Visitor Information

View of East Field and Monterey Bay

Maps

To Campus
To OPERS

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Directions 

Santa Cruz is located at the north end of the Monterey Bay on the Central California coast. It is 1.5-2.0 hours south of San Francisco depending on traffic and route. The San Francisco, San Jose, and Monterey airports are all nearby.

To Santa Cruz

From Southern and Central California - Take Route 101 north to Route 156 west to Route 1 north. Continue on Route 1 north to Santa Cruz.

From Northern California - Take Route 5 south to Route 80 west to Route 680 south to Route 280 north. Then take Highway 17 south to Route 1 north to Santa Cruz.

From San Francisco Airport - Take Route 101 south to Route 85 south to Highway 17 south to Route 1 north to Santa Cruz.

From San Jose Airport - Take Interstate 880 south to Highway 17 south to Route 1 north to Santa Cruz.

From Monterey Airport - Take Route 1 north to Santa Cruz.

To Campus

Once you are in Santa Cruz from Highway 1 South:

  1. Follow the highway as it becomes Mission Street through town.
  2. Turn left onto Bay Street and follow it to the main campus entrance.
  3. After entering the main entrance to campus, turn left at the second light onto Hagar Drive.
  4. Continue up the road until you see the East Remote Parking Lot on your right. Pull in there. The Upper Field is directly above the parking lot. The Lower Field is adjacent to the back left corner of that parking lot.

If you are coming in via Highway 1 North or from Highway 17 (San Jose) South:

  1. Take Highway 1 North/Mission Blvd.
  2. Follow that up the hill and turn right on Highland Ave.
  3. At the top of the hill take High Street to the left and ascend up the hill.
  4. Continue until you reach the main entrance to campus.
  5. Turn right and follow it up the hill.
  6. Take a left at the second light (Hagar Drive) and take that up the hill.
  7. Pull into the Parking lot on your right (East Remote Parking Lot). The Upper Field is directly above the parking lot. The Lower Field is adjacent to the back left corner of that parking lot.