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The University of California (UC) is a public university system in the state of Californiamarker. Under the California Master Plan for Higher Education, the University of California is a part of the state's three-tier public higher education system, which also includes the California State University system and the California Community Colleges system.

The University of California has a combined student body of more than 191,000 students, over 1,340,000 living alumni, and a combined system and campus endowment of approximately US$10 billion, the 12th largest in the United States.

Its first campus, UC Berkeleymarker, was founded in 1868, while its tenth and newest campus, UC Mercedmarker, opened in the fall of 2005. All campuses enroll both undergraduate and graduate students, with two exceptions: UCSFmarker enrolls only graduate and professional students in the medical and health sciences, and the independently administered UC Hastingsmarker enrolls only graduate and professional students in legal studies.

The University of California's campuses boast large numbers of distinguished faculty in almost every field. Eight of its undergraduate campuses are ranked among the top 100, six among the top 50, and two among the top 25 U.S. universities by both the U.S. News and World Report and the Academic Ranking of World Universities. The University is considered a model for public institutions across the United Statesmarker.


In 1849, the state of California ratified its first constitution, which contained the express objective of creating a complete educational system including a state university. Taking advantage of the Morrill Land Grant Act, the California Legislature established an Agricultural, Mining, and Mechanical Arts College in 1866. Although this institution was provided with sufficient funds, it lacked land.

Meanwhile, Congregational minister Henry Durant, an alumnus of Yale, had established the private Contra Costa Academy, on June 20, 1853 in Oakland, Californiamarker. The initial site was bounded by Twelfth and Fourteenth Streets and Harrison and Franklin Streets in downtown Oakland. In turn, the Trustees of the Contra Costa Academy were granted a charter on April 13, 1855 for a College of Californiamarker. State Historical Plaque No. 45 marks the site of the College of Californiamarker at the northeast corner of Thirteenth and Franklin Streets in Oakland. Hoping both to expand and raise funds, the College of Californiamarker's trustees formed the College Homestead Association and purchased 160 acres (650,000 m²) of land in what is now Berkeleymarker in 1866. But sales of new homesteads fell short.

Governor Frederick Low favored the establishment of a state university based upon the University of Michiganmarker plan, and thus in one sense may be regarded as the founder of the University of California. In 1867, he suggested a merger of the existing College of California with the proposed state university. The College's trustees agreed to merge with the state college to their mutual advantage, but under one condition — that there not be simply a "Agricultural, Mining, and Mechanical Arts College," but "a complete university." Accordingly, the Organic Act, establishing the University of California, was signed into law by Governor Henry H. Haight (Low's successor) on March 23, 1868.

The University of California's second president, Daniel Coit Gilman, opened the Berkeleymarker campus in September 1873. Earlier that year, Toland Medical College in San Francisco had agreed to become the University's "Medical Department"; it later evolved into UCSFmarker. In 1878, the University established its first law school in San Francisco with a US$100,000 gift from Serranus Clinton Hastings; it is now Hastings College of the Lawmarker.

In 1905, the Legislature established a "University Farm School" which would be located at Davismarker and in 1907 a "Citrus Experiment Station" at Riversidemarker as adjuncts to the College of Agriculture at Berkeley. In 1959, the Legislature promoted the "Farm" and "Experiment Station" to the rank of "general campus," creating, respectively, UC Davismarker and UC Riversidemarker.

In 1919, the Legislature arranged for an existing normal school in Los Angelesmarker to become the University's "Southern Branch." In turn, the Southern Branch became UCLAmarker in 1927. In 1944, the former Santa Barbara State College—renamed UC Santa Barbara--became the third general-education campus of the University of California system.

The San Diegomarker campus was founded as a marine station in 1912 and became UCSDmarker in 1959. Campuses were established at Santa Cruzmarker and Irvinemarker in 1965. UC Mercedmarker opened in fall 2005.

The California Master Plan for Higher Education of 1960 established that UC select from the top 12.5% (one-eighth) of graduating high school seniors in California. Prior to the promulgation of the Master Plan, UC was to select from the top 15%. The university doesn't follow all tenets of this plan, such as the stricture that no campus is to exceed 27,500 in enrollment to ensure quality. Three campuses, Berkeley, UCLA, and Davis, all currently enroll over 30,000.


UC researchers and faculty are responsible for 5,505 inventions and 2,497 patents. UC researchers create 3 new inventions per day.

The University of California and most of its campuses are members of the Association of American Universities . Collectively, the system counts among its faculty (as of 2002):

Eight campuses operate on the quarter system, while Berkeley and Merced are on the semester system. However, the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and all UC law schools operate on the semester system.

UC Libraries

At 34 million items, the University of California library system contains one of the largest collections in the world. Each campus maintains its own library catalog and also participates in the systemwide union catalog, MELVYL. Besides on-campus libraries, the UC system also maintains two regional library facilities (one each for Northern and Southern California) which each accept older items from all UC campus libraries in their respective region. As of 2007, Northern Regional Library Facility is home to 4.7 million volumes, while SRLF is home to 5.7 million.


The University of California is governed by the Regents of the University of California, as required by the current Constitution of the State of California. Eighteen regents are appointed by the governor for 12-year terms. One member is a student appointed for a one-year term. There are also 7 ex officio members — the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Speaker of the Assembly, Superintendent of Public Instruction, president and vice president of the Alumni Associations of UC, and the UC President. According to a recent report issued by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the UC system has "significant problems in governance, leadership and decision making," with much "confusion about the roles and responsibilities of the university president, the regents and the 10 campus chancellors with no clear lines of authority and boundaries."

The Academic Senate, made up of faculty members, is empowered by the Regents to set academic policies. In addition, the system-wide faculty chair and vice-chair sit on the Board of Regents as non-voting members.

Originally the President was directly in charge of the first campus, Berkeley, and in turn, all other UC locations (with the exception of Hastings College of the Law) were controlled by the Berkeley campus. In 1952, the system was reorganized so that day-to-day "chief executive officer" functions for each campus were transferred to Chancellors who were entrusted with a high degree of autonomy. In turn, all Chancellors (again, with the exception of Hastings) report as equals to the UC President. Today, the UC Office of the President and the Office of the Secretary of the Regents of the University of California share an office building in downtown Oakland which serves as the UC system's headquarters.

Besides substantial six-figure incomes, the UC President and all UC chancellors enjoy a number of controversial perks, such as free housing in the form of university-maintained mansions. In 1962, Anson Blake's will donated his estate (Blake Garden) and mansion (Blake House) in Kensingtonmarker to the University of California's Department of Landscape Architecture. In 1968, the Regents decided that Blake House would become the official residence of the UC President. As of 2005, it currently costs around US$300,000 per year to maintain Blake Garden and Blake House; the latter, built in 1926, is a mansion with a view of San Francisco Bay. Also, all UC chancellors live for free in a mansion on or near campus that is usually known as University House. UCSD's mansion has been closed due to its age and poor condition, but the university plans to replace it.

UC Presidents

On 13 August 2007, President Dynes announced that he will step down effective June 2008, or until his replacement is selected. However, he also announced that Provost Wyatt (Rory) Hume will take over as the system's chief operating officer, effective immediately. Three state lawmakers had publicly demanded his resignation for his handling of the executive pay compensation scandal that stemmed from UC system Provost M.R.C. Greenwood's violation of UC conflict-of-interest rules. (She had created a management job at UC headquarters for a friend with whom she owned rental property, and a subordinate, Winston Doby, improperly helped create a highly-paid year-long internship for her son at UC Merced.)

Incoming President Mark Yudof took over on June 16, 2008.


The state of California currently spends US$3.3 billion or 3.2% of its annual budget on the UC system. In May 2004, UC President Robert C. Dynes and CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed struck a private deal, called the "Higher Education Compact," with Governor Schwarzenegger. They agreed to slash spending by about a billion dollars (about a third of the University's core budget for academic operations) in exchange for a funding formula lasting until 2011. The agreement calls for modest annual increases in state funds (but not enough to replace the loss in state funds Dynes and Schwarzenegger agreed to), private fundraising to help pay for basic programs, and large student fee hikes, especially for graduate and professional students. A detailed analysis of the Compact by the Academic Senate "Futures Report" indicated, despite the large fee increases, the University core budget would not recover to the levels it was at in 2000. Undergraduate student fees have risen 90% from 2003 to 2007.

The First District Court of Appeal in San Francisco recently ruled that the University of California owes nearly US$40 million dollars in refunds to about 40,000 students who were promised that their tuition fees would be held steady but were hit with increases when the state ran short of money in 2003.

Faculty pay

Salaries for UC faculty increased in late 2007 and are slightly higher than in the California State University system; however, they are 19% below market as compared to competing universities around the US. As of September, 2007 instructors earn up to $53,200, assistant professors up to $69,200, associate professors up to $97,100 and full professors up to $164,700. According to the 2007 - 2008 payscale, the following pay ranges apply per fiscal year with Cost-of-Living-Adjustments (COLA):

Position Salary range Maximum off-scale limit
Lecturer $50,292 - $140,724 N/A
Senior lecturer $92,400 - $140,724 N/A
Assistant Professor $53,200 - $69,200 $90,000
Associate Professor $66,100 - $83,700 $111,700
Full Professor $77,800 - $142,700 $178,600

However, for 2009-2010, most faculty members and UC staff are furloughed up to 10% of their salary.

Campuses and rankings

At present, the UC system officially describes itself as a "ten campus" system consisting of the campuses listed below. Only campuses under the direct control of the Regents and President are included in the official count.

Although affiliated with the UC system, the Hastings College of Lawmarker is not controlled by the Regents or President; it has a separate board of directors and must seek funding directly from the Legislature. However, under the California Education Code, the Juris Doctor from Hastings is awarded in the name of the Regents and bears the signature of the President. Furthermore, Education Code section 92201 states that Hastings "is affiliated with the University of California, and is the law department thereof."

Some campuses are known around the world. According to UCLA's Daily Bruin campus newspaper, UCLA is so well-known in Asia that the university has licensed its trademark to 15 UCLA-branded stores across East Asia.

Campus Acreage Founded Enrollment Operations Athletics Nickname USNews ARWU NSF Wash. Monthly NCAA Category
Berkeleymarker 1,600 1868 33,558 1.59 billion Golden Bears 21-Tier1 3 15 3 Div I Pac-10
Davismarker 3,697 1908 (as extension) 29,637 2.27 billion Aggies 42-Tier1 48 17 8 Div I Big West
Irvinemarker 1,400 1965 25,024 1.42 billion Anteaters 46-Tier1 46 58 49 Div I Big West
Los Angelesmarker 419 1919 37,221 3.39 billion Bruins 24-Tier1 13 4 2 Div I Pac-10
Mercedmarker 910 2005 2,700 0.07 billion Golden Bobcats Not Ranked N/A N/A N/A N/A
Riversidemarker 1,160 1954 19,439 0.46 billion Highlanders 96-Tier1 101-151 113 15 Div I Big West
San Diegomarker 2,124 1960 25,938 2.08 billion Tritons 35-Tier1 14 6 4 Div II CCAA
San Franciscomarker 135 1873 4,174 2.48 billion Bears 5 (Med School) 18 5 N/A N/A
Santa Barbaramarker 990 1944 21,016 0.62 billion Gauchos 42-Tier1 27 16 23 Div I Big West
Santa Cruzmarker 2,950 1965 15,012 0.45 billion Banana Slugs 71-Tier1 101-151 123 76 Div III independent

The 2009 issue of US News & World Report Best Colleges-National Universities recognized UC Riverside (9th), UC Irvine (14th) and UC San Diego (14th) in its "up and coming universities" to watch for rankings.

UCLA, Berkeley, and Santa Cruz were named in the top 20 gay-friendly campuses in the nation by The Advocate magazine.

UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC San Diego, and UC Davis were named by the magazine Washington Monthly as four of top 10 campuses in the country based on social mobility and community service.


While the UC campuses are operated fairly efficiently, some—especially UC Berkeley—do have a reputation among their students and alumni for mediocre customer service. The most common symptoms are the long lines which students often must stand in to get even the simplest administrative tasks accomplished, the long wait times before phone calls are answered, and the overcomplicated paperwork that is often required. In August 1990, UC Berkeley attempted to ease the tedium of standing in line by setting up televisions which showed comedians making jokes about standing in line.

Labor unions

There are a total of about 180,000 employees in the UC state system.Most UC employees beside faculty and administration are represented by labor unions. Unions in the UC system include:


Each UC school handles admissions separately, but a student wishing to apply for undergraduate admission uses one application for all UCs. If it is not already in electronic form, the application is then scanned into a computer and distributed to the individual campus undergraduate admission offices. Graduate and professional school admissions are handled directly by each department or program to which one applies.

Prior to 1986, students who wished to apply to a UC for undergraduate study could only apply to one campus. If the student was rejected at that campus, but otherwise met the UC minimum eligibility requirements, he or she would be redirected to another campus with available space. For students who did not wish to be redirected, the application fee was returned. In 1986, that system was changed to the current "multiple filing" system, in which a student can apply to as many or as few UC campuses as he or she wants on one application, paying a fee for each campus. This system significantly increased the numbers of applications to the Berkeley and Los Angeles campuses, since students could choose which campus they wanted to attend after they received acceptance letters, without the fear of being redirected to a campus they did not want to attend.

The University of California accepts fully eligible students from among the top eighth of California public high school graduates through regular statewide admission, or the top 4% of any given high school class through Eligibility in the Local Context (see below). All eligible California high school students who apply are accepted to the University, though not necessarily to the campus of choice. Eligible students who are not accepted to the campus(es) of their choice are placed in the "referral pool", where campuses with open space may offer admission to those students; in 2003, 10% of students who received an offer through this referral process accepted it. In 2007, about 4,100 UC-eligible students who were not offered admission to their campus of choice were referred to UCR and UC Merced, the system's newest campus.

the old Undergraduate admissions are conducted on a two-phase basis. In the first phase, students are admitted based solely on academic achievement. This accounts for between 50 to 75% of the admissions. In the second phase, the university conducts a "comprehensive review" of the student's achievements, including extracurricular activities, essay, family history, and life challenges, to admit the remainder. Very rarely, students who do not qualify for regular admission are "admitted by exception." In 2002, 2% of these exceptions were granted.

Since then, UC campuses have been evaluating students under "comprehensive review", based on these 14 factors:
  1. Academic grade point average in all completed "a-g" courses, including additional points for completed University-certified honors courses.
  2. Scores on the ACT Assessment plus Writing or SAT Reasoning Test, and two SAT Subject Tests.
  3. Number of, content of and performance in academic courses beyond the minimum "a-g" requirements
  4. Number of and performance in University-approved honors courses and Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and transferable college courses.
  5. Identification by UC as being ranked in the top 4 percent of the student's high school class at the end of his or her junior year ("eligible in the local context" or ELC).
  6. Quality of the student's senior-year program, as measured by the type and number of academic courses in progress or planned.
  7. Quality of the student's academic performance relative to the educational opportunities available in his or her high school.
  8. Outstanding performance in one or more academic subject areas.
  9. Outstanding work in one or more special projects in any academic field of study.
  10. Recent, marked improvement in academic performance, as demonstrated by academic GPA and the quality of coursework completed or in progress.
  11. Special talents, achievements and awards in a particular field, such as visual and performing arts, communication or athletic endeavors; special skills, such as demonstrated written and oral proficiency in other languages; special interests, such as intensive study and exploration of other cultures; experiences that demonstrate unusual promise for leadership, such as significant community service or significant participation in student government; or other significant experiences or achievements that demonstrate the student's promise for contributing to the intellectual vitality of a campus.
  12. Completion of special projects undertaken in the context of the student's high school curriculum or in conjunction with special school events, projects or programs.
  13. Academic accomplishments in light of the student's life experiences and special circumstances.
  14. Location of the student's secondary school and residence.

The process for determining admissions varies. At some campuses, such as Davismarker, Santa Barbara, San Diegomarker, and Santa Cruzmarker, a point system is used to weight grade point average, SAT Reasoning or ACT scores, and SAT Subject scores, while at Berkeleymarker, Irvinemarker, and Los Angelesmarker, academic achievement is examined in the context of the school and the surrounding community.

Race, gender, national origin, and ethnicity have not been used as UC admission criteria since the passing of Proposition 209. However, this information is collected for statistical purposes.

Eligibility in the Local Context

Eligibility in the Local Context, commonly referred to as ELC, is met by applicants ranked in the top 4% of their high school class in terms of performance on an 11-unit pattern of UC-approved high school courses. Beginning with fall 2007 applicants, ELC will also require a UC-calculated GPA of at least 3.0. Fully eligible ELC students are guaranteed a spot at one of UC's undergraduate campuses, though not necessarily at their first-choice campus or even to a campus to which they applied.

Statistics: Freshman Admission Profile (Fall 2009)

Published by the University of California:
Campus Applicants Admits Admit Rate GPA Avg ACT SAT Reading SAT Math SAT Writing SAT Composite
UC Berkeleymarker 48,671 12,943 26.6% 4.15 30 665 692 676 2033
UC Davismarker 42,392 19,567 46.2% 4.0 28 614 650 623 1887
UC Irvinemarker 44,116 18,676 42.3% 4.01 27 605 648 620 1873
UC Los Angelesmarker 55,680 12,086 21.7% 4.16 29 655 687 668 2010
UC Mercedmarker 10,366 8,065 77.8% 3.53 23 530 561 532 1623
UC Riversidemarker 24,800 19,429 78.3% 3.61 24 541 576 549 1666
UC San Diegomarker 47,069 17,573 37.3% 4.08 29 637 677 650 1964
UC Santa Barbara 44,717 21,584 48.3% 3.93 27 609 634 620 1863
UC Santa Cruzmarker 27,256 17,230 63.2% 3.76 26 591 609 597 1797

Peripheral enterprises

The University of California has a long tradition of involvement in many enterprises that are often geographically or organizationally separate from its general campuses, including national laboratories, observatories, hospitals, continuing education programs, hotels, conference centers, an airport, and an art institute.

National laboratories

The University of California directly manages and operates one United States Department of Energy National Laboratory:

UC is a limited partner in two separate private companies that manage and operate two other Department of Energy national laboratories:

Laboratory missions

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory conducts unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines with key efforts in fundamental studies of the universe; quantitative biology; nanoscience; new energy systems and environmental solutions; and the use of integrated computing as a tool for discovery.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory uses advance science and technology to ensure that the US’s nuclear weapons remain reliable. LLNL also has major research programs in supercomputing and predictive modeling, energy and environment, bioscience and biotechnology, basic science and applied technology, counter proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and homeland security. It is also home to the most powerful supercomputers in the world.

Los Alamos National Laboratory focuses most of its work on ensuring the reliability of the US's nuclear weapons. Other work at LANL involves research programs into preventing the spread of weapons of mass destruction and US national security, such as protection of the US homeland from terrorist attack.

The UC's ties to the three laboratories have occasionally sparked controversy and protest, because all three laboratories have been intimately linked with the development of nuclear weapons. During the World War II Manhattan Project, Lawrence Berkeley Lab developed the electromagnetic method for separation of uranium isotopes used to develop the first atomic bombs. The Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore labs have been involved in designing the nation's nuclear weapons from inception until the shift into stockpile stewardship after the close of the Cold War.

Historically the two national laboratories in Berkeley and Livermore named after Ernest O. Lawrence, have had very close relationships on research projects, as well as sharing some business operations and staff. In fact, LLNLmarker was not officially severed administratively from LBNLmarker until the early 1970s. They also have much deeper ties to the university than the Los Alamos Lab, a fact seen in their respective original names; the University of California Berkeley Radiation Laboratory and the University of California Radiation Laboratory at Livermore.

Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore

The University of California's ties to the labs have so far outlasted all periods of internal controversy. However, in 2003, the U.S Department of Energy for the first time opened the Los Alamos National Laboratorymarker (LANL) contract for bidding by other vendors. UC entered into a partnership with Bechtel Corporation, BWXT, and the Washington Group International, and together they created a private company called Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS). The only other bidder on the LANL contract was a Lockheed-Martin Corporation-created company that included, among others, the University of Texas System. In December 2005, a seven-year contract to manage the laboratory was awarded to the Los Alamos National Security, LLC.

On June 1, 2006, the University of California ended its direct involvement in operating Los Alamos National Laboratory, and management control of the laboratory was taken over by Los Alamos National Security, LLC. Approximately 95% of the former 10,000 UC employees at LANL were rehired by LANS to continue working at LANL.

On October 1, 2007, the University of California ended its direct involvement in operating the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Management control of the laboratory was taken over by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, a limited liability company whose members are Bechtel National, the University of California, Babcock and Wilcox, the Washington Division of URS Corporation, Battelle Memorial Institute, and The Teaxs A&M University System.

Other than UC appointing three members to the two separate board of directors (each with eleven members) that oversee LANS and LLNS, UC now has virtually no responsibility or direct involvement in either LANL or LLNL. UC policies and regulations that apply to UC campuses and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California no longer apply to LANL and LLNL, and the LANL and LLNL Directors no longer report to the UC Regents or UC Office of the President.

High-performance networking

The University of California is a founding and charter member of CENIC, the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California, the nonprofit organization which provides extremely high-performance Internet-based networking to California's K-20 research and education community.

Other national research centers

The University of California also works with the NASA Ames Research Centermarker at Moffett Federal Airfieldmarker in California. In September 2003, a ten-year contract valued at more than US$330 million was awarded to the UC to establish and operate a University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) — the largest grant ever awarded the University. UC Santa Cruzmarker manages the UARC for the University of California, with the goal of increasing the science output, safety, and effectiveness of NASAmarker's missions through new technologies and scientific techniques. Since 2002, the NSF-funded San Diego Supercomputer Center at UC San Diegomarker has been managed by the University of California, taking over for the previous manager, General Atomicsmarker.


The University of California manages two observatories as a multi-campus research unit headquartered at UC Santa Cruzmarker.

The Astronomy Department at the Berkeleymarker campus manages the Hat Creek Radio Observatorymarker in Shasta Countymarker.


The University of California has medical schools at Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco. UCSF is consistently ranked in the Top 10 nationwide, UCLA and UCSD in the Top 15, by U.S. News and World Report. The affiliated teaching hospitals are also highly regarded, with UCLA Medical Centermarker ranked No. 1 on the West Coast and No. 3 nationwide by U.S. News and World Report. One discovery at UCLA resulted in a landmark decision of the Supreme Court of Californiamarker, Moore v. Regents of the University of California (1990), in which the court held that the plaintiff had no right to a share of any profits realized from the commercialization of any discoveries developed from his discarded body parts.

In the latter half of the 20th century, the UC hospitals became the core of full-fledged regional health systems; they were gradually supplemented by many outpatient clinics, offices, and institutes. Three UC hospitals are actually county hospitals which were sold to UC, which means that UC has come to play a major role in providing healthcare to the indigent. The medical hospitals operated by UC Irvine (acquired in 1976), UC Davis (acquired in 1978), and UC San Diego (acquired in 1984), each began as the respective county hospitals of Orange Countymarker, Sacramento Countymarker, and San Diego Countymarker.

UC Extension

For over a century, the University has operated a continuing education program for working adults and professionals. At present, UC Extension enrolls over 500,000 students each year in over 17,000 courses. One of the reasons for its large size is that UC Extension is a dominant provider of Continuing Legal Education and Continuing Medical Education in California. For example, the systemwide portion of UC Extension (directly controlled by the UC Office of the President) operates Continuing Education of the Bar under a joint venture agreement with the State Bar of California.

UC Agriculture and Natural Resources

The University of California division of Agriculture and Natural Resources plays an important role in the State's agriculture industry, as mandated by the UC's legacy as a land-grant institution. In addition to conducting agriculture research, every county in the state has a field office with county farm advisors. The county offices also support 4-H programs and have nutrition, family and consumer sciences advisors who assist local government.

UC Natural Reserve System

The NRS was established in January 1965 to provide UC faculty with large areas of land in which they could conduct long-term ecosystem research without having to worry about outside disturbances like tourists. Today, the NRS manages 35 reserves which together encompass more than .

Travel and conference facilities

  • UC Berkeley's California Alumni Association operates travel excursions for alumni (and their families) under its "BearTreks" brand. BearTreks is unusual in that the tour guides are usually Berkeley professors. CAA also operates an exclusive resort in the Sierra Nevada, the Lair of the Golden Bear, also just for Cal alumni and their families.
  • UCLA operates both its own on-campus hotel, the UCLA Guest House, and a lavish conference center at Lake Arrowheadmarker. During the summer, the conference center hosts the Bruin Woods vacation programs for UCLA alumni and their families.
  • The University Inn and Conference Center, located in downtown Santa Cruz, is owned and operated by UC Santa Cruz.
  • The UC system's Education Abroad program has two foreign campuses to support UC students: California House in Londonmarker and La Casa de la Universidad de California in Mexico Citymarker. There is also a UC Washington Center in Washington, D.C.marker

University Airport

UC Davismarker operates the University Airportmarker as a utility airport for air shuttle service in the contractual transportation of university employees and agricultural samples. It is also a public General Aviation airport. University Airport's ICAO identifier is KEDU.


UC San Diegomarker owns a seaport, the Nimitz Marine Facility, which is just south of Shelter Island on Point Lomamarker, San Diego. The port is used as an operating base for all of its oceanographic vessels and platforms.

Other affiliated institutions

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