Visitors to UC Santa Cruz This Spring

To: The Campus Community

From: John Tamkun, Admissions & Financial Aid chair; Kevin Browne, Admissions

As you know, spring is a crucial time of year for university-bound high school seniors and college transfer students, since now is when they must decide where to enroll for fall. Because of this, our campus will experience an increase in visitors during this period, as we do every year.

If admitted or prospective students call you looking for a campus tour, please direct them to where they can make a reservation online.

Last year, demand for tours at our campus was greater than ever. Last spring, over 10,000 students and family members toured the campus. This year's "Experience UC Santa Cruz" campus tour event, April 2-18, promises to be just as busy. During this period, we will be leading 14 tours a day, departing every half-hour. We have also asked academic departments to provide special office hours and tours during "Experience UC Santa Cruz" and to open their classrooms to visitors. Thank you to the many departments who have responded favorably to this request. For those of you who have not made plans for "Experience UC Santa Cruz" yet, there is still time. Please contact Assistant Director of Admissions Beatrice Atkinson-Myers (ext.9-2352).

Our visitors will be curious about university life and may ask you many questions. Please be patient. Your helpfulness will be a measure of our university community to these students and their families. In addition, if you see individuals or groups of people on campus who look like they are lost, please help them find their way if you can. If you see items around campus that need attention, please contact Beatrice, who will work with the appropriate unit(s) to help make our visitors'experience the best possible.

Thank you in advance for your support during this important season.