Cruz

    Graduate student enrollment at UC Santa Cruz is projected to top 1,625 for fall 2014, about 9 percent of total enrollment, indicating continued strong interest in the academic programs offered.

  • October 7, 2014

    Admissions Insights: Meet and Greet with UCSC Admissions

    Informal Meet and Greet gathering at Preview Day to learn more about UCSC Admissions.

  • October 6, 2014

    Welcome to Fall Quarter

    Chancellor Blumenthal welcomes new and returning students, faculty, and staff, and announces a new weekly all-campus email newsletter, Tuesday Newsday.

  • October 3, 2014

    2015 Leadership Academy applications due November 7

    The 2015 Leadership Academy will meet over a four-month period, from January through April 2015. Each session will highlight specific issues and challenges faced by UC Santa Cruz leaders.

  • October 3, 2014

    Service animals on campus

    Please be aware that service animals (dogs) are welcome and important members of the campus community, and you may encounter service dogs with their owners at multiple campus locations.

  • October 3, 2014

    Formal Review: Phased Retirement Program

    The University is proposing to renew the Phased Retirement Program, an optional tool that locations may choose to provide eligible policy covered staff who are 55 or older transition into retirement.

  • October 2, 2014GEAR-UP logo

    Educational Partnership Center lands $3.27 million grant to help students achieve college

    UC Santa Cruz’s Educational Partnership Center has been awarded a $3.27 million federal grant over seven years to help prepare middle and high school students in the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District for college.

  • October 1, 2014

    UC Santa Cruz 2014 Symposium on Assessment

    All faculty and graduate students are invited to UC Santa Cruz's first assessment symposium to be held on October 17, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • October 1, 2014

    Dental care available on campus

    Starting October 1st, Onsite Dental will be providing services from a mobile office at OPERS.

  • October 1, 2014

    Required Federal Notices

    In compliance with federal law known as the Clery Act, the Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report 2013 is now available for you to read.

  • September 30, 2014

    On-campus photography contest

    The Chancellor’s Office and University Relations are sponsoring a contest to choose a photograph of UC Santa Cruz for use on Chancellor Blumenthal’s winter holiday card.

  • September 29, 2014

    Seasonal Flu Shot Clinics on Campus - Staff and Faculty

    Seasonal Flu shots will once again be offered to staff and faculty at the Student Health Center located across from the University Center and Colleges 9 & 10 on McLaughlin Drive.

  • September 29, 2014

    Flu Shot Clinics on Campus - Students

    Seasonal Flu shots for students will once again be offered to students at the Student Health Center located across from the University Center and Colleges 9 & 10 on McLaughlin Drive.

  • September 26, 2014

    OPERS parking lot closed Tuesday

    The parking lot adjacent to the Office of Physical Education, Recreation and Sports (OPERS), Lot 103, will be closed to parking from 9 p.m. Monday, September 29th until 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 30th to accommodate this year's Fall Festival activities.

  • September 25, 2014

    Professor Sue Carter appointed associate dean of graduate studies

    I am pleased to announce the appointment of Sue Carter, professor of physics, as associate dean of graduate studies, effective October 1, 2014.

  • September 25, 2014breaking ground with shovels

    Campus and Wells Fargo officials break ground for Coastal Biology building

    A groundbreaking ceremony for the Coastal Biology building was held at the UC Santa Cruz Coastal Science Campus.

  • September 23, 2014

    Housing needed for students

    The highly competitive local rental market means that some UC Santa Cruz students are still working to finalize their housing plans with less than two weeks before the start of the academic year.

  • September 22, 2014

    Important Notice - Annual campus Move In

    Residential Move In has impacts on campus parking and traffic and we ask for your patience and flexibility. It is important to note the following restrictions and alternative parking options:

  • September 22, 2014

    Student Health Center Closure on September 23, 2014

    In order to better serve our students, our staff will be in an all-day training on Tuesday, September 23rd, and therefore the Student Health Center, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS),and Student Health Outreach Promotion (SHOP) will be closed all day for patient/client care.

  • September 18, 2014

    Deer Alert - Rutting Season

    This time of year drivers and cyclists need to be extra vigilant about deer darting into roadways. It is deer rutting season, when the bucks are in hot pursuit of mates.

  • September 12, 2014

    Parking at Merrill Lot 119

    Renovation-related grading and paving work is taking place in portions of Merrill Lot 119 from now until Move In (September 26th).