Sunday, October 18, 2009

UC Santa Cruz

It's college application season in our household, so yesterday we took Z to UCSC for Preview Day, where we participated in an information session followed up by a 90-minute walking tour of the campus. UCSC is not your "traditional" college campus. It is nestled in the redwoods above the picturesque seaside town of Santa Cruz and consists of ten residential colleges which form clusters across the 2000 acre campus. It is truly a spectacular and unique setting. During the tour we saw classrooms, lecture halls, dorm rooms, eateries, student art, sports facilities, trees and more trees, and numerous buildings which make up the individual colleges...oh yeah, and I can't forget the stunning ocean views...

The tours begins...





















So what did Z think? Not his cup of tea...where does he have his heart set on going? A place polar opposite to UCSC: Arizona State!

5 comments:

diane said...

It looked to be a good learning environment. Lovely shots.

Ebie said...

Hi Linnea, such a beautiful campus, and beautiful images you took. I love the mural with the embryo.

It is Z's choice, but I think I would go for the cooler weather than the summer heat!

chrome3d said...

Thanks for the tour. Pretty views there almost everywhere.

Oz Girl said...

Wow, not his cup of tea, eh? I think I would be pretty durned happy there, but that's me. LOL What a gorgeous campus. Great photos Linnea!!

Sheila said...

Fabulous shots, Linnea!