Preview Day 2012 Photo Gallery

About 1000 prospective students and family members joined us on campus for UC Santa Cruz Preview Day 2012. Thank you to all our wonderful guests! Photos highlight the student-led tours, which we hope will give you a glimpse of our stunning campus. Photos by Elina Victoria Aguilar.

  • Student tour guides greet guests as they come off the shuttle from the parking area.
  • Guests arriving at the Quarry Plaza.
  • More guests arriving. Note the beautiful trees in the background.
  • Assistant Director of Admissions Beatrice Atkinson-Myers coordinates Preview Day.
  • Admissions Assistant Judy Nguyen at the registration desk.
  • Admissions Representative David Fajnor (seated, left) and Front Line Coordinator Patrick Novak (standing, right).
  • Senior Admissions Evaluators Auvria Hampton (left) and Dejon Weldon (right).
  • Dejon (left) listens intently to a guest's question.
  • Admissions Assistant Robert Szemeredi.
  • (from left) Senior Admissions Evaluator Ernestina Avila-Estrada, Front Line Coordinator Jay Shinseki, and Senior Evaluator/Counselor Stacie Fontinell.
  • Web Analyst Sean Mikawa (left) helps guests check in.
  • Senior Evaluator/Counselor Juli Craig (left).
  • Representatives from the academic divisions are on hand.
  • The friendly folks at Educational Opportunity Programs.
  • Dining Services and Transportation and Parking Services. Did you know that UCSC was recently voted the #1 vegan-friendly campus in the U.S.?
  • The Resource Centers are an important part of UCSC, providing community, support, and leadership opportunities.
  • The Career Center is a one-stop shop for finding jobs and internships, both during school and after graduation.
  • Sammy the Slug poses with Front Line Advisor Santiago Calderon and Student Admissions Assistant Guadalupe Sanchez.
  • Future Slugs? We hosted a group of grade school students who'd come to get a taste of college life.
  • Our award-winning radio station, KZSC, provided entertainment.
  • Refreshments were available in the Quarry Plaza, as well as Joe's Pizza and Subs across the way.
  • Follow Me! The backs of the tour guides' shirts are self-explanatory.
  • The Cowell Apartments across the street provide a glimpse of UCSC's award-winning architecture.
  • Presentations took place inside the Classroom Unit Building, with its colorful murals.
  • Another view of Classroom Unit's murals, this time showing the artwork inside.
  • Presenting were Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education Richard Hughey, Student Union Assembly Chair DT Amajoyi, and Associate Vice Provost of Enrollment Management Michelle Whittingham.
  • VPDUE Richard Hughey speaks with some guests.
  • A tour assembles outside.
  • A tour gets under way.
  • A tour walks through Quarry Plaza.
  • A tour stops outside the Earth and Marine Sciences Building.
  • A tour stops on Science Hill. The architecture is designed to harmonize with the campus's natural landscaping of towering redwoods.
  • Science Hill Plaza offers a broad and welcoming vista.
  • Another view of Science Hill Plaza.
  • Guests descend down Sinsheimer Walk, surrounded by lush foliage.
  • Tucked among the redwood trees is the famous and influential Center for Adaptive Optics.
  • Another view of Science Hill, showing the campus's varied and carefully maintained landscaping.
  • UCSC's Science and Engineering Library is located on Science Hill.
  • The Sea Lion Sculpture is a well known landmark on campus and a great place to meet up with someone if you're in the campus core.
  • McHenry Library is also located in the campus core.
  • Close-up of McHenry Library. The library was recently renovated to provide more square footage, a film and media center, and a "cyber study" room and café.
  • A close-up of the redwoods near McHenry Library shows the majesty of these giant trees.
  • The tour stops on a patio outside the library.
  • Footpaths like these criss-cross through campus, providing views of forest and open meadow.
  • The tour stops outside a "blue light" emergency telephone. Provided throughout campus, the phones connect directly to the dispatch center in case of emergency.
  • Footbridges like this one take you from building to building past towering redwoods.
  • Walking is a great way to get around campus! You can enjoy the scenery and get good exercise at the same time.
  • The tour enters the Humanities and Social Sciences Complex.
  • A tour guide introduces guests to the Humanities and Social Sciences Complex, built in 2007.
  • The Humanities Building has won architectural awards for the way it blends with the stunning nature surrounding it.
  • The tour takes guests past Hahn Student Services, home of essential services such as the Registrar, Admissions, and Financial Aid and Scholarships.
  • As the tour stops in the Cowell Courtyard, the famous Santa Cruz sunshine starts to show through.
  • Cowell Courtyard features a marvelous view of the playing fields, with glimpses of forest and town, and the Monterey Bay beyond.
  • Cowell Courtyard is a great place to study, talk with friends, or enjoy a snack from the café.
  • Another beautiful view of the Cowell Courtyard.
  • Walking past some of the Cowell residence halls gives you a glimpse of dorm life.
  • The Cowell Fountain, another excellent landmark where you can meet up with friends.
  • Beautiful landscaping outside Cowell College.
  • Tours make their way back to the Quarry Plaza.
  • Thank you again to our wonderful Preview Day guests!