UC Santa Cruz Alumni Weekend
UC Santa Cruz Commencement celebration
A remarkable evening of art, science and life.
UC Santa Cruz Farm & Garden Benefit Dinner
The UC Santa Cruz Foundation Medal recognizes individuals of exceptionally distinguished achievement whose work and contribution to society exemplify the vision and ideals of UC Santa Cruz
A celebration of the alumni and faculty who exemplify the best of UC Santa Cruz.
Annual convocation celebrates the life and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Join us for an inspiring evening as we gather in support of students.
The Maitra lecture series, established in 2001, seeks to enrich the intellectual life of UC Santa Cruz and the Santa Cruz community.
In 2015, UC Santa Cruz marks its 50th anniversary with a variety of events, including exhibits of iconic art and photographs, special activities, and a series of events in the fall that will celebrate the campus's roots, demonstrate its growth, and showcase its future.
Celebrate the public launch of The Campaign for UC Santa Cruz
Books to Moocs event listing
Jerry Garcia's 73rd Birthday at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History
We launch. Ideas, dreams, passions, big thoughts, lives, careers.
"Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few"
The opening celebration of the UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Campus, a multidisciplinary teaching and research hub
Welcome to The Deep Read, a new program by The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz that invites curious minds to think deeply about literature, art, and the most pressing issues of our day. We’ll read books from a wide range of genres, exploring their implications on our politics, inner lives, and communities.
The Universe in Verse—an annual charitable celebration of science through poetry, created and hosted by Maria Popova of Brainpickings.
A preview exhibit of the Grateful Dead Archive
Insider’s view of the UC Santa Cruz Farm and UC Santa Cruz Arboretum & Botanic Garden
Undiscovered Shakespeare: The Wars of the Roses is a public arts and humanities series that brings professional actors and scholars together with the public for live readings and discussion of the works that made Shakespeare famous in the London theater.
A Gala Dinner Spiced with Tantalizing Talks
We’re all impacted by this deeply polarized moment. How do we navigate life while political and cultural divisions are dangerously amplified and the world’s oldest democracies are under threat?
Join Academy-Award Nominated Filmmaker Jennifer Brea and anthropologist and writer Megan Moodie for an evening of conversation and reflection on chronic illness, the global crisis of care, and Covid-19.
Nick Estes (Lower Brule Sioux) and Melanie Yazzie (Diné) of The Red Nation, respond to the prompt: What lies beyond dystopian catastrophism, and how can we cultivate radical futures of social justice and ecological flourishing?
The Bunnett lecture series is hosted annually by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in honor of Professor Emeritus Joseph Bunnett
Emeriti Lectures presented to the community by the distinguished Emeritus Faculty and generously sponsored by the Chancellors Office.
Faculty Research Lecture is an annual event which dates back to 1967; selected Faculty Research Lecturers are considered an elite group, as the honor is among the highest bestowed upon a faculty member by his or her own campus colleagues.
Stanley Flatté Memorial Lecture presented by the UC Santa Cruz Department of Physics. Don't really have a description for this one. I can ask Branwyn or Eva if they have a better description of this lecture.
Please join us for our second Kraw lecture focused on climate change. Dan Costa, distinguished professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and director of the Institute of Marine Sciences at UC Santa Cruz, will share how the changing climate is associated with a reduction in true Antarctic species like Adélie and emperor penguins and crabeater seals, while subantarctic species like elephant seals and chinstrap penguins are becoming more common.
Leonardo Art & Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) is an international program bringing together artists, scientists, and scholars for presentations and conversations.
The Mandel Lecture is designed to promote public awareness and appreciation in Astronomy generously sponsored by Steve Mandel and Carol Foote.
The Annual Morton Marcus Poetry Reading honors poet, teacher, and film critic Morton Marcus (1936–2009). Morton, a nationally acclaimed poet, called Santa Cruz his home for more than 50 years.
A lecture series that honors Noel Q. King, "founding father" of Merrill College and religious studies at UC Santa Cruz.
The Peggy Downes Baskin Ethics Lecture Series is a lively forum for the discussion and exploration of ethics-related challenges in human endeavors.
A live and participatory event series featuring readings from the new illustrated book Seeds of Something Different: the Oral History of the University of California, Santa Cruz.
The Sinsheimer Distinguished Lectureship in Biology was established in 1992 by Chancellor emeritus Robert L. Sinsheimer and his wife, Karen.
Reading Dickens Today with Professor John Jordan
UC Santa Cruz Social Justice lecture series
Bookshop Santa Cruz, The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz, and Marcus Books present: A virtual event with Ta-Nehisi Coates, in conversation with Adam Serwer, on Friday, November 20th, at 6:00 p.m. Pacific.
The Deep Read: Margaret Atwood Live September 22
Original thinkers from one great university ask the big questions and push boundaries in talks that illustrate the breadth of UC Santa Cruz research.
Immigration policies in the United States: Understanding violence nation-wide and in Santa Cruz
The Deep Read: Margaret Atwood Live September 22
The Institute of the Arts and Sciences and The Humanities Institute are pleased to present a poetry reading and conversation with award-winning American poet Reginald Dwayne Betts and renowned social psychologist Craig Haney, moderated by Professor Gina Dent.