Fair Directions/ Parking

Finding Your Way To UC Santa Cruz

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Using a GPS?
Enter  "Barn Theatre" into the search box on your GPS (Google Maps, Waze, etc.)
The campus address is 1156 High St, Santa Cruz, CA 95064. 

From The San Jose/San Francisco Bay Area

  • Take Highway 280 or Highway 101 to Highway 880/17.
  • Take Highway 880/17 South to Santa Cruz.
  • Highway 17 becomes Highway 1 in Santa Cruz. Continue on Highway 1 North toward Half Moon Bay.
  • Highway 1 turns into a surface street called Mission Street.
  • Take Mission Street to Bay Street.
  • Turn right on Bay Street. Continue on Bay to the Main Campus Entrance (third stop light).

From The Monterey Peninsula and Points South

  • Take Highway 101 North.
  • After passing Salinas, take the "Monterey/Highway 1" turn-off.
  • Take Highway 1 North to Santa Cruz.
  • Continue on Highway 1 North toward Half Moon Bay.
  • Highway 1 turns into a surface street called Mission Street.
  • Take Mission Street to Bay Street.
  • Turn right on Bay Street. Continue on Bay to the Main Campus Entrance (third stop light).

 

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As you enter the MAIN campus entrance, follow the directional signs. Parking is located in the Barn Theater parking lot (Lot 122), on the left-hand side as you enter campus. Fair Shuttles will run from the Barn Theater parking lot (Lot 122) to the fair location (West Field House).  Our shuttle service allows you to load materials directly from your car to the shuttle. We suggest you bring a small, collapsible handcart to transport your materials the short distance from the shuttle to the fair site. Parking permits will be issued at the Barn Theater parking lot (Lot 122) by Event Staff. If you are unable to find a parking attendant or event staff, please refer to the number on your confirmation email.  DO NOT purchase permits from parking kiosks. 

If you do not park in the designated fair parking area, the Career Center will not be responsible for tickets issued by the campus parking control.

Due to the limited number of parking spaces on campus and permit allowances, each Premier (and Non-Profit) Registrations are allowed to bring only 1 car (Diamond Registrations can bring up to 5 cars).

Taking an Uber or Lyft?
Type in "Rachel Carson College" as your destination. Once you have been dropped off, you will then follow signs to the West Field House.