Spring Spotlight 2016 Photo Gallery

We hope you could join us April 1-9 for Spring Spotlight 2016, but if not, here are some photos! Admitted students and their family members – over 7,500 visitors this spring – joined us on campus for the event, which featured student-led tours, academic visits, a campus resource fair, a formal presentation, and information on our highly regarded residential college system.

  • Tour guides welcome new visitors as they arrive with a special song.
  • Our wonderful SLUG (student life and university guide) tour guides – always helpful and friendly.
  • Guests arrive at the Admissions Information and Registration booth.
  • More guests at Information and Registration.
  • Families talk with staff and faculty members.
  • The Resource Fair at the Quarry Plaza is busy with booths from the academic divisions and student services.
  • Admissions staff members (in the light blue polo shirts) talk with admitted students and their families.
  • Guests stop at the booths to ask questions and gather information.
  • Friendly staff members at another booth.
  • Current students and staff members are there to answer admitted students' questions.
  • UC Santa Cruz is located in a beautiful redwood forest – note the tall trees in the background.
  • Staff members greet guests on a sunny afternoon.
  • Just a few of our student services that were on hand: Dining Services, University Police, Educational Opportunity Programs, Transportation and Parking Services.
  • SOMeCA at UCSC stands for SOAR (student organizations)/Student Media/Cultural Arts and Diversity and includes a vibrant array of student-led publications and organizations.
  • The backs of the student tour guides' T-shirts say it all! SLUG guides receive extensive training before earning the coveted yellow T-shirt.
  • A lively scene at the Quarry Plaza as admitted students engage with the various campus units.
  • Guests get started on their way after getting oriented at the registration booth.
  • A tour guide's friendly smile. We hope everyone enjoyed Spring Spotlight 2016!