Tomorrow’s training exercise at Kresge College

To: UC Santa Cruz Community

From: Public Affairs

As shared last week, UC Santa Cruz will host a multi-agency training exercise from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday (July 18) at Kresge College.

The training will focus on emergency response to bomb threats. There will be a simulated flash bomb at 9 a.m. that may be audible in the immediate area, but not elsewhere on campus. The goal is to allow members of different public safety agencies to train together by handling a simulated incident at UC Santa Cruz.

The agencies participating include UC Police, Santa Cruz County Sheriff Bomb Squad, the FBI, UC Office of Emergency Services, UC Environmental Health and Safety, the 95th Civil Support Team, Santa County Hazardous Materials Incident Team, Santa Cruz County Environmental Health, Watsonville Fire Department, Aptos Fire Department, Central Fire Department, Santa Cruz Fire Department, and Scotts Valley Fire Department.

The training at Kresge’s Town Hall will include the loading dock behind the complex and Parking Lot 142. This should reduce the impact to the offices at the Owl’s Nest Cafe and the R-7 lofts.

Parking Lot 145 will be available for student employee and staff parking. The training will use parking lots 143 and 142.

Restricted areas include the R-9 building, the Town Hall, and the area above the recreation room adjacent to the Triplets.

Pedestrian traffic will be accommodated on the access road through Kresge.

Additionally, the CARE office will be closed for drop-in services on Wednesday. CARE Advocates are available and can be reached by calling 831-502-2273 or emailing