Time to Purchase 2010-11 Student Parking Permits

To: Undergraduate Students

From: Larry Pageler, Transportation and Parking Services Director

Undergraduate students that are eligible for parking may now pre-order their 2010-11 permit. To do so, complete the on-line application at https://tapsosxserver.ucsc.edu/application2010/.

Please keep in mind that certain types of permits do sell out. Applying now will increase your chance of getting the permit you want. You can also avoid waiting in line next fall if you request that your permit be mailed to you. To receive your permit by mail in early September, be sure to select "Mail To Permanent Address" in the Delivery and Display Options section of the application.

If you're considering whether you need a car on campus, check out Zipcar, UCSC's car-sharing program. Students 18 and over can rent cars on an hourly or daily basis. Members have access to eleven vehicles -- nine on campus and two in downtown Santa Cruz, 24 hours per day. For detailed information, visit http://www.zipcar.com/ucsc/

When you choose to drive your car to campus, consider sharing your ride. Zimride, a ride-matching program that is exclusive to the UCSC community, makes it easy to find other students who want to carpool. By carpooling you can reduce your carbon footprint and save on expenses, including the cost of an "R" or "C" Carpool parking permit. For more information, go to http://zimride.ucsc.edu.