Where will Banana Slug life take you?
Your university life is filled with possibilities on this vibrant campus, but it’s up to you to get involved in UCSC life. Take advantage of these special opportunities to find the communities, places, and activities that nourish your mind and your spirit!
How you can get involved at UCSC
Your residential college will make you feel right at home while you’re studying here. Opportunities for leadership, advising, activities, and more!
Many students at UC Santa Cruz are involved in exciting research projects with their professors, and they often co-publish papers with their faculty mentors.
Thanks to UCSC’s affiliations, you have access to international, national, statewide, and UC-wide honor societies and co-curricular programs.
Broaden your experience by trying an internship or field work experience, either in the U.S. or abroad! Many internships lead to career opportunities after graduation.
Creative expressions at UCSC come in many forms: music, art, theater, film, podcasts, interdisciplinary collaborations, and more. Explore the possibilities!
We have something for everyone here: competitive NCAA Division III teams, sports clubs, intramural activities, and a wide-ranging recreation program. Go Slugs!
Run for the Student Union Assembly, test out one of our many leadership positions, and help shape the future of the university!
The UCSC Career Center is your resource for on- and off-campus employment. Help support your studies while gaining valuable work experience!
Give back! Start with the Student Volunteer Center to get connected. Volunteerism opportunities are also available through many student organizations and Greek clubs.