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Convocation: An Arts Fall Welcome

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Mainstage, UCSC Theater Arts Center, and online via Zoom
Presented by: 
Arts Division

[This event is for Arts Division affiliates only and is not open to other UC Santa Cruz units or to the general public.]

Arts Dean Celine Parreñas Shimizu invites students, staff, and faculty of the Arts Division to the second annual fall welcome gathering. 

This year's event honors two-time Academy Award-winning production designer Rick Carter (Art, Kresge College, 1974) with the Distinguished Banana Slug Award in the Arts. His films include Amistad, Avatar, Back to the Future, Castaway, Forrest Gump, and Star Wars. Rick will join the dean in person and take part in a conversation with Becky Diaz, a current undergraduate student in Art, and Music Professor Karlton Hester, Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Dean Celine will share her vision for the academic year, and there will be a warm welcome from Lori Kletzer, Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor. 


  • Open to students, staff, and faculty of the Arts Division 
  • Attend in person or online 
  • RSVP to the email invitation
  • Families of students are invited to attend online 
  • Zoom link is shared after RSVP

Please note: UCSC no longer requires face coverings be worn indoors, however it is recommended. Attendees are welcome to do what they are most comfortable with. Dean Celine will be wearing a mask.