View the calendar of 2016 Academy activities, trips, workshops and important dates HERE.

Examples of Summer Academy activities:

Downtown Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Shakespeare

First Fridays - art and fun in downtown

Career Center resume and interview workshops

Myers Briggs Type Indicator or Strong Interest Inventory (assessments to learn about your personality type) 

Game nights

Intermural beach volleyball and basketball

Scavenger hunt

Campus tours

Time-management workshops


Beach Boardwalk

Mystery Spot Visit

Natural Bridges

San Francisco Trip

Berkeley Trip

Arts and crafts

Shopping at the Capitola Mall

OPERS - UCSC fitness center and facilities

Outdoor Recreation

students playing games at the beach

Wondering about how to get around campus? Options include walking, bringing your bike, and using the campus bus and Metro (free for students).  Your Student ID will also provide you with unlimited Metro bus access for the Summer, allowing you to get around the city of Santa Cruz and surrounding areas.

Thinking about bringing your car? Get your parking pass in advance!  Order online and pick up - avoid the crowd.