On-Campus Parking and Transportation Update

To: UC Santa Cruz Community

From: Dan Henderson, Director, Transportation and Parking Services

Please be advised that effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020 through Tuesday, April 7, 2020, permit requirements for regular, non-reserved parking spaces on the residential campus, Coastal Science Campus and Westside Research Park will be temporarily suspended.  

We anticipate that this measure can not only help maximize social distancing on campus by allowing users to bypass the sales office or transit, but also ease any impacts and inconveniences that recent COVID-19 related responses might be having on people’s commutes or routines.  

PLEASE NOTE, this does not apply to ADA Spaces, reserved spaces of any kind, ParkMobile or pay station spaces, fire lanes, or vehicles parked out of marked spaces.  Noncompliance may result in citation. Thank you for your consideration, and for your patience during this unprecedented event.

Permit Sales Office

Please be advised that, effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020 until further notice, the Permit Sales office and Kiosk will be closed to the public.  Until we are able to reopen for normal operations, all business must be conducted remotely and by US Mail. While we will endeavour to process all requests as expediently as possible, delays may occur.  Thank you in advance for your patience. 

For updates and more information about refunds, renewals, or other permit-related business, please see our FAQ page.

Campus Transit

We will make every attempt to operate Campus Transit as scheduled, including bike shuttles. This situation is fluid and dynamic, however, and may necessitate adjustments to routes and service.  If and when this should occur, we will endeavour to alert the campus community as soon as possible. Additionally, as a result of state, local and national COVID-19 prevention guidance, METRO customers can expect service disruptions and route cancellations until further notice. Please monitor email and text alerts and the METRO website daily for updates - www.scmetro.com.

Stay Informed

For more information regarding UCSC Transportation and Parking Services throughout the time that the campus is managing the COVID-19 response, visit the TAPS website.