Facility Reservations

Reservation Guidelines

  • Facilities at Rachel Carson College (formerly College Eight) are only available to campus units, student organizations currently registered through SOAR, Student Media or sponsored by a campus faculty member or unit.

  • As a general rule, you should submit your form five working days prior to event to ensure that your request will be processed in time for advertising and promotion of the event.

  • Use of a Rachel Carson College (formerly College Eight) facility is restricted to three times per organization, per quarter

  • Reservations for space begin on:

    • Fall Quarter: October 3rd, 2017 (Rachel Carson reservation forms will reopen on September 18)

    • Winter Quarter: January 16th, 2018

    • Spring Quarter: April 3rd, 2018

    • Summer Usage: Conference Services 


Please fill out the following form to reserve both the RCC Red Room & Green Room. 

For BBQ reservations fill out the following (as well as the campus BBQ request form): RCC Specific Barbecue Grill Reservation


    Red Room

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    The Red Room is the primary reservable space at Rachel Carson College and is located within the Student Commons Building in the Plaza.

    Due to the limited event space in Rachel Carson College, groups can reserve a maximum of three times per quarter.

    There is 55" Flat Screen TV in the Red Room that may be used but no additional audio/video equipment is available. Room includes couches, several chairs, and a few tables. Please feel free to visit the Red Room in advance to see if it will fit your needs.

    Days of Unavailability 

      • Monday: 7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
      • Wednesdays: 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
      • Thursdays: 11:00am-1:00pm & 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

    Earliest reservation time begins at 9:00 a.m.
    Seating Capacity: 50  Standing Capacity: 75


  • Green Room

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    This space inside the College 8 Cafe accommodates between 5-10 people and can be reserved by student groups or campus units during the Cafe's normal hours of operation. College 8 Cafe & the Green Room reopen on September 22. 

    • Monday-Friday: 8am-8pm
    • Saturday & Sunday: Closed
    • Summer Hours: Closed

    Please note, this space does house the restroom that remains accessible regardless of reservation status.

  • West Field Lawn

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    The College Eight West Field Lawn in located just beyond the plaza, next to to the Oakes/Eight Dining Hall.

    Reserve through OPERS

  • West Field House

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    Reserve through OPERS

  • Tabling

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    Tabling is available next to the Dining Hall and the Plaza Garden

    Please email carsonstudentlife@ucsc.edu to reserve.


  • In the event that additional custodial service is required for special cleaning at the end of the event, the reserving party will be charged that service.
  • Damage to Rachel Carson College property outside of normal wear and tear will be charged to your organization for repair or replacement


Please contact the Student Life Assistant (SLA): (831) 459-4279 for more information.