General Meetings & 2018-2019 Events

When we meet:

We meet on the first Wednesday of each month from October through May, 11:30 am to 1:00PM. These general membership meetings typically feature a speaker or program, as well as light snacks. Our programs are open to members and guests.

Where we meet:

Meetings are held at the beautiful UCSC Arboretum, Horticulture Building II. Detailed directions can be found on the UCSC Arboretum web site.                                   

    Fall 2018

  • October 3

    Fall Gathering - Members sign up for Interest Groups. Stay for lunch provided by the board members. This meeting will begin at 11 am to allow time for members to browse and sign up for interest groups.

    View our 50th Anniversary slide show here.

  • October 17

    Newcomer's Luncheon  - Board members will welcome new members to the club.


  • November 7

    Speaker Program, 11:30 a.m. Professor Jody Greene Jody Greene, Associate Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning; Director, Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning; Professor of Literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz will speak on the topic, "Building a 21st-Century Teaching and Learning Center at UCSC.” Read an article by Jody Green in UCSC's "Tuesday Newsday" from October 23rd.


  • December 10 - 16

    Friends groups face off

    Giving Week for University Friends Groups

    Thank you to the 31 donors who gave a sum of $1,955 to Women's Club Re-Entry Scholarships during Giving Week



  • Holiday Lights

    December 18, 2018

    Chancellor's Friends Holiday Party - 3-6 PM, Porter College (by invitation) This is George Blumenthal's last holiday party before he retires in June. Share holiday greetings with all of your friends affiliated with the university. Parking/Shuttles at Performing Arts parking lot.

  • Winter 2019

  • January 9, 2019

    Speaker Program - 11:30 a.m.Gail Hershatter Dr.Gail Hershatter, Distinguished Professor of History, UCSC, will speak.  Her topic is "Stubborn Silences:  Writing the History of Chinese Women."

  • February 6, 2019

    Speaker Program - 11:30 am - 1 pm featuresCarrie Partch Carrie Partch, UCSC Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry. The title of her talk will be “Morning Larks and Night Owls: How Circadian Timing Influences Your Life.”


  • February 19, 2019

    Dining at the Shadowbrook

    Shadowbrook Restaurant"Community Tuesdays" event at the Shadowbrook Restaurant in Capitola has supported local nonprofits for 17 years. 1/3 of sales go to local non-profits.  Make reservations for our designated date after 5 pm at The Shadowbrook (831-475-1511).  1/3 of your dining and drink order will go to the UCSC Women's Club.  Be sure to tell your server that you want your order to be credited to The UCSC Women's Club.


  • February 27, 2019 - Giving Day

    Support the UCSC Women's Club Scholarships for UCSC Re-entry Students. Give generously on Giving Day.
  • March 6, 2019

    Speaker Program & Book Sale - books11 am - 1 pm (Note that we will begin early so that members may browse the book sale. Members may bring up to five books for the sale. No textbooks, please.)

    William T. Sullivan Dr. William T. Sullivan, Distinguished Professor of MCD Biology, UCSC, will give a talk on neglected diseases. Read more about the Sullivan Lab of Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology on his website.

  • Spring 2019

  • March 28, 2019 - InterCampus Exchange Day, 9 am - 3 pm

    Held at UCSC this year, the InterCampus Exchange Day is a yearly spring event attended by groups similar to the UCSC Women's Club.  Participating campuses are UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Merced, and UC Santa Cruz.

    Participants will gather in the morning at the Merrill College Cultural Center, and after a light breakfast, enjoy campus speakers. Lunch will be served followed by campus tours.

    Download the invitation and registration form. Please register by March 7.

    For those participants staying in Santa Cruz overnight, a block of rooms at a discounted rate is reserved at the Inn at Pasatiempo. Contact the reservations department directly at 831-423-5000 and ask for the "UC Women's Club Intercampus Gathering" in order to access the discounted room rates.
    The room block rate is available until February 27, 2019.


  • April 3, 2019

    Speaker Program


  • May 2 - Spring Luncheon


    Seymour Discovery Center skeletonAnnual Scholarship Luncheon at the Seymour Discovery Center…“Spring Sunshine and Stellar Student Scholars” - 11 am - 1 pm


Easily add these dates to your google calendar by visiting this Calendar page.