Driving Directions

Santa Cruz is located at the top of the Monterey Bay on the Central California coast, just south of San Francisco. Getting here is easy since several major highways run to Santa Cruz and 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 on Route 1 north, follow the highway as it becomes Mission Street through town. Turn right onto Bay Street and follow it to the main campus entrance.

To get to the Athletics Department Offices (second floor of OPERS building) and East Athletic Facilities (Soccer Field, Pool, East Tennis Courts, Swimming Pool, East Athletic Training Room, & Wellness Center) 

After entering the main entrance to campus, turn left at the second light onto Hagar Drive. Continue up the road until you see the East Field House on your right.

To get to West Athletic Facilities (West Field House Gym - Basketball & Volleyball, West Tennis Courts, West Athletic Training Room, and Men's and Women's Basketball Offices)

Once you take Bay Street up towards campus, you will make a left onto High Street. Follow the road until you see the West Entrance of campus on your right. Make a right onto Heller Drive. Make a right at the first stop sign onto Koshland. Park in the parking lot on your left. Walk all the way up the flights of stairs that run up the middle of Rachel Carson College (Greyish buildings). The West Field House is located just on the other side of the Rachel Carson dorms.

For more information about directions and maps, please visit, UCSC Maps