Support resources following campus bus collision

To: UC Santa Cruz Community

From: Chancellor Cynthia Larive and Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Lori Kletzer

Dear Campus Community,

We are deeply heartbroken to share that five students and an employee were injured last night in a UC Santa Cruz bus collision near the main entrance. Two people were taken to the hospital with critical injuries and four people are receiving care for moderate to minor injuries. Medical personnel responded immediately and the UC Santa Cruz Police Department is investigating. 

Our thoughts and hearts are with our students and our employee, and all of their families and friends during this difficult time. We are working to provide support for those affected by this collision and hoping for a complete recovery.  

The collision has caused damage to the lime kiln and there could be structural issues. We ask everyone to avoid the area to prevent injury. 

Difficult news like this can impact the entire campus community and be complex to process. As you continue to navigate finals week, campus services are here to help if you need support. UC Santa Cruz students in need of support can get assistance from Counseling and Psychological Services and from Slug Support. For faculty and staff, the Employee Assistance Program offers counseling and other support.

We will share more information with our community as we are able.