Where residential colleges encircle lecture halls and libraries, recital halls and theaters, studios and labs, overlooking the Monterey Bay.
UC Santa Cruz is located in Central California on 2,001 acres overlooking the Monterey Bay. It is easily reached by major highways, with airports nearby.
Once on campus, you'll want to take a tour to experience all that UC Santa Cruz has to offer and get your bearings before beginning your own explorations.
McHenry Library, 10 unique colleges, Science Hill, the East Field, Quarry Plaza and Quarry Theater, Farm and Garden, Theater Arts center, and that's just a start.
The campus is best experienced on foot. Shuttles provide convenient transportation across campus and between the colleges and academic centers.
Take a virtual tour and explore the many attractions of the UC Santa Cruz campus from the comfort of your screen.
- October 22, 2014 Astrophysics meets theater in ‘Birth of Stars’
- October 8, 2014 Institute of Arts and Sciences offers LASER talk on Oct. 28
- October 3, 2014 UC Santa Cruz Arboretum holds Fall Plant Sale on Saturday, October 11
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the intimacy of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university.
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UCSC residential learning colleges provide students with academic support, activities, and events that enhance the intellectual and social life of the campus.