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

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 and where you can park after unloading. Additionally, we ask that guests depart campus as soon as they help students unload their belongings. Long term parking after unloading will not be available. If guests need to stay after unloading, you may want to download the park mobile app ahead of time so that you can quickly and easily find a place to park and pay on campus.

Move-In Check-In

Once you arrive on campus at your scheduled check-in time, please make your way to your college's housing office to check-in. It is important that you arrive at the time you selected as limiting the number of people on campus at any given time is essential to mitigation efforts. If you have not yet selected your check-in time, please do so immediately. The maps below indicate the check-in area for the designated Move-In date. Once you check in with residential staff, you will be asked to wait until proceeding closer to your residence hall or apartment. 

Table showing dates, times and designated Move-in Students
Date Student
Thursday, September 16  |  8 a.m.–4 p.m. Frosh Day #1
Friday, September 17 | 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Frosh Day #2
Saturday, September 18 | 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Transfer Students
Sunday, September 19 | 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Rising Sophomores/Continuing Students
Monday, September 20 | 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Continuing Students
Tuesday, September 21 | 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Continuing Students
Wednesday, September 22 | 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Continuing Students













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 2021. This status remains in place and does not change throughout the academic year. On rare occasions, first- or second-year residential students may be granted an exception by the Parking Review Panel. Review the appeal process for eligible exceptions and apply for an appeal.

Students with a disability 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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