2013 Summer School Travel Guide

Check in:

Check in will be from 1-3 on Sunday, July 21 at Oakes college. Please reference our interactive map for the location or Download PDF.

HiPACC has reserved housing from Sunday, July 21 until Saturday August 10. Checkout on August 10 is 1 p.m. If you will need to extend your stay, either before or after those dates, you may choose to pay for the additional nights. The charge will be $38.45 per night and you should contact Sue Grasso at hipacc@ucsc.edu as soon as possible to make those arrangements.

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Things to do in Santa Cruz:
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Local Wineries


Driving directions to campus from the greater Bay Area are available at:



Airport Shuttle Information:

Santa Cruz Flyer: $40 from SJC and $55 from SFO, with fixed shuttle times.
Santa Cruz Airport Shuttles: $50 for a shuttle from SJC and $80 from SFO(Extra $10 for each additional passenger) Website: http://SantaCruzShuttles.com/

Early Bird Shuttles: $75 from SJC and $115 from SFO (extra $10 for each additional passenger after the first 3) Website: http://www.earlybirdairportshuttle.com

Blue Water Limo (for Sedan airport transfer, not limo)
SJC, one-way(incl. all tax/gratuity): $98.00
SFO, one-way(incl. all tax/gratuity): $147.60
Web: http://www.blue-water-limo.com/contact
Tel: 831-477-0170
**Passenger must tell them that this is "UCSC Business" to qualify for rate when making reservation.

Information regarding public transportation from Bay Area airports can be found at:


Please note that public transportation from Bay Area airports to UC Santa Cruz can take several hours.

Information regarding local bus service can be found at:


Transportation on Campus

Bus shuttles loop around campus about 3 times per hour in each direction. City buses also loop through the campus and then go into town.

General Conference Information:

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Participants who wish to rent a vehicle or drive their own vehicle to campus will need a parking permit. Parking on the UCSC campus is regulated 24-hours, 7 days a week and all vehicles parked on the campus are required to have a parking permit. Commuters may purchase a parking permit as part of registration.

On Campus Dining

Joe's Pizza and Subs: open 11-4 weekdays only
Express Store at the Bay Tree Bookstore: 7:30-5:30 Monday - Friday
10-4 Saturday, closed Sunday
Global Village Cafe: 8-5 weekdays. Sat/Sun: Noon to 5 (closed 7/27-28)
College 8 Dining Hall, Bfast 7-8:30, Lunch, 11:30-1:30, dinner 5-7 daily
Porter Slug Grill & Cafe, daily 8 -3

UCSC Maps:

Recreation Facilities

Conference participants will be able to use the UCSC recreation facilities, as available, during normal operating hours for a fee of $5/day.

General Santa Cruz Information:
Local Newspaper:

Oakes College Map (PDF)