Campus Life

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Undergraduate Colleges

UC Santa Cruz undergraduates are affiliated with one of 10 colleges, vibrant living communities that enhance the intellectual and social life of the campus.

Activities & Organizations

Student Organization Advising and Resources (SOAR) is dedicated to the success of UCSC's campus-wide student organizations and government.

Campus Calendars

The Campus Events Calendar is the place to go for the latest information on myriad activities, events, lectures, and performances on campus.

Athletics & Fitness

The goal of UCSC's physical education and recreation program is to introduce as many students as possible to lifelong physical activities.

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UCSC's 50th Anniversary

In 2015, UC Santa Cruz marked the 50th anniversary of the campus's 1965 opening with a yearlong celebration.

About UCSC

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.

Academic Divisions

Looking for a specific division, undergraduate major, or graduate program?

The Colleges

UCSC residential learning colleges provide students with academic support, activities, and events that enhance the intellectual and social life of the campus.

Support UCSC

Learn more about the need for private gifts and the Campaign for UCSC — and please consider making a gift today.