Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Grad Slam 2024

March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm  |  Kuumbwa Jazz Center


Grad Slam is a communication contest hosted by the UC Santa Cruz Graduate Division that is open to all graduate students, except those who have won 1st place in a previous Grad Slam. (Currently enrolled graduate students who have won 2nd or the people’s choice in a prior Grad Slam may enter again.) Participants have a maximum of three minutes to explain their graduate research or artistic endeavor to a general audience.

Prizes are $3000 to the winner, $1500 to the runner-up, $750 to the people’s choice (the last decided by text message voting, one vote per audience member, both those in person and watching the live-stream).

Every UC holds a Grad Slam, and the ten UC Grad Slam champions compete in the UC Office of the President Grad Slam in early May in San Francisco!

For more information about the Grad Slam visit:


March 2
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm