Onward California tour will touch down at UCSC

This fall the University of California is hitting the road—and the grand tour will include a stop at UC Santa Cruz on October 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Quarry Plaza.

Onward California is part of a campaign designed to call attention to and celebrate the various ways the UC system has boosted California and helped Californians.

The stop-over at UCSC will be a chance for students, staff, and faculty to meet members of the UC tour and sample some "Vanill-Lick" ice cream—a flavor designed especially for UCSC that calls attention to the groundbreaking achievement's of UCSC's Lick Observatory, located on Mount Hamilton.

While spreading awareness of UC's far-ranging impacts in the Golden State, the Onward California tour is also a call for solidarity and support.

UCSC faculty will be featured on the Onward California website. Starting October 9, marine biologist Terrie Williams will have a video presentation entitled "50 Years to Save This Species," and astronomer Steve Vogt will have a presentation entitled "An Incredibly Hostile Universe" starting on October 23.

The Onward California Tour also includes stops in various UC campuses and other locations including Venice Beach and the Davis Farmers Market.