Listed below are departmental and campus handbooks, and links to useful resources available to current graduate students.
The ENVS Grad Handbook outlines the doctoral program requirements, including policies regarding pre-qualifying and qualifying examinations, TA service requirements, required courses, etc.
Outlines the steps to take for each phase of your graduate career. Follow this guide to complete your administrative requirements for passing the Pre-Qualifying and Qualifying examinations, Advancing to Candidacy, and applying for the Ph.D. in Environmental Studies.
This handbook is a wealth of knowledge and resources for Environmental Studies Teaching Assistants. It describes the hiring process, the rights available to all TA's on campus, best-practices for TA's, working with distressed students, how to contact the TA Union, encouraging diversity in the classroom, and more.
A collection of the key concepts that inform much of the scholarly work in the Department of Environmental Studies. Includes a suggested reading list to inform or supplement student's knowledge of one of the six main "groups" of knowledge, skills, and abilities covered in the Graduate Core Curriculum (ENVS 201 A, B. M, N): Ways of Knowing; Ecology & Evolution; Geography & Political Economy; Earth Sciences; Economics & Policy; Cross-Cutting concepts; Quantitative Skills.
- The Graduate Handbook lists regulations from the University of California and campus-specific requirements that pertain to every UCSC graduate student. Use this handbook to find out about enrollment options, registration and fee information, time-to-degree requirements, and more.
- A collection of links from the UCSC Graduate Division of academic and personal support services for current graduate students.
- The Graduate Division's page on Financial Aid explains the costs - and some ways to cover those costs - of graduate school.
- Tax guidelines for students receiving funds from Teaching Assistant (TA) positions, Graduate Research Assistant (GSR) positions, fellowships, scholarships, and loans.
- The Academic Calendar lists quarterly deadlines for students regarding financial aid payments, enrollment scheduling, petitioning for the degrees, and much more. This is maintained by the Publications and Scheduling department of the Registrar's Office.
The Campus Calendar lists events held on the UCSC campus. Some events are open to the public, and others are restricted to particular members of the campus community. Seminars, conferences, and other academic events are frequently posted on this calendar.
- All graduate students are members of the Graduate Student Association. In addition to working on preserving the rights of graduate students, the GSA holds annual social events and provides modest travel grants to help pay for student travel to conferences. The GSA would like to have Departmental Representatives from every department on campus - let them know if you are interested!
Ethnic and Lifestyle Resource Centers
The UCSC Ethnic Resource Center is home to several ethnic advocacy groups on campus:
African American Resource and Cultural Center (AARCC)
American Indian Resource Center (AIRC)
Asian American/Pacific Islander Resource Center (AAPIRC)
Chicano Latino Resource Center (El Centro)
Cantu Queer Center
- ID cards, Santa Cruz County Metro bus passes, recreation facilities passes, library cards, food service/Flexi-Dollar cards.
- The DRC assists in making courses, programs, services, and activities accessible to students with disabilities. DRC assists students with a variety of disabilities, including physical, learning, and psychological.
- The Office of the Registrar maintains an accurate academic record for each student who enrolls at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and provides transcripts, copies of narrative evaluations, and assistance with course enrollment adjustments.
Careers, Research Positions, Fellowships
- Provides access to job search resources, workshop listings, resumé, cover letter and interview assistance, and more.