Parking Permit Requirements and Transit Service Modifications during Winter Quarter Finals Week and Intersession (Spring Break)

February 28, 2018


Parking Permit Requirements

During Winter Quarter Finals Week and Intersession (3/19/18 – 4/01/18) 
Parking permit requirements will be enforced in campus parking lots and at parking meters and paystations, except on the UCSC Holiday that takes place on Friday, March 30, 2018. 

When in doubt check the information signs located at each paystation location and at each parking lot entrance.

Please note: The Main Entrance Kiosk and the TAPS Sales Office (parking office) will be closed from Friday, March 30 through Sunday, April 1.

On the UCSC Holiday - Friday, March 30, 2018
In general, permits are not required on the main campus on the UCSC Holiday that will take place on Friday, March 30, 2018, with the following exceptions:
- in lots where permits are required at all times*
- in posted reserved parking spaces
- when parking attendants are present during a special event

* Permits are required at all times in parking lots marked with grey diagonal stripes on the UCSC Parking Map 

Additional information is available on our When Can I Park for Free web page.

Shuttle Service Modifications

During Finals (3/19/18 – 3/23/18)
UCSC shuttle service will be modified during final exams to accommodate the campus final examination schedule.

Upper Campus Route
Upper Campus buses depart the remote lots only at these times:
7:25am, 7:40am, 7:55am (No departures after 7:55am until 11:25am)
11:25am, 11:40am, 11:55am (No departures after 11:55am until 3:25pm)
3:25pm, 3:40pm, 3:55pm (No departures after 3:55pm until 6:55pm)
6:55pm, 7:10pm, 7:25pm (No departures after 7:25pm)

Loop Route
East to west Loop buses leave the main entrance stop from 7:25am to 10:50pm.
West to east Loop buses leave the Barn Theater stop from 7:20am to 10:40pm.

Night Core Routes
East and West Night Core buses operate from 7:00pm to 10:30pm (with last departures at 10:30pm).

Night Owl
The last night of winter quarter Night Owl bus service is Saturday, March 17, 2018. Spring quarter Night Owl service starts on Friday, April 6, 2018.

Westside Bike Shuttle
The Westside (CVS) Bike Shuttle schedule will be modified as follows; a shuttle departs CVS every 15 minutes from 7:00am to 11:30am at 00:, :15, :30, and :45.

During Intersession (3/26/18 – 3/29/18)
Intersession shuttle service operates on the following schedules:

Loop Routes - During quarter break the shuttle schedule will be reduced to day Loop bus service only. East to west Loop buses depart the main entrance bus stop at :40, :00, and :20, from 7:40am to 6:00pm (last departure from the main entrance at 6:00pm). West to east Loop buses depart the Barn Theater bus stop at :10, :30, and :50, from 7:50am to 5:50pm (last departure from the Barn Theater stop at 5:50pm). 

Westside Bike Shuttle
The Westside (CVS) Bike Shuttle departs CVS at 7:10am, 7:40am, 7:45am, 8:10am, 8:40am, 8:45am, 9:10am, and 9:40am.

UCSC Shuttle Non-Service Dates
UCSC shuttle service does not operate on: 

March 24 – March 25
March 30 – April 1

Night Owl buses do not operate on:
March 18 – April 5

Spring quarter day and night shuttle service resumes on Monday, April 2. 

Metro Bus Service Modifications

Santa Cruz Metro buses will run on a non-school-term schedule on the following dates:

March 24 – April 1 

Highway 17 Express buses will throughout the UCSC quarter break. Check the operating schedules at  

For more information on Metro and Highway 17 Express bus schedules during UCSC quarter break call the Metro Customer Service Department (831) 425-8600 or check