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Important Dates for Newly Admitted Students

When to apply for housing, move-in dates, etc.
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Move in 2016
Welcome New Fall 2016 UCSC Students!

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Triple Room Video Tour

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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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Princeton Green Campus Review

UC Santa Cruz named in top 50 'greenest' colleges

Princeton Review ranks campus’s comprehensive approach to sustainability
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Founded 1968

Merrill College

Cultural Identities and Global Consciousness

Merrill College’s theme, Cultural Identities and Global Consciousness, helps students to understand the nature of cultural identity by examining the relationships between societies of the world and their struggles to preserve their cultures.

Academic Requirements

The Merrill core course, Cultural Identities and Global Consciousness, helps students begin their academic careers at UC Santa Cruz through studying peoples’ struggles to preserve their cultural identities, as well as social change within and beyond the borders of the United States. Students study nationalism, imperialism, migration, globalization, cultural clashes, religious conflicts, and social inequalities. The selected readings are engaging and diverse, including vivid memoirs, personal journeys, and powerful histories, culminating with a visit and discussion from one of the year’s authors. This engaging academic experience is a student’s first step to becoming the culturally conscious global citizen we strive to graduate.

Educational Enrichment and Extracurricular Opportunities

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