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."

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 ribaker@ucsc.edu
Stevenson College Richard Baker (831) 459-3599 ribaker@ucsc.edu
Crown College Julie Phillips (831) 459-5689 japhilli@ucsc.edu
Merrill College Julie Phillips (831) 459-5689 japhilli@ucsc.edu
Porter College Kathy Cooney (831) 459-5255 kmcooney@ucsc.edu
Kresge College Kathy Cooney (831) 459-5255 kmcooney@ucsc.edu
Oakes College Mari Ortiz-McGuire (831) 459-2796 mcmcguir@ucsc.edu
Rachel Carson College Mari Ortiz-McGuire (831) 459-2796 mcmcguir@ucsc.edu
College Nine Lenora Willis (831) 459-3797 lmwillis@ucsc.edu
College Ten Lenora Willis (831) 459-3797 lmwillis@ucsc.edu

Appeal Process:

While we don't expect to grant many appeals, should you choose to appeal, please submit a request at studenthousing.ucsc.edu explaining your reasons for appealing your college assignment.

A decision on your college appeal will be sent to your UCSC email account within 2 weeks.

Once again, welcome to UC Santa Cruz!