Drive safely with increased pedestrian activity at campus entrances on Wednesday, Thursday

To: UCSC Community

From: Public Affairs

UC-AFT, the labor union that represents lecturers, has announced it will hold systemwide informational pickets on Wednesday and Thursday, October 13-14. 

At UC Santa Cruz, the labor union has shared that there will be informational pickets both days from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at both entrances to the residential campus. UC-AFT has also announced an event at noon in the Quarry Plaza on both days which may result in unusually heavy pedestrian travel on roadways during that time.

Motorists should take extra precautions as they drive on and through campus. Everyone should plan for possible traffic congestion or travel delays. Campus Transit shuttles will be running as scheduled, though METRO buses may not enter campus when there are picketers. In that situation, they will drop riders off at the Barn Theater and riders can board a Campus Transit shuttle nearby. 

Based on current information, we anticipate teaching, research, and university business to continue as scheduled.