Staying Connected

UCSC campus at night


To stay in touch with the Linguistics Department and its activities, it is important that you read your UCSC email. This is the email account we will use to keep you updated regarding advising, orientation declaration meetings, career and internship workshops and opportunities, and other events that could benefit you. Also, if you need advising assistance over email, always use your UCSC email account when you write us, as we can only write back to your UCSC email address.

Weekly Department Newsletter

The department has a weekly newsletter, What's Happening at Santa Cruz (WHASC), which announces upcoming department events, reports on the travels and accomplishments of students and faculty, and provides other information for the benefit of the linguistics community. WHASC is posted every Monday during the academic year. If you have an accomplishment or another news item which you would like to have posted, submit it to

Other Activities

The department's undergraduate majors have pursued various group activities in the past, such as forming an undergraduate linguistics club and producing a quarterly publication (The Village Idiom). The department has some funds available to support such activities. Students interested in taking a leadership role in group activities related to linguistics or language studies should consult with the Undergraduate Advisor or Undergraduate Program Director.