Day by the Bay Celebration

To: UCSC Community

From: University Relations

An exciting array of events and activities are planned on campus during UCSC's upcoming "Day By The Bay" event. The campus's annual  reunion weekend will take place this year from Friday, April 29, through Sunday, May 1. 

A complete schedule of events — and all related details — can be found at:

We hope you will join us for as many of the following special events as possible:

Saturday, April 30

Intellectual Forum
11 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Humanities Lecture Hall
"Game Changers: Green Chemistry and Social Change Philanthropy"

Oakes Provost Kimberly Lau will moderate a discussion between UCSC alumni who are creating major paradigm shifts in our collective approach to meeting social, environmental, and economic challenges. Featured speakers are:
  •  Drummond Pike (Stevenson '70) founder of Tides and cofounder of Working Assets
  • Michael Wilson (Stevenson ’84) research scientist and pioneer in the emerging field of "green" chemistry
  Please register for this free event on the Day by the Bay web site.

Day by the Bay Picnic
12–3 p.m., East Field
Delicious local food, microbrews, and wine. Fun activities for kids (including a bounce house and climbing wall), robotics displays, displays from the colleges, student entertainment, and much, much more.

This year, we have also planned for a "Faculty & Staff Lounge" at the site of the picnic. In the largest tent in the center of the picnic, the "lounge" will be provide another opportunity for alumni to reconnect with favorite professors and staff. There will be comfy lounge furniture and coffee for you to enjoy while you reminisce along with alumni from all eras.

Please register for this free event on the Day by the Bay web site.

All Alumni Wine Reception
Cowell Provost House Lawn, 3–4:30 p.m.
Join us for a toast to celebrate our alumni. Reconnect with old classmates and faculty, meet new friends and share your story about how UCSC has impacted your life.
Please register for this free event on the Day by the Bay web site.
UCSC Class of 1971 40-Year Reunion Dinner
University Center, 6 p.m.
Reconnect with fellow alumni and your favorite faculty and staff for a night of mingling and memories to celebrate the last 40 years.
Tickets to this event cost $45.

Please register for this event by Friday, April 15, on the Day by the Bay web site.
Sunday, May 1

Writers Life: A celebration of writing at UC Santa Cruz
Humanities Lecture Hall and Plaza, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Humanities is hosting a selection of alumni writers–novelists, journalists, and screenwriters–coming together for a community event to focus on the joys and challenges of writing as a living, the business of writing, and trends for the future.