Parking permits are required in most lots on 
weekdays between 7:00 a.m. & 8:30 p.m. Lot designations are subject to change; it is 
advisable to check the permit requirements
 posted at parking lot entrances when parking 
on campus.

Visitors and guests may purchase a temporary 1-Day permit from the Main Entrance Information Kiosk located on Coolidge Drive (see the map, google map link), between the hours of 7:00am and 1:00pm, Monday through Friday. From 1:00pm to 5:00pm all permits must be purchased at the TAPS Parking Sales Office (see the map, google map link). 1-Day temporary permits cost $10.00; One-Night parking permits cost $5.00. Sales Office hours are 7:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday. Both a picture ID and proof of registration are required at the time of permit purchases. 


For short stays, meters are available for $2.50/hour. Meters have varying time limits, from 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the location. Meter enforcement hours are 7:00am to 8:30pm, Monday through Friday. Meters are free before 7:00am and after 8:30pm, and on holidays. Maps that indicate meter locations can be obtained at the Main Entrance Kiosk and the TAPS Sales Office. A downloadable PDF of the campus parking map with meter locations is available. You cannot park metered parking spots with the daily permit.

UC Santa Cruz Parking Permit Sales Locations


Short-term parking is available every day at paystations in the following lots:
• Hahn Lot 101 (1-hour limit)
• East Field House Lot 103 (2-hour limit)
• Performing Arts Lot 126 (2-hour limit)
• Rachel Carson College (formerly College Eight)/Oakes Lot 162 (2-hour limit)
• Admissions Office Lot 117A (Admissions visitors only)

During business hours (7:00am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday), paystations issue permits for numbered paystalls only. The cost to park in paystalls is $2.50/hour. After 4:30pm, these paystations offer a flat rate of $5/evening.


Directions to core-west parking

The Baskin Engineering complex is located in the Science Hill area of the campus, near the intersection of McLaughlin and Heller Drives. Parking is available at the Core West Parking Structure, located at the intersection of McLaughlin and Heller Drives (see the map).

Core-West Parking Address: McLaughlin Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 

Core-West Parking: google map directions:

Directions to Baskin Engineering Complex & MY OFFICE

Baskin Engineering Building is right across the parking facility (see the map). Once you get to the Basking Building, please take stairs to second flood. My office is in the second floor of Baskin Engineering Building. Room number is 257C. 

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