One of the advantages of being a private college advisor in Santa Cruz is that I can give incoming UCSC students the royal tour – and introduce my clients to one another! With online classes last year, students never stepped foot on campus so I had 1 junior, 2 sophomores, and 1 frosh who didn’t know anyone. After move-in day, I picked them up and we checked out everyone’s dorms and condos. It’s fun to see what the other residential colleges look like so they can begin to get a feel for the college themes.
I treated them to a UCSC favorite: Kianti’s for yummy pasta. After lunch, we drove along West Cliff Drive to see Steamer’s Lane, Seal rock, and Natural Bridges, of course! On the way back up to UCSC, we stopped by Ferrell’s Donuts to get donuts to enjoy later with their roommates – we were too stuffed to eat them. I tried to entice them to try Santa Cruz’s Marianne’s ice cream – maybe next time we’ll start with dessert!