Connect with Us -- Virtually or in Person!

UC Santa Cruz is a community of bold, curious, and passionate people. We love the opportunity to connect with students and families to share just what makes UCSC so special. Take a look at our current offerings and register to join the events most interesting to you. Check back often - events are updated throughout the year!


If you have a disability and wish to participate in an activity or event sponsored by the University, you may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting We will follow up with you individually.

Virtual Open House Nov. 1-5, 2021

The Virtual Open House event has passed. Thank you to our many wonderful guests! Please check here later in November for a playlist of the Virtual Open House recordings.

Virtual Open House

1:1 Advising Appointments!

Thinking of applying for fall 2022 admission? Sign up for our 1:1 Advising Appointments! Our Admissions Counselors are excited to meet you soon!

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Virtual Events for Future Students

Interested in applying for UC Santa Cruz as a transfer student? During this workshop an admissions representative will give you an overview of the UC application, walk through how to fill out the application, and provide insights into how to present yourself effectively in your application.

Our UCSC student tour guides invite you to "Ask Me Anything" in LIVE sessions every Monday @ 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time this summer. See the calendar above for dates and topics.

Join our tour guides as they pop up at different campus locations, and take over the @ucscadmissions Instagram profile to answer questions. Check the calendar below for dates and times for these topic-focused LIVE events!

Use the calendar above to sign up for a LIVE Virtual Tour of our beautiful campus, hosted by our friendly, knowledgeable student tour guides. You will be able to connect LIVE with the tour guides, ask questions, and view the campus through 360-degree photos.

Need a tour after-hours? How about one that you can stop and start on your schedule? We’ve got one! Take our virtual tour any time. Our interactive, on-demand virtual tours feature the recorded voices of our student tour guides and are offered in five languages.

Planning to visit our campus in-person? We’ve developed a complete digital companion to guide your journey with maps, safety protocol updates, and information about academics and Banana Slug life at UC Santa Cruz. You can access this all-in-one resource by registering in advance of your visit here.

Events Calendar

Transfer Information Sessions

UC Santa Cruz Admissions Advisors share more about the transfer admissions process including requirements, UC Santa Cruz selection criteria, selective majors and policies around things like credit limitations and repeated courses. 

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UCSC Campus Events

Lively debates and lectures, inspirational performances, interdisciplinary symposiums, provocative exhibits - UC Santa Cruz attracts top talent from around the globe for shared experiences and community enrichment.

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