Campus Life

Photo by Carolyn Lagattuta.

Slugs know how to have fun! UC Santa Cruz offers many opportunities for student engagement and support, including the 10 residential colleges, over 150 student organizations, sports including NCAA competition as well as sports clubs and intramurals, and services such as the Resource Centers and Services for Transfer and Re-entry Students (STARS), just to name a few.

Students rave about our stunning campus, with redwood forests, expansive meadows, and breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. We are also conveniently located near important resources for research and internships, such as Silicon Valley and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

Students describe the campus as "chill" -- a tolerant, supportive place where differences among people are celebrated (see our Principles of Community). Whatever your interests or identities, you will find a community here to help support you.

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