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. 

Move In Check-In
To locate your check-in area click on the link below that contains your assigned Move In date. Once you check in with residential staff, you may be asked to wait until proceeding closer to your residence hall or apartment.

“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. 

Parking options are extremely limited. We strongly discourage first- and second-year student campus residents from bringing a vehicle to campus that will stay past Move-In weekend. For additional information, please email or click here.

Campus Parking Permit Eligibility
Permit Eligibility status for residential students is determined by the number of units (90 units) completed by Fall 2018. This status remains in place and does not change throughout the academic year. Residential students who have completed less than 90 units or achieve this threshold by Winter 2019 or Spring 2019 are ineligible for parking, but may pursue parking through an appeal process.

Commuting students who do not live in University housing (includes freshmen and sophomore students as long as they don't live in a University housing facility) are eligible to apply for (but are not guaranteed) an R permit.

Please note: Due to an increase in demand for R permits for the 2018-2019 academic year, we have reached the upper limit for R parking capacity, and R permit sales have been suspended; C permits have also sold out. More information about how to add your name to the R permit waitlist is available at

Disabled students that qualify for a disability-related parking accommodation are eligible.

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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