Parents and Families

Fiat Slug logoUC Santa Cruz parents, grandparents, guardians, and other family members play critical roles in the development of our students academically and socially. From that first move-in day to the cap and gown of graduation, your student will grow in ways beyond measure—and UC Santa Cruz will leave an indelible mark on their personal development. A university education is truly a partnership that connects students, families, faculty, staff, mentors, and friends. We are excited to have you and your student with us, and welcome you to the UC Santa Cruz community.


Latest news for parents

  • ${_EscapeTool.xml(imgAlt)} Cynthia Larive to become 11th chancellor of UC Santa Cruz

    The University of California Board of Regents approved Dr. Cynthia K. Larive as the eleventh chancellor of UC Santa Cruz. Currently the provost and executive vice chancellor at UC Riverside, Larive has served the UC community for nearly a decade and a half as a faculty member, administrator and leader.

  • ${_EscapeTool.xml(imgAlt)} The healing power of yoga

    Powerful Netflix documentary 'I Am Maris' explores student Maris Degener’s fall into anorexia, her discovery of yoga as a healing tool, and her eventual recovery.

  • ${_EscapeTool.xml(imgAlt)} Undergraduate with a love for politics eager to give back

    Inspired by the election of President Barack Obama and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, Davon Thomas is forging his own path through the political sphere, currently serving as the vice president of External Affairs for the Student Union Assembly.

  • Enrollment opens for UCSC Summer Session

    Open enrollment is underway for UC Santa Cruz Summer Session, which offers a wide range of classes and online courses across multiple departments.

  • Campus statement on Poway Synagogue

    Our campus community is horrified by news of yet another hateful and deadly act against the Jewish community, this time at the Poway Synagogue. Our hearts go out to our students who have been members of the San Diego synagogue, as they had friends and family who were present during the shooting.

  • ${_EscapeTool.xml(imgAlt)} Explore the "superbloom" in Santa Cruz County

    A new Field Guide to Plants of UC Santa Cruz makes exploring the landscapes of the campus—and the county—fun and rewarding.

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