2019  Administrative Messagerss

  • August 22, 2019

    Password Change Notice for UCSC Google Apps Coming August 26

    Starting Monday, August 26, you will access all UCSC Google Applications using your Gold Password. This means you will no longer be able to access UCSC Google Applications using your Blue password.

  • August 22, 2019

    Keeping our campus safe

    The UC Santa Cruz Police Department would like to thank our campus community for your assistance and for exhibiting calm during Wednesday’s investigation of a report of a possibly armed person on campus. Your calls alerted us, then helped us determine there was no danger or threat.

  • August 22, 2019

    Kresge College renovation parking and traffic impacts

    Campus will begin construction on the renovation and refresh of Kresge College at the end of August. The project is scheduled to continue through 2023.

  • August 15, 2019

    ITS Announcement | Zoom Desktop Client Update

    A recent Zoom update may have caused some users to be signed out of the Zoom Desktop Client (App). This results in the user receiving the following message "Error: You are not authorized to start the meeting using the credentials you are signed in with" when attempting to host a Zoom meeting.

  • August 14, 2019

    UC launches new staff newsletter

    We are excited to announce UCnetwork — a monthly email newsletter sent directly to staff across the system sharing benefits news, professional development opportunities and inspiring stories about colleagues who are making a difference.

  • August 08, 2019

    Campus Site License for Microsoft Office

    ITS is pleased to announce that in response to feedback, the campus has funded a site license for Microsoft Office 365. The new campus license provides Office for work or personal computers at no charge for all faculty and staff in addition to the already free license for students.

  • August 07, 2019

    East Remote Parking Lot Construction

    The entrance to the East Remote Parking Lot will be repaved this week as part of the improvements taking place this summer.

  • August 06, 2019

    Working together for campus safety

    The UC Santa Cruz Police Department is saddened by the spate of mass shootings we’re seeing nationwide. Gilroy, El Paso, Dayton — the list of communities grappling with these tragedies sadly grows longer by the day. Our thoughts remain with the victims, their families and friends, and with those in our own community impacted by these senseless acts. We continue to condemn acts of violence and hate.

  • August 05, 2019

    In Memoriam: Paul C. Nauert (1966–2019)

    UCSC Professor Paul Charles Nauert, composer and music theorist, died on Friday, July 26, 2019 at his home, surrounded by friends and family.

  • August 05, 2019

    Courtesy notice regarding annual systemwide payroll disclosure

    As part of the university’s commitment to being transparent and publicly accountable, including on the way it compensates its faculty and staff, UC is conducting its annual disclosure of systemwide employee compensation for calendar year 2018.

  • August 05, 2019

    Campus Lane Closures

    As summer improvements continue, the campus will be implementing lane closures this week in the following areas: Crown Circle, Kerr Road, and College Nine.

  • August 04, 2019

    URGENT - Possible Disruptions to METRO Service

    Please be advised that, due to proposed labor actions by the Santa Cruz METRO bus operators union, there may be impacts to bus service beginning Monday, August 5, 2019

  • August 01, 2019

    Welcoming Dean of University Extension

    I want to officially welcome to campus P.K. Agarwal, who today begins his appointment as dean of University Extension.

  • July 31, 2019

    Cal Fire prescribed burn planned for Thursday

    Cal Fire has advised campus officials that state fire crews will conduct a 12-acre prescribed burn near the intersection of Empire Grade and Jamison Creek Road between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday.

  • July 30, 2019

    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.

  • July 29, 2019

    Gun violence in Gilroy

    Last night, a gunman opened fire at the Garlic Festival in Gilroy. Three people have died and a dozen more are being treated for their injuries. The gunman was killed by police.

  • July 26, 2019

    McHenry Road Lane Closures

    The Campus is continuing necessary construction and repairs on sections of McHenry Road. The segment of McHenry Road between Arts Parking Lot 126 and Parking Lot 120A will have lane closures through 8/2/2019.

  • July 26, 2019

    Windows 7 Retirement Jan. 20, 2020

    Microsoft will end support of Windows 7 on January 20, 2020. UCSC currently has more than 500 Windows 7 computers in use by instructors, staff and students. Therefore, ITS is preparing now for the Windows 7 retirement.

  • July 18, 2019

    P.K. Agarwal selected as new University Extension dean

    I am happy to announce that P.K. Agarwal will join us as UC Santa Cruz's new dean of University Extension, effective Aug. 1.

  • July 18, 2019

    Santa Cruz Mountains Bike Challenge - Roads impacted

    On Saturday, July 20, 2019, the Santa Cruz Mountains Challenge (SCMC) road bike event will take place, affecting use of the bike path and some roads on Campus.

  • July 17, 2019

    Password change notice for UCSC Google Apps

    On August 26, you will begin accessing the UCSC Google Apps with your CruzID and Gold password (not your Blue password). UCSC Google Apps includes campus email, calendar, drive (docs, sheets, forms) groups, sites, etc.

  • July 16, 2019

    Affirming the rights of our undocumented community members

    We write to strongly reaffirm that UC Santa Cruz will not participate in any immigration raids and will uphold the civil and privacy rights of all of our community members regardless of immigration status.

  • July 16, 2019

    Update: 2018-19 Employee Appraisal and Merit Program

    This communication provides updates on the UC Santa Cruz 2018-19 performance appraisal call for all staff and the merit program for policy-covered employees.

  • July 15, 2019

    Kerr Road Lane Closures

    As the Campus continues summer construction and repairs, Kerr Road will be closed in the coming weeks for new electrical service installation.

  • July 10, 2019

    Elsevier Access Suspended

    The University of California has been out of contract with Elsevier since January, but until now the publisher continued to allow access to 2019 articles via ScienceDirect. As of today (July 10, 2019) UC’s direct access to new Elsevier articles has been discontinued.

  • July 10, 2019

    Zoom Video Conferencing Vulnerability on Mac Devices

    Zoom has assured us that the vulnerabilities are low risk and that UCSC Zoom accounts have not been exploited.

  • July 08, 2019

    McHenry Road Lane Closures

    The Campus is continuing necessary construction and repairs during the summer months, implementing road closures and affecting traffic on McHenry Road.

  • July 08, 2019

    Seeking help in rash of thefts

    The UC Santa Cruz Police Department is seeking the community’s help in investigating a rash of thefts that began on June 30.

  • July 01, 2019

    First day on the job

    I have been looking forward to this day these past few months and I am so pleased to finally begin as chancellor.

  • June 28, 2019

    Closure on Kerr Road, adjoining pedestrian path

    Campus is continuing necessary construction and road repairs during the summer months, sometimes implementing road closures that affect traffic. Here is the latest update.

  • June 27, 2019

    The honor of a lifetime

    As I approach my last day as chancellor, I want you to know I am not heading out to pasture. On Aug. 1, I begin a new part-time role as faculty director of the Center for Studies in Higher Education at UC Berkeley.

  • June 26, 2019

    Imminent change to Elsevier access

    The University of California has been out of contract with Elsevier since January but, so far, the publisher has continued to provide access to new articles via ScienceDirect.

  • June 25, 2019

    Thefts at Coastal Science Campus

    The UC Santa Cruz Police Department is seeking the community’s help with its investigation into two recent thefts at the Coastal Science Campus.

  • June 25, 2019

    Porter Kresge Road lane closures and traffic control

    The campus has begun repair and repaving work on Porter Kresge Road which will continue through July 19.

  • June 21, 2019

    In Memoriam: Joyce Brodsky (1932 – 2019)

    Joyce Brodsky passed away on May 11, 2019 at the age of 87. In 1992, she was hired as the chair of the Art Department at UC Santa Cruz where she taught until 2005.

  • June 21, 2019

    Appointment of director for TAPS

    I am very pleased to announce that Dan Henderson has been appointed to the position of Director of Transportation and Parking Services.

  • June 21, 2019

    Price increasing for ID cards

    The price of ID cards for faculty, staff, and students will be going up on July 1, the first increase since 2012.

  • June 19, 2019

    Message from SUA President Ayo Banjo

    On behalf of the Student Union Assembly, we would like to say thank you for allowing us to serve our community, expanding the resources we provide, and support various initiatives and programs of our student body.

  • June 14, 2019

    SAP year-end update

    Over the course of the past year, our community's input and feedback has helped shape our Strategic Academic Plan.

  • June 13, 2019

    Systemwide Review of Draft Appendix E of Student Handbook: Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Student Investigation and Adjudication Framework

    The UC Office of the President is seeking review and comment on the proposed draft of the Student Handbook's Appendix E: Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Student Investigation and Adjudication Framework.

  • June 12, 2019

    Summer dining information for faculty and staff

    Here are some summer dining details, including information on your dining discount and our summer hours of operation.

  • June 11, 2019

    Campus elections results

    The 2019 Campus Elections results are now available at elections.ucsc.edu.

  • June 10, 2019

    Information about mumps

    We want to help you understand and protect yourself against mumps. Recently, we have had one confirmed cases of mumps, one probable case of mumps on Campus and three suspected cases of mumps.

  • June 10, 2019

    Parking, Transit, and Road Closures During Year-End Activities

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

  • June 10, 2019

    Training to use automated external defibrillators

    In conjunction with the Healthy Campus Network and the Be Smart About Safety Programs, the Office of Emergency Services has established an Automated External Defibrillator Program.

  • June 06, 2019

    Reminder: ParkMobile implementation

    Beginning June 21, parking meters on campus will no longer accept coins. In addition, TAPS will implement ParkMobile, a mobile-app pay option, to begin the transition away from coins and ParkCards at metered spaces.

  • June 06, 2019

    Information about accommodations for Shavuot

    Many members of our campus community will be observing the Festival of Shavuot on June 9th and 10th, 2019.

  • June 03, 2019

    Planned power outage on June 22 and Dec. 26-30

    UC Santa Cruz will have a planned power outage from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. on June 22 as part of the solar parking canopy project in the East Remove Parking Lot. A list of the different impacts on campus buildings is below.

  • June 03, 2019

    2019 SAB Thumbs Up Awards

    Do you know a staff member who goes above and beyond to help the university, their colleagues, students, staff & faculty? The UC Santa Cruz Staff Advisory Board is pleased to announce the 2019 Thumbs Up Awards.

  • May 30, 2019

    Meet our next chancellor on Friday, June 7

    I am delighted to announce that an open house with our next chancellor, Cynthia Larive, is set for Friday, June 7, on the Quarry Amphitheater stage.

  • May 29, 2019

    Undergraduate Education seeks part-time administrators: Porter College and Stevenson College Provosts

    In 2019-20, the Division of Undergraduate Education is undertaking searches for the following part-time faculty administrator positions:

  • May 29, 2019

    Campus investigating allegations of misconduct

    Recently, serious and troubling allegations of misconduct against a professor in the Baskin School of Engineering have resurfaced online.

  • May 24, 2019

    Dismissal of Greek letter organization

    I write to inform the campus community that the Greek letter organization Theta Chi has been dismissed following a university investigation that began in the wake of the tragic death off campus last year of one of its members.

  • May 17, 2019

    Campus review of revisions to the UC Santa Cruz Water Protection Policy

    In response to changes in regulatory requirements, Business and Administrative Services is proposing updates the UC Santa Cruz Water Protection policy and invites your comments.

  • May 16, 2019

    Our new chancellor

    I am delighted to see the appointment of Cindy Larive, campus provost and executive vice chancellor at UC Riverside, as our new chancellor.

  • May 15, 2019

    Renovation to begin at Science and Engineering Library

    UC Santa Cruz is about to begin renovation of the third floor of the Science & Engineering Library.

  • May 14, 2019

    Revisions to the UC Policy on Purchase of Goods and Services; Supply Chain Management

    The Office of the President invites comments on the proposed technical revisions to Presidential Policy on the Purchase of Goods and Services; Supply Chain Management (BFB-BUS-43).

  • May 14, 2019

    UCSC United Way Campaign: May 13th-24th 2019

    Through their Community Resources United Way serves UCSC students and staff with programs such as 211, Emergency Food and Shelter and the Stuff the Bus program which provided 200 backpacks to Cabrillo and UCSC students last year.

  • May 14, 2019

    We need your help with campus recycling

    Our campus recycling is temporarily being landfilled due to high rates of contamination, with the highest rates in our residential and dining halls.

  • May 13, 2019

    VOTE NOW in 2019 Campus Elections

    Students are invited to cast their votes on important campus initiatives such as four student fee referenda, and officer elections for undergraduate and graduate student government. There is also an opinion poll on this year's ballot.

  • May 13, 2019

    Appointment to the position of Assoc. Vice Chancellor, Financial Affairs and Campus Controller

    Happy to announce the appointment of Biju Kamaleswaran to the position of Associate Vice Chancellor, Financial Affairs and Campus Controller.

  • May 11, 2019

    Investigation continues in spate of recent burglaries

    UC Santa Cruz police are seeking the campus community’s help in the investigation of a rash of on-campus burglaries.

  • May 09, 2019

    Staff Advisory Board 2019 Elections and Another Engagement Survey

    It is time to choose your new Staff Advisory Board members. Members serve a three-year term and may run for re-election. This year we have six openings and eight candidates.

  • May 08, 2019

    Vice chancellor for University Relations to retire

    We write to share the news that Keith Brant, vice chancellor for University Relations, has announced he will retire at the end of the academic year, capping a 28-year career with the University of California.

  • May 08, 2019

    Appraisal call and training dates

    This communication provides time-sensitive updates on the UC Santa Cruz 2018-19 performance appraisal call for all staff.

  • May 07, 2019

    Cal Fire aims to wrap up pile burns near campus before fire season

    Cal Fire has advised campus officials that state fire crews over the next two weeks aim to wrap up the burning of vegetation piles they have assembled near campus, weather conditions permitting.

  • May 07, 2019

    Information and resources about strike activities on May 16, 2019

    The University of California has been informed that there will be an labor strike on all of its campuses and medical centers on Thursday, May 16, beginning at midnight and going through 11:59 p.m.

  • May 07, 2019

    SAP final review, a survey, and three town halls

    Over the past 18 months, our faculty, leadership, staff, students, and alumni have expended incredible energy working together to create a Strategic Academic Plan.

  • May 01, 2019

    Campus status updates — possible demonstrations

    UC Santa Cruz is anticipating potential demonstration activities on Wednesday, May 1. The campus community is encourage to stay informed.

  • May 01, 2019

    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.

  • April 30, 2019

    Quentin Williams to serve as acting graduate studies dean

    I am delighted to announce that Quentin Williams, associate vice chancellor for research, has agreed to serve as UC Santa Cruz's acting vice provost and dean of graduate studies, effective June 1.

  • April 29, 2019

    Special Spring Zipcar Promotion

    Zipcar, a membership-based car rental program providing self-service access to vehicles on campus, 24/7, has a special Spring promotion right now for new members only.

  • April 29, 2019

    Measles information

    We want to provide an update about measles.

  • April 29, 2019

    Information about accommodations for Ramadan

    Many members of our campus community will be observing Ramadan through fasting, prayer, community gatherings, and friendship between May 5th and June 4th. This message is intended to provide our campus community with information regarding accommodations as well as special events during Ramadan.

  • April 26, 2019

    Cal Fire plans more pile burns near Twin Gates

    Cal Fire has advised campus officials that state fire crews next week will again burn vegetation piles they have assembled near campus.

  • April 23, 2019

    News about Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Marlene Tromp

    Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Marlene Tromp formally accepted an offer to become president of Boise State University. Her last day on campus will be June 30.

  • April 22, 2019

    Get Ready for Bike Month in May!

    UCSC's Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) has joined with Ecology Action to celebrate Santa Cruz Bike Month starting on May 1, 2019.

  • April 21, 2019

    Campus message on Easter Sunday terrorism in Sri Lanka

    UC Santa Cruz mourns the tragic loss of life in the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.

  • April 19, 2019

    Who’s afraid of multifactor authentication?

    Over the next six months, UCSC is transitioning to mandatory MFA for most campus online systems that require a Gold password.

  • April 18, 2019

    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 Saturday, April 20 because of the unsanctioned gathering known as “4–20”. The greatest impact is expected from 3–6 p.m.

  • April 18, 2019

    Cal Fire plans pile burns along Empire Grade

    Cal Fire has advised campus officials that state fire crews will once again burn vegetation piles they have assembled near campus, possibly as soon as next week, weather conditions permitting.

  • April 18, 2019

    Maternity Benefits Orientation May 1 in the Scotts Valley Center

    The Benefits team at Staff HR has developed a Maternity Benefits Orientation, the first of which will be held May 1 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the Scotts Valley Center Training Center, Room 1101.

  • April 18, 2019

    A final opportunity to weigh in on SAP

    We seek insight on prioritization from our entire campus community, and I invite you to participate. Please share your feedback on our campuswide survey by midnight May 10.

  • April 17, 2019

    Nominate a UCSC affiliate for the Service Recognition Ceremony

    See if you qualify to be honored at the Student Volunteer Center's Service Recognition Ceremony.

  • April 16, 2019

    Help identifying person-of-interest in car burglaries

    The UC Santa Cruz Police Department is asking for the community's help in identifying a person-of-interest in connection with a rash of campus car burglaries.

  • April 16, 2019

    Finalists for University Extension dean to visit UC Santa Cruz

    Our campus is recruiting for a dean of UCSC Silicon Valley Extension. In the next few weeks, three finalists for the position will visit UC Santa Cruz.

  • April 11, 2019

    Cal Fire plans additional pile burns along Empire Grade

    Cal Fire has advised campus officials that state fire crews will resume burning vegetation piles they have assembled along Empire Grade, possibly as soon as Thursday, April 18.

  • April 10, 2019

    Campus status updates — labor strike

    Several labor unions are participating in a systemwide strike. UC Santa Cruz is providing real-time updates about the strike and its impacts today.

  • April 10, 2019

    Karen Bassi to serve as acting dean of Humanities

    Karen Bassi, literature professor, has agreed to serve as acting dean of the Humanities Division while Dean Tyler Stovall is on sabbatical.

  • April 09, 2019

    Campus review of newly proposed research policies

    The policies establish clear and uniform allocation of income derived from intellectual property related to institutional work at UC Santa Cruz and support the IATC mission to build a vibrant, entrepreneurial culture to accelerate the adoption of inventions, cultivate sustainable strategic partnerships, and enable our campus to be an innovation powerhouse delivering social and economic benefits to our local and global communities.

  • April 09, 2019

    Campus services during Wednesday's strike

    UC Santa Cruz and the other UC campuses will have several labor unions on strike this week. The labor action is expected to run all-day Wednesday, from midnight to 11:59 p.m.

  • April 09, 2019

    Community Crime Bulletin: suspicious person near Humanities Building

    The UC Santa Cruz Police Department received a report about a man who followed two female students near the Humanities Building around 2 a.m. this morning. No one was found when officers arrived, and no further incidents were reported.

  • April 08, 2019

    Spring Forum April 15th, Call for SAB Nominations April 26th and Staff Appreciation Picnic April 30th

    Mark your calendars for April 15, April 26 and April 30.

  • April 08, 2019

    Protecting and securing electronic devices, other valuable belongings

    Following a rash of thefts on and off campus, we want to encourage our community members to remain vigilant in protecting their valuable personal and professional belongings.

  • April 04, 2019

    Final update on construction-related asbestos contamination incident at Cowell and Stevenson Student Commons

    As a final community update on this incident, please be advised that asbestos abatement from the construction-related contamination at Cowell and Stevenson colleges has been completed.

  • April 03, 2019

    On-campus burglaries

    Campus residents are urged to be vigilant after a spate of residential burglaries on campus over the past two weeks and to let campus police know immediately if they see anything suspicious or suspect their room or apartment may have been burglarized.

  • April 02, 2019

    Information and resources about strike activities on April 10, 2019

    Our campus received notice last Friday that there will be a labor strike from midnight to 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10by AFSCME service (SX), patient care technical (EX), and skilled trades (K7) workers.

  • April 01, 2019

    Cool Campus Challenge starts today

    Today, the University of California is launching a friendly systemwide competition that challenges us all do more to reduce our carbon footprint.

  • April 01, 2019

    Regents approve Student Housing West, Kresge renewal

    The University of California Board of Regents has actually signed off on two large-scale capital projects for campus: Student Housing West and our plan to revitalize Kresge College.

  • March 29, 2019

    Campus dining options during closure of Cowell/Stevenson Dining Hall

    Due to the temporary Cowell and Stevenson Commons closure, Cowell/Stevenson Dining Hall and Stevenson Coffee House are closed until further notice.

  • March 28, 2019

    Spring 2019 UCSC Campus Transit

    Campus Transit operating hours and frequencies were reduced to balance the operating budget. After additional financial analysis of Fall and Winter quarter data, it has been determined that additional Campus Transit service reductions are necessary.

  • March 27, 2019

    Bike race to partially close Hagar and Coolidge on April 7

    A bicycle race at UC Santa Cruz will close the northbound lane of Hagar Drive and the southbound lane of Coolidge Drive from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 7.

  • March 27, 2019

    Cal Fire plans pile burns along Empire Grade

    Cal Fire has advised campus officials that state fire crews will resume burning vegetation piles they have assembled along Empire Grade after this storm system, possibly as soon as Monday, April 1.

  • March 26, 2019

    Update on construction-related asbestos contamination incident at Cowell and Stevenson Student Commons

    Recently, the campus learned that a construction contractor installing wall-mounted cable enclosures in Cowell and Stevenson colleges drilled holes in walls whose underlying materials contain asbestos. Unfortunately, in some areas the contractor did not fully contain the dust and debris generated by this activity.

  • March 25, 2019

    Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is now available to self-enroll

    Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is now available to self-enroll for all faculty, staff, and students. If you support faculty or are unavailable to sign up for MFA during your assigned time, we encourage you to enroll early.

  • March 22, 2019

    Update on construction-related asbestos contamination incident at Cowell and Stevenson Student Commons

    The Cowell and Stevenson Student Commons facility remains closed while we continue to evaluate the extent of a construction-related asbestos contamination incident that was confirmed Thursday evening. We have brought in certified asbestos professionals to conduct an assessment and to assist in determining whether some areas may be reopened soon. The facility will remain closed through the weekend.

  • March 22, 2019

    Construction-related asbestos contamination incident at Cowell and Stevenson Student Commons

    As a precautionary measure, please be advised that the Cowell and Stevenson Student Commons facility has been closed while we evaluate the extent of a construction-related asbestos contamination incident that was confirmed Thursday evening. At this time, this includes all spaces in the building, including office areas, event spaces, meeting and classroom spaces, coffee shop, dining and catering spaces, and general community spaces. Following a more detailed assessment occurring today, some of these areas may be reopened.

  • March 22, 2019

    On-campus dining options—March 22 through April 1

    If you're staying in Santa Cruz during spring break, stay informed about on-campus dining options.

  • March 21, 2019

    Conclusion of strike activity

    Today’s labor action by UPTE workers and their supporters has concluded.

  • March 20, 2019

    Campus status updates

    UC Santa Cruz is expecting a labor strike beginning at 4 a.m. today and ending at 3:59 a.m. on March 21. Stay informed.

  • March 18, 2019

    Campus services during Wednesday's strike

    UC Santa Cruz and the other UC campuses will have several labor unions on strike, which is expected last from 4 a.m. Wednesday to 3:59 a.m. Thursday.

  • March 18, 2019

    Paper check payroll information for March 20, 2019 - biweekly pay

    In order to ensure that employees receiving paper checks can receive their pay on payday, paper checks will be delivered to campus mailstops no later than 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19.

  • March 15, 2019

    In solidarity with our Muslim community

    Our hearts go out to the Muslim community, and to those whose lives have been shattered — yet again — by a senseless act of violence, this time in New Zealand.

  • March 13, 2019

    Information and resources about strike activities on March 20, 2019

    There will be a labor strike beginning 4 a.m. on March 20, and ending at 3:59 a.m. on March 21 by UPTE research support professional (RX) and technical (TX) employees.

  • March 12, 2019

    Announcing new campus reflection space

    Our campus will soon be opening a reflection space for prayer, meditation, and contemplative practices in Quarry Plaza.

  • March 11, 2019

    Phased Retirement Program Update

    This notice is to inform you that the Phased Retirement program is scheduled to sunset on December 31, 2019.

  • March 07, 2019

    Announcing Ted Warburton as interim arts dean

    I am delighted to announce that Edward (Ted) Warburton, a professor of dance in our theater arts department, has been named UC Santa Cruz’s interim arts dean, effective immediately.

  • March 07, 2019

    Suspect arrested in laptop theft

    The UC Santa Cruz Police Department would like to thank the campus community for its assistance locating a suspect in the Wednesday night theft of a backpack and laptop from McHenry Library.

  • March 06, 2019

    Support for undocumented members of our campus community

    We write to let the undocumented members of our community know there is nothing ambiguous about our support for you.

  • March 05, 2019

    Staff policy PPSM 21, Selection and Appointment Implementation for Students

    The UC Office of the President recently revised an important staff policy, Selection and Appointment - PPSM 21. PPSM 21 revisions include changes to the background check process, disclosure of information, and employment eligibility determinations.

  • February 28, 2019

    Outcome of UC negotiations with Elsevier

    While we did make progress, particularly in the past few weeks, toward defining a model for open access publishing of UC research, Elsevier was ultimately unwilling to meet UC’s key goal.

  • February 28, 2019

    Troubling posts on social media

    In the past few days on social media, deeply troubling allegations that a faculty member in the Baskin School of Engineering has harassed, discriminated, and abused students on the basis of their race, ethnicity, religion, and/or gender have surfaced.

  • February 25, 2019

    Nominations for UC Santa Cruz's Outstanding Staff Award

    Please help us honor UC Santa Cruz's outstanding staff and make your nomination for the UC Santa Cruz Outstanding Staff Award today.

  • February 25, 2019

    Reminder: Share your Strategic Academic Plan insights by March 1

    Reminder: Your innovative ideas and/or suggestions must be received by Friday, March 1, for us to make a timely submission of the revision to the Academic Senate for its review.

  • February 22, 2019

    Update on fire at Earth and Marine Sciences Building

    The Earth and Marine Sciences Building remains closed tonight, following today's fire. With clean-up efforts underway, the campus fire marshal approved the building's reopening for 8 a.m. Saturday—with the exception of the third and fourth floors of the C wing, which will continue to be closed until the cleanup and restoration of the area is completed.

  • February 14, 2019

    Call for proposals—Recruitment and support of undergraduates from outside California

    UCSC is working to grow enrollment of undergraduate students from outside of California.

  • February 12, 2019

    Santa Cruz County expecting another large storm system

    Another major winter storm is set to hit Santa Cruz County, with heavy rain and gusty winds starting late this evening and continuing through Thursday morning.

  • February 11, 2019

    Resignation of arts dean

    Susan Solt has resigned as dean of the Arts Division, effective immediately.

  • February 11, 2019

    East Remote Solar Project

    Beginning March 1, the campus’ long-planned solar panel installation will begin in the East Remote parking lot and is scheduled to continue through December, 2019.

  • February 08, 2019

    Admitted Student Tours Beginning April 6

    UCSC continues to experience year-over-year growth in the number of students and families who wish to visit campus and explore what makes us a compelling choice.

  • February 08, 2019

    Input on the Strategic Academic Plan due March 1

    We need your insights on this version by Friday, March 1, so please take the time to review the document and make your contributions.

  • February 01, 2019

    Extreme weather expected the next 24 hours

    Three storms are lined up to strike the Central Coast with heavy rains and strong winds, starting later today. Four inches or more of rain is possible in parts of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

  • January 30, 2019

    Fentanyl makes its way to California

    Many of you have read news headlines regarding fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid that has become a growing public health crisis in cities across the United States.

  • January 28, 2019

    Formal Review-Employee Comment PPSM 63 Investigatory Leave

    The University of California is proposing revisions to PPSM 63 - Investigatory Leave, which applies to all staff employees who are Professional & Support Staff, Managers & Senior Professionals, and Senior Management Group members.

  • January 22, 2019

    Bay Tree Bookstore mail kiosk to be removed

    The campus vendor providing the mail kiosk is exiting the postal kiosk business and no suitable vendor has been found to replace it. The

  • January 14, 2019

    2019 commencement schedule announced with new ticketing requirement

    The 2019 commencement schedule has been released. Commencement weekend is an exciting celebration for our students and their friends and family.

  • January 14, 2019

    Email Scam Targeting Students

    The UC Santa Cruz Police Department has been notified of an email scam being perpetrated on students from someone saying they need to hire a student as a personal assistant. In the scam, a person identifying himself as Marcus Paredes is posing as a doctor who helps people with disabilities.

  • January 14, 2019

    Cal Fire planning pile burns along Empire Grade

    Cal Fire has advised campus officials that state fire crews in the coming weeks will begin burning vegetation piles they have assembled along Empire Grade. Conditions were too wet for burnling last week. However, the burns could start as early as this week, providing it is a permissive burn day.

  • January 09, 2019

    SAB blood drive on Jan. 30

  • January 07, 2019

    News about founding faculty member John Dizikes

    John Dizikes, a founding UC Santa Cruz faculty member who helped establish this campus as a student-focused institution, died Dec. 26 at his home in Santa Cruz.

  • January 07, 2019

    Partial shutdown of federal government

    As I’m sure you know, the federal government is undergoing a partial shutdown. While approximately three-quarters of the government remains funded, significant portions including many federal research agencies are impacted.

  • January 06, 2019

    Cal Fire planning pile burns along Empire Grade

    Cal Fire has advised campus officials that state fire crews in the coming weeks will begin burning vegetation piles they have assembled along Empire Grade. The burns could start as early as this week, providing it is a permissive burn day.

  • January 04, 2019

    Videos from town halls available online

    We have posted videos from the campus community’s Dec. 3 input sessions with members of the chancellor search advisory committee. Additionally, we have updated the frequently asked questions section on the website.

  • January 04, 2019

    Blia Yang appointed director of undergraduate admissions

  • January 02, 2019

    The Department of Athletics & OPERS launches a new facility access and registration software

    In order to provide the best possible experience for UC Santa Cruz students, faculty, staff, and the local community, the Department of Athletics & OPERS is launching new software. Wednesday, January 2, will be the first day operating with the new software.