OPERS Fall Festival, Tue. Sept. 30, 3 -6pm


Due to drought conditions this year, the Upper East Field will be closed and the Fall Festival will be held inside the East Field House facilities. Tables will be set up on the grass triangle area by the service road, the tennis courts, the upper patio by the martial arts studio, the open area in front of the East Gym, the outdoor basketball courts and the tree-lined corridor in front of the main entrance to the East Field House. Upper Parking Lot #103 will be closed to cars and Dining Services will be located there.

Click here for maps and a directory with table assignments  

Held annually on the Tuesday of Welcome Week, the Fall Festival is a resource fair for new undergrad and graduate students to learn about the activities and services offered at UCSC. Over 150 student groups, clubs, organizations and campus offices have tables including Sports Clubs, Recreation Clubs, Outdoor Adventures, Intramural Sports, SOAR organizations, fraternities and sororities, Ethnic Resource Centers, Women's Center, Cantu GLBTI Center, Sustainability Office, Transportation & Parking Services, Student Health Center, and much more.

UCSC Dining Services provides dinner for meal-card holders and dinner can also be purchased on site. The meal is presented as a Farmer's Market-style event with different stations where you redeem a ticket for food items. The food purchased and served is locally and sustainably produced to provide an experiential learning environment in sustainable food systems and bring awareness to organic farming and healthy eating. For more information, see the Fall Festival page on the Dining Services website. 

This is a Zero Waste event and all participants are encouraged to consider waste reduction practices. This includes bringing your own water bottle to refill at our water stations, creating outreach materials that are reusuable, and discarding all utensils and plates from Dining Services into compostable bins at Recycling Stations. 


Due to the space restrictions inside the East Field House facility, the number of participants will be reduced this year. We are not able to take any more registrations. For a list of confirmed registered participants for 2014, see the List of Participants. 

updated September 18, 2014