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Halloween Celebrations at UCSC
Halloween at UCSC...

Celebrate with friends at these campus events!
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Water Conservation at UCSC

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Safety begins in bed

Safety Begins in Bed

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Triple Room Video Tour

Want to See My Triple Room?

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Charles and Adrienne Coleman

Bittersweet feelings...

Charles and Adrienne drop their son off for his freshman year at UC Santa Cruz
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UC Santa Cruz among greenest universities in Sierra Club ranking

UC Santa Cruz among greenest universities in Sierra Club ranking

UCSC is one of the 20 greenest colleges
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UC Santa Cruz aerial view

Choosing Your College Affiliation

The colleges at UC Santa Cruz are instrumental in creating the learning communities and supportive environment that characterize the UC Santa Cruz experience.

All undergraduate students, whether they live in university housing or not, are affiliated with one of 10 colleges. In addition to housing students in small-scale residential communities, each college provides academic support, organizes student activities, and sponsors events that enhance the intellectual and social life of the campus.

Every college community includes students with diverse backgrounds and academic goals. Your college affiliation is independent of your choice of major.

Students can feel lost at a large university. The colleges at UCSC give students a sense of community. —Tyler K., film and digital media major

How to choose your college: