Weekly Keynotes

  • October 12, 2021

    Ensuring student success in both the short and long term

    This wide-ranging effort will increase financial support for our undergraduate and graduate students, and advance their access to the guidance and experiences fundamental to their education and ultimately future success.

  • October 05, 2021

    Help conserve water with Santa Cruz in extreme drought

    Through at least October, UCSC is required to reduce its water consumption by 9%. We need all members of the campus community to do their part in helping us reach this goal.

  • September 14, 2021

    Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

    September provides our campus with two platforms to recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic and Latinx Americans and share with the public the important role UC Santa Cruz and other universities play in creating educational equity.

  • August 10, 2021

    Preserving the caring, compassion that helped us through the CZU wildfire

    Watching the wildfires now burning throughout California takes me back to the anxious, uncertain days one year ago when the CZU Lightning Complex wildfire was burning through our county.

  • June 01, 2021

    Celebrating Pride Month

    With the start of June, which is Pride Month, we reaffirm our support of UC Santa Cruz’s LGBTQIA+ community, and the push to build an inclusive, and more equitable world, where all are respected, treated equally, and provided equal opportunities regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

  • May 04, 2021

    Paying tribute to Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

    Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, observed annually in May, creates awareness of, and pays tribute to, the generations of Asians and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America's history and are instrumental to its future success.

  • March 29, 2021

    Campus launches credit-bearing summer orientation

    The Slug Orientation courses will orient students to our campus and to university life, while promoting community-building and effective habits of mind for academic success.

  • March 02, 2021

    Women's History Month a time to honor accomplishments, celebrate excellence

    Women’s History Month, observed every March, recognizes, commemorates and encourages the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in U.S. history. It is the perfect month for us to host two of our scientific trailblazers: Sandra Faber, professor emerita of astronomy and astrophysics, and Kathryn D. Sullivan, a UC Santa Cruz alumna who after graduating in 1973 went on to become the first person to both orbit the planet and reach its deepest ocean point. In her case, the sky was truly not the limit.

  • February 16, 2021

    Congratulations on 30 years of excellence

    We are proud to offer our congratulations to AATAT, our African American Theater Arts Troupe, as it marks 30 years of community building, artistic excellence, and public service. It is a grand achievement for a small theater group willed into existence by a visionary staff member and a dozen students to be thriving three decades later.

  • February 02, 2021

    Honoring Black excellence

    Since its inception, Black History Month has been a celebration of excellence and a reclamation of a purposefully distorted and mythologized history. This month, we celebrate our community — students, staff, faculty, alumni, and friends who are resurrecting the past and building a more equitable, anti-racist future together.

  • January 05, 2021

    Looking forward to the year ahead

    The new year is a time of reflection and resolution, an opportunity to look back at what was while also envisioning what can be.