About Us


140 Hahn Student Services (currently working remotely due to COVID-19)

See the Campus Map for directions.


9:00am to 4:00 pm (currently working remotely due to COVID-19)

Monday through Friday

Closed on Saturday & Sunday


Currently working remotely due to COVID-19 and unable to answer our phone.
You can book a live Zoom meeting to speak with staff or a student assistant.


summer@ucsc.edu - General
summeredge@ucsc.edu - Newly Admitted Students
highschoolsummer@ucsc.edu - High School Programs

Mailing Address      

UCSC Summer Session Office

1156 High Street, Hahn 140

Santa Cruz, CA 95064


Monica Parikh
Director of Summer Session

Jennifer Gallacher
Assistant Director

Nicole Madrigal
Business and Systems Manager

Lindsay Osborne
Summer Programs Coordinator 

Ursula Rendon
Summer Operations Coordinator


The dual mission of the Summer Session office is to support current students in timely graduation while simultaneously opening UCSC enrollment to our entire community. Our broad summer curriculum is designed for UCSC students to continue making degree progress. We also welcome high schoolers and visitors from other colleges to our world-class research university.

In addition to Summer Session, our office coordinates Summer Edge exclusively for incoming students. The Edge programs allow students to earn units towards graduation while building community and confidence on campus as they transition into university life.

Students sitting on a hill, students at graduation, and Sammy the Slug mascot