University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC)

1156 High St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95064- Map It
(831) 459-4008

AAA Editor Notes

University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC), corner of Bay and High sts., was founded in 1965 on a 2,000-acre portion of Cowell Ranch, overlooking Monterey Bay. Roads and walkways situated amid redwood groves and meadows connect nine residential colleges. Barn Theater, just inside the main entrance, is a former horse barn turned 158-seat theater. Self-guiding tour maps are available at the main entrance information booth.
Tours free. Reservations must be made at least 2 to 4 weeks in advance. Parking: Permits $6; metered spaces are limited. Free lot parking is available during tour times; phone for instructions.
Hours: Ninety-minute, student-led walking tours are given Mon.-Fri.; phone ahead for tour times.