Join us for Alumni Week! We will be Celebrating Alumni Voices all week long with virtual and in-person events—a mixtape of our favorite hits we've made just for you!

Check out the lineup of exciting events we're offering throughout the week, pick and choose which events to attend, and most importantly have fun connecting with your fellow Banana Slugs and UCSC friends! All alumni and the community are warmly invited.

Alumni Week 2022

Celebrating Alumni Voices

April 19-24, 2022

Virtual & In Person Register Now
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Featured Events

Apr
19
Banana Slug Trivia Night!

Banana Slug Trivia Night!

A virtual trivia night for all alumni.

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Virtual Event
Apr
19
Global data, personal stories: Journalists documenting the COVID-19 pandemic

Global data, personal stories: Journalists documenting the COVID-19 pandemic

Journalism has been critical to helping society understand and react to the COVID pandemic, which has spurred an unprecedented demand for accurate science communication. Two alums of UC Santa Cruz's prestigious Science Communication Program share what they have learned by covering the biggest science and health story of our lifetimes.

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Virtual Event
Apr
20
Art at Work in the World: Justice, Decolonization, and Collaboration in the New EASP MFA

Art at Work in the World: Justice, Decolonization, and Collaboration in the New EASP MFA

In these uncertain times of climate crisis and the persistence of extreme racial and other social inequities, art’s boundary-crossing, associative, and connective possibilities can reach across perceived divisions and create new forms for understanding and action. Tonight, we share examples of some of the practice-based research projects underway among the first cohort of our new graduate MFA in Environmental Art and Social Practice.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Virtual Event
Apr
22
Strange Weather Alumni Reception at the MAH

Strange Weather Alumni Reception at the MAH

Join us at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History for refreshments, mingling, and viewing the exhibit Strange Weather, which brings together works by influential artists from the 20th and 21st century that creatively illuminate and reframe the boundaries of bodies and the environment.

Friday, April 22, 2022 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Museum of Art and History
Apr
23
Confronting Climate Change Conference—Climate Action Market

Confronting Climate Change Conference—Climate Action Market

The Confronting Climate Change is an annual public lecture series that brings together scientists, artists, policy experts, and community members to discuss our planet’s wellbeing and share solutions for our future.

Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 10:00am to 4:00pm
Seymour Marine Discovery Center
Apr
23
Cheers to 30 Years: Celebrating Alumni Supporting Students

Cheers to 30 Years: Celebrating Alumni Supporting Students

Cheers to 30 years! Celebrating three decades of alumni supporting students. Join us for our annual Alumni Week reception, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Alumni Association Scholarship, on Saturday afternoon in the beautiful setting of the Cowell Courtyard. Sponsored by the Alumni Association.

Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Cowell Courtyard