History of The Affiliates

We are very proud of our contributions and of having a good time along the way!

As the original Friends Group there are plenty of historical references!

Ansel Adams campus meadow

 Current Events

The Affiliates Current Events!

Membership Drive!

  • If you are Alumni and want to contribute or join, now is the time!
  • We welcome the community to join or donate to The Affiliates!
  • Find the button on our Join Page or Donate Page!
  • You will be supporting our amazing group of Scholarship Recipients!
  • And find interesting events organized by our superb Planning Committee
  • You can be a member of the original campus Friends Group!

Spotlight on Alumni Andy Sartori

June 1 - Zoot Suit, a Play by Luis Valdez

May 10 - A Tale of Three Volcanic Islands — Iceland, the Azores, and Hawaii

Apr 20 - Guided Tour of Old Holy Cross Cemetery

Mar 16 - Final Passages: Slave Trading Within and Between American Colonies

Feb 23 - How Mr Trump Became President Donald Trump

Jan 19 - Introverts/Extraverts

Affiliates at Parade


We invite you to support The Affiliates' Scholarship Fund.

Each year, The Affiliates of the University of California, Santa Cruz, award scholarships to deserving local students.

Donations, membership dues and participation in fundraising events help to support these students who otherwise might not be able to afford to attend UC Santa Cruz.

For more information on becoming a member or making your donation, please call 831-459-2501 or send an email to rnoroyan@ucsc.edu to request an application.

Our online giving form Donate Button is available for your convenience.

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Ansel Adams McHenry Library


The Affiliates of the University of California, Santa Cruz is the oldest campus support group and forms a vital link to our community.

We provide annual scholarships to local students who might not otherwise have the opportunity to attend UC Santa Cruz.

The Affiliates not only give to the university community; we plan monthly events and receive special benefits as well.

The Planning Committee plans access to the UCSC campus and special tours of its unique and varied departments.

We share in the UCSC calendar of events with updates on films, plays, music, dance, art exhibits and lectures that we might attend.

Our greatest delight is in meeting

  • New community members
  • Very special students
  • Faculty from around the world

We look forward to your continued interest in becoming an Affiliate!

 Join Today!

Become an Affiliate of the University of California, Santa Cruz.

The Affiliates come from a variety of backgrounds but have one thing in common: a belief in higher education and UCSC.

The Affiliates enjoy many opportunities:

  • Behind-the-scenes tours of the wonderful facilities the campus has to offer
  • Informed discussions led by faculty and staff
  • Touring the beautiful gardens at the Arboretum
  • Getting to know each other at our annual Garden Party, Scholarship luncheon and other various receptions and events

The Affiliates holds monthly meetings of the Planning Committee and the Board of Directors.

We welcome your contribution to our continuing dialog while planning events, making friends and having fun!

For more information on becoming a member, please call 831-459-2501 or send an email to rnoryan@ucsc.edu to request a membership application. We look forward to hearing from you!

Affiliates Membership Dues

  • $25 - Single
  • $35 - Couple
  • $20 - Senior Single
  • $30 - Senior Couple

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Membership begins July 1 and ends June 30 the following year.

Affiliate members conversing at the garden party

 Membership Benefits

We invite you to join The Affiliates of the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Each year, The Affiliates award scholarships to deserving local students.

Affiliates meet together as a group, as couples, or individuals for use of:

  • Various Campus Colleges for Presentations
  • The UCSC Pool and Sports Facilities
  • The Libraries
  • Farm & Garden Project
  • Arboretum
  • Lick Observatory
  • Seymour Center at Long Marine Lab
  • The Recital Hall
  • The Performing Arts Center

The Affiliates are reaching out to the Community in town and with our Friends on Campus:

  • To Promote Cultural and Academic Awareness
  • Create a Bridge Between Town and Campus
  • Offer Events for Intellectual and Friendship Comradery

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