In Memoriam: Varun Sethi

To: Colleges Nine and Ten Community

From: College Nine Advising

Dear Colleges Nine and Ten Community,


It is with great sadness that we write to share the news of the death of College Nine student, Varun Sethi. Varun passed away on Monday, December 9. 

Varun started as a frosh at UCSC in Fall 2018 and was pursuing a degree in Computer Science. Please join us in expressing our most heartfelt condolences to Varun's family and friends. We will share information about current or future events to remember and honor Varun as we learn more.  If you have any thoughts or immediate concerns, please contact Senior Director, Sarah Woodside Bury at

If you need support in processing this distressing and impactful news, we encourage you to contact Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at (831) 459-2628 (available 24/7). As always, your RAs and CREs are also here to support you. Student support resources are also available through Slug Support at (831) 459-4446. Faculty and staff may wish to call the Employee Assistance Program at (831) 459-4996.  Campus services are open during business hours (8am-5pm) throughout final exam week.