Upcoming Events

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Spring-Lets Take a Hike!

Friday, April 18, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM PDT

floor lounge

Lets take a hike into upper campus, and explore the koi pond and rock garden!

420 Alternative Breakfast

Sunday, April 20, 2014 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

other

Come to Kat's for a yummy, alternative 420!

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Merrill College 4-20 Event: (Video Game Tournament and Ice Cream Sunday Bar)

Sunday, April 20, 2014 2:01 PM - 6:01 PM PDT

Merrill Cultural Center

Video game tournament, board games, raffle, snacks, and activities offered as an alternative event to the "420" festivities that occur at that day. Some sort of Large food incentive.

Earth Day Extravaganza!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM PDT

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some sort of earth day celebration that involves cupcakes that look like the earth!

Healthy Snacking with Frankie

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 9:20 PM - 11:00 PM PDT

other

Are you looking for an alternative to that late-night scoop of ice cream? Stop by MAS for free printing and to get your own Greek yogurt, granola, and berry parfait, a great late-night snack that d...

Your Body as a Canvas

Friday, April 25, 2014 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM PDT

floor lounge

There are many ways to express ones self and ones own identity. Tattoos have become a very common way to reclaim ownership of ones body. Come out and get a temporary tattoo of something that expres...

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Moat Day Festival

Saturday, April 26, 2014 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM PDT

Moat

Come enjoy food, music, crafts, tie-dying, and more in the Merrill Moat! A fun day for the whole Merrill Community! Though there will be no new murals going up in the Moat this year, you are invit...

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Hike through the woods to the wishing tree!

Saturday, April 26, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PDT

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We shall all take a journey together through upper campus to the wishing tree, picking up litter along the way to improve and have an impact on our community, and leave a desire (wish) upon it's ma...

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Moonlight Frisbee

Sunday, April 27, 2014 12:00 AM - 1:30 AM PDT

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Light up Frisbee in the dark, exciting team playing and healthy snacks for participants after!

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Tie Dye Bonanza!

Sunday, April 27, 2014 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM PDT

Baobab Lounge

It's Moat Day today! Come watch some fantastic artists as they paint murals, and do some art yourself! If you've never done tie dye before, it's time to whet your palette! I'll teach you all the...

Yummy AND Healthy Dessert: Sticky Rice with Fresh Mangos

Sunday, April 27, 2014 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM PDT

other

A program where my residents and I will make sticky rice with mango, a traditional Thai dessert and learn about healthier dessert alternatives.

Hippie Tie Dye

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 7:57 PM - 7:57 PM PDT

Merrill Cultural Center

BYOWT (Bring your own white things). Learn about "hippie" culture and the history of Santa Cruz and UCSC, with special excerpt's form "An Unnatural History--UCSC". Also learn how to tie-dye.

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Our Trivia!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT

floor lounge

Let's learn more about each other and our backgrounds. Come play Trivia with us as we answer questions about many things including fun facts about our families!

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Spring- Make your own Dream catcher

Friday, May 02, 2014 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

floor lounge

Make your own dream catcher and write your aspirations for next year around the edges!

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Faux Shaux & Glitterball

Friday, May 02, 2014 7:33 PM - Saturday, May 03, 2014 12:30 AM PDT

Merrill Cultural Center

Kick of May with a Faux Shaux & Glitterball combo evening! The night beings with Faux Shaux, a gender bending drag show, and then rolls right into Glitterball, the LGBTQ celebration dance! Get re...

#Roomies4Lyfe

Saturday, May 03, 2014 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM PDT

floor lounge

Come to lounge 340 for some pizza and fun games that test your abilities as a good roommate.

Henna!

Saturday, May 03, 2014 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM PDT

C-Dorm Lounge

A henna program specially requested by my residents. We'll do henna tattoos and learn the history behind them.

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Rods, Cones, and Stargazing Pirates: (Upper Campus Night Hike)

Saturday, May 03, 2014 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM PDT

Baobab Lounge

After a brief lesson in anatomy and pirate history, residents enjoy a night hike with only their night vision!

ZUMBA ZUMBA ZUMBA

Sunday, May 04, 2014 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM PDT

Merrill Cultural Center

Bring your dancing shoes and dance your booty off at Zumba in the Cultural Center

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Learn How to DJ

Friday, May 09, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PDT

Crown Merrill Community room

Fatboy Slim, Skrillex, Madeon, they all learned on the cheap 'tronics. Learn song matching and mixing, with a student DJ, and real gear.

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Uncle Charlie's Summer Camp College Night

Thursday, May 15, 2014 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM PDT

Merrill Cultural Center

Join us for the last college night of the year with your favorite dining hall foods and summer camp fun! This college night lets you sit outside or inside - it's up to you! Grab your food in the ...

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Spring- HOLI FESTIVAL!!!

Friday, May 16, 2014 9:31 AM - 10:31 AM PDT

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Color! Color! Color! Participate in and learn about this amazing Indian tradition

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Become a Smooth Operator! Smoothie Day!

Friday, May 16, 2014 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM PDT

Crown Merrill Community room

Mix it up for the day and learn about the healthy, fruity wonders of smoothies--while drinking free smoothies! Get your blend of vitamins for the day, all in one drink!

Summer Time Sweets~The tempting versus the healthy.

Friday, May 16, 2014 4:30 PM - 6:04 PM PDT

Merrill Cultural Center

Come out and get a delicious smoothy and learn some healthy alternatives to the sugar filled sweets we crave in the heat!

Dear Self: Write a Letter to Your Future Self

Friday, May 16, 2014 8:02 PM - 9:02 PM PDT

C-Dorm Lounge

A passive program inviting residents to write a letter to themselves. The letters will be written towards the middle of Spring Quarter, I'll hold on to the sealed envelopes, and them mail them out ...

Fun in the Sun

Saturday, May 17, 2014 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM PDT

other

Come out to the beach, watch the sunset, have a bonfire, and enjoy the healthy things in life.

Ongoing Events

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Goal Setting

Sunday, November 10, 2013 8:00 AM - Friday, June 13, 2014 12:00 AM PDT

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Residents of Merrill A Building 3rd and 4th floor, right side will participate in a goal setting activity where their goals with be posted in their respective hallways.

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In 2014, I Challenge Myself To...

Sunday, January 05, 2014 12:00 AM - Wednesday, December 31, 2014 11:55 PM PST

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

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Lounge Library of Recommendations

Friday, January 10, 2014 8:00 AM - Thursday, June 12, 2014 8:00 PM PDT

floor lounge

This would be a passive program in which residents are allowed to borrow books from a shelf that will be located in the floor lounge. Students will be encouraged to contribute to the collection and...

Know your rights passive

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 8:40 PM - Tuesday, April 29, 2014 8:40 PM PDT

other

What are your rights when dealing with the police as a citizen?

Gender neutral sign expansion

Sunday, March 23, 2014 8:34 PM - Wednesday, June 18, 2014 8:35 PM PDT

other

Gender neutral signs: reinvented! Find out what the gender binary is and why it disintegrates in modern times.

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Super Safe Sexual reSource

Wednesday, April 02, 2014 7:15 PM - Friday, June 13, 2014 11:55 AM PDT

floor lounge

Poster of information and resources regarding safety with sexual encounters and infections / diseases.

30 of the World's Most Powerful Women in a Single Building

Thursday, April 03, 2014 9:10 AM - Wednesday, April 30, 2014 9:10 PM PDT

D-Dorm Lounge

Short biographies of 30 of the world's most powerful women. The focus is on women who represent countries outside of the US.

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Spring-Where to live next year?

Saturday, April 05, 2014 11:04 AM - Saturday, May 31, 2014 11:04 AM PDT

floor lounge

Deciding whether to live on or off campus? If you decide to stay on campus, here is what you do. Moving off campus? not sure where to look? Here are some resources to help you get started!

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Where's Waldo? But really, where is he right now?

Friday, April 11, 2014 7:38 PM - Friday, June 13, 2014 11:55 AM PDT

floor lounge

Massive posted schedule for every hall member to post when they they are busy and where they have class so that people can easily find each other (and coordinate meals, study time, fun time, etc.)

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Consent and Rape Culture Passive

Saturday, April 12, 2014 10:00 AM - Friday, June 13, 2014 1:00 PM PDT

floor lounge

A passive defining what is needed for any sexual interaction to be consensual, what constitutes consent and what doesn't, as well as myths, stereotypes and stigma that surrounds rape.

Adventure is Out There~Life After College

Saturday, April 12, 2014 4:17 PM - Sunday, June 08, 2014 4:19 PM PDT

floor lounge

The end of the school year is approaching! Wander the halls to learn some interview techniques, resume builders, and the dos and donts of social media.

It's Time to Declare Your Major

Saturday, April 12, 2014 4:41 PM - Saturday, April 26, 2014 4:42 PM PDT

C-Dorm Lounge

A passive program with information on how to declare your major before it's too late. Specific information about the declaration process will be provided for the following most popular majors at UC...

How to Adult

Saturday, April 12, 2014 5:16 PM - Sunday, June 08, 2014 5:16 PM PDT

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Learn how to navigate around information on your community and the transition from being informed to being involved.

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Mystique is Never in Clothes

Sunday, April 13, 2014 8:00 AM - Friday, June 13, 2014 8:00 AM PDT

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How are clothes made? Magic? Mutant powers? Look for the blue silhouettes, in apartment building 13 laundry room, and see how you could make or repair clothes.

Smoked out... How much do you really know about 4/20?

Sunday, April 13, 2014 7:00 PM - Saturday, April 26, 2014 4:10 PM PDT

floor lounge

This Passive will be put up around B-dorm and will detail 4/20's sordid past. Do you know who celebrates 4/20? Don't be caught in ignorance.

Puzzle exhibit

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 12:03 AM - Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:03 AM PDT

floor lounge

puzzles of the 3rd and 2nd floor left side. Want to share a piece of your puzzle as well? Feel free to take one and return it to room 307 to be assembled with the rest of A-building!

Safe Slug sex workshop

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 9:07 PM - Wednesday, April 30, 2014 9:07 PM PDT

Baobab Lounge

Learn about sex from the people who talk about it the most! UCSC has several safe sex resources on campus who are here to save the day!

When Jokes Aren't Funny

Thursday, April 17, 2014 7:38 PM - Friday, June 13, 2014 7:38 PM PDT

floor lounge

Passive program. Posters display helpful tips about the fine line between jokes and hate speech and also informs residents what they should do if they come across hate speech.

The Santa Cruz Experience

Thursday, April 17, 2014 7:45 PM - Friday, June 13, 2014 7:45 PM PDT

floor lounge

Passive Program. There will be information throughout my two floors for activities in the Santa Cruz area as well as ways to get involved in the community.

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Internal Memo

Sunday, April 20, 2014 11:09 AM - Sunday, May 04, 2014 11:09 AM PDT

Crown Merrill Community room

Passive about internship information, tips and techniques for getting one, reasons why every student really ought to get one, and information from the career center about upcoming events and opport...

LGBTQ Activists Passive

Saturday, April 26, 2014 12:00 PM - Saturday, June 07, 2014 12:00 PM PDT

other

This is a passive about LGBTQ leaders.

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1,100 Paper Clips

Sunday, April 27, 2014 11:00 PM - Sunday, June 01, 2014 11:00 PM PDT

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Steel loses shape. Human creativity, and compassion, continually find it. A one month paper clip sculpting marathon, to live for those 11 million lost, in the Holocaust.

Bike safety

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 9:00 PM - Tuesday, May 13, 2014 9:00 PM PDT

Baobab Lounge

Some tips on how to ride a bike safely around this bike-friendly city + bike resources on campus

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Check yourself before you wreck yourself

Thursday, May 01, 2014 8:00 AM - Friday, June 13, 2014 2:00 PM PDT

floor lounge

May is mental health awareness month, as the 2013-2014 school year comes to a close it may be a good time to stop and check in with yourself mentally and see where you're at. It's easy to get caugh...

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1 Tequila, 2 Tecila, 3 Tekeyla..FLOOR!

Saturday, May 03, 2014 11:13 AM - Saturday, June 07, 2014 11:13 AM PDT

floor lounge

A passive event on alcohol awareness and some of the impacts that alcohol can have on your health. It will also provide some of the warning signs of alcohol poisoning.

Summer Exploring!

Saturday, May 03, 2014 12:00 PM - Saturday, June 07, 2014 12:00 PM PDT

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This is a passive about fun and unique to try new things you may never have before over summer break!

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May is so Gay Passive

Sunday, May 04, 2014 1:26 PM - Sunday, May 18, 2014 1:26 PM PDT

Crown Merrill Community room

May is so Gay Passive

Old vs New

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 8:44 PM - Tuesday, May 20, 2014 8:44 PM PDT

other

What did Merrill look like? What does it look like now? What will it look like in the future?

Learn about Mnemonic Devices with Frankie

Monday, May 12, 2014 9:00 AM - Monday, March 31, 2014 9:44 PM PDT

D-Dorm Lounge

Having a difficult time remembering everything before finals? Walk around D-Dorm and look for help! Use these mnemonic devices to help you study.

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Slugs Around the World! (Study Abroad Passive Event)

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 12:00 PM - Friday, June 13, 2014 11:55 AM PDT

floor lounge

Residents post an arrow post-it note on a location that they have either traveled (or would like to travel to) around the globe. Have information posted about studying abroad on the map in the res...