Night Owl: Late-night Buses Between Campus and Downtown Santa Cruz

Night Owl service operates every 45 minutes from 11:45pm-1:15am Sunday through Thursday, and every 20 minutes from 11:30pm-2:50am Friday and Saturday nights. The Night Owl picks up and drops off riders on Cathcart at Pacific, adjacent to Old School Shoes and across from the University Town Center. This service is only available to UCSC students and employees. A valid UCSC ID must be presented to board Night Owl buses.

On Sunday through Thursday nights, the last UCSC Night Owl bus returning to campus leaves downtown at 1:15am; the last Night Owl going downtown departs from Science Hill at 12:45am (these trips travel counter-clockwise [east to west] through the campus). On Friday and Saturday nights, the last UCSC Night Owl bus returning to campus leaves downtown at 2:50am and travels east to west (counter-clockwise) through the campus. The last Night Owl going downtown departs from Science Hill at 2:45am and travels west to east (clockwise) through the campus.

2014-15 Night Owl service dates (includes modified service dates):

Fall quarter service: 9/27/14 – 12/18/14
No service on 11/27/14 – 11/29/14
Sunday schedule on 11/30/14

Winter quarter service: 1/5/15 – 3/20/15
Saturday schedule on Sunday, 1/18/15 and Sunday, 2/15/15
Sunday schedule on Monday, 1/19/15 and Monday, 2/16/15

Spring quarter service: 3/30/15 – 6/11/15
Saturday schedule on Sunday, 5/24/15
Sunday schedule on Monday, 5/25/15

A downloadable version of the Night Owl schedule and route map will be available in early September.