Aerial view of Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

Events & Programs

Reconnect with your University

Learn more about the events and programs for UCSC alumni including the Return to the Redwoods, Alumni Reunion Weekend, and more!

Return to the Redwoods 2023

Return to the Redwoods

A reimagined campus experience for Alumni. Return to the Redwoods welcomes alumni, friends, and family back to UCSC for a weekend of celebration, exploration, and an opportunity to relive the beauty of our campus. Alumni and their guests are invited to stay on campus overnight for the weekend. Save the Date, August 16-18, 2024!

Return to the Redwoods 2023

Alumni Reunion Weekend

Alumni Reunion Weekend brings together alumni celebrating their 50th or greater reunion milestones. This weekend hosts a series of events to honor our golden alumni including a celebratory dinner, college reunion events, and opportunities to reconnect with classmates and pioneer faculty. Save the date, April 12-13, 2024!

A group of seals basking in the sun on a pier near UCSC.

Santa Cruz events

Over 20,000 Alumni live locally in Santa Cruz! Join us for events in the community and on-campus such as sports games, art exhibitions, performances, Alumni Days at campus institutions, and more.

UCSC alumni at an alumni networking event.

Events near me

Connect with your local Slug community by helping us launch our regional ambassador networks in the Bay Area, Sacramento, San Diego, and Los Angeles.

UCSC Slug working hard on campus.

Virtual Slugs

Banana Slugs from around the world connect to UC Santa Cruz through virtual events including Slugs & Steins, Lectures from UC Santa Cruz and the Kraw Lecture series.