September 2017


Saturday, September 23, 2017 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM PDT


Recess is a fun-filled event meant to bring students back to childhood care free fun and excitement.

Yoga on the Lawn

Sunday, September 24, 2017 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM PDT


Yoga in the Lawn is an event to get relaxed and ready to tackle the new year one breath at a time.

Slug Life 101

Sunday, September 24, 2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM PDT


This is a welcome week event which will include presentations on how to ride the bus (metros and loops), using the laundry machines, internships and employments at UCSC, and a SHOP presentation tha...

Speed Friending

Monday, September 25, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM PDT


Speed Friending is and event that uses a speed dating format except the goal isn't to catch a date, it's to make friends. We want to encourage new Merrill-ites to branch out within their community ...

Santa Cruz Trip

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM PDT


This trip will be a fun way to get freshmen familiarized with the downtown Santa Cruz area.

Speedy Slugs

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT


Students will get a tour of campus which utilizes shortcuts to get around to the main areas throughout campus. We will also show them some cool scenic spots that aren't necessarily easy to find.

Speedy Slugs Tour

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PDT


The Speedy Slugs Tour is a fun way for freshmen to find shortcuts to their classes throughout the school year!

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EOP Kickstart

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM PDT

Charles E Merrill Lounge

Opportunity for Crown and Merrill EOP students to meet each other over refreshments before walking to the campus wide EOP Orientation together

Campus Tour

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT


The Campus Tour will be a fun tour for Merrill students to learn where all the buildings on campus are located.

Free Play

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM PDT


Free Play is a fun-filled event put together to help freshmen meet their peers and relax on their final day before classes start!

Movie Night!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM PDT


Movie Night is a nice way to relax on the night before classes start!

Ongoing Events

Reach for the stars

Saturday, September 23, 2017 12:44 PM - Wednesday, December 13, 2017 12:44 PM PST


It's a passive program where students are encouraged to share their goals with the hall.

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Dining Hall Information Passive

Sunday, September 24, 2017 1:41 PM - Friday, December 15, 2017 12:00 PM PST

floor lounge

Has hours, rules, etiquette and other relevant information about the dining halls on campus including all of the college night dates for the quarter. Also includes a space for people to attach post...