2016 Summer Session Guide
We are thrilled to have you! I hope that you take full advantage of this fantastic campus all summer. Nestled between the redwoods and the ocean, UC Santa Cruz is the perfect setting for an outstanding academic experience. Here’s to your holistic growth and a productive summer!
Monica Parikh, Ph.D
All on-campus Summer Session students live in the newly-renovated, gorgeous Merrill College. Move in dates:
Session 1 - Sunday, June 19 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Session 2* - Sunday, July 24 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Before move in, consult the What to Bring and What Not to Bring to College guide on the housing website for how to pack for residence hall living. UCSC is committed to environmentalism, read the Green Tips - for living sustainably at UCSC.
If you cannot move-in during the allotted times above, you must contact the Summer Housing Coordinator to get approval for a late arrival. If you do not get pre-approval for a late move-in and arrive after 4 p.m. on Sunday please go directly to the Crown/Merrill Housing Office located at Merrill College in the Plaza Building below Vivas restaurant for assistance.
NOTE: without pre-planning, there is no guarantee someone will be at the housing office to assist you. For other Summer Housing questions, visit: housing.ucsc.edu/summer/session.html
*If you are part of the Summer Academy, you're move-in date is one week earlier. Please refer to your specific Academy Guide
Maps to campus can be found at: maps.ucsc.edu
For those driving from the Main Entrance, stay on Coolidge Drive. Shortly after Coolidge becomes McLaughlin Drive, turn right at the sign for Merrill College. At the top of the hill, veer right. Follow the signs to Summer Session Move-In. After drop off, you can park in Merrill Lot 119 and follow the pedestrian signs to Merrill Plaza.
1. Bring a picture ID (driver’s license, passport, student ID card) to pick up your keys.
2. You will be directed to an unloading space.
3. Quickly unload your vehicle and then move your car out of the circle.
Residence Hall Access:
You will receive a temporary room access card for Move-In. You will also receive a date by which you should return the temporary card and have your student ID card programmed (see Student ID section for how to obtain). This will give you enough time to get your new IDs if you do not have one (or a non-working one).
NOTE: You must turn in your temporary card or you will be charged $20
Transitional Housing is available to UCSC students who live on campus in spring quarter and need continuous housing between spring quarter and summer session. Eligible students may apply for spring transitional housing through Student Housing Online (studenthousing.ucsc.edu).
Spring Transitional Housing: Students approved for Spring Transitional Housing will be allowed to move to their summer session housing assignments starting at 4pm on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. In order to be allowed to stay in your current housing assignment until that time, you will need to login to Student Housing Online to complete a spring contract extension (available beginning May 19).
Summer Transitional Housing: Transitional Housing is also available to UCSC students who live in summer session housing (Session 2 or 10-week session) and also have a fall housing assignment. Eligible students may apply for fall transitional housing through Student Housing Online (studenthousing.ucsc.edu).
Every UCSC student needs a University issued ID card. If you are a new student who needs an ID, you will need to visit the ID Card Services Office on the first floor of the Bay Tree Bookstore building located in Quarry Plaza, next to the Express Store.
ID Card Services Office is open Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You will need to bring the following to pick up an ID:
1. A photo ID (Government issued ID required along with Student ID number*). No hats or sunglasses. If you are under 16 and do not have a photo ID, bring your high school ID.
2. Enrollment verification (ID Card Services will verify enrollment via their system, but you can bring a print out if you have it).
*Current students: If you do not know your ID number, go to MyUCSC>my student center>student advising summary.
Your Student ID and Summer Quarter sticker serves as your:
Room/Building Key for on-campus living Food Service/Flexi-Dollar Card Recreation Facilities Pass Library Card Santa Cruz County Metro Bus Pass
Tip: The first time you visit the library, stop by the Circulation desk and get your library (ID) card activated (UPC code on the front of your ID card is your library check out number)
You Are: ID Card Pick Up Summer Sticker Pick Up Visiting student
(just here for the summer)
ID Card Services office anytime after June 20 ID card will come with a summer sticker on it - your done! Fall Admit
(first year, transfer, international)
ID Card Services office anytime after June 20 ID card will come with a summer sticker on it - your done!
Current UCSC student
(staying for summer classes)
You should already have a student ID Summer Session Office (140 Hahn) anytime after June 20.
Do not go to your college.
You can find your class schedule and room locations in your MyUCSC portal. For details on how to navigate your portal visit summer.ucsc.edu/fundamentals/my-ucsc.html
You can eat in any open dining hall in summer. Check dining.ucsc.edu/summer for hours and menus.
*If you bought a dining plan, but don’t have your student ID card on the Sunday of move-in, take your regular photo ID (license, passport, etc.) to the dining hall. They will have your information on file.
Your Slug Points are valid from the first day of the housing contract period through the last day of the contract period. Slug Points are non-transferable, non-refundable, and do not carry over to the academic year.
First and Last Meals and Dining Regulations: Dinner will be the first meal served in the campus dining halls on the day residences open for the contract period. Breakfast will be the last meal served on the final day of the contract period. If you have questions, refer directly to your Summer Session Housing contract or email email@example.com
During the summer all students are allowed to keep a car on campus, but you must have a valid parking permit in order to avoid tickets.
We strongly recommend purchasing your parking online in advance to avoid LONG LINES!
By applying online in advance, you can receive your permit by mail, eliminating the need for an in-person visit. You must submit a copy of their vehicle registration:
- emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
- faxed to (831) 459-1366
- delivered in-person to the TAPS Sales Office
Summer Session students can purchase parking permits for the campus remote parking lots only. Remote lots are frequently served by campus shuttles. You can purchase permits: daily, weekly, monthly or by session. If you have questions about summer session parking permits email email@example.com
Finding a certain classroom can be difficult! These online maps are a convenient way to search for classrooms, departments, and other facilities from your smart-phone or laptop.
UCSC is a walking campus. Use UCSC’s amazing network of paths and trails for the most direct route from place to place on campus. Walking can be much quicker than riding shuttles. Remember to bring a good pair of walking shoes with you. Campus walking maps are also available online at taps.ucsc.edu/commute-options/walking.html.
Choose TAPS (Transportation and Parking Services) “loop” buses (white) to get from one place to another ON CAMPUS when walking isn’t an option. No need to show your student ID on campus shuttles. Campus shuttles are free! For the most up to date information and summer schedule, visit taps.ucsc.edu
A UCSC student created Slug Route - slugroute.com to track loop buses.
Choose Metro buses (blue) to go to OFF-CAMPUS destinations. Have your student ID card with a current summer sticker ready to show the driver (or pay a $2 fare if no ID).
Note: Metro policy prevents drivers from allowing items over 5 feet in length (including surfboards).
All bikes operated on the UC Santa Cruz campus must have a current California bicycle license. For a free bike license take your bike to the UCSC Recreation Department, upstairs at the East Field House. Summer hours are posted at recreation.ucsc.edu. Phone: 831-459-2806
Bike Lockers: 24 “smart” bike lockers are available at six UCSC locations including: OPERS (north of building entrance), Baskin Engineering (east end of building), Engineering 2 (east end near Baskin Circle), Science & Engineering Library, Porter, Coastal Science Campus. These lockers are operated as part of the Bikelink network, and a fee of $.05 per hour will be collected at the locker. The maximum rental time for any one rental period is ten days. Only a bicycle and its accessories may be stored in the locker. To purchase a BikeLink card for use of the bike lockers, register online at bikelink.org.
Fixit Bike Repair Stations: Fixit bike repair stations include all the tools necessary to perform basic repairs and maintenance right on campus. Fixit stations are located at Baskin Engineering, Main Entrance Transit Stop, McHenry Library, Performing Arts parking lot, and OPERS.
Electric Bikes: Electric bikes can park at any of the campus bike racks that are located near UCSC buildings.
Metro Bus Bike Racks: Buses are equipped with front-loading bike racks that carry three bikes at a time. Bikes are not allowed inside buses. Bikes can be loaded and unloaded at all stops. Don’t forget your helmet!
- Try to sit towards the front of the bus. You can keep an eye on your bike and get off at the front exit, so you can get to your bike quicker.
- It helps to tell the bus driver you’ll be getting your bike off the rack when you exit the bus (this can prevent bus drivers from leaving before you get your bike off!)
- If you forget your bike on the bike rack, go to the Metro Center downtown. There is usually a security officer there and you can tell them what your bike looks like and they’ll look for it in the back (lots of people forget about their bikes).
McHenry Library offers student-centered hours and a variety of individual and group study spaces spread over five floors. The Science & Engineering Library will have limited access during Summer 2016. The print collection will be inaccessible from June 10 - September 21, 2016. The computer lab and study spaces on the entry level will remain open and accessible.
For the most up to date schedule, visit: guides.library.ucsc.edu/libraryhours.
Summer is an excellent time to meet with an adviser. Hours vary by department, but they are available by appointment and/or drop-in all Summer long!
College-level courses can be challenging, but there are resources to support your academic success.
Learning Support Services (LSS) supports a number of Summer Session classes with either Modified Supplemental Instruction (MSI), Small Group Tutoring or a combination of both. See a list of currently supported summer classes here: lss.ucsc.edu/programs/supported-classes. You are guaranteed one hour a week of free extra tutoring through LSS.
The ARCenter is a short walk away from the McHenry Library, the Music Center, and Theater Arts.
UCSC employs over 4,000 students in part-time positions such as lifeguards, research assistants, tutors, programmers, tour guides, and more!
Internships & Volunteer
Reasons, resources, sites, and advice on volunteering and internships.
Diversity Career Sites
Career sites for students of color, disabled, LGBTQ, veterans, women and international students.
Undergraduate Research Positions
Get involved in undergraduate research in all disciplines both on and off campus.
Student Health Services is located on McLaughlin Drive, across the street from Colleges 9 & 10.Services include: Health and Illness Information, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), and Student Health Outreach & Promotion (SHOP), and resources for after hours emergency medical care.
Current or Fall admit students only:
New Fall UC Immunization Requirements - http://healthcenter.ucsc.edu/information/uc_vaccines.html
Health Insurance requirement. Information for last year's plan will be in effect for summer. You will be automatically signed up for UC SHIP, UC Student Health Insurance Plan. If you have sufficient health insurance that works in Santa Cruz, then you can waive UC SHIP by going online and answering questions that will be audited to prove there is sufficient health insurance. You will be getting a communication from Student Health Services with the link to submit your information online. Note: Waiving in summer will be carried over for any student staying in Fall. Fore more information contact 831.459.2389 or firstname.lastname@example.org http://healthcenter.ucsc.edu/billing-insurance/index.html
Check out some of the fantastic resources for you at UCSC this summer:
Ride the Santa Cruz Metro buses! They’re FREE with your Student ID. Showing a valid UCSC Student ID card provides students unlimited rides on Santa Cruz Metro buses. For the most up to date route information, visit scmtd.com/en/routes/schedules. Notice that the schdules vary between Summer and the rest of the school year.
The metro station is located downtown on Pacific Avenue and is the first and final destination of local bus routes. Routes 3-8 will take you around the East and West side of Santa Cruz. Routes 10-20 will take you to campus from various parts of town. Routes 69-71 will take you to the Capitola Mall and Aptos/Soquel/Watsonville area.
Tip: Transit is a useful smart-phone app that will give you public transportation and walking routes from point A to point B. This is an easy way to get used to bus schedules and plan routes around town.
Here are a few popular routes for getting off campus to explore Santa Cruz, the beach, or downtown.
Route 10 UCSC VIA HIGH STREET is the fastest, most direct route to downtown Santa Cruz. Destinations along Route 10 include: 7/11 (High St. & Cardiff Terrace), many local churches, The Abbey Coffee Lounge, Trader Joe’s (Front St.), CVS (Front St.), and all downtown businesses.
Route 16 UCSC VIA LAUREL EAST will help get you to destinations along Mission St. (near Bay St.) and downtown.
Route 19 UCSC VIA LOWER BAY takes longer to reach downtown. After leaving campus, Route 19 buses travel down Bay St. all the way to West Cliff Drive (they do not turn onto Mission St.). After passing the wharf, beach, and Boardwalk area, this route continues on to downtown Santa Cruz. Destinations along Route 19 include West Cliff Drive (scenic ocean walking/ bike path), Santa Cruz Wharf, Cowell Beach, Santa Cruz Pier/Boardwalk.
Route 20 UCSC VIA WESTSIDE longest route to downtown. Route 20 buses are not ideal for downtown as they take longer. Destinations along Route 20 include: Western Drive, Natural Bridges State Beach, Long Marine Lab and the Seymour Center [free with student ID with valid sticker] (0.3 mile walk from Delaware Ave/Natural Bridges stop), 2300 Delaware (a UCSC facility).
Route 66-69 depart from Lane 4 of the metro center and drop you off right in front of Capitola Mall.
Getting Back On Campus
Buses run less frequently during the summer. Although it is the shortest, the last Route 10 bus leaves the metro station at 6:50p.m. M-F and 5:50p.m. Sat and Sun so other routes must be taken to get back up to campus after that. Route 16 UCSC VIA LAUREL EAST runs the latest. The last Route 16 bus leaves from downtown to campus at 11:15pm M-F and 11p.m. on Sat and Sun. Please be aware that this is the last Metro bus up to campus for the night.
Going to San Jose? Catch the Highway 17 Express. $7 CASH to ride.
Highway 17 Express buses travel between the Santa Cruz METRO bus station (downtown Santa Cruz) and the San Jose Diridon Train Station, providing connecting service to Amtrak Capitol Corridor and Coast Starlight trains, CalTrain, and VTA buses and light rail.
From San Jose to Peninsula Cities (including San Francisco)
At the San Jose Diridon station take a Northbound Line/San Francisco Caltrain to get to any of these peninsula cities: Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton, Redwood City, San Carlos, Belmont, Hillsdale, San Mateo, Burlingame, Millbrae, San Bruno, South San Francisco and San Francisco. The Caltrain fare chart is available at caltrain.com/Fares/farechart.html. The Caltrain system map is available caltrain.com/stations/systemmap.html.
More information on getting to airports and other cities can be found at taps.ucsc.edu/airports-travel
Carsharing and Ridesharing
Zipcar - zipcar.com/ucsc
No need to bring a car to Santa Cruz! Zipcar is an innovative, membership-based car rental program that gives you self-service access to vehicles on and off campus, 24 hours a day. Licensed drivers 18 years of age and older are eligible to apply.
Zimride - zimride.com/ucsc
UCSC subscribes to Zimride, a ride-matching service just for UCSC students and employees. Use this service for single-use trips like getting to the airport or going home for the holidays, as well as regular rides to off-campus locations.
The University of California, Santa Cruz is a community, which requires the free and open exchange of ideas and the widest possible range of opportunity in the pursuit of knowledge in order to thrive. We are committed to maintaining an objective, civil, and supportive community, free of coercion, intimidation, dehumanization or exploitation. —Hate-Bias Policy, Appendix M, Student Policies and Regulations Handbook
If you believe you have witnessed, or that you have been a target of, a hate- or bias-motivated incident on campus or while participating in a University-sponsored activity, you may bring the incident to the attention of the Hate/Bias Response Team:
Fill out an electronic or a paper reporting form: UCSC Hate- or Bias-Motivated Incident Reporting Form (online) or UCSC Hate- or Bias-Motivated Incident Reporting Form (pdf)- you can print and submit this form by email, fax or by dropping it off at the Dean of Students office: (831) 459-4446 or email@example.com
for emergencies - dial 911
UCPD Anonymous tip line - (voice mail only) 831.459.3847
The Title IX Office encourages anyone to report a possible violation of the UC Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment as soon as possible after its occurrence, in order for appropriate and timely action to be taken. Under the policy, sexual violence includes: sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, stalking, and invasions of sexual privacy. When the Title IX Office receives a report it can assist in creating safety utilizing no contact directives, accommodations (housing, transportation, academic and employment), and other interim safety measures as needed. Please note that all UC employees are required to report sexual violence and sexual harassment against a student to the Title IX Office. When the report is made by a third party, Title IX staff will reach out via email to the potential complainant to inform he/she/them of their reporting options and the resources and safety measures that are available.
The Title IX Office can assist complainants with alternative resolution as well as formal investigation. Generally, the Title IX Officer will follow the request of the complainant when deciding whether to initiate a formal investigation. In situations where the Title IX Officer deems that an investigation is necessary to mitigate a potential risk to the campus community, the Title IX Officer may initiate an investigation without a formal complaint; however, the complainant(s) can choose whether or not to participate in the investigation.
The Title IX Office conducts an investigation to determine whether the UC Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment was violated and will make recommendations for discipline. To make a report or for more information about Title IX administrative procedures and options, contact the Title IX Officer, Tracey Tsugawa at 831.459.2462
For information and resources related to sexual violence please visit safe.ucsc.edu
The University of California, Santa Cruz is committed to promoting and protecting an environment that values and supports every person in an atmosphere of civility, honesty, cooperation, professionalism and fairness. UCSC expects that every campus member will practice these Principles of Community.
We strive to be:
Diverse: We embrace diversity in all its forms and we strive for an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened and productive environment.
Open: We believe free exchange of ideas requires mutual respect and consideration for our differences.
Purposeful: We are a participatory community united by shared commitments to: service to society; preservation and advancement of knowledge; and innovative teaching and learning.
Caring: We promote mutual respect, trust and support to foster bonds that strengthen the community.
Just: We are committed to due process, respect for individual dignity and equitable access to resources, recognition and rewards.
Disciplined: We seek to advance common goals through reasonable and realistic practices, procedures and expectations.
Celebrative: We celebrate the heritage, achievements and diversity of the community and the uniqueness and contributions of our members.
We accept the responsibility to pursue these principles in an atmosphere of personal and intellectual freedom, security, respect, civility and mutual support. UCSC is committed to enforcement of policies that promote the fulfillment of our Principles of Community.