Celebrating 50 Years of the College of Creative Studies
Celebrate with us!
50th Anniversary Social
Reunite with your CCS classmates and favorite faculty members for an evening of celebration at everyone’s favorite marine barracks building (the CCS building). All alumni, students, faculty, staff, family and friends, current and former, are invited to the festivities.
The College of Creative Studies was established on the UC Santa Barbara campus in 1967 (yes, the summer of love) to serve students who demonstrated talent for original work in science or the arts. Join us in celebrating 50 years of creating new knowledge during the 2017-2018 academic year, reflecting on how we have evolved over the years.
The success of CCS is due to a dedicated community of faculty, students, staff, parents, alumni, and friends. The CCS 50th Anniversary Honorary Council represents a microcosm of this community, responsible for making the College a unique place for unconventional learning and where radical curiosity is celebrated.
CCS will be hosting a variety of 50th Anniversary events throughout the 2017-2018 academic year. Join us in celebrating CCS 50th Anniversary by attending our events, open to the public at no charge (unless noted otherwise). For more information, contact Will Proctor.
Transdisciplinary Workshop with MacArthur Fellow Angela Belcher (CCS Biology ’91/PhD ’97), James Mason Crafts Professor of Biological Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, MIT
- October 4, 3:00 PM
October 31-November 2
- November 4, 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Lecture and Dialogue on CCS Founder Marvin Mudrick by environmentalist, publisher, and author Karen Christensen (CCS Literature '81), whose company Berkshire Publishing has republished Mudrick’s books of literary criticism to coincide with the College's 50th anniversary.
- January 29, 5:00 PM
- March 9, 6:00 PM
- April 6-8, time TBD
Alumni Career Panel
- Date and time TBD
- April 28, 5:00 PM
50 for 50
CCS is honored to showcase 50 individuals and activities during our 50th Anniversary to share our rich history and amazing people responsible for making our unconventional College possible! Return regularly to learn more.
Tell Us Your Story
We want to hear how CCS has impacted you. Tag your posts on social media using #UCSBCCS50 or submit your stories online.
Each week throughout our Anniversary celebration we are posting stories from our past and present. Share your CCS story! Don't miss weekly #UCSBCCS50 posts by following us on social media.
I had a series of remarkable classes in my freshman year of CCS Literature, including “Malaise, Melancholy and the Production of Art”, taught by Jacob Berman.
Deans, students, and staff will come and go; new CCS buildings may even come and go, but the home inside CCS will continue to morph around its central principles of creation and discovery.