Move In: Students

Move In Schedule
Please review the Move In schedule at 

Before You Arrive
Students moving onto campus will have received instructions from their college or housing unit regarding move in times. Please contact your college or housing unit directly if you have not received this information.

Move In Unloading Pass/Permit
Colleges issue a “Move In Unloading Pass/Permit” either before you arrive to campus (via email) or at the check-in point when you arrive to campus. This unloading pass serves as both a temporary pass/permit to allow you to unload vehicles near residence halls and a remote parking permit for your assigned Move In day only. This “Move In Unloading Pass” is valid in parking lots posted “Move In” only. These passes will not be valid on Sunday, September 18th.

Move In Check-In
Click on the college name and Move In date below to download a map to the appropriate check-in area. Once you check in with residential staff, you may be asked to wait until proceeding closer to your residence hall or apartment.

College Eight/Rachel Carson College (Saturday, 9/17)
College Eight (Sunday, 9/18)
Colleges Nine and Ten (Saturday, 9/17)
Colleges Nine and Ten (Sunday, 9/18)
Cowell (Friday, 9/16)
Cowell (Sunday, 9/18)
Crown (Friday, 9/16)
Crown (Sunday, 9/18)
Kresge (Friday, 9/16)
Kresge (Sunday, 9/18)
Merrill (Friday, 9/16)
Merrill (Sunday, 9/18)
Oakes (Friday, 9/16)
Oakes (Sunday, 9/18)
Porter (Satuday, 9/17)
Porter (Sunday, 9/18)
Redwood Grove (Sunday, 9/18) 
Stevenson (Friday, 9/16)
Stevenson (Sunday, 9/18)
The Village (Saturday, 9/17) 
Transfer Community (Thursday, 9/15)

“No Pet” Policy
UCSC has a strictly enforced “No Pet” policy. (Animals utilized for disability accommodation as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act are permitted.) If you enter UCSC with a pet (non-service animal) you will be asked to remove your pet from campus. There are several “pet hotels” in Santa Cruz County equipped to board your pet. Check local listings. 

Temporary Parking Permits for Ineligible Students
First and second-year student campus residents, normally ineligible to purchase parking permits, will be able to purchase an R parking permit (remote lots only) for the one-week period following Move In (September 22nd – 26th). Vehicles belonging to these students must be removed from campus by Saturday, September 27th unless a parking exception by appeal has been granted. Temporary permits will not be issued to students with appeals pending beyond Friday, September 26th.

Parking Permit Options
Commuting students, and residential students with at least 90 units, who want to purchase a parking permit for the quarter or the academic year should submit a parking permit application online at

Please keep the following in mind:

• There is no parking grace period; all vehicles must display a valid parking permit when parked at UCSC. Parking enforcement hours vary from lot to lot; some lots require permits daily, others on weekdays only. Check signs at parking lot entrances for permit requirements.

• If you have questions about parking permit eligibility email or call (831) 459-4543. 

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