Past Events


    DRC Graduation Celebration

  • Date: Wednesday, June 12th, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm 

    Location: Cowell Provost House

    Deadline To Register: Friday, May 24th, 2019

    The DRC will be hosting a Graduation Celebration to celebrate and honor your academic and personal accomplishments! We welcome all graduating students with disabilities regardless of DRC affiliation to register to participate. Families and friends are invited to attend this ceremony.

    We will be having a ceremony with speakers, graduation cords, certificates and a reception with light refreshments. We will also have a professional photobooth that will print out your pictures as well as create GIFs and boomerangs.

    We hope you join us and so we can celebrate your accomplishments together!

     

    Interested in being a student speaker for this event? Please contact Abigail Katz at ajkatz@ucsc.edu or at 831-459-4807 by Wednesday, May 15th.

     

    Event Access and Location Information

    ASL interpretation and CART will be provided, as well as vegan, gluten-free food options. This is a scent/fragrance-free and a child-friendly event.

    An all gender, accessible restroom is located at the Cowell Provost House; additional all gender, accessible restrooms are located nearby in Cowell Apartment Community Room.

    The Cowell Provost House is located off the Cowell Service Road from Hagar Drive. Using standard campus transit or Santa Cruz Metro bus routes 10-22, the venue can be accessed in either direction from the Cowell/Stevenson/Bookstore bus stops. The sidewalks from either bus stop lead to the venue. Travel along Hagar Drive away from the bookstore and towards OPERS/the East Field House; turn left at the sign for the Cowell Provost House at the Cowell Service Road.

    While the UC Santa Cruz campus buses are accessible, the campus East Remote Exterior Lot bus stop is inaccessible (it is the main bus stop servicing the lot). The accessible interior bus stop and ADA spaces are currently blocked off for construction. For these reasons, we recommend that wheelchair users park in the close-in lots near the venue or utilize the Disability Van Service (more information below). Parking and transportation information is located in the sections below. If you experience barriers arriving at the Provost House due to accessibility concerns, please contact Rick Gubash at 952-240-9527.

    Please send access requests to Abigail Katz at ajkatz@ucsc.edu or (831) 459-4807.

    Co-sponsored by the Disability Resource Center, the Student Fee Advisory Committee, Cowell College Provost Alan Christy, and the UCSC CASFS Farm & Garden.



    Parking & Transportation Information for Campus Affiliates (Students, Staff, Faculty)

    If coming from an on-campus location, the venue can be reached by taking the campus shuttle to the Cowell College bus stop and navigating down Hagar Drive (away form the Bookstore) to the Provost House. For campus affiliates who utilize the Disability Van Service to navigate campus, please contact DVS by email dvs@ucsc.edu or by phone 831-459-2829 to schedule a ride for this event

    For campus affiliates with A/B permits and/or with access needs require close in-parking, close-in and accessible parking options are available. Campus “A/B permit” spaces can be found near the venue in Lot 103A, serving the East Field House. This lot is accessed via Hagar Drive. TAPS directional signage will lead guests to this lot, and the TAPS Parking Map is available for reference. There are two van accessible, DMV placard (ADA) spaces located just before Lot 103A when coming from the base of campus. The sidewalk will lead to the Cowell Provost House, located on the right as you head up the road toward the Bookstore.

    Campus affiliates with DMV placards are able to park in any of the following spaces with a UC Santa Cruz parking permit:

    • ADA (a.k.a. Accessible) parking spaces (DMV placard)
    • A permit spaces
    • Medical spaces
    • in time-limited zones (e.g., 10-minute spaces) for longer than the time specified
    • in meters and paystation spaces without additional payment when no other parking is available
    • out of a marked parking space, as long as you don’t park in fire lanes, tow-away zones, or next to red curbs. You also can’t block other vehicles, access to dumpsters or loading docks, buildings, sidewalks, pathways, or traffic.

    If you experience any difficulty finding an accessible parking space on the day of the event, please contact Rick Gubash at 952-240-9527.



    Parking & Transportation Information for Campus Visitors

    Parking permits are required for campus visitors; more information can be found on the Visitor Parking page. Parking is most plentiful in the East Remote Lot; we recommend that off-campus guests whose access needs are met either by walking uphill to the venue from the parking lot or by taking the campus shuttle to the Cowell/Stevenson/Bookstore bus stop park in the East Remote lot. The TAPS Parking Map is available for reference.

    For visitors whose access needs require close in-parking, accessible parking options are available. General close-in parking (campus “A permit” spaces nearby the venue) can be found in Lot 103A. TAPS directional signage will lead guests to this lot. There are two van accessible, DMV placard (ADA) spaces located just before Lot 103A when coming from the base of campus. The sidewalk will lead to the Cowell Provost House, located on the right as you head up the road toward the Bookstore. The TAPS Parking Map is available for reference.

    Campus visitors with DMV placards are able to park in any of the following spaces without a purchasing UC Santa Cruz parking permit:

    • ADA (a.k.a. Accessible) parking spaces (DMV placard)
    • A permit spaces
    • Medical spaces (standard-sized parking spaces intended for those who need close-in parking similar to ADA spaces but who don’t require the additional space provided by ADA parking spaces)
    • in time-limited zones (e.g., 10-minute spaces) for longer than the time specified
    • in meters and paystation spaces without additional payment when no other parking is available
    • out of a marked parking space, as long as you don’t park in fire lanes, tow-away zones, or next to red curbs. You also can’t block other vehicles, access to dumpsters or loading docks, buildings, sidewalks, pathways, or traffic.
    • Please note that DMV placards are not valid in spaces reserved for departments, individuals, contractors, carpools or vanpools, or in lots solely designated for “C” permit holders.

     

    If you experience any difficulty finding an accessible parking space on the day of the event, please contact Rick Gubash at 952-240-9527.

     

    Jay Dolmage

    Date: Thursday, May 9th, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm 

    Location: College 9/10 Multipurpose Room

    This talk/discussion will address the ableist attitudes, policies, and practices that are built into higher education. It will also interrogate the minimal and temporary means we have been given to address inequities, and the cost such an approach has for disabled students and faculty. We will explore our own ableist biases, apologies, and defenses in an effort to build tools for anti-ableist education.

     

    Event Access and Location Information:

    ASL interpretation and CART will be provided, as well as vegan, gluten-free food options. The script, slides, and other materials/resources related to this presentation can be accessed on the Academic Ableism: Beyond Accommodation site. This is a scent/fragrance-free and a child-friendly event.

    Please send access requests to Abigail Katz at ajkatz@ucsc.edu or (831) 459-4807. Parking and transportation information is located below in the sections below. If youyou experience difficulty finding an accessible parking space on the day of the event, please contact Rick Gubash at 952-240-9527.

    The Colleges Nine/Ten Multi-Purpose Room is located on the first floor of the University Center building between the Programs and Activities Office and the Colleges Nine/Ten Dining Hall. Using standard campus transit or Santa Cruz Metro bus routes 10-22 (SC Metro buses are wheelchair accessible), the venue can be accessed from the Colleges Nine/Ten bus stop. There is a wheelchair accessible paved path that leads from the bus stop to the venue, which will be off to the left at the top of the hill; please refer to the Nine/Ten Multi-Purpose Room Informational Handout for more information.

    While the UC Santa Cruz campus buses are accessible, the campus East Remote Exterior Lot bus stop is inaccessible (it is the main bus stop servicing the lot). The accessible interior bus stop and ADA spaces are currently blocked off for construction. Feedback from a power chair user also suggests that a manual chair user may experience some barriers navigating the path uphill to the Colleges Nine/Ten Multipurpose Room; the initial incline is steep, and there are few places to rest on the path. For these reasons, we recommend that wheelchair users park in the close-in lots near the venue (more information below). If you are coming by bus and you experience difficulty barriers arriving to the Multipurpose room due to accessibility concerns, please contact Rick Gubash at 952-240-9527.

    Binary gendered, accessible restrooms are located in the Colleges Nine/Ten Dining hall, which can be accessed through the venue. All gender, accessible restrooms are located nearby in the Terry Freitas Cafe, the College Nine and College Ten Programs and Activities Office, and Namaste Lounge.

    Co-sponsored by the Disability Resource Center, the Writing Program, the Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning, and College Nine & College Ten.

     

    Parking & Transportation Information for Campus Affiliates (Students, Staff, Faculty):

    If coming from an on-campus location, the venue can be reached by taking the campus shuttle to the College 9/10 bus stop and navigating uphill to the Multipurpose Room. For campus affiliates who utilize the Disability Van Service to navigate campus, please contact DVS via email dvs@ucsc.edu or by phone 831-459-2829 to schedule a ride for this event; the closest DVS stops is at Namaste Lounge.

    For campus affiliates with A/B permits and/or with access needs require close in-parking, close-in and accessible parking options are available. General close-in parking (campus “A/B permit” spaces) in can be found near the venue in Lots 114, 164, and 165; these lots are accessed via College Ten Road. TAPS directional signage will lead guests to these lots. The TAPS Parking Map is available for reference. The College Nine and College Ten Map is labeled with wheelchair accessible paths of travel to acces space.

    There are eight van accessible, DMV placard (ADA) spaces located near the venue, as well as three medical spaces (standard-sized parking spaces intended for those who need close-in parking similar to ADA spaces but who don’t require the additional space provided by ADA parking spaces). Two ADA spaces are located across from Lot 114 which can be reached via College Ten Road by following the directional signage.

    The remaining six of the ADA spaces and three medical spaces are off of College Nine Road; those parking in these spots should disregard the directional signage leading to College Ten Road and turn on College Nine Road instead. There is one ADA space next to the University Center loading dock across from Namaste Lounge. Two ADA spaces and one medical space are located to the left of Lot 166 (approaching Social Sciences 2). Three ADA spaces and two medical spaces are located to the right of Lot 166 (approaching Social Sciences 1). The TAPS Parking Map is available for reference. The College Nine and College Ten Map is labeled with wheelchair accessible paths of travel to access the space.

    Campus affiliates with DMV placards are able to park in any of the following spaces with a UC Santa Cruz parking permit:

    • ADA (a.k.a. Accessible) parking spaces (DMV placard)
    • A permit spaces
    • Medical spaces
    • in time-limited zones (e.g., 10-minute spaces) for longer than the time specified
    • in meters and paystation spaces without additional payment when no other parking is available
    • out of a marked parking space, as long as you don’t park in fire lanes, tow-away zones, or next to red curbs. You also can’t block other vehicles, access to dumpsters or loading docks, buildings, sidewalks, pathways, or traffic.


    If you experience any difficulty finding an accessible parking space on the day of the event, please contact Rick Gubash at 952-240-9527.

     


    Parking & Transportation Information for Campus Visitors:

    After 5:00PM, parking is free in the East Remote Lot. We recommend that off-campus whose access needs are met by taking the campus bus and navigating uphill to the venue use UCSC campus shuttle to access the event. Please park in the East Remote Lot and take the campus shuttle from the East Remote exterior bus stop (located on the perimeter of the lot on Hagar Drive) to the College Nine/Ten bus stop. The TAPS Parking Map is available for reference.

    For visitors who do not require close-in parking but may experience barriers using campus shuttles and navigating uphill, the Disability Van Service provides on–campus wheelchair lift–equipped transportation that can pick up from the East Remote Lot and drop off near the venue. Disability Van Service is available to employees, students and visitors with temporary or permanent mobility impairments. For more information and to set up a ride, please get in contact with DVS via email dvs@ucsc.edu or by phone 831-459-2829; the closest DVS stops is at Namaste Lounge.

    For visitors whose access needs require close in-parking, accessible parking options are available. Campus visitors without a DMV permit who have close-in parking needs should purchase a 1 Day permit from Transportation and Parking Services to park in the lots near the venue. Campus visitors with DMV placards are able to park in any of the following spaces without a purchasing UC Santa Cruz parking permit:

    • ADA (a.k.a. Accessible) parking spaces (DMV placard)
    • A permit spaces
    • Medical spaces (standard-sized parking spaces intended for those who need close-in parking similar to ADA spaces but who don’t require the additional space provided by ADA parking spaces)
    • in time-limited zones (e.g., 10-minute spaces) for longer than the time specified
    • in meters and paystation spaces without additional payment when no other parking is available
    • out of a marked parking space, as long as you don’t park in fire lanes, tow-away zones, or next to red curbs. You also can’t block other vehicles, access to dumpsters or loading docks, buildings, sidewalks, pathways, or traffic.
    • Please note that DMV placards are not valid in spaces reserved for departments, individuals, contractors, carpools or vanpools, or in lots solely designated for “C” permit holders.

    General close-in parking (campus “A permit” spaces nearby the venue) can be found in Lots 114, 164, and 165; these lots are accessed via College Ten Road. TAPS directional signage will lead guests to these lots. The TAPS Parking Map is available for reference. The College Nine and College Ten Map is labeled with wheelchair accessible paths of travel to acces space.

    There are eight van accessible, DMV placard (ADA) spaces located near the venue, as well as three medical spaces. Two ADA spaces are located across from Lot 114 which can be reached via College Ten Road by following the directional signage.

    The remaining six of the ADA spaces and three medical spaces are off of College Nine Road; guests parking in these spots should disregard the directional signage leading to College Ten Road and turn on College Nine Road instead. There is one ADA space next to the University Center loading dock across from Namaste Lounge. Two ADA spaces and one medical space are located to the left of Lot 166 (approaching Social Sciences 2. Three ADA spaces and two medical spaces located to the right of Lot 166 (approaching Social Sciences 1).

    If you experience any difficulty finding an accessible parking space on the day of the event, please contact Rick Gubash at 952-240-9527.

     

     

     

    Student Lunch Discussion

    Date: Friday, May 10th, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm 

    Location: Cowell Room 132

    For lunch, please RVSP at http://bit.ly/AcademicAbleismLunch

     

    Event Access and Location Information:

    ASL interpretation and CART will be provide, as well as vegan, gluten-free food options. This is a scent- and fragrance-free event. Please send any access requests to Abigail Katz at ajkatz@ucsc.edu or (831) 459-4807.

    Cowell 132 (Cowell Conference Room) is located across from the Cowell Administrative Building at the top of the Cowell Quad. A wheelchair accessible route of travel is available by bus coming from the main entrance/east side of campus at the Crown bus stop only. There is not a designated wheelchair accessible path of travel coming from the west side of campus by bus from the Cowell bus stop; folks who need a wheelchair accessible path to access to the venue from this direction should schedule a ride through the Disability Van Service, as the drop-off point connects to an accessible path. Parking and transportation information is located below in the sections below to describe how to access the space.

    Binary gendered, accessible restrooms are located nearby on the same floor in Cowell Student Commons and in the Cowell Administrative Building. All gender, accessible restrooms are located in the lower floor of the Cowell Student Commons building, across from the Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery near the Cowell/Stevenson Dining Hall and Cowell Fireside Lounge. The all gender bathrooms can be accessed by wheelchair users either via the ramp on the far side of the Cowell Quad or via the stairlifts inside the Cowell Student Commons. The Cowell College Map is available for reference.

     

    Parking and Transportation Information:

    A/B permit spaces, medical spaces, and ADA, van accessible spaces are available in and near Lots 106 & 107 (Cowell Circle) for those with close-in parking needs. The TAPS Parking Map is available for reference, along with the Cowell College Map outlining wheelchair accessible paths of travel.

    For individuals who utilize the Disability Van Service to navigate campus, please contact DVS via email dvs@ucsc.edu or by phone 831-459-2829 to schedule a ride for this event; the closest DVS drop-off is Cowell Circle.

    A wheelchair accessible route is available from the Crown bus stop to the conference room and from the Cowell Circle Disability Van Service stop for those using DVS services. As you approach the Cowell Circle, the wheelchair accessible route will run along the right side of the Cowell Administrative Building behind the Cowell College dorms and turn left at the hallway between the Cowell Administrative Building and Cowell Classroom 131B. The venue will be at the end of the hall across from the Cowell Administrative Building. Directional signage will be posted along the path.; the Cowell College Map is available for reference.

    If coming by bus from the main entrance/east side of campus, we recommend exiting the bus at the Crown/Merrill bus stop and navigating past the Humanities Lecture Hall to towards Cowell Circle. Follow the directional signage from Cowell Circle to arrive at the venue.

    If coming by bus from the west side of campus, we recommend exiting via the Cowell bus stop and either taking the stairs through the Cowell dorms to reach the Cowell Quad or by walking behind the Cowell dorms along the Cowell Service Road (near the OPERS field) for a stair-free route to the Cowell Quad (there is an elevator located below the Cowell Dining Hall). From the Quad, individuals can either take the stairs to the top of the quad to find the Cowell Conference Room on the right side across from the administrative building, or access the ramp on the left side of the Quad for a stair free route and cross the hall.