A view from a kayak to other kayakers near UCSC.

Santa Cruz Events

Over 20,000 alumni still call
Santa Cruz home

Living locally to your alma mater comes with extra perks. Join us on campus and around town to stay connected with the University and build community with
fellow Slugs.

Return to the Redwoods 2023

Alumni & Family Days on Campus

Alumni & Family Days showcase the local impact of UC Santa Cruz and offer alumni an exclusive opportunity to visit our excellent facilities.

2024 Dates

Saturday, September 28 at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center

Saturday, October 19 at the Farm & Alan Chadwick Garden

Saturday, September 7 at the Arboretum & Botanic Garden

Saturday, November 9 at the Institute of the Arts & Sciences 

Spotlight Santa Cruz

Spotlight Santa Cruz

Spotlight Santa Cruz is an event series featuring unique and intimate experiences designed to celebrate the rich entrepreneurial spirit of UC Santa Cruz alumni in the local community. These events have limited capacity and registration with payment is required.

Previous events have included:

  • Beer Tasting & Brewery Tour at Fruition Brewing
  • Watercolor & Wine with Studio Abachar at Little Shop of Horticulture
  • San Jose Sharks Game at SAP Center

Interested in hosting a Spotlight event or have an idea to share? Contact us at alumni@ucsc.edu.

Dia De Los Muertos event.

University events

Visit the UCSC events calendar to learn more about events and programs happening on campus, virtually, and in the community.

Last modified: Jul 10, 2024