About Student Life

Photo Credit: Roy Zhang (Rachel Carson College '20)

Rachel Carson College Student Life is a community of students and staff committed to coordinating student programs and activities. The dedicated Programs and Residential Life Staff strive to ensure Rachel Carson College students feel at home in the Rachel Carson College and UCSC community. 

The programs staff at Rachel Carson College is dedicated to supporting the vision of the environmentally themed college through the use of compostable dinnerware, commitment to zero waste events, and partnering with academic departments to host environmental education programs. 

We encourage students, faculty, and campus units alike to drop by with ideas for events and programs that help further enrich and educate the Rachel Carson College community. The Rachel Carson College Student Life Office is located in the Student Commons building, situated in the Rachel Carson College Plaza. For more information, please visit us or contact us at (831) 459-4279.

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All New and Existing Facilities Reservations Are Canceled Until Further Notice!

The UC Santa Cruz community continues to navigate the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are being proactive in maximizing physical distancing, while maintaining the critical operations needed to support students and employees who continue to live on campus, to facilitate remote learning, and to ensure the campus infrastructure is maintained and campus facilities are safe. The COVID-19 situation continues to be dynamic. Not only does it impact campus operations, but it has impacted the personal lives of everyone in the campus community and across the globe. Thank you for your cooperation and patience as we navigate the situation and collectively work to mitigate the spread of the virus.


Campus Events

Guidance was given in earlier communications that campus events and events hosted in/on campus facilities should be canceled or postponed through the remainder of the spring quarter. No new events should be scheduled for the spring quarter. Event sponsors can contact the Office of the Campus Counsel to discuss considerations for event contracts. Information on commencement and guidance on summer event planning will be forthcoming.


We thank you for your patience during these unforseen times.