2018 Photo Gallery

Thousands of admitted students and guests joined us April 6-14 for Admitted Student Tours 2018, featuring student-led tours, academic visits, a campus resource fair, a formal presentation, student entertainment, and information on our highly regarded residential college system. Photos #1-60 by Jordie Conde. Photos #61-66 by Akhyar Zaman. 

  • Guests are greeted as they get off the shuttle.
  • Tour Guides await more guests.
  • Registration table.
  • The Registration table -- staffed by our friendly tour guides.
  • Yes, there were refreshments.
  • Guests are greeted by a special SLUG dance.
  • The dance allows for some improvisation.
  • The dancing brims over with SLUG spirit!
  • Every UCSC student is their own Banana Slug.
  • A tourguide preparing to start her tour.
  • Another of our helpful tourguides.
  •  Admissions Table, staffed by (l. To r.) Asst. Director Front Line Lindsay Osborne, Asst. Director Transfer Prep. Prog. Christina Sandoval-Paquette, Frontline Advisor Jessica Ocampo.
  • Frontline Advisor Jessica Ocampo (center) and Senior Evaluator/Counselor Molly Thompson (left, light blue shirt).
  • Are you going to UCSC in the fall? Show your Slug pride on social media with the #Yes2UCSC hashtag!
  • Current UCSC students at an information booth.
  • A mother and daughter pair.
  • Cute picture of some tour guides!
  • A family looks into study abroad.
  • A view of the crowd on a typical sunny Santa Cruz afternoon.
  • Another bird’s eye view of the crowd.
  • The tour guides’ T-shirts say it all!
  • Guests peruse the booths with information about UCSC’s array of curricular and cocurricular options.
  • Another friendly and helpful tour guide!
  • A family pauses to look through our Visitor Guide.
  • The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry was on hand to answer questions.
  • Great to see some guests already purchasing Slug apparel at the Book Store!
  • A mother and son make inquiries at the information booths.
  • We are very proud of our Resource Centers at UCSC: See https://resourcecenters.ucsc.edu/ for more info.
  • Cute hats, Summer Session!
  • Admitted students and family members gathering information.
  • Families interact with UCSC faculty and staff.
  • Great portrait of our wonderful tour guides.
  • Campus Visits Manager Susan Burrowes.
  • Another photo of Susan, who manages the tour guides and the entire UCSC Visits Program.
  • A tour guide in action!
  • Another friendly tour guide.
  • More guests at the information booths.
  • More tour guides arrive.
  • UCSC participates in Take Back the Night, an important movement toward ending violence against women (and men).
  • A tour guide begins her tour.
  • Happy to see another tour guide arriving!
  • Another mother-son pair make inquiries.
  • Families chat with current students.
  • Tour guides getting ready to take their tours out.
  • Tour guide Sara greets her group.
  • Go, Slug Soccer!
  • A tour guide getting ready to meet with her group.
  • The Women’s Center is an important gathering place and community builder on campus.
  • Guests greet tour guides.
  • Your tour guides are ready to help you!
  • A student a cappella group provides entertainment.
  • UCSC’s lively a cappella groups are unconventional and fun!
  • The High Tones, our female a cappella grop.
  • Another song by the High Tones.
  • Audience gathers for the presentation portion of the program.
  • Decision UCSC presentation.
  • “What’s Next” for admitted students.
  • Tour guides getting ready to depart on their tours.
  • Start of a tour.
  • A tour group poses for the camera.
  • The presentation begins with a view of our beautiful Coastal Science Campus.
  • A tour group meets on the Cowell veranda under a magnificent sky.
  • Note the view in the background of the East Field area.
  • The group pauses outside UCSC’s award-winning Science and Engineering Library.
  • A view of McHenry Library, with towering redwoods in the background.
  • A tour pauses outside the residence halls at Cowell College.