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Important Dates for Newly Admitted Students

When to apply for housing, move-in dates, etc.
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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 1969

Porter College

Ars Longa, Vita Brevis: Life is Short, Art Endures

Porter College’s theme, Ars Longa, Vita Brevis: Life is Short, Art Endures, manifests our belief that creativity is integral to all fields of study from art to physics to linguistics, and promotes an environment in which original thought, creative imagination, and personal and cultural differences are appreciated.

Academic Requirements

The Porter core course, Writing Across the Arts, addresses social, political, and aesthetic issues raised by selected works of literature and art in a variety of media. Core course instructors and instructional assistants (upper-division students) work with freshmen in small groups to develop their skills in writing, verbal presentation, and critical reading and analysis.

Educational Enrichment and Extracurricular Opportunities

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