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The Educational Opportunity Programs at UC Santa Cruz offers academic and personal support designed to improve the retention and academic success for first-generation, low-income, or educationally disadvantaged college students. EOP serves to enhance undergraduate experiences by helping students acquire the skills to prepare for graduate programs, professional school, and future leadership roles.


Calling all EOP alumni—it's time to come home!

The Educational Opportunity Programs Office is requesting the pleasure of your company for the date of April 25, 2015! As part of UC Santa Cruz's 50th Anniversary, please ​SAVE THE DATE​ for two EOP Alumni Weekend events.

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EOP Open House & Alumni/Student Mixer
Location: ARCenter Building and Courtyard Patio
Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015
Time: 1–3:00 p.m.

For the opportunity to learn more about new EOP programs and to mingle with alumni and current EOP students, be sure to attend the ​EOP Open House & Alumni/Student Mixer ​from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at the Academic Resource Center (ARCenter) Courtyard Patio.

EOP Alumni Reunion Honoring the Bridge Program
Location: Hotel Paradox Ballroom
611 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA
Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015
Time: 6:30–11:30 p.m.
Cost: $55

The Educational Opportunity Programs office looks forward to celebrating the ​EOP Alumni Reunion Honoring the Bridge Program ​with you from 6:30pm to 11:30pm at the Hotel Paradox Ballroom. Here is your chance to connect with staff, mentors, and friends that helped share your experience as a student, while honoring the impact that the EOP Bridge Program has had on the UC Santa Cruz community.