Upcoming Events

Moat Day 2016

Saturday, April 30, 2016 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM PDT


Save the Date for Moat Day! Come out to our community event and enjoy food, music, crafts while watching as new art is painted on the Merrill moat! It's going to be tons of fun!

Star Gazing!

Saturday, April 30, 2016 11:55 PM - Sunday, May 01, 2016 2:00 AM PDT


Come Explore the universe with a nice night of star gazing!! Explore the different constellations and stars in the observable universe! Ponder life and where we fit in it

Breakfast for the Afternoon

Sunday, May 01, 2016 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM PDT

D-Dorm Lounge

Waking up in the afternoon and too lazy to talk to the DH? Come to D-Dorm's breakfast from 1:00 - 300 P.M.

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"The Tonight Show" Game Night

Sunday, May 01, 2016 1:39 PM - 1:39 PM PDT

floor lounge

Games Inspired by "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" for residents to compete in!

Mom Loves a Homemade Card <3

Tuesday, May 03, 2016 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM PDT

D-Dorm Lounge

A simple way to put a smile on your mother's face is by making her a homemade card for Mother's Day!

Rock n' Roll College Night

Tuesday, May 03, 2016 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM PDT


One night only! Merrill Rock n' Roll College night!

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The Roommate/Floormate Game

Friday, May 06, 2016 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM PDT


Ever hear of the Newlywed game? Well, here's your shot to play...kind of. Find a friend/floormate/roommate that you think you know well and sign up! Prizes will be awarded! (Voluntary floor meeting)

Make-&-Break Piñatas

Saturday, May 07, 2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM PDT


Make piñatas with recyclable material as a fun way to learn about about their historical culture as well as it being a gateway into conversations about cultural appropriation v cultural appreciation

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Midterms make you want to scream (for Ice Cream!) Penny's, Round 2

Saturday, May 07, 2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM PDT


residents are invited to enjoy ice cream during midterm season, and learn the importance of engaging and consuming from local businesses!

Finger painting

Saturday, May 07, 2016 2:10 PM - 4:30 PM PDT


Connect with your inner child and finger paint again!

Mirror, Mirror... Off the Wall

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM PDT

Baobab Lounge

A positive body image group activity where students will draw, reflect, learn, and appreciate their own bodies and others as well.

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Mad Hatter Tea Party

Friday, May 13, 2016 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM PDT


It's always tea time! Follow the white rabbit through the tunnel, and have some tea with us on the lawn!

PENDING: Shores and Smores

Saturday, May 14, 2016 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM PDT


Help clean up the beach and celebrate with some delicious smores.

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Fancy for Me! (Date Pending)

Saturday, May 14, 2016 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM PDT


In honor of PRIDE: a night to get done up, look fantastic however you like, and stay in with your community! Join us for a night of snacks, movies, games, and positivity!

Progressive Dinner Night (part deux)

Sunday, May 15, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT


Get to know EVEN MORE of the apartment community and stop by multiple rooms for a night of appetizers, dinner, dessert, and drinks!

Give thanks to the heroes without capes!

Sunday, May 15, 2016 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM PDT

floor lounge

Come out and write thank you letters for the real MVPs of Merrill! The cleaning staff has done a wonderful job of keeping the bathrooms and hallways clean and welcoming all year. At the same time, ...

Beach Clean Up!

Saturday, May 21, 2016 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM PDT


With the warmer weather, students will come together and travel to Natural Bridges to pick up trash and debris on sidewalks. They will learn about the importance of state parks and the environment ...

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last hall meeting of the year! (did your wish come true?)

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM PDT

floor lounge

in this final hall meeting, residents will convene with their RA one last time. together, they will open the "make a wish" box introduced at the beginning of the year to reflect upon the goal they ...

Game of Thrones Hall Graduation (Pending)

Sunday, May 29, 2016 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM PDT

floor lounge

Congratulations! You have completed one year of your college career. In efforts of recognizing your achievements this year, every resident will get a diploma. Residents will then give their own "va...

Ongoing Events

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Reading Nook

Thursday, September 17, 2015 9:50 PM - Friday, June 10, 2016 9:50 PM PDT


A spot for a floor "library" of sorts with free books that residents can take from, leave their own, and hang out if they so desire. Spot also utilized for "resource corner" and other handouts (i.e...

Weekly Quotes From Empowering Women From Around the World

Thursday, October 01, 2015 12:47 PM - Saturday, June 11, 2016 12:47 PM PDT


Weekly Quotes Posted from empowering women from around the world about different things in life with different perspectives.

Drought Awareness Passive

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 3:19 PM - Sunday, June 12, 2016 3:19 PM PDT


A passive for the bathroom showers reminding students that even with the rain, the drought is not over and water conservation is still important.

In 2016, I Challenge Myself To...

Friday, January 22, 2016 10:48 AM - Saturday, December 31, 2016 11:55 PM PST


Give out wallet sized index cards that can serve as a New Years Resolution reminder so that we can carry our goals deeper (or throughout) this new year!

Hey, have you met Santa Cruz?

Thursday, February 25, 2016 10:00 PM - Sunday, June 12, 2016 10:00 PM PDT

floor lounge

A passive program educating students on all the fun and little known things to do and see in Santa Cruz, Ca.

April Newsletter

Friday, April 01, 2016 1:19 AM - Saturday, April 30, 2016 1:19 AM PDT

C-Dorm Lounge

Monthly Newsletter to keep residents up to date on what's happenin' in Santa Cruz and at UCSC

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D-Dorm April Newsletter

Friday, April 01, 2016 3:05 AM - Saturday, April 30, 2016 3:05 AM PDT

D-Dorm Lounge


2B Newsletter: 2PEE OR NOT 2PEE (Issue 8: April)

Friday, April 01, 2016 8:40 PM - Saturday, April 30, 2016 8:40 PM PDT


Theme: Spring!

MadLib Passive Spring2016

Saturday, April 02, 2016 8:39 PM - Saturday, June 04, 2016 8:39 PM PDT


How well do floor mates really know each other?? Now, they can find out! Tape mad-lib-like form with various fill ins by each name tag to see what the various answers are!

How to fight spring allergies!

Tuesday, April 05, 2016 4:16 PM - Thursday, May 26, 2016 4:17 PM PDT

floor lounge

Spring is the peak time for seasonal allergies. With an increased amount of pollen in the air, many people suffer from allergy related symptoms like sneezing and irritated eyes. Although, there is ...


Wednesday, April 06, 2016 10:09 PM - Friday, June 10, 2016 10:09 PM PDT

floor lounge

What classes are you in? What classes are other residents in? Want to study together? Sign up on the paper!!

Community Art Corner!

Friday, April 08, 2016 9:42 AM - Thursday, June 09, 2016 9:42 AM PDT

C-Dorm Lounge

A corner where residents are encouraged to put up art, poetry (with blue tape), and add books to the lending library!

April NewsLetter

Friday, April 15, 2016 1:52 PM - Saturday, April 30, 2016 1:52 PM PDT


its SAAM

Active driving passive

Sunday, April 17, 2016 11:13 PM - Saturday, June 04, 2016 11:13 PM PDT

floor lounge

encouraging residents to drive safe

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game of thrones sundays! (starting april 24th)

Sunday, April 24, 2016 8:00 PM - Sunday, June 05, 2016 8:00 PM PDT

floor lounge

beginning with a passive on house diversity in the show, the critically acclaimed series will be shown every sunday to loyal fans across merrill.

1 Minute Left.... What is a positive action you hope to do to make someone's day to the world better?

Friday, April 29, 2016 11:33 PM - Saturday, June 11, 2016 11:33 PM PDT


Sometimes we forget the real impact that we can make in our everyday life. This passive allows reflection on how to make those action become a reality.

sober fun is for everyone!

Sunday, May 01, 2016 12:00 AM - Sunday, May 15, 2016 12:00 AM PDT

floor lounge

times like cinco de mayo, memorial day weekend, and summer itself are known for their drinking culture. how do you have fun while staying sober?

May Newsletter

Sunday, May 01, 2016 1:21 AM - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 1:21 AM PDT

C-Dorm Lounge

Monthly Newsletter to keep residents up to date on what's happenin' in Santa Cruz and at UCSC

2B Newsletter: 2PEE OR NOT 2PEE (Issue 9: May)

Sunday, May 01, 2016 9:54 PM - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 9:54 PM PDT


Theme: May the FUN be with you!

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016 2:10 PM - Friday, June 10, 2016 2:10 PM PDT

Crown Merrill Community room

Create paper airplanes (made from recycled homework) and try to land them on an aircraft carrier / runway (where they will be recycled)! Fun passive that also highlights the importance of properly...