Stevenson College

Self and Society

Congratulations and Welcome

To help prepare you to apply for housing and to live on campus, we offer this housing guide containing important information about your college, housing options, and answers to many commonly asked questions about campus housing.

It is our goal to provide you with an academically and socially supportive environment that will help you build a strong connection with the campus and get the most out of your UCSC experience.

We look forward to having you as part of our campus community!

Your College

Stevenson College sits on a series of forested knolls at the eastern boundary of the campus and offers perhaps the most spectacular views of Santa Cruz and the mountain-ringed Monterey Bay.

Stevenson's Namesake

Stevenson College opened in September 1966, fourteen months after Adlai E. Stevenson’s death, Stevenson College’s namesake. The governor of Illinois, thrice nominated democratic presidential candidate, and Ambassador to the United Nations, was widely admired by our founding chancellor. Adlai Stevenson admired the human will and dedicated his life work to preserving human dignity across racial, ethnic and national boundaries. He was an advocate for peace through mutual respect, cooperation, appreciation and education and dedicated his life to public service.

At Adlai E. Stevenson College, in his immortal shadow, we strive to cultivate our strength in unity, in purpose, in dedication and productivity through our strong traditions of academics and community.

Adlai E. Stevenson and JF Kennedy

Photo: Abbie Rowe. White House Photographs. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston

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Stevenson's Traditions

The college’s major ambition has always been to be an outstanding college of arts, letters and sciences, attractive to students of all intellectual interests. Our long-standing traditions of academics and community have a special appeal because of their inextricable link: at Stevenson, academics and community are strengthened and perpetuated by each other.

The unique combination of the social and the intellectual makes Stevenson a stimulating and gratifying place to spend your undergraduate years.

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