Campus Transportation During Winter Break

December 06, 2019

Winter break is quickly approaching. Please take note of the following transportation notices for Winter break. 

As always, be sure to double check and finalize your travel plans well ahead of time and allow for adverse traffic and weather conditions or other delays.


Parking permits

Permits are not required on the main campus from 12/24 – 1/1 EXCEPT in lots where permits are required at all times, in posted reserved parking spaces, or when parking attendants are present during a special event. Regular parking enforcement will be in place at all other times.

Campus Parking Map

East Remote Construction

East Remote Lot (#104) will be in the final phase of solar panel installation until February. Some parking will be closed until the project is complete. You can read more about the project here.  

As an alternative to leaving a vehicle in East Remote over winter break, utilize Overflow 5 (adjacent to East Remote) and West Remote Lot (#127). Please remember to remove all valuables from your vehicle.


Campus Transit
  • 12/14 & 12/15: No service
  • 12/16-12/20: Operating on a Reduced Frequency service only.
  • 12/21 - 12/22: No service
  • 12/24 - 1/1: No service
  • 1/2 & 1/3: Day Loop service only
  • 1/4: Winter Quarter night service resumes
  • 1/6: Full Winter Quarter service resumes
Santa Cruz METRO

No School Term "ST" METRO Routes will run during Winter break from 12/16/19-1/3/20. No service on 12/25 & 1/1. School Term service will resume on 1/6/20. Check full METRO schedules here.

Consider having your parents / friends pick you up in San Jose, not at UCSC. A one-way trip on the Highway 17 Express costs only $7, departs from Santa Cruz METRO Center approximately every 30 minutes and has Wi-Fi!


Check with your student housing office regarding bike storage options.  Remember to bring your bike, your U-Lock and your helmet when you return!

UCSC Bike Program information

Traveling Home

Find out about transit, airport shuttle and rideshare services accommodating travel to Los Angeles, the Bay Area and beyond on our travel page.

UCPD Night Safety Escort Service

No service from 12/14 – 1/5.  UCSC Police will be on duty and can be reached at (831) 459-2231. 

More information about Night Safety Escort Service

Have a great winter break!