Message Regarding "4-20"

To: UCSC Public Affairs

UCSC anticipates that next week, as in recent years, there will be an unsanctioned and unwelcome "4-20" gathering on campus. It is likely to be disruptive for many on campus and in the surrounding community. This early notification is being provided to help students, faculty and staff, others with valid reasons for visiting UCSC on the afternoon of April 20, and campus neighbors plan accordingly.

To minimize this anticipated disruption, the following measures will be in place next Tuesday, April 20:

. All inbound traffic at the campus's West entrance will be diverted beginning at 3 pm.

. Metro buses will enter campus through the Main Entrance only, travel up Coolidge, and loop back to the Main Entrance via Hagar. Metro buses during this period of time will only make one stop in the campus core, on Hagar between Quarry Plaza and OPERS.

. A reduced number of campus shuttles will be in operation connecting the east and west sides of campus, following the normal "core" route west before turning uphill on Heller, and returning along McLaughlin to the east side of campus. (Disability van service, with the possible exception of delays caused by traffic congestion, will be unaffected by these changes.)

. Campus parking regulations will be strictly enforced.

. Sections of Empire Grade, uphill from the Arboretum, will be designated as a tow-away zone. Extra patrols will be on duty to enforce this restriction, and vehicles will be ticketed and towed at owners' expense.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.