Welcome to our 2021 Virtual Open House!

In this week-long series, we opened the doors to our classrooms and laboratories (virtually), and shared just what it means to study as a Banana Slug on our campus! Our professors, students, and staff members brought some examples of our innovative, interdisciplinary research and learning directly to you in these LIVE virtual events. The event has passed, but we encourage you to view the video recordings below!

Designing a Video Game

Monday, Nov 1  5:00-6:30 p.m.

Recent UC Santa Cruz graduates discuss the roles they played to create the video game, Alone, Not Lonely. Faculty from Computer Game Design and Art & Design: Games and Playable Media will give an overview of the video game design programs at UCSC.

Designing a video game

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Tuesday, Nov 2  5:00-6:30 p.m.

Alumni and current UCSC students share how they started businesses while on campus or after graduating. They will also discuss the entrepreneurship program opportunities UC Santa Cruz provides.


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Student Life Panel

Wednesday, Nov 3  5:00-6:30 p.m.

Current UC Santa Cruz students representing each of the five academic divisions on campus - Arts; Baskin School of Engineering; Humanities; Physical & Biological Sciences; and Social Sciences - discuss their experience as a Banana Slug in a Q&A format. Ask them anything!

Student life

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Social Justice in Action

Thursday, Nov 4 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Faculty and current UCSC students discuss programs and opportunities for undergraduate students to study and get involved in social justice issues including those within the Critical Race and Ethnic Studies department, the Center for Racial Justice and the Everett Program for Technology and Social Change.

Social Justice

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Undergraduates in Research

Friday, Nov 5  5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

UCSC undergraduate students and faculty involved in research showcase multiple opportunities from different academic disciplines, and discuss how students can join a lab or research project during their time at UC Santa Cruz.


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