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.

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.

Return to the Redwoods 2023

Alumni & Family Days on Campus

Alumni & Family Days at the Farm & Alan Chadwick Garden, Arboretum & Botanic Garden, Institute of the Arts & Sciences, and Seymour Marine Discovery Center showcase the local impact of UC Santa Cruz and offer alumni an exclusive opportunity to visit these excellent facilities.

Be sure to update your contact information and check back regularly. Events are regularly scheduled!

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.