Welcome College 9 families!

Congratulations and welcome to College Nine! We think your student made the best choice in deciding to come to UC Santa Cruz, College Nine and we hope that their transition and time here is transformative. 
We know that parents, guardians, family members, and other loved ones want to stay connected to your student. Check here for information, FAQs and events for families
Please enjoy this welcome video from Provost Flora Lu and Senior Director for College Student Life, Sarah Woodside Bury.



Fall 2022 Virtual Family Gathering

Family members, guardians, parents, siblings and all other support people of our students:

Thank you for your interest in our Colleges Nine & John R. Lewis Fall 2022 Family Welcome Zoom Q&A session.

We will be offering a zoom Q&A session on Wednesday, October 19th at 6:00pm PST. RSVP at bit.ly/9jrlfamily


Summer 2022 Recording
Please see the recording from our zoom Q&A, and a list of resources mentioned below:


UCSC Housing

College Nine Residential Life


What to Bring

Dining Locations, Hours & Menus

Early Arrival Program

Frequently Asked Questions



College Nine Advising Email: nineadvising@ucsc.edu

College Nine Academic Advising

Links to your Major Advisors


Priority Enrollment

Support During Enrollment

College Scholars Program Courses

Student Space Available for Studying and Private Appointments on Campus

General Education Requirements

Getting Started in your Major: Frosh

UCSC General Catalog

FERPA for Parents

Advanced Placement Exams (AP) and International Baccalaureate Higher Level Exams (IBH) 2022-2023


Key Dates for Registration and Enrollment

UC Santa Cruz Financial Aid Office


Activities & Opportunities:

Fall Welcome Week 2022

Gym/ Recreation


COVID-19 & Health Resources:

UC SHIP Insurance Info

UCSC Student Health Center

Slug Strong COVID-19 Resources

Counseling & Psychologial Services

Slug Support Program Overview

Disability Resource Center


Undergrad Student Parking

 The Zipcar Program at UCSC

UCSC Bike Programs


Email Contacts:

Sarah Woodside Bury, Senior Director: sarahcw@ucsc.edu
Flora Lu, Provost: floralu@ucsc.edu
College Nine & John R. Lewis College Housing: 9housing10@ucsc.edu
College Nine Advising Email: nineadvising@ucsc.edu


This section contains resources for the family members/support people of our College Nine and John R. Lewis College students. Please click the links to learn more!
UCSC Family Guide for info regarding Admissions, Requirements, etc.
UCSC Families website for tons of helpful information, FAQs and important website links!