LOCATION & TRANSPORTATION FOR SAEA 2016 CONFERENCE
UC Santa Cruz
Stevenson/Cowell Colleges
East Conference Office
Stevenson Apt. Building 9, Apt. 201
1156 High St
Santa Cruz CA 95060
  Santa Cruz is located at the top of the Monterey Bay on the Central California coast, approximately 60 miles south of San Francisco. Santa Cruz is within 90 minutes of three airports, Amtrak, and BART. How to get to / from UCSC from surrounding areas via airports and public transportation The closest airport to UC Santa Cruz is the San Jose International Airport (SJC – ~40 miles). There are several door-to-door shuttle services in Santa Cruz that serve both San Jose and San Francisco International airports:
Santa Cruz Car Service
 
Santa Cruz Shuttles
info@SCEXP.com
 
Early Bird Airport Shuttle
 
On Time Airport Shuttle
  Public transportation service via train and bus from both San Jose and San Francisco International airports is available at: http://taps.ucsc.edu/airports-travel/airport-public-transportation.html Driving Directions  To reach the UCSC campus From San Jose International Airport (SJC):
  • Get on 1-880 South from Airport Blvd.
  • Follow CA-17 (cross mountains on Hwy 17) and proceed to Santa Cruz (~30 miles).
  • Take the “Highway 1 North, Half Moon Bay” exit off of Hwy 17.
  • Follow the signs for Hwy 1/Half Moon Bay onto Mission St. (Hwy 1 North).
  • Turn right on Bay Street and follow it onto the UC Santa Cruz campus, where it becomes Coolidge Drive.
(Note to reach Hwy 17 from Hwy 101, take 101 South to Route 85 South to Hwy 17 South.) From San Francisco International Airport (SFO, ~70 miles):
  • Get on 1-380 West.
  • Follow I-280 South and CA-17
  • Take Exit 442 from CA-17 South, cross mountains on Hwy 17, and proceed to Santa Cruz (~30 miles).
  • Take the “Highway 1 North, Half Moon Bay” exit off of Hwy 17.
  • Follow the signs for Hwy 1/Half Moon Bay onto Mission St. (Hwy 1 North).
  • Turn right on Bay Street and follow it onto the UC Santa Cruz campus, where it becomes Coolidge Drive.
(Note to reach Hwy 17 from Hwy 101, take 101 South to Route 85 South to Hwy 17 South.) Via Highway 1 from the south:
  • Follow the signs to Hwy 1 North/Half Moon Bay. This will put you on Mission St. (Hwy 1 North).
  • Turn right on Bay Street and follow it onto the UC Santa Cruz campus, where it becomes Coolidge Drive.
Via Hwy 1 from the north:
  • Hwy 1 becomes Mission St. as you enter Santa Cruz.
  • Turn left on Bay Street and follow it onto the UC Santa Cruz campus, where it becomes Coolidge Drive.
Via the Santa Cruz Metro Service:
  • Bus lines coming into Santa Cruz will deposit you at the Greyhound station. Walk next door to the Santa Cruz Metro Station and look for any University bus.
  • Once on campus, get off at the Campus Facilities stop and follow the directions below.
Once you are on the UC Santa Cruz campus:
  • Once on campus head to the East Conference Office (see map and photos attached), located at Stevenson College, Stevenson Apartment Building 9, Apt. 201 (phone 831-502-7002), where you will pick up a parking pass, gets directions to parking locations, housing keys (if staying on property) and other conference material.
Conference activities will take place on the UC Santa Cruz campus at Stevenson and Cowell Colleges and the Cowell Ranch Hay Barn.
  • Meals: Meals for the conference will be served in the Cowell/Stevenson Dining Hall and Cowell Ranch Hay Barn.
  • Lodging: Check-in for on-campus lodging will begin at 4pm on Thursday, July 28th at the East Conference Office. Lodging for the conference will be in the Stevenson/Cowell colleges.
Parking For those staying on campus
  • Parking permits will be provided to conference attendees staying on campus (apartments, dorms).
  • When you arrive at UCSC, go to the East Conference Office, Stevenson College, Stevenson Apartment Building 9, Apt. 201 (phone 831-502-7002), (see map and photos below) to pick up your parking pass and housing keys (if staying on campus), get directions to parking locations, and other conference materials
For those commuting and staying off campus
Holiday Inn Express on Ocean Street in Santa Cruz offers UC Santa Cruz discounted rates.
When you book, please indicate that you request the UCSC rate (135.99/night) as a participant of the SAEA Conference at UC Santa Cruz.
Holiday Inn Express ($139)
1410 Ocean Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Other hotels in the area (ask for UCSC rate when you book):
Paradox ($230+)
611 Ocean St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Best Western (200+)
500 Ocean St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Hilton Inn Scotts Valley ($209+ – ~10 miles from campus)
6001 La Madrona Drive
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Dream Inn ($400+)
175 West Cliff Dr.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
  • Conference attendees commuting from or staying off campus should plan to purchase a parking permit from the East Conference Office at Stevenson Apartments or an available campus kiosk (even on weekends). Reduced cost parking permits for conference attendees will be available at the East Conference Office at Stevenson Apartments for $6.
  • Lots 109, 110, 119 and the East Remote Lot are the best options for parking close to the conference.
  • If lots 109, 110 and 119 fill up (which is likely), attendees may have to park at the East Remote Lot. If arriving on Friday, you can walk or take the shuttle up to Stevenson College from the East Remote Lot. Unfortunately, there is no campus shuttle service over the weekend, so please plan to walk up to Stevenson College if arriving on Saturday or Sunday morning and parking in the East Remote Lot.
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