Virtual Events for Future Students

Connect Virtually with UC Santa Cruz

Are you thinking about applying to UC Santa Cruz for next year or beyond? See the schedule above for your chance to chat LIVE with UC Santa Cruz staff and students and find out more about the university -- from a student’s perspective. Find out why you should consider becoming a new Banana Slug!

‘Meet a Slug’ Chats

See the schedule above for your chance to chat live with current UC Santa Cruz students on topics including majors, social life, athletics, and more. Every Monday and Friday at 10:00 a.m. PST, they’ll be addressing different areas of interest. No sign-up required. Just click on the session you’d like to join in the calendar above for more details and a Zoom link. Drop in as many times as you like! 

UC Santa Cruz Information Sessions for High School Students

Join us to find out why UC Santa Cruz is "Different by Design!" Meet with current students and Admissions staff to learn more about what it means to be a Banana Slug. We'll discuss academics, student life, the residential colleges, our amazing alumni, and more. Bring your questions to these virtual, LIVE sessions and get them answered in real time.


  1. Find the session that works for you in the calendar above.
  2. Sign up by clicking the Zoom link in the description.

Virtual Tour

Any time you like, you can take a virtual tour of the beautiful UC Santa Cruz campus, led by our student tour guides and offered in five languages.

Apply for Fall 2021

If you decide to apply, the UC Application opens on August 1, 2020. We hope to review your application soon.

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.