Chancellor's Reception 2017 Photo Gallery

The Chancellor's Reception 2017, held April 8, featured formal presentations, panel discussions, and many opportunities for informal interactions between admitted students and UC Santa Cruz students, faculty, and staff. Chancellor Blumenthal was in attendance, as well as other university officials, faculty, current Regents Scholars, and current UCSC College Scholars. Student/faculty research groups in bioengineering and games and playable media gave presentations. Photos by Ashley Monroe.

  •  Chancellor Blumenthal greets students and their families.
  • Another view of Chancellor Blumenthal's presentation.
  • The lucky winner of a stuffed Sammy Slug!
  • Another lucky winner.
  • Shaking hands with the Chancellor.
  • The University Center is a large, welcoming room filled with natural light.
  • Another view of the audience and the room.
  • Presentation by Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education (VPDUE) Richard Hughey.
  • VPDUE Hughey presents a prize to another lucky guest.
  • Professor Matt O'Hara, Director of Undergraduate Honors.
  • Giveaway by Professor O'Hara.
  • It's a coveted Fiat Slug pennant.
  • Director of Admissions Michael McCawley addresses the crowd.
  • A water bottle for a lucky guest!
  • Hesiquio Mendez Alejo is a student in one of our newest majors, art and design: games and playable media.
  • Hesiquio presents another prize.
  • Friendly staff greet guests at the registration table.
  • This is a nice view of the University Center Rotunda, where everyone enjoys the natural light coming in from the skylight.
  • The Chancellor chats with students and families.
  • Guests and their families enjoy the Continental breakfast buffet.
  • VPDUE Hughey chats with guests.
  • Guests mingle.
  • Time to enjoy a treat!
  • This was a good chance for students to interact with professors.
  • The Bay Tree Bookstore bags contain information for admitted students and their families.
  • Current students, newly admitted students, families, staff, and faculty all got to know each other.
  • Second from left is Director of Financial Aid Patrick Register.
  • The Chancellor speaks with a student.
  • Guests and professors interact.
  • Guests get to know professors and staff members.
  • Professor of Computer Science Charlie McDowell (center, with eyeglasses).
  • Guests talk with panel members after the presentations.
  • Director of Admissions McCawley interacts with a family.
  • Assistant Director of Admissions Jay Shinseki (left) was in charge of the event committee.
  • The Chancellor talking with students.
  • Newly admitted students get a chance to meet current Regents Scholars and UCSC College Scholars.
  • Families check in with each other. Note the beautiful redwood trees showing through the windows.
  • Guests and families meet in the rotunda.
  • More mingling over breakfast.
  • Presenters linger to answer guests' questions.
  • Presenters talking with guests.
  • Someone has switched hats to a beautiful new UCSC cap. Thank you to all our wonderful guests and families!