Resources for Parents & Families

Welcome to UC Santa Cruz! The college journey is an exciting and challenging time in the lives of students and their families. Your student will grow in ways beyond measure, and their experience at UCSC will leave an indelible mark on their personal development. We value the partnership with parents and other family members. Get help understanding the campus with the following resources: Student Life; Health, Safety & Emergency Information; Finances; Academic Resources for your Student's Success; Campus Policies & Privacy; and More Campus Resources.

Student Life

»  African American Resource & Cultural Center
»  American Indian Resource Center
»  Asian American/Pacific Islander Resource Center
»  Athletics – Go Slugs!
»  Cantu GLBTI Resource Center
»  Chicano Latino Resource Center
»  The 10 Colleges and University Housing Communities
»  Community Rentals Office
»  Dean of Students Office
»  Dining Services
»  Recreation, Wellness & PE (OPERS)
»  Student organizations (SOAR)
»  Student Union Assembly & Graduate Student Association
»  Women’s Center
»  University Interfaith Council

Health, Safety & Emergency Information

»  Campus Emergency Management
»  Community Safety Program
»  Counseling & Psychological Services
»  Crime Awareness & Campus Security Report (Clery Act)
»  CruzAlert Emergency Notification System
»  Police Department (831-459-2231) & Fire Department (831-459-3473)
»  See Something, Say Something, Do Something – Campus safety awareness campaign
»  Sexual Assault Prevention and Education
»  Student Health Center

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Finances

»  Billing Dates
»  Cost to Attend & Student Tuition and Fees
»  Financial Aid & Scholarship Office
»  Student Business Services (Electronic billing, payment plans & Cashier’s Office)
»  Student Health Insurance (UC SHIP) & UCSC Waiver Site
»  UC Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan

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Academic Resources for Your Student’s Success

»  Academic Programs
»  Career Center
»  Disability Resource Center
»  Educational Opportunity Programs (EOP)
»  Learning Support Services/Tutoring
»  Library
»  Schedule of Classes, Navigator & General Catalog
»  Services for Transfer & Re-entry Students (STARS)
»  Study Abroad
»  Undergrad Honors & Awards
»  Undergraduate Advising

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Campus Policies & Privacy

»  Academic Integrity
»  Campus Ombudsman
»  FERPA/Policy on Privacy of Student Records
»  Hate/Bias Policy
»  Registrar’s Office
»  Student Judicial Affairs
»  Student Policies and Regulations Handbook
»  Title IX/Sexual Harassment Office
»  UCSC Principles of Community

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More Campus Resources

»  Bay Tree Bookstore
»  Campus Map 
»  Chancellor’s Office
»  Office for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
»  Preview Day, Spring Spotlight, Campus Orientation & Welcome Week
»  Transportation & Parking Services
»  Undergraduate Admissions: Guide for Parents/Guardians of Prospective Students & FAQs for Parents/Guardians of Student Who Have Applied to UCSC

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