Crown College

We, the staff and student leaders of Crown College, are excited to welcome you to UCSC and particularly to Crown! This guide to showcase Welcome Week activities that complement campus activities. All of these experiences will give you the information and tools you need to be successful in your new home on the hill.

It's important for you to know that while we happily provide advice, support, and assistance, your college experience is ultimately shaped by the choices and decisions you make. We strongly encourage you to ask questions, explore new opportunities, have the courage to meet new and different people and make the most of what the campus has to offer.

In addition to the Welcome Week daily schedule, this guide includes information about events and resources that you're likely to find fun and helpful throughout the year.

Feel free to talk to your Orientation Leader, your Resident Assistant, or a staff member if you have questions.


Your academic and social transition to UC Santa Cruz is extremely important to us. We expect you to take the lead in your academic and social success here at UC Santa Cruz, and we are here to help you find your way. Plan to actively participate in the many programs and services this first week and well beyond. There's no time like the present to begin making connections!