Upcoming Events

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Open Mic Night

Wednesday, March 04, 2015 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM PST

Baobab Lounge

Come on down and take a break from all the stressful studying and enjoy some singing, dancing, poetry, stand-up, magic, and more by your peers. All acts are welcome! Snacks and light refreshments p...

Coffee Shop Merrill

Thursday, March 05, 2015 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM PST

Baobab Lounge

Come study for finals in a coffee shop atmosphere without having to go downtown!

Night Hike in the Woods

Friday, March 06, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:45 PM PST


Ever wanted to explore upper campus? How about at night? This program will give you the opportunity to see the wonders of upper campus at night.

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How to solve puzzles and rubik's cubes

Friday, March 06, 2015 7:00 PM - 8:05 PM PST

floor lounge

Teaching people how to solve rubik's cubes and strategies to solving other puzzles they find

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Love Your Self-ie

Friday, March 06, 2015 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM PST

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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Letters to Active Military

Saturday, March 07, 2015 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM PST

floor lounge

Write a letter to an Active Military member

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The Zepathon: Study Break / Art Project

Sunday, March 08, 2015 10:00 AM - 7:05 PM PDT

Merrill Cultural Center

Music themed art project where every one has an opportunity to decorate an old vinyl album or album cover or something like that... while listening to all 9 Led Zeppelin albums in a row.

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Beach Day & Restoration WITH ICE CREAM?!?!

Sunday, March 08, 2015 10:45 AM - 2:00 PM PDT


Help out a small business by enjoying some yummy ice cream. And provide your services to the community by picking up trash at the beach!

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Keep the Beach Clean for Spring!

Sunday, March 08, 2015 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM PDT


Engage in service to Santa Cruz's beach community by picking up trash, soaking up some sun, and treating yourself to yummy ice cream!


Thursday, March 12, 2015 12:43 AM - 12:43 AM PDT

Merrill Cultural Center

Event with Brad?

Rock & Be Incredible!

Saturday, March 14, 2015 2:30 PM - 9:30 PM PDT

Merrill Cultural Center

Finals are hard. So is the OPERS rock wall, which will be brought up to Merrill for the quarter's finals study break! Join us in the afternoon to achieve new heights on the rock wall, then come aro...

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Get Smashed Before Finals! [Super Smash Bros Study Break]

Saturday, March 14, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT

Baobab Lounge

A bracketed contest of the popular Super Smash Brothers video game... include some team-working twists like blindfolds or 2 people sharing a controller. Snacks and drinks assured.

Cupcakes for Diversity

Saturday, March 14, 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 ...

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Tea time study break

Sunday, March 15, 2015 2:34 PM - 4:36 PM PDT

floor lounge

Finals can be stressful, take a break and grab a cup of tea! Rest your mind and enjoy good company.

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What Floats Your Boat?

Sunday, March 15, 2015 3:04 PM - 5:00 PM PDT

floor lounge

Study date with your floor mates. Root Beer floats, games, and fun provided!

How to relax

Sunday, March 15, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PDT

floor lounge

A series of techniques on how to relax that we practice in the lounge while we eat some food!

Finals Study Break

Sunday, March 15, 2015 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM PDT


Finals study break

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.

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Light Up the Sky

Monday, January 05, 2015 8:30 PM - Tuesday, March 31, 2015 12:00 AM PDT


Paper Lanterns with positive thoughts surrounding the halls? yes.

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Tuesday, January 06, 2015 3:12 PM - Tuesday, March 31, 2015 3:12 PM PDT

C-Dorm Lounge

Using set-up transmitters, students are able practice sending messages from one lounge to another with morse code.

In 2015, I Challenge Myself To...

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


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.

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Cold Prevention Tips

Saturday, January 10, 2015 12:00 PM - Friday, March 20, 2015 12:00 PM PDT


Positive and healthy tips to avoid getting a cold throughout this Winter quarter.

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Wall of Quotes

Saturday, January 10, 2015 1:11 PM - Thursday, March 19, 2015 1:12 PM PDT

floor lounge

Quotes from successful/famous/inspiring women from around the world and different generations.

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Goals for the Quarter

Sunday, January 18, 2015 11:00 AM - Sunday, March 15, 2015 11:00 AM PDT

floor lounge

I will give each resident a gold star to write a goal on and we will put them up on the glass windows of the lounge.

Sneaky Cards

Saturday, January 31, 2015 7:56 PM - Saturday, March 21, 2015 7:56 PM PDT

floor lounge

Grab a card from the catagory and have a chance to meet someone new!

Black History Month

Sunday, February 08, 2015 12:37 AM - Sunday, March 08, 2015 12:38 AM PST


A program that highlights the achievements of black, queer folks.

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Love your Heart

Thursday, February 12, 2015 6:59 PM - Thursday, March 19, 2015 7:00 PM PDT

floor lounge

Passive program with 4 ways to love your heart! Like eating right, exercising, and loving yourself. All on a heart shaped poster.

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International New Year's

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 12:00 AM - Friday, March 20, 2015 11:00 PM PDT


Do you know what's Chinese New Year like? Diwali? No? Then..Travel around the world and learn different New Year's cultural traditions!!!

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Women's History Month!

Sunday, March 01, 2015 10:00 AM - Tuesday, March 31, 2015 10:00 PM PDT

D-Dorm Lounge

Come read interesting facts about amazing and zany women in history!

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Healthy Sleeping Habits

Friday, March 06, 2015 8:00 PM - Monday, March 30, 2015 6:00 AM PDT

floor lounge

A passive program promoting healthy sleeping habits as we head into winter quarter finals season