Student Achievement Week

Student Achievement Week

JUNE 1-5, 2015

Students are recognized for their achievements in research and other scholarly activities during Student Achievement Week!  During this time, many will present their work publicly through a myriad of events -- everything from the Annual Print Sale, art exhibitions, and theater productions to a sciences and engineering poster symposium.


Irwin Scholars Exhibition 2015

May 27-June 13, 2015
Reception and award ceremony: Wednesday, May 27, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sesnon Gallery, Porter College

The Sesnon Gallery’s annual Irwin Scholarship Award exhibition showcases some of UCSC’s most promising young artists working in painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, installation, video, digital media and social practice. The William Hyde and Susan Benteen Irwin Scholarship Fund was established in 1986, generating annual merit scholarships to further the education of selected UC Santa Cruz arts students.

Shakespeare To Go presents “As You Like It”

Friday, June 5, 2015
11:00 a.m.
Theater Arts Second Stage (UCSC)

A student company performs a 50-minute adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy "As You Like It", adapted and directed by Theater Arts professor Patty Gallagher. During spring quarter, the cast took the production on the road to a number of middle and high schools. This is their final presentation of the season. Free and open to the public. There is a fee to park in the performing arts parking lot.

Open Studios

Friday, June 5, 2015
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Baskin Visual Arts Center and
Digital Arts Research Center (DARC)

Spring Open Studios 2015 features student art work in a variety of media including: drawing, painting, print media, sculpture, intermedia, photography and electronic art. Open Studios runs in conjunction with the Digital Arts and New Media Open Studios. This event is free and open to the public. There is a fee to park in the performing arts parking lot.

UC Santa Cruz's 41st Annual Print Sale

Friday, June 5 & Saturday, June 6, 2015
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Baskin Visual Arts Center

Hundreds of original prints will be for sale in a variety of media, including:
wood block and linoleum prints, lithographs, intaglio etchings, digital prints, handmade books.

All proceeds benefit art students:
20% goes to support the Print Studio, 80% of proceeds go to the individual artists!

This once-a-year event presents an extraordinary opportunity for students to display and sell their work to the public. The event also offers an opportunity to see the exceptional quality of the printmaking program and facilities at UCSC. Admission is free and open to the public (Parking permits: $4). The sale can accept CASH & CHECKS ONLY (sorry, no credit cards).

Dean's and Chancellor's Award Reception

Monday, June 8
(By invitation)

Ten outstanding Arts students will be honored with Dean’s and Chancellor’s awards at a reception on Monday, June 8. Reception guests will include Department Chairs, Managers and Advisors as well as faculty mentors and family members.


History 8th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

Thursday, May 7th, 2015
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Stevenson Fireside Lounge

The History Department Undergraduate Research Symposium is an annual event held each spring that recognizes the exceptional research being conducted by UC Santa Cruz history undergraduates. The symposium provides undergraduate students with a unique opportunity to share their research with a larger audience, as well as provides a forum for students, faculty, and the university community to engage in scholarly discussion. In addition, a UCSC history alumnus is invited each year to deliver a keynote address aimed at undergraduate research. The event is free and open to the public.

The Sixteenth Annual Literature Undergraduate Colloquium

Thursday, May 21, 2015
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Humanities 1, room 210

The Literature Undergraduate Colloquium is a day-long event showcasing and celebrating undergraduate academic work in the Literature Department, and is open to the public. Audience members include faculty, students, family of the presenters, and other interested parties. Please come for all or part of the day!

Annual Philosophy Undergraduate Colloquium

Thursday, May 28, 2015
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Humanities 1, room 210

The Philosophy Department will be holding a colloquium on Thursday, May 28 featuring presentations by three outstanding undergraduate students - as nominated by faculty.

Linguistics Undergraduate Research Conference

Friday, May 29, 2015
12:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Stevenson Fireside Lounge

Toward the end of the Spring Quarter each year, the Linguistics Undergraduate Research Conference showcases the research of undergraduate students in its programs. This conference always features as an invited speaker, a distinguished alum of the department.

Celebrating Humanities

Thursday, June 4, 2015
4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Humanities 1, Room 210

This annual event acknowledges those who have achieved special recognition, awards, and distinctions over the course of this past year. Dean's and Chancellor's Award recipients, Rothman Award recipients, and recipients of Humanities Undergraduate Research Award Presentations will be acknowledged, among other student and faculty awards.


18th Annual Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium

Thursday, June 4, 2015
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Jack Baskin Engineering Courtyard

The event recognizes and promotes the outstanding undergraduate research that is being carried out at UC Santa Cruz while providing students with the experience of presenting their research results in a professional setting. This free event is sponsored by the Division of Physical & Biological Sciences, and the Jack Baskin School of Engineering.


Student Recognition Luncheon

Thursday, June 4, 2015
(By invitation)

The Jack Baskin School of Engineering is celebrating the achievement of our students. Award winners, and their faculty mentors, are cordially invited to a celebratory lunch on Thursday June 4.


Student Recognition Luncheon

Thursday, May 28, 2015 (By invitation)
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Social Sciences will have a Student Recognition Luncheon on Thursday, May 28.  All recipients of Division awards, including Deans' and Chancellor's Undergraduate Award recipients, will be honored by the Dean and Social Sciences Board of Councillors.

Environmental Studies Senior Poster Symposium

Monday, June 1, 2015
2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Interdisciplinary Sciences Building, Room 221
Natural Sciences Building 2, Rooms 229, 233, 239

On Monday, June 1, 2:30-4:00, the Department of Environmental Studies will hold its annual Environmental Studies Undergraduate Senior Poster Symposium for students to share their research and projects with all Environmental Studies undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty.


Phi Beta Kappa Induction Ceremony

Monday, June 1, 2015
By Invitation

Undergraduates who were recently elected to Phi Beta Kappa will be formally inducted into the PBK Honors Society at this event.  This year’s ceremony will recognize inductees from the graduating classes of summer 2014, fall 2014, winter 2015, and spring 2015.  Winners of the Phi Beta Kappa Graduate Scholarship will also be recognized.

Social Justice Art Show

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Namaste Lounge

College Ten's Spring class, Expressive Arts for Social Justice, is hosting an art show/reception on Wednesday, June 3rd in Namaste Lounge! From 3 - 5 pm Namaste will be transformed into an ART GALLERY. Students have been working all quarter exploring different forms of artistic expression and each of them chose a social justice focus to reflect in final projects using a wide range of media and forms. Come tour our art gallery, enjoy live performances, videos, and spoken word.

13th Annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony

Thursday, June 4, 2015
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Namaste Lounge

College Nine and College Ten's Service-Learning Program will host the 13th Annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony on Thursday, June 4 from 6:00-7:30 pm in Namaste Lounge. This is an opportunity for student volunteers and our community partners to join together in celebrating our collaborative work in Santa Cruz county throughout the year. The gathering will include hors d'euvres, student testimonials, and more.  UCSC staff and faculty are welcome to attend. Contact: Abbey Asher: for more information.

Chancellor's and Steck Awards Presentation

Friday, June 5, 2015
By Invitation

Three senior theses/ projects from each of the five academic divisions are chosen each year, from the winners of the Deans' Awards, to receive Chancellor's Awards. This event recognizes those fifteen top research projects of the year. The Steck Award recognizes the most outstanding research project chosen from the fifteen Chancellor's Awardees, and is announced at this event.

If you have questions about Student Achievement Week, please email the Undergraduate Honors Program.