Chancellor's Reception 2016 Photo Gallery

The Chancellor's Reception 2016, held April 9, featured formal presentations, panel discussions, and many opportunities for informal interactions between admitted students and UC Santa Cruz students, faculty, and staff. University administrative officials, faculty, and current First-Year Honors students were in attendance. Photos by Ashley Monroe, Gladys Munoz, Patrick Novak, and Molly Thompson. 

  • The registration table is ready.
  • Friendly Admissions and Financial Aid staff are ready to help.
  • Guests meet and mingle in the beautiful University Center rotunda.
  • A continental breakfast is provided.
  • Chancellor George Blumenthal listens to a student's ideas.
  • Guests meet each other in the presentation room.
  • Cowell College Provost and Professor of Psychology Faye Crosby speaks with a student.
  • The occasion is a great opportunity for admitted students to interact with faculty and staff.
  • The rotunda's skylight lets in natural daylight.
  • Families make contact with professors who will be an important part of their students' next four years.
  • Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education (VPDUE) Richard Hughey interacts with guests.
  • Professor of Computer Science and Undergraduate Program Director Charlie McDowell.
  • Associate Professor and Faculty Director of Undergraduate Honors Programs Matt O'Hara speaks with a family.
  • VPDUE Hughey meets more guests.
  • Director of Admissions Michael McCawley interacts with a guest.
  • Guests enjoy breakfast while meeting professors and other students.
  • Guests mingle, help themselves to fresh fruit, and peruse the information they've been given.
  • The beautiful terrace outside the University Center offers more opportunities for guests to mingle.
  • A panoramic view of the presentation room.
  • Chancellor Blumenthal welcomes guests.
  • The slide shows University Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics Sandra Faber receiving an award from President Obama.
  • Chancellor Blumenthal presents the exciting research environment of UC Santa Cruz.
  • VPDUE Hughey on student research.
  • VPDUE Hughey in a moment of levity.
  • Professor O'Hara's presentation. The University Center offers a beautiful space for presentations with its large windows and high, vaulted ceilings.
  • The audience has received packets of information, complete with bags sporting our famous Banana Slug mascot.
  • The audience listens.
  • Another view of the audience.
  • Students stand up and introduce themselves.
  • The audience reacts to the students' self-introductions.
  • Associate Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies Flora Lu.
  • Professor Lu specializes in ecological anthropology, a highly interdisciplinary field.
  • Professor O'Hara's presentation.
  • Professor O'Hara is the head of the UCSC Scholars Program.
  • Director of Admissions Michael McCawley.
  • The program features a student presentation.
  • Guests meet and mingle after the formal presentations.
  • A group of guests stays after the program to talk.
  • Guests meet with Chancellor Blumenthal after the presentations.
  • Guests linger to meet with Professor O'Hara.
  • A group of guests and students talks with Chancellor Blumenthal and Director McCawley afterwards.
  • Guests exit the program on their way to Spring Spotlight. Thank you to our wonderful guests – you're what made the event a success!