Addressing impacts of graduate student grade strike

To: UC Santa Cruz Students

From: Interim Campus Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor Lori Kletzer

Some UC Santa Cruz graduate students have said they will not turn in fall quarter grades unless the campus provides them with more financial support to help defray the high cost of housing in Santa Cruz. Lack of affordable housing in Santa Cruz presents challenges for our students and for our community as a whole. We are actively working on short- and long-term solutions to address our students’ housing needs.

We are committed to ensuring that this grade strike does not impede your academic progress at UC Santa Cruz. We want to make sure you are able to focus on studying and taking your finals.

If you are feeling pressured or uncomfortable about the grade strike or have questions that cannot be resolved by your instructor or department, please reach out to Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Richard Hughey at The campus also has many support resources for students including through Counseling and Psychological Services.

We wish you a successful final exam week.