Fall 2011 Filing Deadline Nov. 30 -- Fast Approaching!

Campus Closure Dates:
Nov. 25-26 - Thanksgiving
Dec. 23-Jan. 2 - Winter break

Upcoming Online Events:
International Day - Dec. 14
Paying for College - Jan. 13
Transfer Day - Feb. 3

Look out for more announcements over the months ahead!

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John Laird Can California's fiscal quagmire be solved? Two politically connected alums share their ideas. [More]

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One of our many deer friends who inhabit the campus along with the banana slugs. Photo by Campus Photography Contest Winner Pascale Garaud.

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Message from Associate Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management and Director of Admissions

Michelle Whittingham Greetings! We hope that your academic year has started well. We wanted to devote the first issue of the 2010-11 academic year to bringing you up to date on our many changes here in Santa Cruz, a campus that is always innovative!


UCSC researchers lead the team that found an Earth-like planet that may be capable of supporting life. [More]

Literature professor Karen Tei Yamashita has been nominated for a 2010 National Book Award. [More]

KZSC has been named one of the top college radio stations in the country. [More]

View videos from Founder's Day Dinner October 22! [More]

UCSC TAG decisions released November 15: Out of 5,761 TAG applications for fall 2011, 3,193 students were accepted (55%). [More]

Slug men's water polo wins championship! [More]

More News

General Catalog 2010-12 Available Online
The 2010-12 General Catalog is available online in both PDF and HTML format. [More]

New for Fall 2010: Jewish Studies and Cognitive Science
Two new undergraduate academic programs have been introduced starting fall 2010. [More]

New Campus Web Site Showcases UCSC
To better represent the campus today, UCSC has launched a redesigned and updated web site at, which features updated information, helpful links, and hundreds of photos displaying our lively and scenic campus. [More]

Events Welcome Counselors, Prospective Students, and Families
As part of our continued effort to reach out to prospective students, the campus hosted several events this fall. We hope you or your students were able to attend! [More]

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Thank you for reading! The next edition of eSlug will arrive in the winter.