On Campus Resources

Couseling And Pyschological Services

Welcome to the website for Counseling and Psychological Services at UC Santa Cruz. At CAPS we have one goal; to meet the mental health needs of the UCSC students. Please take a few minutes to explore around our site. We hope our site, like our center, can become a place where you can come to get help, information, and support.

Career Center

The UCSC Career Center provides comprehensive services to current students and alumni. We are a one-stop resource center; our goal is to help students make a successful transition from education to the world of work.

Education Opportunity Program

The Educational Opportunity Programs at UC Santa Cruz offers academic and personal support designed to improve the retention and academic success for first-generation, low-income, or educationally disadvantaged college students. EOP serves to enhance undergraduate experiences by helping students acquire the skills to prepare for graduate programs, professional school, and future leadership roles.

Engaging Education

Engaging Education is a Student-Initiated Outreach and Retention Center for student engagement and academic excellence.

Dean of Students

The Office of Campus Life and Dean of Students is one of the major organizations within the Division of the Executive Vice Chancellor. The departments that comprise the Office of Campus Life provide a myriad of services, programs and experiences for undergraduate and graduate students. With a focus on students, the Office of Campus Life strives to complement your academic experience with programs that promote wellness, identity development, cultural competency, leadership development, academic success, career development and volunteerism.

Our Dean of Students, Alma Sifuentes, is committed to your academic success and encourages you to connect with the services, programs and resources that are available via the Campus Life Units. Whether you are looking for a student job, interested in intramural sports, need to make an appointment at the health center, or are looking for a tutor the Office of Campus Life provides you the services and resources that you need.

Disbility Resource Center

Supporting the retention and graduation of UCSC students with disabilities. Promoting a non-discriminatory campus environment. Encouraging student development, independence and success.

Services for Transfer And Returning Students

STARS provides the extra academic and personal support transfer, re-entry and readmitted students may need to benefit fully from their education at UCSC whether they are full-or part-time. STARS is here to assist students with their pre-admissions questions, transition concerns, academic support network, and post graduation planning. Students will find drop-in assistance from professional staff members and other resources.

Transfer students are defined as someone who has completed college courses prior to coming to UC Santa Cruz and generally do not enter the University as a freshman.
Re-entry students are defined as undergraduates twenty-five years and older, graduate students twenty-nine and over, students who have had a substantial break in their formal education, military veterans, and all students who are also parents.

Readmitted students have been previously admitted to UCSC and are returning after absences. Readmitted students who meet the above STARS criteria are also encouraged to utilize STARS services.

Student Health Center

Located across from Colleges Nine and Ten, the Student Health Center provides quality health care focused on the particular needs of students. All registered students have access to the Student Health Center regardless of their insurance plan.

Our facility is staffed by board certified physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nurses. Students are seen by appointment and in Same Day Clinic. In case of emergencies, either during the day or after normal operating hours, please call 911.

The Student Health Center offers routine medical appointments, same day care, counseling services, psychiatry services, nutritional counseling, health promotion programs, x-ray, and full laboratory and pharmacy services on site.

Student Organization and Advising Resources (SOAR)

SOAR/Student Media/Cultural Arts and Diversity (SOMeCA) is dedicated to the success of UCSC's campus-wide student organizations, media, and government.

Student organizations, media, and government are unique learning environments, vital to the educational mission of the University. They offer students opportunities to engage their life experiences, their academic work, and their hopes for the future. They create programs and productions for the university that build community and campus-wide discourse.