COVID-19 Operational Plans

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Dean of Students Office has suspended in-person operations until further notice. We will continue to offer our services and support on a remote basis. To reach a Dean of Students Office staff member, you may:

  • Leave a detailed voicemail at 831.459.4446, including your name and a telephone number at which you can be reached
  • Send an email to deanofstudents@ucsc.edu

Slug Support Case Managers

Slug Support is available to all students on a remote basis. Please email deanofstudents@ucsc.edu to request an appointment with a Slug Support Case Manager. If this is a crisis (e.g., immediate food or housing insecurity or major distress), and to be assisted right away, please see the crisis schedule below and contact the Slug Support case manager on crisis duty. We will be available for phone and Zoom appointments during our normal business hours (Mon-Fri 9:00 am-5:00pm). Please note that campus police and Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) are also still available. Call 911 to be connected to dispatch or (831) 459-2628 to be connected to a CAPS counselor. We expect to return to in person availability as soon as classes resume in-person.

Slug Support Crisis Schedule Updated 3/20/2020
Slug Support Crisis Schedule
As of: 3/15/2020
CRISIS = Food Insecurity, Housing Insecurity, and/or Major Distress
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 AM
CRISIS ONLY, 9am-1pm:
Mariah Lyons
(831) 419-0096
mlyons1@ucsc.edu
CRISIS ONLY, 9am-1pm:
Betty Desta
(831) 239-0006
bdeesta@ucsc.edu
CRISIS ONLY, 9am-1pm:
Sarah Cupps (831) 226-4263 scupps@ucsc.edu
CRISIS ONLY, 9am-1pm:
Erika Pappas
(831) 332-1239
erpappas@ucsc.edu
CRISIS ONLY, 9am-1pm:
Betty Desta
(831) 239-0006
bdeesta@ucsc.edu
9:00 AM
10:00 AM 10:00 AM
11:00 AM 11:00 AM
12:00 PM 12:00 PM
1:00 PM
CRISIS ONLY, 1pm-5pm:
Erika Pappas
(831) 332-1239
erpappas@ucsc.edu
CRISIS ONLY, 1pm-5pm:
Sarah Cupps (831) 226-4263 scupps@ucsc.edu
CRISIS ONLY, 1pm-5pm:
Betty Desta
(831) 239-0006
bdeesta@ucsc.edu
CRISIS ONLY, 1pm-5pm:
Sarah Cupps (831) 226-4263 scupps@ucsc.edu
CRISIS ONLY, 1pm-5pm:
Erika Pappas
(831) 332-1239
erpappas@ucsc.edu
1:00 PM
2:00 PM 2:00 PM
3:00 PM 3:00 PM
4:00 PM 4:00 PM
Staff will be available to talk on the phone and/or set up an immediate Zoom or Skype call

Slug Support Pantry

The Slug Support Pantry is updating its operations to adhere to COVID-19 precautions set in place by the State of California. In an effort to minimize risk we have created an appointment based pre-bagged grocery pick-up system starting on Wednesday 3/31/2020 and continuing every Wednesday throughout Spring Quarter 2020. 

Appointment Pre-packed Bags Pick-Up System 

  • We are moving to a Wednesday 9:00 am-5:00 pm, once a week, appointment only pick-up system. 
  • Bags will be pre-packed with pantry non-perishable staples the option to add eggs, bread, and frozen items at pick-up. We will begin adding produce to these pick-ups in the coming weeks. 
  • The sign-up sheet will refresh every Thursday morning. It is located here: https://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/pmxip
  • We ask that you refrain from waiting in line until your appointment. We will have marked spots for patrons to wait. 
  • Sign-in will happen using a QR code. Scan with your cellphone & Input your Student ID

New Location 

What we’re asking from our patrons 

  • If you are feeling sick please do not come to the pantry. Contact deanofstudents@ucsc.edu to connect with a Slug Support Case Manager. 
  • Refrain from touching surfaces when in the pantry space. 
  • Do not linger around the pantry space before and after your appointment time. Stand at least 6 feet apart from other patrons when waiting in line. 
  • Stay informed by visiting our Instagram, @slugsupportpantry, and this web site.

We will update this website with any additional changes to our operational plans as the COVID-19 situation develops.

iWe look forward to serving you in person again in the future.