Family Day

Colleges Nine and Ten Present: Family Day! Saturday, February 1st, 2020.

Join us on Saturday, February 1st, 2020

Students, parents, siblings, grandparents, guardians, chosen family, friends, and all family members are invited to the College Nine Family Day.

Family Day Schedule:

11:00am - 11:45am: Join Us for a Sit-Down Brunch in the Colleges Nine and Ten Multipurpose Room (Available from the Dining Hall at the Discounted Price of $8.75 Per Person)

12:00pm - 12:15pm: Welcome

12:15pm - 12:30pm: Student Speakers from Slug Stories

12:30pm - 1:00pm: Keynote Address by Steve McKay, Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the UC Santa Cruz Center for Labor Studies.

1:00pm - 1:30pm: Raffle & Staff Q&A Panel with Representatives from Housing, Advising, and Leadership & Involvement.

1:30pm - 2:00pm: Closing and Final Tabling



An email went out on January 24th letting your students know they can pick up parking permits at the Colleges Nine & Ten Admin Office, during office hours, until this Friday, January 31st. If your student is not able to pick up a parking permit by Friday you will be able to pick one up during the event (See Map Below; Permit Pick-Up Location Represented by The Yellow Star). 

Parking for Family Day will be restricted to Parking Lot 164 (See Map Below; Lot 164 is in the Red Circle). Parking is a short walk, role, or run from the MPR (See Map Below; Represented by the Blue Heart), where the festivities will be hosted.

All vehicles parked on campus without a valid, UCSC-issued parking permit during enforcement hours are subject to citation. For best results, park only in the spaces designated and reserved by your college. If you park elsewhere on campus, be mindful of permit requirements and enforcement hours, which are posted at parking lot entrances and at  

Additionally, UCSC Campus Transit schedules can be viewed here, and Santa Cruz METRO weekend bus service from downtown to campus can be viewed here.  Campus Transit service is fare-free, and METRO fares are $2 per boarding.  For comprehensive transportation and parking information, please click here.


Interested in Hearing From the Colleges 9 & 10 Community? 

Slug Stories is a new initiative from Colleges 9 & 10 inspired by Story Corps and Humans of New York. It is an audio-based story archive cotributed by all entering students responding to a prompt that asks them to talk about formative experiences, overcoming struggles, identity, and aspirations. 

Slug Stories Podcast: Hear our students tell stories about thier experiences at Colleges 9 and 10 as part of the Slug Story Archive Project:






Santa Cruz hosts multiples places to stay if you want to extend the time with your students. Take a look!



At Colleges 9 & 10 we strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact us at (831) 459-3853 or