College Student Life

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The Merrill Programs Office is a resource center for program development as well as the planning and implementation of intentional student programming for college-specific and campus-wide events. With the help of creative and committed Program Assistants, Resident Assistants, Merrill Student Government members, Merrill Activities Council,  Orientation Leaders, and others, the office ensures that student life at Merrill College remains enjoyable and enriching!

The Merrill Programs Office oversees the Merrill Student Government, Merrill Activities Council, and The Pottery Co-op.  We also organize Fall Welcome Week, Merrill Commencement, College Nights, Moat Day, Dances and a number of programs, events, workshops, and activities throughout the year.  The Programs Office also works in partnership and co-sponsorship with student organizations and other units from on and off-campus to bring valuable programming to the Merrill community.

Message from the Merrill College Programs Team: 

Dear students, alums, and community partners, 

It has been a challenging year for all of us. I'm sorry that this is our new reality, and although we're not on campus together, you are not alone.

We have dedicated professional staff and creative and committed student leaders (Program Assistants, PAs and members of Merrill Student Government) who will be creating and/or sharing enjoyable and enriching content with Merrillites and non-affiliates via social media and our website. Other College Programs Offices along with *Resources Centers, SHOP, CARE, and the Career Center are also working on creating engaging digital content. In the next few weeks, Merrill’s Program Assistants will begin to ramp up our social media and web content.

We hope that you can engage with us and help us build our community. If you are a part of a club or student organization, or campus partner looking to collaborate, please let us know how we can support you by emailing

Please visit the student engagement page for more information on how to get involved with your communities here at Merrill College and UC Santa Cruz. 


Chris Flores and Aubrie Cook | Acting College Programs Coordinators

DJ Bell | Assistant College Programs Coordinator