Parking during year-end activities

This week many parking lots on campus will be posted with signs welcoming visitors to commencements and other year-end celebrations. On Friday alone, there are 18 departmental or organizational celebrations scheduled throughout the day, resulting in hundreds of visitors needing on-campus parking. Parking in the East Remote lot will be free on Friday to accommodate many of them. However, traffic on campus will be much heavier than normal, and parking for some celebrations will be in close-in parking lots. Please consider using alternative transportation to get to campus (Metro buses traveling to the UCSC campus will be fare-free on Friday), or coordinating with your supervisor to work off-site or from home on that day.

If you routinely park on campus with a valid UCSC parking permit, you should be able to park in the lot you normally use on Friday. Parking in the Core West structure, however, will be severely constrained by celebration parking shortly before noon. Be aware that the West Remote lot will be limited to A, B, or Commencement parking permits from 7:30am Friday through 10:00pm on Sunday. Display your permit as usual, and please don't park in spaces reserved for VIPs, "Special Pass" holders, or disabled visitors.

If you have questions about parking in a particular parking lot, please contact Deborah Bryant at the TAPS Event Parking office (459-1097).

Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.