Administrative Message

  • December 22, 2017

    New UC policy on the Clery Act and Campus Safety and Security Reporting

    The University of California Office of the President has issued the Clery Act Policy - Campus Safety and Security Reporting following a system-wide review in fall 2017.

  • December 21, 2017

    Beyond Compliance initiatives for 2018

    As the campus community heads off for winter break, we would like to take the opportunity to write with an update on our Beyond Compliance initiatives and to outline how you can get involved in our work.

  • December 20, 2017

    Strategic academic planning update

    At this stage, we are working diligently to pinpoint, with your help and guidance, the major cultural values and academic themes that make UC Santa Cruz so remarkable.

  • December 19, 2017

    Campus hires new director for athletics, OPERS

    Susan Harriman, Bates College's assistant athletic director and senior woman administrator, will start Jan. 15 as our new director for our intercollegiate athletics program and for the Office of Physical Education, Recreation, and Sports.

  • December 12, 2017

    Formal review/campus community comment for the open access for theses and dissertations policy.

    The UC Office of the President invites comments on a proposed Presidential Policy on Open Access for Theses and Dissertations.

  • December 11, 2017

    East Remote parking lot graffiti

    Over the weekend, the Chancellor’s Office and the Hate Bias Response Program received reports of a white swastika spray-painted on the concrete near the East Remote Lot. Regrettably, anti-Semitic graffiti continues to be posted in different campus areas.

  • December 06, 2017

    Supporting those affected by the fires in the Los Angeles area

    We urge anyone in our campus community impacted by these fires to reach out for support.

  • December 04, 2017

    Make your voice heard on tax plan

    As you have probably heard, both houses of Congress have now passed tax reform bills that are very harmful to universities and their students.

  • December 01, 2017

    Strategic academic planning update

  • November 30, 2017

    Strategic academic planning faculty open forum

    The strategic academic planning process aims to identify, and then highlight and energize, academic areas that will strengthen the university, as a whole, and allow us to build stronger programs for students, create new research opportunities for faculty, and heighten our global impact.

  • November 30, 2017

    Holiday Open House

    Chancellor George Blumenthal and his wife, Professor Kelly Weisberg, invite faculty, staff, and friends to join together for a special holiday gathering on Friday, December 15.

  • November 28, 2017

    Troubling tax reform

    By Tyrus Miller, Vice Provost, Dean of Graduate Studies — Legislation speeding through Congress would spell trouble for public higher education.

  • November 27, 2017

    2017 UCSC Holiday Food Drive

    The UCSC holiday food drive works in cooperation with Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz County providing healthy meals to our friends and neighbors in need.

  • November 27, 2017

    Invitation to an interactive Long-Range Development Plan Staff Forum

    Please join us for one of two brown bag interactive Long-Range Development Plan (LRDP) Staff Forums.

  • November 20, 2017

    Giving Back this Holiday Season

    Help the Student Volunteer Center (SVC) give back to the community by participating in their annual Giving Drive, happening from now until December 1st.

  • November 18, 2017

    UPDATE --Arson at Oakes College (Case 17-1123, 17-1177,17-1197 and 17-1201)

    Last night, the UC Santa Cruz Police Department received information about another Oakes College arson (17-1201) involving the burning of a poster/flier that occurred on the evening of Thursday, Nov. 16, on the third floor of F building (Hong-Lim).

  • November 17, 2017

    Arson at Oakes College  (Case 17-1123, 17-1177, and 17-1197)

    The UC Santa Cruz Police Department needs the community’s assistance in identifying who is responsible for intentionally setting fire to posters and fliers posted on the residential hall walls or bulletin boards on the second floor of Oakes College, G Building (Wiesel House).

  • November 13, 2017

    4th Annual Harvest Dinner

    As we approach the holiday season, the Dean of Students Office in collaboration with UC Santa Cruz Dining, is pleased to announce the 4th Annual Harvest Dinner.

  • November 08, 2017

    Campus launches strategic academic planning process

    We are launching a strategic academic planning process for UC Santa Cruz.

  • October 31, 2017

    Progress made on Student Housing West

    By Sarah Latham, Vice Chancellor, Business and Administrative Services — We have selected Capstone Development Partners as our preferred developer to deliver the project, and they have been working alongside UC Santa Cruz team members in developing building siting, density and program adjacencies.

  • October 31, 2017

    Diverse students, diverse experiences

    By Richard Hughey, Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education and Interim Vice Provost for Global Engagement — In a time of increased insularity around the world, how does UC Santa Cruz broaden student—and faculty—interaction with ideas and views from around the state, country, and globe?

  • October 26, 2017

    Halloween, October 31st and days prior

    On behalf of the university and the City of Santa Cruz, I encourage you to avoid downtown Santa Cruz on Halloween night and instead choose to be on campus in order to participate in one or more of the many programs offered throughout our college and residential communities.

  • October 26, 2017

    Open Enrollment 2018

    The annual Open Enrollment (OE) period begins today (Thursday, October. 26) at 8:00 a.m., and ends at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November. 21.

  • October 24, 2017

    On-campus photography contest

    The Chancellor’s Office and University Relations are sponsoring a contest to choose a photograph of UC Santa Cruz for Chancellor Blumenthal’s winter holiday card.

  • October 21, 2017

    Statement on incident in library

    I was disheartened to see the video of three students at McHenry Library on Sunday demanding that another group of students who might hold different political opinions leave the building, but I commend university staff for their handling of the situation

  • October 21, 2017

    Fire along Highway 1 near Western Drive

    Fire crews are working to extinguish a fire along Highway 1, near Western Drive.

  • October 19, 2017

    Retiree health benefits

    To preserve the retiree health-benefits program for current and future retirees, UC must evaluate options to manage costs.

  • October 17, 2017

    Updates on fire in Santa Cruz Mountains

    The UC Santa Cruz Office of Emergency Services (OES) is monitoring the fire in the Santa Cruz Mountains and will provide updates on the campus homepage as appropriate.

  • October 17, 2017

    Campus review of the draft Crime Awareness and Campus Security (CLERY Act) policy

    The Office of the President invites comments on a proposed new policy for Crime Awareness and Campus Security (Clery Act).

  • October 17, 2017

    Great Shakeout CruzAlert exercise

    Millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:19 a.m. on October 19 during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills.

  • October 16, 2017

    SAB Fall Chancellor Forum

    All UCSC staff are invited to the SAB sponsored Fall Staff Forum with Chancellor Blumenthal on Thursday, November 2nd from 12pm to 1:30pm in the Kresge Town Hall.

  • October 13, 2017

    Celebrating our faculty chairs

    Next week we will be celebrating the academic excellence of UC Santa Cruz with our inaugural Convocation of Chairs.

  • October 12, 2017

    Poor air quality

    In close consultation with Student Health Center, we advise limiting physical activity outside and keeping building windows closed.

  • October 11, 2017

    The tragedy in Las Vegas

    On behalf of UC Santa Cruz, we extend our deepest condolences and sympathies to all those affected by the horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas.

  • October 09, 2017

    Supporting those affected by the North Bay fires

    We encourage anyone in our campus community impacted by these fires to reach out for support.

  • October 06, 2017

    Potentially dangerous beach conditions through Saturday evening

    The National Weather Service is warning of hazardous conditions at area beaches through at least Saturday evening. Use caution when at the beach. The hazards include large shore break, strong rip currents, and possible sneaker waves.

  • October 06, 2017

    Seasonal flu vaccine clinics scheduled on campus

    Seasonal flu vaccines will once again be offered to staff and faculty at the Student Health Center located across from the University Center and Colleges 9 & 10 on McLaughlin Drive.

  • October 05, 2017

    Campus review of the draft Field Research Safety Policy OR-0001

    The Office of Research is proposing a new policy that addresses research safety in the field.

  • October 04, 2017

    Winter campus curtailment 2017-2018

    Our 2017-2018 Winter Campus Curtailment is scheduled for Saturday, December 23, 2017 through Monday, January 1, 2018.

  • October 02, 2017

    Campus fire safety

    With the current dry conditions, the threat of fire on our campus is very high and potentially devastating.

  • September 29, 2017

    Required state and federal notices

    The University of California, Santa Cruz, is committed to assisting all members of the community in providing for their safety and security. In compliance with a federal law known as the Jeanne Clery Act, the Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report for 2016 (PDF) is online and also included as an attachment.

  • September 29, 2017

    Affirming our values

    To encourage everyone to play a role in combating hate, we are launching a new campaign— Take a Stand Against Hate—and invite everyone in our campus community to “take a stand” by pledging to fight hate in concrete ways. You can learn more about our effort online; we will share more about the campaign through the academic year.

  • September 28, 2017

    Welcome to the start of a new school year

    To students new to campus, welcome. Classes have only just started, and already much is happening on campus.

  • September 25, 2017

    Grace McClintock named Academic Personnel Director

  • September 22, 2017

    Commitment to preventing sexual violence

    Here at UC Santa Cruz we are committed to preventing sexual violence and sexual harassment, and responding swiftly and fairly when incidents are reported to our Title IX Office.

  • September 19, 2017

    Supporting those impacted by earthquake in Mexico

    If you have been impacted by the earthquake, please contact our Slug Support program, which was created to promote early intervention with students who may be under stress. The campus also offers counseling and psychological support through the CAPS program and through Student Health Services.

  • September 18, 2017

    Annual campus move-in begins Wednesday

    This week we are preparing to welcome more than 9,000 residential students to our community. University Housing will open its doors for occupancy beginning Wednesday, Sept. 20, and student Move-In will continue through Sunday, Sept. 24.

  • September 15, 2017

    Supporting our First Generation Initiative

    With more than 42 percent of our undergraduate students among the first generation in their families to seek a four-year college or university degree, UC Santa Cruz has proudly launched a First Generation Initiative.

  • September 12, 2017

    Urgent information about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program

    Urgent news for those in our community who are in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

  • September 08, 2017

    Providing resources and support to undocumented students

    We are deeply dismayed by the announcement that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has been rescinded.

  • September 08, 2017

    Our commitment to Title IX

    Following up on my message about changes to our Title IX Office, I’d like to reiterate UC Santa Cruz’s strong commitment to ending sexual assault and other forms of sexual violence on our campus.

  • September 07, 2017

    Changes in the Title IX Office

    As we prepare for the start of a new academic year, I would like to update campus on changes in our Title IX program.

  • September 05, 2017

    Trump administration action on DACA

    Together we are deeply saddened by and strongly disagree with the decision by President Trump today to effectively end the DACA program. This compassionless action imperils the futures of hundreds of thousands of Dreamers across our nation, including hundreds here on our campus who are pursuing the dream of a college education without fear of deportation.

  • September 01, 2017

    Help for students impacted by catastrophic storms

    We are reaching out to UC Santa Cruz graduate and undergraduate students who hail from coastal Texas and areas of Southeast Asia to offer our support and sympathy in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and massive flooding as a result of seasonal monsoons. Campus resources are available if students are at all struggling.

  • August 30, 2017

    UC statement on Tropical Storm Harvey

    The University of California would like to express profound sympathy and concern to our colleagues in the higher education community in Houston and surrounding areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

  • August 29, 2017

    Parking Management Starts September 1st at the Coastal Science Campus and 2300 Delaware

    Beginning September 1, 2017, UCSC parking permits will be required on the Coastal Science Campus (and at 2300 Delaware Avenue) weekdays from 8:00am–5:00pm, except holidays.

  • August 21, 2017

    Supporting our community

    UC Santa Cruz will continue to provide services and support to all students without regard to immigration status.

  • August 18, 2017

    Re-opening search for vice chancellor for information technology

    In consultation with the search committee for vice chancellor for information technology, the CP/EVC’s office has decided to reopen the national search.

  • August 18, 2017

    Campus review of the draft electrical safety policy BAS-005

    As required by the standard campus policy review process, Business and Administrative Services is proposing a new policy that addresses workplace safety in the electrical environment.

  • August 17, 2017

    In Memoriam: Andrew Doe (1928-2017)

    Andrew Doe, UC Santa Cruz professor emeritus of theater arts, died of lung cancer at his home in Vermont on July 12, 2017. His family shared thoughts from Theater Arts professor James Bierman.

  • August 17, 2017

    Welcoming Dean of Social Sciences Katharyne Mitchell

    I want to officially welcome to campus Katharyne Mitchell, who this week began her appointment as dean of the Social Sciences Division.

  • August 17, 2017

    An outstanding close to the Campaign for UC Santa Cruz

    Together we raised more than $335 million in support of our students, faculty, and programs. Congratulations to all who helped make this campaign such a striking success.

  • August 16, 2017

    Submit feedback on campus child care

    The campus ​is working​ to bring child​ ​care back for staff and faculty employees as part of the Student ​Housing West project. ​ The new child care center will continue to serves students with children, and will also serve faculty and staff families.​

  • August 15, 2017

    Message on Charlottesville violence

    The horrific events that unfolded in Charlottesville this weekend remind us that we must be vigilant in our fight against all who promulgate hate and violence based on race, faith, sexual orientation or personal belief. Silence is complicity.

  • August 15, 2017

    No place for hate at UC Santa Cruz

  • August 08, 2017

    The UC Learning Center is live

    The UC Learning Center is now available for you to access.

  • August 07, 2017

    Federal support essential for cutting-edge research

    By Scott Brandt, Vice Chancellor for Research—The University of California is at a crossroads in its push to remain the leading educational system in world-class research. Across our campuses, institutes, and partnerships, discussions are taking place regarding the drastic reductions to federal research funding being considered in Washington, D.C., that threaten to disrupt our capacity to produce invaluable research.

  • July 26, 2017

    Conserve energy during tomorrow's PG&E Peak Pricing Day

    G&E has notified Physical Plant that there will be a Peak Pricing Day from 2–6 p.m. tomorrow (July 27), which applies to PG&E users in Santa Cruz, Monterey, and Scotts Valley.

  • July 25, 2017

    EMAIL SCAM ALERT - Email addresses Updated

    There is a widespread email scam that was sent to our campus accounts today, July 25. The message appears to be from Payroll Services,, with the subject "Email addresses Updated." THIS IS A SCAM.

  • July 20, 2017

    UC Learning Center Upgrade and Downtime

    As mentioned in last week's Tuesday Newsday, the UC Learning Center is getting a helpful upgrade, which will be available on 8/9/17.

  • July 14, 2017

    Jaye Padgett named vice provost for the Division of Student Success

    I am pleased to announce that Jaye Padgett, interim vice provost for the Division of Student Success, has been formally named to the position.

  • July 07, 2017

    Conserve energy for today's PG&E Peak Pricing Day

    PG&E has notified Physical Plant that there will be a Peak Pricing Day from 2–6 p.m. today.

  • July 07, 2017

    Reminder: Campus Solutions and MyUCSC changes this weekend and system outage

    This is a reminder that major improvements to Campus Solutions and MyUCSC will be implemented over the weekend, July 8-9. MyUCSC will be merged with Campus Solutions.

  • July 06, 2017

    California Whistleblower Protection Act - Annual Notice

    The University of California is committed to maintaining the highest standards of conduct in the fulfillment of its education, research, public service and patient care mission. The University’s Whistleblower Policy provides multiple avenues for employees to bring forward concerns of potential employee misconduct.

  • July 06, 2017

    Updates about our athletics program

    As you know, students in May approved a referendum that will provide much-needed funding for our NCAA Division III athletics program. Had it not passed, I would have faced a truly difficult decision: whether to continue to fund intercollegiate athletics on campus.

  • July 03, 2017

    New international activities policy

    The new policy covers all international activities conducted by all UC employees and students including routine activities by setting out governing principles, clarifying approval levels, and directs proponents of international activities to consider and address attendant risk.

  • June 30, 2017

    Brad Smith to serve as interim vice chancellor for IT

    It is a pleasure to announce that Brad Smith, director of information technology services, research and faculty partnerships, and adjunct associate professor of computer engineering, has agreed to serve as vice chancellor for information technology on an interim basis.

  • June 28, 2017

    New Social Sciences dean

    I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Katharyne Mitchell as dean of the Social Sciences Division. She starts on Aug. 15.

  • June 26, 2017

    Formal review of campus community comment for proposed systemwide video security/safety systems policy

    The Office of the President invites comments on a proposed new policy for video security/safety systems.

  • June 26, 2017

    Revision to the Sustainable Practices policy

    The University of California Office of the President has issued a revision to the Sustainable Practices policy.

  • June 26, 2017

    Campus Solutions and MyUCSC will be merged July 10

    Major improvements to Campus Solutions and MyUCSC will be implemented over the July 8 weekend. MyUCSC will be merged with Campus Solutions, the system administrative offices use to support campus functions like enrollment, billing and admissions. The consolidated system will retain the MyUCSC name and branding, and get a complete navigation redesign.

  • June 26, 2017

    Update on state law prohibiting state-funded travel to certain states

    On Sept. 27, 2016, Gov. Brown signed into law AB 1887, which became effective Jan. 1, 2017. This law prohibits state-funded travel to a state that has passed a law after June 26, 2015 that (1) authorizes discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identify, and gender expression, or (2) voids or repeals existing state or local protections against such discrimination.

  • June 21, 2017

    2017 Thumbs Up Awards

    Do you know a staff member who goes above and beyond to help the university? The UC Santa Cruz Staff Advisory Board is pleased to announce the 2017 Thumbs Up Awards.

  • June 16, 2017

    Update -- student found

    Tejas Kaladi, UC Santa Cruz student reported missing yesterday, has been found and reunited with his family, thanks to assistance from the community.

  • June 15, 2017

    Weather and traffic advisory for this weekend

    The National Weather Service is warning of a heat wave in the days ahead with temperatures peaking on Saturday.

  • June 14, 2017

    Wrapping up the year

    Campus is once again deep in preparation for commencement, meaning another school year is rapidly drawing to a close. I want to thank you all for another noteworthy year. It hasn't been one without its share of challenges, but there is much to celebrate.

  • June 13, 2017

    Sad news about Jerry Nelson

    It’s with a heavy heart that I pass along the sad news that pioneering astronomer Jerry Nelson, UC Santa Cruz professor emeritus of astronomy and astrophysics, died Saturday, June 10, at his Santa Cruz home.

  • June 12, 2017

    Parking during year-end activities

    As the campus prepares for the many commencement and year-end celebrations this weekend, I want to alert you to the impact this will have on traffic and parking.

  • June 06, 2017

    Annual training exercise for active shooter, June 19 to 2

    A training exercise sponsored by the UC Santa Cruz Police Department will be held from June 19 to 23 at the Division of the Arts complex (Baskin Visual Arts and Theater Arts complexes). This training is expected to begin at about 8 a.m. each day, last throughout the day, and end at 6 p.m.

  • June 05, 2017

    Annual transportation survey

    UCSC's Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) is launching its annual survey to collect data on the travel patterns of our students, faculty, and staff. The survey is a key part of our effort to monitor and improve our programs, services, and systems.

  • June 02, 2017

    Curriculum changes announced

    By Martin Berger, Acting Vice Provost for Academic Affairs — Each year, departments add, update and, occasionally, discontinue academic programs in our ongoing efforts to ensure that we provide our students with the most relevant educational offerings.

  • June 02, 2017

    Community Crime Bulletin: 417 PC—Brandishing with a knife (Case 17-604)

    The UC Santa Cruz Police Department is seeking the community's assistance with identifying a man who brandished a knife at a student.

  • June 01, 2017

    Welcoming new CP/EVC Marlene Tromp

    I’d like to offer a warm welcome to Marlene Tromp, who today officially joins us as campus provost/executive vice chancellor.

  • June 01, 2017

    Pay for Performance Update

    This is an update on our ongoing Pay for Performance program. As SHR has communicated previously, our UC Santa Cruz pay and performance programs are part of UC-wide initiatives. Systemwide policies are set at the office of the president (after consulting with the campuses) and we have the responsibility to implement them at UC Santa Cruz, taking into account local factors such as resources and timing.

  • May 31, 2017

    Planned expansion in child care services and on-campus employee housing

    UC Santa Cruz is planning to build a new child care center and expand service to employees. In addition, we are planning to expand on-campus employee housing options.

  • May 31, 2017

    Campus Elections Results

    2017 Campus Elections results are now available at

  • May 30, 2017

    Time to renew parking permits and Metro bus passes

    Annual parking permits and faculty/staff Metro bus passes expire on June 30, 2017. Those who need to renew their parking permit or bus pass for 2017-18 can apply online now, or in person at the TAPS Sales Office.

  • May 30, 2017

    Community expectations

    Our campus has a long and proud history of challenging the status quo. We do it through research, through teaching, and through activism. The exchange of ideas—sometimes done quietly, sometimes not—helps to move society and our campus forward.

  • May 26, 2017

    Upcoming Pay for Performance (P4P) Town Hall Series

    Staff Human Resources and the Pay for Performance workgroup has developed an electronic performance appraisal tool this year for our campus

  • May 24, 2017

    Statement from interim vice provost for Student Success

  • May 24, 2017

    Changes coming to MyUCSC - July 8

    Major improvements to MyUCSC and Campus Solutions will be implemented over the July 8th weekend.

  • May 23, 2017

    Move Out Program and Garage Sale Weekend: Diverting unwanted items from waterways and landfills – Earn a FREE large pizza from Woodstock’s

    As you know, it has been a tradition at UCSC to lower our impact on the environment. When you move out at the end of the quarter, it may seem generous to leave your items on the sidewalk with a “FREE” sign. Unfortunately this material ends up in our waterways, the bay or in landfills.

  • May 18, 2017

    Creating a safe campus culture

    UC Santa Cruz has seen a dramatic uptick in reports of sexual violence and sexual harassment (SVSH) over the past few years. While only 85 reports were received during the 2013-14 academic year, that number jumped to 181 in 2014-15, 233 in 2015-16, and we are on track to receive approximately 375 reports this year.

  • May 16, 2017

    Housing expansion supports student success

    By Sarah Latham, Vice Chancellor Business and Administrative Services — Living on campus is an important element in the success of our students and we have a responsibility to ensure adequate on-campus housing for our current and future students.

  • May 15, 2017

    Undergraduate Education seeks part-time administrator: Rachel Carson College Provost

    In 2017-18, the Division of Undergraduate Education is undertaking a search for a part-time faculty administrator: Rachel Carson College Provost

  • May 12, 2017

    Statement on fossil-fuel dependency

  • May 12, 2017

    “Flyer Literacy” event postponed until fall

    We are sending this message to inform you that the “Flyer Literacy” event, scheduled for Monday, May 15, is postponed until the fall quarter.

  • May 11, 2017

    Women’s self-defense training available

    The Dean of Students and the UC Santa Cruz Police Department will be sponsoring a Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) program during the spring quarter.

  • May 11, 2017

    UCSC Staff Mentorship Pilot Program

    The UC Santa Cruz Staff Advisory Board is honored to announce the return of its Staff Mentorship Program.

  • May 10, 2017

    Electric vehicle promotional discounts and rebate offers

    One of UC's carbon neutrality initiatives includes a goal of having 4.5% of commute vehicles be zero-emission vehicles by 2025. As part of that initiative, TAPS is sharing information about two electric vehicle promotions currently available to all UCSC staff, faculty, students through the end of June.

  • May 09, 2017

    Revisions to the policy on Electronic Information Security (IS-3)

    The Office of the President invites comments on a proposed revisions to the policy on Electronic Information Security (IS-3).

  • May 09, 2017

    Staff Appreciation Picnic on May 25

    Please join Chancellor George Blumenthal and the Staff Advisory Board for the annual staff appreciation picnic from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 25 on the East Field. The picnic will feature informational tabling by campus-affiliated organizations, the presentation of the Outstanding Staff Award, and our famous raffle.

  • May 08, 2017

    New teaching center brings expert on campus climate to campus

    The new Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning (CITL) at UC Santa Cruz celebrates its inaugural convocation on May 18 with a visit from alumna Susan Longerbeam (Merrill, ’84), a specialist in classroom cultural climate issues.

  • May 08, 2017

    Bike to Work month events feature free food, helmets

    UCSC's Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) has joined with Ecology Action to host the 30th annual Santa Cruz County Spring Bike Week, May 8 -12, 2017.

  • May 04, 2017

    ITS Announcement: Follow up to Google Docs email scam

    Yesterday’s Google Docs email scam involving thousands of UCSC accounts and millions of people, was dangerously convincing and pretty sophisticated.

  • May 04, 2017

    Kerr Hall demonstration

    I’m pleased to announce that the student demonstration in Kerr Hall that began Tuesday has ended, with both student protesters and campus administrators agreeing on a path forward.

  • May 03, 2017

    ITS Alert: Google Docs Sharing Scam - May 3

    There is an email scam circulating worldwide including our campus that appears to be from a legitimate email address that looks like someone is trying to share a Google Document with you.

  • May 02, 2017

    Flyers and Campus Climate

    Campus Diversity Officers Dr. Teresa Maria Linda Scholz (Staff & Students) and Professor Martin Berger (Faculty) invite you to participate in a conversation about the flyers and campus climate. The event will take place on Monday, May 15 from 5:30-7:30 pm in the Oakes Learning Center.

  • May 02, 2017

    Canceled—Community and UCSC police town hall

  • May 01, 2017

    ITS Update: UCSC Website Outages

    The campus websites have experienced two outages this morning. ITS is not exactly sure what is causing the outages, but we'll continue to investigate. Websites are stable at this time.

  • April 28, 2017

    Community and UCSC police town hall

    Over the past several weeks, the UC Santa Cruz Police Department met with various student, staff, and faculty groups to hear and gather feedback regarding security and community concerns.

  • April 27, 2017

    Controlled burn at the Arboretum

    The UC Santa Cruz Arboretum is conducting a controlled agricultural burn today from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • April 26, 2017

    Possible protest activities planned for May 1

    UC Santa Cruz is anticipating potential protest activities on Monday, May 1. Organizers are calling for a range of actions on campus and in the nearby area. This is an advisory to be prepared and to stay informed.

  • April 25, 2017

    ITS Security Alert: Email Scam from - April 25

    This morning many of you received an email scam asking you to click on a secure "staff enrollment portal" link to enroll your employment data.

  • April 24, 2017

    Sad news regarding Chancellor Emeritus Robert Sinsheimer

    It is with a very heavy heart that I share the news of the passing of UC Santa Cruz Chancellor Emeritus Robert Sinsheimer.

  • April 18, 2017

    Nominations for Student Volunteer Center's annual service recognition awards

    Students, faculty, and staff — have you been a helping hand this quarter through service work? See if you qualify for the Student Volunteer Center's Service Recognition Ceremony!

  • April 17, 2017

    April 20 DUI checkpoint and law enforcement efforts

    Members of the UC Santa Cruz community and campus neighbors, please be advised there is the potential for traffic disruptions and hazards during the afternoon of Thursday, April 20 because of the unsanctioned gathering known as “4–20”.

  • April 17, 2017

    Staff Mentor Program 2017

    Do you know an experienced staff member who would make a good mentor for a newer UCSC staff member?

  • April 13, 2017

    Start of our 2020 Long-Range Development Plan

    We have had many reasons to celebrate recently—the naming of Rachel Carson College, a banner year in fundraising, our 50th anniversary.

  • April 12, 2017

    SAB Spring Chancellor's Forum Tuesday, April 25, will be webcast only

    All staff members are invited to participate in the Staff Advisory Board-sponsored Spring Forum with Chancellor George Blumenthal.

  • April 12, 2017

    Pay for Performance -- Program Update

    This is an update regarding the 2016/17 Pay for Performance Program. SHR and a cross-functional work team continue to work on changes designed to simplify and focus the program.

  • April 11, 2017

    Improving access to online library resources from off campus

    The University Library and Information Technology Services (ITS) have teamed up to improve your access to online library resources from off campus.

  • April 10, 2017

    Nominations for UC Santa Cruz's Outstanding Staff Award

    This is a reminder that the deadline for Outstanding Staff Award nomination submissions is Friday, April 17, 2017.

  • April 07, 2017

    Bullying in the workplace

    Abusive conduct and bullying in the workplace are completely unacceptable, and I am pleased to share that University of California President Janet Napolitano has issued guidelines regarding UC expectations.

  • April 07, 2017

    Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    As all of you hopefully know, April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Below is a letter from Kathleen Salvaty, UC’s Systemwide Title IX Coordinator, highlighting the Responsible Employee reporting obligation set forth in the UC Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment. We found the letter informative and worth sharing.

  • April 07, 2017

    ITS Announcement: Issues with eduroam

    You may have noticed this week that your connection to eduroam wireless service has intermittently been disrupted. Thank you to those people who reported the problems!

  • April 05, 2017

    Beyond Compliance town hall on April 13

    The event will provide the campus community with information on federal and state laws around personnel cases and privacy rights, proposed and completed reforms to campus policy, insight on Title IX investigations, and our shared responsibility to work toward building a safer community. Half of the evening will be devoted to hearing from attendees.

  • April 04, 2017

    Tackling climate change of a different sort

    The Office of the Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor is reconstituting the Campus Welfare Committee with a special focus on staff engagement, morales, and wellness.

  • April 04, 2017

    Deer fawning season alert

    Please be aware that spring is the prime birthing season for a wide variety of campus wildlife, including deer.

  • March 30, 2017

    Campus Wireless Outage April 1

  • March 27, 2017

    Career Tracks Event Update

    Following is a quick update of our upcoming Career Tracks Support Events.

  • March 21, 2017

    Nominations for Excellence in Teaching Award

    Is there an instructor who you think deserves special recognition from your spring quarter 2016? If so, nominate that person for an Excellence in Teaching Award!

  • March 20, 2017

    Formal review of proposed systemwide policy on export controls

    The Office of the President invites comments on a proposed new systemwide policy on Export Controls.

  • March 17, 2017

    Interim vice provost for global engagement

    Richard Hughey, UC Santa Cruz vice provost and dean of undergraduate education, has agreed to also serve as our interim vice provost for global engagement, effective Jan. 1.

  • March 16, 2017

    Recruitment for campus position of Vice Provost for Student Success

    I'm happy to announce that we have initiated a campus-only recruitment for the position of Vice Provost for the Division of Student Success.

  • March 11, 2017

    Community Crime Bulletin: Attempted Robbery (664PC/211PC 17–263)

    The UC Santa Cruz Police Department is seeking community assistance in identifying a suspect who attempted to take a cell phone and keys from a student walking on Coolidge Drive, near the 20 mph curve.

  • March 10, 2017

    ITS Service Announcement: Canvas at UCSC is now available

    The new UCSC Learning Management System, Canvas, is now available. Faculty who are teaching in spring may log in and begin adding content to their pre-created course shells. Faculty who wish to work on courses for future quarters or experiment with Canvas can request a test course.

  • March 06, 2017

    Need a Career Tracks Huddle?

    As we continue to work together to complete the launch of Career Tracks at UC Santa Cruz, we are pleased to offer additional "My Classification" Individual Employee Forums this week.

  • March 03, 2017

    Social Sciences dean candidates visiting campus

    During their visits, candidates will present a Dean’s vision talk as well as a scholarly presentation that will be followed by a public reception.

  • March 03, 2017

    Sexual violence/sexual harassment community building circle

    Students, staff and faculty are invited to participate in our Community Building Circle to open the potential for dialogue and healing regarding the impact of incidents of sexual violence and sexual harassment on campus.

  • March 02, 2017

    ITS Announcement: Protecting your laptop and ensuring data security

    In carrying out the mission of UC Santa Cruz, many of us work with confidential and restricted data. All of us must remain vigilant in protecting this information.

  • February 24, 2017

    Responding to increased parking demand

    Fall quarter saw a record-breaking demand for both parking permits and parking spaces on our campus. While some areas have improved since then (such as capacity at the East Remote lot), others have not. I'd like to provide you with a parking update, and efforts we're making to improve the situation.

  • February 24, 2017

    We stand with the transgender community

    In the wake of President Trump's repeal this week of federal protections for transgender students in public schools, we are proud to state that our campus commitment to transgender members of our community is absolutely unchanged.

  • February 23, 2017

    Canvas Live for Spring 2017

    ITS is pleased to announce that the new Learning Management System (LMS) Canvas at UCSC will launch for spring quarter.

  • February 22, 2017

    Winter rains causing widespread hardships

    This winter is setting rainfall records—and trying the patience of many of us who have been impacted by road closures, power outages, flooding, downed trees, and other hazards.

  • February 17, 2017

    UPDATE: Seeking community assistance in water damage / 594 PC - Vandalism (Case #17-172)

  • February 15, 2017

    Seeking community assistance in water damage / 594 PC - Vandalism (Case #17-172)

    The UC Santa Cruz Police Department is seeking the community’s assistance in identifying two men who may have turned on an emergency shower on the second floor of Sinsheimer Laboratories, causing damage.

  • February 13, 2017

    Formal review of proposed systemwide policy on unmanned aircraft systems

    The policy is to establish minimum standards for the safe use and operation of UAS and Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS), including drones and model aircraft, on any university location or at any authorized university activity.

  • February 10, 2017

    Upcoming Career Tracks Support Events

  • February 08, 2017

    Welcome visitors to campus this spring

    As you may already know, interest in UCSC is at an all-time high with over 62,000 applications for fall 2017. UCSC’s growing reputation for successfully preparing undergraduate students for the next phase in their lives is due to the incredible work of the entire campus community.

  • February 07, 2017

    Storm impacts on campus, community

    The current storm system has led to flooding and a series of landslides throughout Santa Cruz County.

  • February 06, 2017

    Pay for Performance Update Appraisal Period will remain July 1 – June 30

    We are remaining on the current cycle of July 1 – June 30.

  • February 03, 2017

    Community Crime Bulletin: Online scam targeting campus community (17-091, 17-093, 17-094)

    The UC Santa Cruz Police Department has been notified of a scam being perpetrated on students through Slug Quest, the employment opportunity website managed by the campus Career Center.

  • February 03, 2017

    Welcoming Marlene Tromp to UC Santa Cruz

    Tromp, vice provost at Arizona State University's West Campus and a professor of English and women and gender studies, will arrive on campus June 1.

  • February 02, 2017

    ITS Service Outage Notice: Campus Directory, CruzID Manager, Campus Telephones

  • February 02, 2017

    Sexual assault and harassment on campus

    Our campus, despite widely shared progressive values and a commitment to social justice, is not immune to the scourge of sexual assault and sexual harassment. We want you to know what we are doing to build a campus culture that does not tolerate sexual misconduct of any kind, and invite you to join us.

  • January 31, 2017

    Proposed Revised Presidential Policy Business and Finance Bulletin (BFB) – G-28, Travel Regulations

  • January 31, 2017

    Report of sexual assault allegations against former faculty member

    As soon as these allegations were reported, the campus acted swiftly to address the victim’s claims, which appeared to be clear violations of the UC Santa Cruz policy on sexual violence and sexual harassment.

  • January 24, 2017

    A reimagined Science and Engineering Library

    By Herbert Lee, Interim Campus Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor — Saws are whirring on an innovative project to reshape undergraduate science education. Construction crews are converting the Science & Engineering Library’s S.H. Cowell Room into a 99-seat active learning classroom. The classroom, a first of its kind for our campus, is set to open next fall and is a significant first step in a multi-phased renovation for this library.

  • January 24, 2017

    New director of Risk Services appointed

    Stefani Khaleel has been hired to serve as the director of Risk Services.

  • January 23, 2017

    Appointment of chief campus counsel

    Our new campus counsel,Lorena Peñaloza, will be starting on campus March 1.

  • January 23, 2017

    Update on power optimization

    Physical Planning and Construction is in the midst of a cogen optimization project that will provide uninterrupted power to buildings on Science Hill, even when PG&E's service cuts out.

  • January 18, 2017

    Reorganization of campus life unit

    I am writing to announce changes to the campus life organizational framework.

  • January 13, 2017

    Flu season

    Your best protection against the flu is to get a flu shot. Students can get a flu shot at the Student Health Center pharmacy or at a pharmacy downtown. Faculty and staff should get their flu shot from their private provider or at an off campus pharmacy.

  • January 12, 2017

    Training on upcoming Career Tracks Launch

    We are writing to notify everyone that the Career Tracks Team and Karen Berardi from Office of the President will host a Town Hall series.

  • January 10, 2017

    Strike activity on campus ends; both campus entrances clear

    The University of California has been informed that strike activities are planned on UC campuses and medical centers on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017.

  • January 10, 2017

    Water line damaged; emergency conservation required

    Storm damage to a pipeline has severely constrained water deliveries to the city of Santa Cruz, including the campus, and all residents are being asked to immediately reduce their water use by 30 percent.

  • January 09, 2017

    Arrival of our new Campus Diversity Officer for Staff and Students

    It is a pleasure to announce the arrival of our new Campus Diversity Officer for Staff and Students. Teresa Maria Linda Scholz joined UC Santa Cruz on January 5.

  • January 06, 2017

    Powerful winter storm expected this weekend

    The National Weather Service is predicting that more than a foot of rain could fall in the region, with mountain communities being the most susceptible to storm impacts.

  • January 06, 2017

    Formal review/campus community comment for the Environmental, Health & Safety Policy

    The purpose of the policy is to establish a baseline of minimum standard for all University of California locations and ensure compliance with all applicable health, safety, and environmental regulations. 

  • January 06, 2017

    Notice of new law prohibiting state funding of travel to certain states

    As AB 1887 applies to the university, it prohibits state funds from being used to pay for travel to a state that authorizes discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression; or voids or repeals existing state or local protections against such discrimination.

  • January 05, 2017

    Taking UCSC Home during Spring Break

    Taking UCSC Home grants a unique opportunity for current UCSC students to develop valuable professional skills while encouraging higher education within their communities.

  • January 05, 2017

    Scheduled labor strike on January 10

    At this time, we do not know how these strike activities will impact the operation of our campus.

  • January 05, 2017

    Looking ahead

    Chancellor Blumenthal looks ahead to what's in store for UC Santa Cruz in 2017.

  • January 04, 2017

    Power outage at main campus

    Power has been restored to all of the main campus.