Academic advisers are available in the College Office to meet with students to discuss academic goals, scheduling and planning. Once a student declares a major, s/he is assigned a major advisor in their academic department. For more information, check out our Advising pages.
All members of the UCSC academic community have a responsibility to present as their original work only that which is truly their own. Cheating, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty are contrary to the ideals and purposes of a university and will not be tolerated.
Cowell College awards a number of prizes each year, many of which include a cash award. Prizes range from recognition of academic excellence in essay writing, poetry, fiction, and research to recognition of community service, and even creativity in the decoration of one's room! Contact the Provost's Office for more information.
There is a modest fund to support individual undergraduate student projects. Assistance will be considered in the following areas: 1) academic research; 2) creative initiatives; 3) artistic endeavors; and 4) public events of benefit to one or more colleges or to the campus community. Both individual and collective efforts are encouraged.
Proposals will be accepted from undergraduate Cowell College students, and will be judged competitively in terms of merit. Student Project Fund guidelines and deadlines may be found here.
Cowell gives special support to a group of faculty interested in Pre- and Early Modern Studies. PEMS incorporates the traditional fields of classics, medieval and Renaissance studies, and takes an interdisciplinary perspective on the study of pre -eighteenth century cultures around the world. For more information about PEMS, contact Deanna Shemek (email@example.com).
Cowell students enjoy having one of UCSC's computer labs nearby - a Mac/PC lab is located in Room 101 of Apartment Building 1. Work on papers, connect to the internet, send email, create web pages, scan graphics, more. Software includes MS Office, Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, InDesign, and Final Cut Pro. More info on locations, hours, and available hardware and software.