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Moving to college

Welcome New Fall 2014 Students!

What to pack, move-in dates, green tips, etc.
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Triple Room Video Tour
Triple Room Video Tour

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Student with her daughter

Family Student Housing

On-campus apartments for students and their families
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Water Conservation at UCSC

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Living paper towel free in the residence halls

Living Paper Towel Free in the Residence Halls

Student initiative moves campus toward zero waste
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Welcome Parents and Family

We are pleased that you and your student are interested in UC Santa Cruz, a selective UCSC Student and her Familycollegiate university with a national reputation for excellence. UCSC recently made Forbes' list of the most beautiful campuses, not just in the U.S., but in the world.

Living on campus provides students with the opportunity to interact in an academic environment and enhance their education by taking advantage of the support provided by the university. Recent research of college students across the nation indicates that students who live on campus are more satisfied with their college experience, earn higher grade point averages, and are more likely to graduate.

University housing provides residents with the traditional amenities and more.

By living on-campus, students can interact and live with dedicated professional and student staff members.

Campus safety is a priority at UCSC. The campus Police Department and housing staff members are available 24 hours a day to make sure students feel safe in their home-away-from-home.

As a resident in campus housing, students can:

Living at UCSC means living with friends, and experiencing a living situation that is different from any other.

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