Move-In: Students

Winter 2023 Move-in Transportation & Parking

Move-in Schedule

Please review the Move-in schedule at http://housing.ucsc.edu/move-in/.

Before You Arrive

Students moving onto campus will have received instructions from their college or housing unit regarding Move-in times. Please contact your Housing Coordinator directly if you have not received this information.

Move-In Unloading

Each college or housing unit will have designated unloading and parking areas. Please follow the instructions from your college or housing unit for directions on where to unload. Do not block access to roadways or park in ADA/Medical or other specifically marked spaces. Unattended vehicles in fire lanes will be cited or towed. If you are planning on remaining on campus after your student moves in, it is recommended that you have an active account on ParkMobile prior to your arrival to better facilitate your parking needs.

Move-In Parking

Unloading passes and instructions on where to unload your vehicle will be provided to you at check-in. Valid parking permits are required in lots or spaces not specifically designated for move-in operations during posted enforcement hours. If you are planning on remaining on campus after your student moves in, it is recommended that you have an active account on ParkMobile prior to your arrival to better facilitate your parking needs.

ParkMobile Availability

Please note that ParkMobile spaces are limited and are available on a first-come basis. The following parking lots have hourly and daily parking options that can be used after students have unloaded their vehicles. Refer to the TAPS website, ParkMobile app, or the parking map for a comprehensive list of all ParkMobile locations on campus.

  • Lot 101 (Hahn Student Services) - 3 hour max
  • Lot 103A (East Field House Complex) - 3 hour max
  • Lot 104 (East Remote) - hourly and daily
  • Lot 111A (Crown-Merrill) - hourly and daily
  • Lot 139A (Baskin Engineering) - hourly and daily
  • Lot 150A (North Perimeter) - hourly and daily
  • Lot 156 (Crown Merrill Apartments) - hourly and daily

Campus Transit Shuttles and METRO Buses

Campus Transit shuttles will operate in clockwise and counterclockwise directions during Move-in, and they are available fare-free to students and their guests.

There are also five (5) METRO bus routes that operate on campus in both clockwise and counterclockwise directions.

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 by lot; some lots require permits daily, others on weekdays only. Check signs at parking lot entrances for permit requirements or view the campus parking map.

Academic Year Parking after Move-in

Parking options are extremely limited. We strongly discourage campus residents from bringing a vehicle to campus during the academic year. TAPS provides many options for getting around without the hassle of a car and the cost of parking permits.

Students with access or functional needs that qualify for a ADA-related or medical parking accommodation may contact the Disability Resource Center to determine their eligibility.

If you have questions about parking permit eligibility email tapssales@ucsc.edu or call (831) 459-4543.

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