Main entrance to campus reopened

To: UCSC Community

From: UCSC Public Affairs

A suspicious object, observed in a stormwater drain near the main entrance to campus earlier today, resulted in the closure of that entrance and the temporary evacuation of selected campus buildings in the immediate vicinity.

As of 12:15 p.m., Santa Cruz City Police determined that the object as not a threat to safety. The main entrance has now reopened to traffic; the West Entrance to campus remained open throughout the incident.

To transmit information about this incident, the campus employed its CruzAlert emergency notification system; text, email, and voice messages were sent to all students, faculty, and staff who have provided cell phone and other contact information to that system. If you have not done so, please go to the CruzAlert web site ( and provide your contact information so that you can receive real-time emergency alerts in the future.

As additional information becomes available about this incident, it will be available via a link on the UCSC home page ( and recorded on the campus's emergency phone line, 459-INFO.