Events

Saturday, April 27

Counterculture, Capitalism, and the Grateful Dead

The newest exhibit featuring the Grateful Dead Archive explores how the band pioneered new ways of thinking about work, about being in business, and about...

Education and the Avant Garde: How Fluxus Artists Shaped the Arts at UC Santa Cruz

Learn how UC Santa Cruz students and faculty in the late 1960s took inspiration from avant-garde artists as the fledgling campus debated the shape of arts...

Norman O. Brown: Into the Future / an Archives Exhibit

Curated by the organizers of Norman O. Brown: Into the Future, a conference occurring May 17th and 18th at Cowell College, this exhibit presents a selection...

Noel Q. King Memorial Lecture: “Feminism and Africa: A Conversation with Mercy Odoyuye”

Professor Noel Q. King helped introduce the study of religion to a young UC Santa Cruz and helped engage Merrill College students in lifelong curiosity about...

Third Annual 5K Fun Run — Benefiting student scholarships!

Lace up your running shoes for a scenic 5K in support of student scholarships. A beautiful course rambles through all 10 colleges and iconic campus spots,...

Cowell Coffee in the Courtyard

Start your day with old friends and new as you connect over coffee and donuts prior to the Cowell Colloquium.

Bhuwan Joshi Dedication

Cowell College invites you to join us in the dedication of Bhuwan Lal Joshi's memorial plaque, Bhuwan's Piece / Peace. Josi was a faculty in the Psychology...

UC Santa Cruz Campus Bioblitz 2019

Come together in community to celebrate the amazing natural beauty and incredible biodiversity of the UC Santa Cruz campus. Join staff from the UC Santa...

You Can Always Come Back in Summer!

We would love to have you join us this summer for Summer Session! UC Santa Cruz Summer Session is open to all alumni, family, friends, and even high school...

Merrill Society Breakfast

The Merrill Society is a group of engaged alumni, faculty, staff, and students devoted to the mission of Merrill College. The breakfast brings you news about...

Cowell Colloquium: Where the Deer and the Antelope--and the Banana Slug--Roam:  Hair-Raising Tales from the Rough Terrain of the Western American Public Intellectual

Join Patty Nelson, Provost Alan Christy, other Cowell historians, and students as they reflect on the combination of humor and historical perspective as a...

Earth Week 2019 at the Seymour Center

Learn more about the big blue planet called Earth during the Seymour Center's 2019 Earth Week celebration! Special pop-up exhibits and fun arts and crafts...

Economics Alumni Reception

Come visit with old friends and learn what the Economics department is up to these days. After a brief introduction and short presentation, enjoy a...

Future Garden Art & Science Exhibition

A major art and science project by Newton Harrison and his late wife and lifelong collaborator Helen Mayer Harrison, Future Garden, is now on view at the UC...

Home Garden Tour

The Arboretum is holding its first annual Home Garden Tour on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10 am to 4 pm. You, your friends, and your family are cordially...

Remembering and celebrating Nik Madsen: sharing his connection to campus, adventure and environmentalism

The Recreation program invites former and current Recreation student and non-student staff for a day of connections, reflections, local adventure and...

The Algae Society: Bio Art Design Lab

Explore the many fascinating ways in which algae plays a critical role on our planet! These diverse, beautiful, and vital living organisms are unsung heroes...

UC Santa Cruz First Generation Initiative

Join us in Quarry Plaza and learn about the UCSC First Generation Initiative, as we welcome our alumni back to campus. The UCSC First Generation Initiative...

Walking Tour of the UC Santa Cruz Farm

As part of Alumni Weekend, enjoy a walking tour of the 30-acre UC Santa Cruz/CASFS Farm. Founded in 1971, the Farm offers vibrant examples of organic farming...

Global Engagement: Global Photo Contest Reception

Come see the incredible winning photos of the Global Photo Contest. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni submit photos in two categories: pictures from...

Banana Slug Kid Zone

A fun and creative craft and game zone for children of all ages.

Changing Routes

Participants will embark on a 2 hour hike through upper campus on a trail created especially for Earth Week by UCSC Natural Reserves. After the hike we’ll...

Community Activism and Community Studies @ 50

Please join past and present faculty and staff, and current students in what's sure to be a lively, thought provoking discussion about community activism. An...

Resource Center Brunch

Start your Saturday off right with brunch at the Women's Center! Mingle with resource center students, staff, and directors, including the newly hired...

Teach-ins: Big ideas, no quizzes

No quizzes! Just cool ideas. Join us to experience some of what keeps our faculty and students busy. David Bernick, Assistant Adjunct Professor of...

Tour of Art + Science Exhibition at the Arboretum

Future Garden, a major art and science project by Newton Harrison and his late wife and lifelong collaborator Helen Mayer Harrison, is now on view at the UC...

Distinguished Graduate Student Alumni Award Luncheon

Annual award luncheon for five distinguished graduate student alumni, one from each academic division. This year's luncheon will include a panel discussion...

Tour at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center

Visit the Seymour Center and take a behind the scenes tour of the Long Marine Lab. Tour stops include Shipwreck Deck, Blue Whale Skeleton, and Marine Mammal...

Cowell STEM Student/Alumni Networking Lunch

Cowell students studying STEM fields have the opportunity to meet informally to discuss career paths and opportunities with Cowell alumni who have worked in...

Digital Arts New Media MFA Thesis Exhibition Opening Reception

The Digital Arts and New Media (DANM) program is pleased to present the 2019 MFA Thesis Exhibition opening reception. This multi-sited exhibition is free and...

Digital Arts and New Media MFA Thesis Exhibition: Receivership

The Digital Arts and New Media (DANM) program presents Receivership, its 2019 MFA Thesis Exhibition. The exhibition represents the culmination of two years...

Lunch with Dean Wolf (and guests)

Executive perspective on experiential learning and entrepreneurial thinking in engineering education

Planning the UC Santa Cruz Student Experience

This event will bring a causal but focused conversation on the intersection of the built environment and community, its relevance to student success, and how...

Porter 50th Anniversary Celebration and Makers Fair

Porter Provost Sean Keilen invites you to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of College V. The festivities will include an exhibition about...

The Lunchbox: Annual Banana Slug Lunch

Join your friends and family and choose between a gourmet carry-out box lunch, or grab some tacos from our very own taco truck, and enjoy at tables in Quarry...

Campus Art Walk, Collective Museum Tour

Join current UC Santa Cruz undergraduates for a tour of Collective Museum, the campus-wide art project by Portland-based artist group Public Doors and...

Norris Center Open House

Join us at the Norris Center for an open house showcasing the work of the past year. The Norris Center is a natural history museum, and a hub natural history...

Younger Lagoon Reserve Bioblitz 2019

Join Younger Lagoon Reserve for its fourth annual community-building bioblitz event and help inventory the biodiversity of Younger Lagoon Reserve. This...

High Impact Science from Physical & Biological Sciences

Talks by four PBSci faculty (who are themselves UC Santa Cruz alumni) accompanied by a beer, wine, and snacks reception. Includes tables and tours to learn...

Lab Tours

Join us for a Behind the Scenes look at work currently underway in various engineering labs. Presentations will include: The Institute for the Biology of...

Pioneer Class 50 Year Reunion - Remembering Hitchcock Lectures

Listen to Hitchcock again and respond from our perspective in 2019. Facilitated by pioneer alumna Judy Einzig.

Stem Cell Research at UCSC - Lab tour with short presentations

Come learn about the stem cell research being done at UCSC. The IBSC is hosting lab tours with short presentations for non-scientists and brief...

Lavender Alumni Reception for LGBTQIA+ Alumni

We welcome all LGBTQIA+ Banana Slugs, their loved ones, and families to (re)connect with current students and staff at the Cantú and to mix and mingle with...

Rachel Carson College Alumni Weekend Wine & Cheese Reception and Tour

Please join us for a wine & cheese reception with the added opportunity for guided tours of campus sustainability projects and the S-Lab.

Radical Learning: The Heart of the UC Santa Cruz Experience

This event will review the bold and radical educational vision of UC Santa Cruz since its inception, while introducing alumni to the innovative 21st-century...

Noel Q. King Memorial Lecture: “Feminism and Africa: A Conversation with Mercy Odoyuye”

Professor Noel Q. King helped introduce the study of religion to a young UC Santa Cruz and helped engage Merrill College students in lifelong curiosity about...

Men's Annual Spring Soccer Game

Did you play soccer while you were at UC Santa Cruz? Come visit with old teammates and support our current team as they play their Annual Spring Soccer Game.

Summoning Spirits: Technologies of Intoxication in the Enlightenment

Over the course of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, psychoactive substances from gin and whiskey to cannabis and opium underwent rapid...

Annual Beer & Wine Reception

Stop to take a breath and unwind with fellow alumni in the beautiful setting of the restored Quarry Amphitheater. Grab a drink and a bite here before heading...

Psychology Alumni Reception

Connect with old friends from the Psychology Department! Please join us at our table at the Beer & Wine Reception.

Crown Keynote: Dr. Kelly Falkner, Office of Polar Programs, NSF

Dr. Kelly Falkner is the Director of the National Science Foundation's Office of Polar Programs. Her work in the position led her NSF colleagues to name the...

Celebrating 30 Years of Student Organizing: Remembering as We Rise

SOAR, Student Media, and Cultural Arts and Diversity (SOMeCA) will celebrate 30 years of student organizing with the annual Dinner with Alumni on Saturday,...

Pioneer Class 50 Year Reunion - Dinner and Program

Welcome home, pioneer class! Pioneer faculty, staff, and alumni, please join us for the pioneer class reunion celebration, including a reception, dinner,...

Crown Alumni Celebration Dinner

Welcome home Crown Pioneer class! Come celebrate and dine with us as we reminisce about the good ole days.

28th Annual Pilipino Cultural Celebration: Malakas at Maganda

Bayanihan’s 28th annual Pilipino Cultural Celebration (PCC), Malakas at Maganda, will portray the institutional, interpersonal, and internalized oppression...

April in Santa Cruz Festival

The UCSC Department of Music presents April in Santa Cruz Contemporary Music Festival. Sponsors: Trevor Coates, the Vincent J. Coates Foundation, Porter...

wasteLAnd

This innovative 12-piece chamber orchestra from Los Angeles performs new music by UCSC graduate student composers Heeyoung Choi, Zach Hejny, Ike Minton,...

Dungeons and Drag

UCSCs premeir drag show is back with a D&D theme! Come by to learn about Drag and experience a real drag show with prizes and music!

Flowers of Evil Concert

The Pioneer Class community rock band, Flowers of Evil, is getting together once more to rock the Stevenson Event Center and all who enter there! Join us for...

RCA Spring Dance Party: FIESTA. Love. Community. Home.

The Research Center for the Americas (RCA) is throwing a HUGE dance party, featuring live, local band Calíco. Calíco, will get us moving with their...

Saturday, April 27