Bus Parking Information

The UCSC campus has very limited parking capacity for large buses, all located at the Barn Theater parking lot at the main campus entrance. If you plan to bring a bus to the campus for a particular event, please alert the event coordinator of your intention. If you arrive on campus and the Barn Theater lot is full, call (831) 459-1097 to speak with TAPS Event Parking for guidance.

There are two loading zones on campus for dropping off and picking up bus passengers; they are located at Cowell College and Rachel Carson College (formerly College Eight). A map showing the locations, as well as the off-campus location where buses can be parked while waiting, is available for downloading.

Because there are two transit systems using our bus stops, there is a three-minute time limit at the on-campus drop-off areas. If more than one bus is going to be arriving at the same time, the drivers will need to stagger their drop offs and pickups.