Facility Reservations


For summer reservations, please contact Conference Services.

(831) 459-2611 || conf@ucsc.edu 


  • 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, 2016
    • Winter Quarter: January 16th, 2017
    • Spring Quarter: April 3rd, 2017
    • Summer Usage: Conference Services 


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    Red Room

    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: 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

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

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    West Field Lawn


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

    Reserve through OPERS

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    West Field House


    Reserve through OPERS

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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.