Upcoming Events

Glitter Ball: Up Hill Funk

Friday, May 01, 2015 9:00 PM - Saturday, May 02, 2015 12:01 AM PDT

Merrill Cultural Center

On the first Friday of each May Glitterball serves as UCSC's kickoff event for "May is so Gay" the annual month of LGBTQQIA pride events. Glitterball turns the Merrill Cultural Center into a huge ...

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Mother's Day Cards

Saturday, May 02, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PDT

floor lounge

Make Mother's Day cards for all of the motherly figures in your life just in time for Mother's Day!!

Cupcakes for Diversity

Saturday, May 02, 2015 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM PDT

C-Dorm Lounge

Residents will be able to decorate a cupcake with different colored icings that represent the 7 different continents. Residents will be able to see how every cupcake is different yet under neither ...

Discrimination and Privilege: Recognizing Experiences

Sunday, May 03, 2015 10:00 PM - 9:30 PM PDT

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When have you experienced discrimination? Where have you have experienced privilege?

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May the 4th Be With You

Monday, May 04, 2015 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM PDT

other

Learn the ways of the Force, and the skill to duel with a Lightsabers.

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Música Oaxaqueña

Wednesday, May 06, 2015 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM PDT

Merrill Cultural Center

Raul Díaz, Junior Specialist in ANT will be presenting a music performance on May 6th at Merrill College. This event is free and open to the public.

Self Defense

Thursday, May 07, 2015 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM PDT

Merrill Cultural Center

In honor of sexual assault awareness month, students will learn moves, tricks and tips about physical self defense with the help of an instructor.

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IT'S SPRING AND SUNNY OUTSIDE

Saturday, May 09, 2015 10:38 AM - 1:30 PM PDT

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Let's enjoy this beautiful weather! Enjoy a nice walk in the UCSC Arboretum and enjoy lunch there too! Please bring your own money for the Arboretum Gift Shop!

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Be a Day-Changer and Write a Letter for a Stranger!

Saturday, May 09, 2015 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM PDT

Baobab Lounge

Sometimes random acts of kindness are best performed to those who least expect it. Write an encouraging, uplifting letter to eventually give to your stranger of choice!

Street Party! College Night

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM PDT

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Come jam outside with us for Merrill's Street Party in the newly renovated Plaza, the last College Night of the year! If walking through and eating everything in sight is your priority, you've come...

Pinwheel Message

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 2:30 AM - 4:00 AM PDT

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This program is intended to engage and encourage students to participate in building a better community at Merrill. Students can come by our table to get a pinwheel with a message card attach to it...

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Cheese n' Checkers n' Chess n' Crackers

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM PDT

Merrill Cultural Center

Chess and Checkers Tournament, bracketed according to self reported skill... use the floor tiles in the cultural center to have a large as life game, also serve Cheese and Crackers as a snack!

Jump into FUN!

Friday, May 15, 2015 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM PDT

Baobab Lounge

Come join us in some afternoon fun and jump rope. Then have a game night where we will play board games and poker!

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"Suit Up!" Open Mic

Friday, May 15, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM PDT

Baobab Lounge

An open mic where you are encouraged to express yourself by dressing up in clothes that make you feel confident. Whether that be your finest suit, a party dress, or your favorite pair of jeans and ...

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Magical Mystery Spot Tour

Saturday, May 16, 2015 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM PDT

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Roll up, Roll up for the Mystery Spot tour!!!! The Magical Mystery Spot tour is dying to take you away!!!

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Explore Santa Cruz Coffee Roasting Company!

Saturday, May 16, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM PDT

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Take a trip to the Santa Cruz Coffee Roasting Company, and learn about the small business that helps boost our local economy.

Looking into the Future Spring Packages!

Saturday, May 16, 2015 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM PDT

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Enjoy a homemade care package full of cookies and resume tips!

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Italian Street Food!

Sunday, May 17, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM PDT

Baobab Lounge

Come taste some delicious authentic Italian Ravioli, and learn the history of how Pasta was made! As well there will be an eclectic grouping of other dishes from other cultures!

Hawaiian Street Food

Sunday, May 17, 2015 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM PDT

Crown Merrill Community room

Come out to the Crown/Merrill Community Room for an opportunity to try different foods from different cultures!

Open Mic Cafe

Friday, May 22, 2015 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM PDT

Baobab Lounge

Students will be able to present any poem, musical instrument, song, etc. in order to express themselves in a safe and relaxed environment. Sign ups start at 7:30, Performances begin at 8:00.

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Letters to Active Military

Saturday, May 23, 2015 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM PDT

Baobab Lounge

Support our troops by writing a letter to a service member.

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Love Your Self-ie

Saturday, May 23, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PDT

Crown Merrill Community room

Students will be able to write positive comments about body image or themselves on strips of construction paper and then take a photo with a disposable camera. The point is that the students will n...

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6-String Hero

Saturday, May 23, 2015 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM PDT

Merrill Cultural Center

Students Rock out in Karaoke style of the video game version of being a rock star...

Polish Street Food

Sunday, May 24, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PDT

D-Dorm Lounge

Come enjoy the taste of authentic polish food while learning about the polish culture and traditions

Ongoing Events

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Puzzle Pieces to Picassos

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 3:00 PM - Friday, June 19, 2015 11:55 AM PDT

C-Dorm Lounge

Make puzzles, glue them to cardboard pieces, and hang them throughout the building as cool decorations!

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World Events Map

Thursday, November 20, 2014 1:39 PM - Friday, June 12, 2015 11:55 AM PDT

C-Dorm Lounge

A posted map of the world on which students can post clippings, photographs, and information about various international events that happen throughout the year.

In 2015, I Challenge Myself To...

Tuesday, January 06, 2015 11:35 PM - Thursday, December 31, 2015 11:55 PM PST

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Post a blank note on the room doors for each student, with a prompt encouraging them to each write a New Years Resolution which they will see every day.

Where should I live?

Thursday, April 09, 2015 5:00 PM - Friday, June 12, 2015 12:00 AM PDT

floor lounge

A passive program with information on living on or off campus for the following school year!

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Passive

Saturday, April 11, 2015 1:01 PM - Thursday, April 30, 2015 1:01 PM PDT

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This program is bringing awareness to the issue of sexual assault during the month of April. Specifically about Denim day on the 22nd of April

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Downtown Student Specials

Saturday, April 11, 2015 2:56 PM - Friday, June 19, 2015 2:56 PM PDT

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A passive program that list some of the Tuesday specials happening downtown.

Spring it On

Sunday, April 12, 2015 6:48 PM - Monday, June 01, 2015 6:49 PM PDT

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Passive "Express Yourself" poster program

Substance-Free Fun is for Everyone!

Monday, April 13, 2015 12:00 AM - Monday, April 27, 2015 12:00 AM PDT

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UCSC around 4/20 is a socially encouraged period of substance use, but also of peer pressure. How do you have fun without using any illegal substances?

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Napping is Best Napping

Monday, April 13, 2015 10:00 AM - Monday, April 27, 2015 10:00 PM PDT

D-Dorm Lounge

Do you know how to nap effectively? Want to learn how? Well I have the poster for you!

#ThisGeneration

Saturday, April 18, 2015 6:45 PM - Saturday, May 30, 2015 6:45 PM PDT

floor lounge

Passive that shows how social media has taken part in social justice issues of today.

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Sexual Assault Awareness Poster

Sunday, April 19, 2015 12:00 PM - Sunday, May 17, 2015 12:00 PM PDT

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Provides information regarding sexual assault, raising awareness

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Midterm (Round1) Passive

Monday, April 20, 2015 12:00 AM - Monday, May 04, 2015 12:00 AM PDT

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Passive posters/fliers for residents as encouragement during midterms.

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Gotta get that SPRING GLOW!!!

Monday, April 20, 2015 1:00 AM - Saturday, June 06, 2015 11:00 PM PDT

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Learn some healthy tips to gain that beautiful SPRING GLOW for this last quarter.

How To End Strong

Monday, April 20, 2015 1:02 PM - Thursday, June 11, 2015 1:02 PM PDT

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Tips on how to end the quarter strong. -Go to class -Stay Organize -Limit social media consumption -Have a solid study space -Balance work, school, and social life -Take care of your health: ...

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From Pot Culture to Pop Culture

Monday, April 20, 2015 4:20 PM - Saturday, June 06, 2015 4:20 PM PDT

other

Did you know that the topic of "marijuana" was considered taboo decades ago?

How much energy do you use?

Monday, April 27, 2015 5:26 PM - Friday, May 08, 2015 5:26 PM PDT

floor lounge

A set of questions designed to discover energy usage followed by a poster showing the energy usage of the hall with identifying information put up.

Santa Cruz Sight Seeing

Saturday, May 02, 2015 4:20 PM - Saturday, June 06, 2015 4:20 PM PDT

other

I will print out cool sight seeing places in Santa Cruz and put up the posters all around my halls and lounge.

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May is so Gay!

Sunday, May 03, 2015 12:00 AM - Sunday, May 17, 2015 12:00 AM PDT

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celebrate gay pride by learning of LGBT movements worldwide!

Evolution of Gaming Systems Passive

Monday, May 04, 2015 8:00 AM - Monday, May 11, 2015 8:00 AM PDT

other

Learn about the history of the evolution for gaming systems in a fun passive program

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CASFS and the Drought Poster

Sunday, May 10, 2015 2:00 PM - Saturday, June 06, 2015 2:00 PM PDT

other

Informing residents on both healthy eating and the drought going into summer - providing a call to action on water usage before going back home for the summer months

Women in Positions of Power

Friday, May 15, 2015 12:00 PM - Sunday, June 07, 2015 12:00 PM PDT

other

This is a passive about women in positions of power/a lack there of women in positions of power.

Tongan food/drink

Thursday, May 21, 2015 7:00 PM - Tuesday, April 21, 2015 9:00 PM PDT

Crown Merrill Community room

Is the Tongan culture new to you? Come and learn more about this unique culture and eat one of the everyday food they eat and have a yummy fruity drink! Also learn about other cultures and food the...