UCSC on Facebook App for Admitted Students

eSlug Newsletter Spring 2017

For admitted students for fall 2017, UC Santa Cruz is again offering the UCSC on Facebook App, a closed network space where students can interact, make friends, and find commonalities – all via their Facebook accounts.

Photo by Carolyn Lagattuta.

Photo by Carolyn Lagattuta.

Schools on Facebook is a fun, secure environment that students can use to interact with each other. They can join groups based on academic major, clubs that they're interested in, and extracurricular or curricular interests. Or they can form their own groups based on whatever they're interested in at the moment.

The app gives students a chance to make friends and find communities before they arrive on campus in the fall, making them feel more comfortable about moving to the new campus environment.

Schools on Facebook

Future Banana Slugs share their excitement about graduating and going to UCSC!

The app was popular among admitted students last year, with thousands of admitted students signing up. Many participants were international or from out of the state, both frosh and transfer, and the app proved useful in getting them connected with other students before arriving on campus in the fall.

Admitted students have already begun receiving invitations to join UCSC on Facebook, and we have a thriving community of over 1300 admitted students exchanging messages on the app. Please encourage your students to join!

For more information about Schools on Facebook, please see http://www.targetx.com/solutions/schools-app.