Arrival Instructions

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Tuesday, April 2 - Friday, April 19, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to visit UC Santa Cruz during this important time in the college decision process. We are looking forward to showing you and your guests the many wonderful virtues of our campus. Admissions is committed to providing you the best possible guest experience and would like to make a few suggestions to ensure your visit is a positive one.

 


Coming to Campus? Consider Using Ride or Public Transport Services

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UC Santa Cruz is currenting experiencing impacted parking due to an array of necessary construction projects to improve the lived experience of our students. Admissions encourages all visitors to consider leaving their personal vehicles at home and using ride share or public transport services to campus

We believe that not only will this lead to a more stress free experience, it presents the perfect opportunity to explore the public transport options available from downtown Santa Cruz, and the seemless way in which they interface with campus.

 

Please choose your category below from the list. I am:

  1. An admitted student visiting on a weekday

  2. An admitted student visiting on a weekend

  3. A prospective student visiting on a weekday

 


Admitted Students - Weekday Parking Instructions

For navigation, please use 1138 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 for our Barn Theater Parking Lot.

DIRECTIONS

  • Immediately after proceeding through the campus entrance on Bay Street, you will see the Barn Theater, which is a large, barn-like structure on your left.
  • Turn left into the Barn Theater Parking Lot and park in one of the designated spots.
  • Parking permits are required. You may purchase a permit for $6.00 from a parking attendant upon your arrival. 
  • Due to construction our parking is limited, and you may be asked to park & ride at a free UC lot located off of our main campus.
  • Please arrive at least 45 minutes before your scheduled session to allow for parking, shuttle service and check-in.
  • Check-in for weekday tours will take place at the Cultural Center at Merrill College. 
  • Remember that the sessions include walking tours, so please wear comfortable shoes. Tours depart rain or shine unless otherwise noted.
  • PLEASE NOTE: We love animals, but please leave your pets at home. Dogs and cats are prohibited from the UCSC campus. Even if you bring your dog to campus and keep it inside your vehicle, you will be ticketed by Campus Police. Exemptions are granted for service dogs. For further information, go to UCSC's Policy for Non-Research Animals on Campus.

 

 


Admitted Students - Weekend Parking Instructions

Please note that campus parking may be impacted during our weekend events. Student Guides will be available to direct you to overflow parking as necessary.

For navigation, please use East Remote Parking Lot, UCSC, Santa Cruz, CA 95064

DIRECTIONS
  • Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your scheduled session to allow for parking and check-in. 
  • Campus Tour Guides will be available to direct you to a shuttle, which will take you to the event check-in location at Quarry Plaza
  • Continuous shuttle service will run from the East Remote parking lot to Quarry Plaza starting at 9 a.m. with the last shuttle departing the Quarry Plaza Flag Pole stop at 5 p.m.
  • The Campus Resource Fair will be at Quarry Plaza, April 6 and April 13, 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. both days.
  • Remember that exploring campus will involve walking, so please wear comfortable shoes. Tours depart rain or shine unless otherwise noted.
  • PLEASE NOTE: We love animals, but please leave your pets at home. Dogs and cats are prohibited from the UCSC campus. Even if you bring your dog to campus and keep it inside your vehicle, you will be ticketed by Campus Police. Exemptions are granted for service dogs. For further information, go to UCSC's Policy for Non-Research Animals on Campus.

 


Self-Guided Tour Parking & Shuttle for Prospective Students

Parking is limited at UCSC. To accommodate high volumes of campus visitors during Spring Break 2019, parking for prospective students and self-guided tour visitors has been designated at an off-campus UCSC property located at 351 Natural Bridges Drive, Santa Cruz, CA. Do not head directly to the main entrance of campus as your group will be re-directed to the off-campus parking location. 

For admitted students unable to secure parking on-campus, your party will be directed to the same off-site parking lot. If you are running late for your tour time, you may wish to head directly to the off-site parking location to save time.

Remember that exploring campus will involve walking, so please wear comfortable shoes. Tours depart rain or shine unless otherwise noted.

PLEASE NOTE: We love animals, but please leave your pets at home. Dogs and cats are prohibited from the UCSC campus. Even if you bring your dog to campus and keep it inside your vehicle, you will be ticketed by Campus Police. Exemptions are granted for service dogs. For further information, go to UCSC's Policy for Non-Research Animals on Campus.

DIRECTIONS FROM BARN THEATER PARKING LOT FOR ADMITTED STUDENTS
  1. Turn right onto Coolidge Dr
  2. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto High St
  3. Turn left onto Western Dr
  4. Turn right onto Mission St/Mission St Ext
  5. Turn left onto Natural Bridges Dr
  6. Continue down Natural Bridges Drive, over the train tracks, then turn right into 2300 Delaware parking lot 302. Note: using 351 Natural Bridges Drive, Santa Cruz, CA with your GPS takes you to the most direct entrance to the lot.
  7. Parking lot attendants will be posted in the lot from 8:30am - 3:30pm, M - F. They will direct
    you to park and advise you to wait for dedicated campus shuttle service 
  8. Lot 302 will close at 5:30pm, please be sure to return by that time to avoid a delayed departure.