Student-Initiated Outreach for Admitted Students Fall 2019

We wanted to bring to your attention some exciting programs that have been created by UC Santa Cruz students in order to introduce interested admitted students to the campus. To apply for one of these programs, please contact the organization sponsoring the event (see contact information below).

These events take place on campus, Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14.

The Black Student Union’s program, Destination Higher Education (DHE), introduces newly admitted students to the Afrikan/Black/Caribbean community and student life on the UC Santa Cruz campus. DHE provides personal, social, and academic workshops that focus on the Black Experience at UC Santa Cruz and are presented by Afrikan/Black/Caribbean students and alumni at UC Santa Cruz. In addition, the weekend features critical dialogue, workshops and interactive activities focused around community issues as well as current events. If you are interested in attending, or if you have any questions about Destination Higher Education, please email Please be sure to include your name, telephone number, and address in the email.

Destination Higher Education Schedule of Events

A Step Forward (ASF) introduces UC Santa Cruz, Bayanihan (“community” in Tagalog) community, and college life to newly admitted students. It focuses on depicting a peer-to-peer perspective of the student experience on this campus, and advocating the pursuit of higher education. The three-day event provides students with a chance to meet fellow admitted students to the university, as well as make connections with current students from the Pilipinx community at UC Santa Cruz. It is also a chance to get important information on transitioning smoothly into the university. Workshops, tours, discussion, and networking opportunities allow participants to discover the importance of higher education and highlight the communities and resources available to them in Bayanihan and at UCSC overall. If you are interested in attending, or have any questions, please email us at In your email, please include your name, address, phone number, current school, city, proposed major, and any questions you would like answered regarding your visiting.

A Step Forward Schedule of Events

ORALE, which stands for Oportunidades Rumbo A La Educación, is a program presented by Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlan (MEChA) in support of the Chicanx/Latinx community at UC Santa Cruz. ORALE focuses on the Chincax/Latinx experience at UC Santa Cruz. The program consists of workshops that educate the students about important aspects of college life, such as student resources, financial aid, and academic support, by building unity within the Chicanx/Latinx community, as well as building solidarity with other communities of color. If you are interested in attending, or if you have any questions about ORALE, please email In your email, be sure to include the following information: name, telephone number, address, name of school, and hometown.

ORALE Schedule of Events

Please apply early, as spaces are limited. Since these events take place concurrently, you may only apply for one space in the above programs. If you require accommodations for disability, language, or dietary needs, please include that information.