Rachel Carson College Self Guided Tour
Welcome to Rachel Carson College (formerly College Eight)!
Thank you for taking the time to visit Rachel Carson College (formerly College Eight). We are committed to making Rachel Carson College (formerly College Eight) a safe and inclusive learning community where students will become academically & interpersonally sucessful. Our theme is "The Environment and Society," and through this theme we challenge students to become actively engaged in environmental and social justice issues.
We invite you to a self-guided tour of our college using this pamphlet four tour stop information. Please use this map to help guide your way. Feel free to adventure through Rachel Carson College (formerly College Eight)!
1.) Academic Building
Located on the first floor of this building, the College Office provides assistance with registration processes, student records, and scheduling academic advising appointments. You will also find Faculty offices, classroom units and a computer lab in this building.
2.) Mail Room
Every student living at College Eight has a mailbox. The mailroom is also a great lace to pick up campus newspapers and check out flyers for upcoming UCSC events.
3.) Dining Hall
One of five dining halls on campus, the College Eight/Oakes Dining Hall offers a variety of food options, and is open 7 days a week during the school year. The Dining Hall has extended late-night hours for students' convenience. The Dining Hall is a place for college students to gather for special eventssuch as comedy nights, collge night community dinners, and dances.
4.) Student Commons
The Student Commons building is home to the multi-purpose Red Room (Rm.201), the Student Activities/College Programs Office (Rm.204), and the Student Environmental Center (Rm.210). The Student Activities/Programs Office provides students with the opportunity to create and participate in various social, academic, multicultural, and recreational community events. The Student Environmental Center promotes student involvement in creating and implementing sustainable and environmental practices on campus.
5.) Residence Halls
College Eight houses 650 students, including the majority of our first-year students. Resident Assistants live in the halls, plan community programs, and guide residents through the transitions of college life. The Residence Halls offer traditional dorm style living in single and double rooms with shared bathrooms and study lounges.
6.) West Field House
The West Field House is the main rereational center on the west side of campus, maintained & operated by the Office of Physical Education & Recreation (OPERS). Many sporting activities such as basketball, volleyball, and indoor soccer take placeat the West Field House.
The College Eight Apartments house continuing sophomores, juniors, and seniors and some new junior transfer students. Four or five students share each fully furnished apartment.
8.) College Eight Café
The College 8 Café offers a wide range of sandwiches, smoothies, soups, coffee & pastries. The Café is a central place at College Eight for students to coordinate study groups, play pool with friends, or attend weekly "Café Nights".