Facilities Across Campus

Here is taste of various facilities across campus that might be useful or peak your interest:

Arboretum
Bay Tree Bookstore
Farm and Garden
Office of Physical, Recreation & Sport (OPERS) - Wellness Center
Seymour Center at Long Marine Lab
Women's Center


Arboretum
The Arboretum is a research and teaching facility serving both the campus and the public. Large assemblages of plants from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and California natives are displayed on the grounds. The Arboretum also offers a lecture series, a gift shop, events, and a library for use by Summer Session students. For more information, visit their website at http://arboretum.ucsc.edu/, call (831) 427-2998, or e-mail arboretum@ucsc.edu. Click here for hours and pricing information.

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Bay Tree Bookstore
UCSC's Bay Tree Bookstore is located in the center of campus at the intersection of Hagar Drive and Steinhart Way. The Bookstore serves as the campus resource for UCSC course materials, including new and used course books and custom faculty publications, general reading and reference books, and a wide variety of school, dorm living and personal supplies. The Bay Tree Bookstore offers academically priced Dell and Apple computers. Summer Session students are eligible for all discounts and special offers. The Bookstore also houses the campus convenience store (The Express Store), and ID Card Services.

For a complete overview of available resources visit their website at slugstore.ucsc.edu, or call (831) 459-4544 for more information. Click here for store hours.

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Farm and Garden
The UCSC Farm and Garden project sells organic vegetables, fruit, and flowers all summer at a produce stand on the corner of Bay and High Streets (base of campus) every Tuesday and Friday, 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. The Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems manages two facilities on campus: the Alan Chadwick Garden and the 25-acre UCSC Farm. Both sites are open, and there are self-guided tours of the Farm available. Visit the web site, casfs.ucsc.edu, for hours or additonal information, or call 459-3240, or email casfs@ucsc.edu.

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Office of Physical, Recreation & Sports (OPERS
Mission Statement: To provide a wide variety of professional programs and physical activities that promote and enhance community, learning, leadership, lifelong wellness, and academic success.

The University considers student participation in physical activities to be an integral part of the educational experience. The Office of Physical Education, Recreation and Sports at UCSC provides a wide variety of interesting and challenging activities intended to participation and cultivate a climate of diversity and inclusion. The emphasis is on giving individuals an opportunity to develop knowledge, skills, and behaviors that support life-long wellness and good health.

Facilities available on campus include the Wellness Center, 50-meter pool, 2 sports fields, outdoor basketball courts, sand volleyball courts, lighted tennis courts, martial arts studio, multi-purpose room, dance studio, gymnasium, 1/2 mile jogging track, and indoor racquetball/handball courts. Access to these facilities requires a current UCSC Student ID or a membership (for non-students). Information on how to purchase a membership card can be found at http://opers.ucsc.edu/memberships/index.html.

Off campus is the UCSC Marina, located at the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor. For information on summer classes, boating club, rowing club, and directions, please go the OPERS Boating Program website at http://opers1.ucsc.edu/boating/index.html.

For information on hours of operation during Summer 2012, please visit our "Facility Hours" page. If you have other questions or need further assistance, please call the OPERS Administrative Office, 9-5, Mon. - Fri. (831) 459-2323.

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Seymour Center at Long Marine Lab
Visit a world-class working marine laboratory, including exhibit halls, aquaria, touch tanks, tours to marine mammal research overlook, the Ocean Discovery Shop, and unsurpassed vistas of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Hold a sea star in your hand. Marvel at the world's largest whale skeleton. See full-size elephant seal sculptures. Think like a scientist! Admission is FREE to all Summer Session students who have a valid Slug ID card. The site is off-campus, on the coastline. For directions, calendar of events, learning programs, hours of operation, etc. visit http://seymourcenter.ucsc.edu/.

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Women's Center
The Women's Center is an inviting spot for between-classes study and socializing. Located in an historic farmhouse, Cardiff House, the Center is near the main entrance to campus across from the Police Department and behind Carriage House, which houses the Publications and Alumni offices. The Center includes a living room, kitchen, library and conference room. Computers are available for working on papers, searching the web, or checking your e-mail. Call the Center staff to confirm summer hours at (831) 459-2072, fax (831) 459-3616, e-mail women@ucsc.edu or you can visit the web site at http://womenscenter.ucsc.edu/.

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