Families blowing bubbles
We are a strong, vibrant, and connected community of
student-parents. We look forward to welcoming you to
our campus and helping you settle into your new life at
UC Santa Cruz. (Photo by Carolyn Lagattuta)

Services for Transfer And Re-entry Students

  • Services for Transfer and Re-entry Students (STARS) provides resources for students as parents. If you are an undergraduate student and also a parent you are considered a "re-entry" student. 
  • STARS offers a free meal plan lottery for student parents. Please contact for more information. 
  • STARS facilitates a Parent listserv. To get on that list and be notified of upcoming events and resources, contact to subscribe. 
  • A student Parent Facebook Group also exists, connecting families and building community. See Santa Cruzspo/
  • STARS also offers undergraduate scholarships for students who are parents. To receive more information please contact

Women's Center

  •  The UC Santa Cruz Women’s Center provides a child-friendly space for those seeking additional resources. The Center also has a comfortable, walk-in lactation room open to all students.

Family Student Housing

Student Organizations

The Student Organization Advising and Resources (SOAR) office keeps a list of 100s of student organizations. Other student organizations you might want to get involved in are: