College Assignment Appeals for New UCSC Students

We're excited that you've chosen to attend UC Santa Cruz. We're sure you'll find that our college system is truly unique in all that it offers undergraduate students.

If you have been assigned to a college that was not your first preference, we encourage you to take some time to read about your college and learn what it has to offer. Once you get to know your college we're sure that you will agree with most UC Santa Cruz students when they say that their college is "the best."

Appeal Process:

Please note: The college appeal deadline for fall 2020 has passed.

Your college staff welcome your questions and will help you get to know your college. Feel free to contact them directly:

Associate Directors, College Student Life

Community Name Phone Email
Cowell College Richard Baker (831) 459-3599
Stevenson College Richard Baker (831) 459-3599
Crown College Julie Phillips (831) 459-5689
Merrill College Julie Phillips (831) 459-5689
Porter College Kathy Cooney (831) 459-5255
Kresge College Kathy Cooney (831) 459-5255
Oakes College Mari Ortiz-McGuire (831) 459-2796
Rachel Carson College Mari Ortiz-McGuire (831) 459-2796
College Nine Lenora Willis (831) 459-3797
College Ten Lenora Willis (831) 459-3797


Once again, welcome to UC Santa Cruz!