Move-In/Out Information 2019-2020


If you currently do not have University housing and are interested in living at Rachel Carson College, please click here to apply. 

You will receive an email from Rachel Carson Housing with the status of your application for the respective quarter. Once you are assigned housing, you can find your building assignment, room number, and roommate information on your Student Housing Portal


Building Abbreviations, Quads, and Floor Information:
Example) AG-403B: A Quad Garden Building, 4th Floor, Room #403
Example) RC03-309D: Apt Building 3, 3rd Floor, Room #309D


Check-in at the Rachel Carson Student Life Office Room 204. 

Spring Quarter Move-In Time: 

Sunday March 29th, 2020 - Residences open at 10:00AM for new students. First meal served in the RCC/Oakes Dining Hall is dinner. 

Instruction begins Monday March 30th, 2020. 


Directions and Parking

Campus Address: 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064

At the base of campus (Bay Street and High Street), follow signs marked 'Rachel Carson College' through the West Entrance. 

If you need a temporary unloading pass for your vehicle, thirty minute passes are available during business hours at the Student Life Office. Parking permits are required on campus, please refer to UCSC Transportation and Parking Services for up to date information. 


Housing Cancellations 

For general housing cancellations, please take a look at the housing Terms and Conditions


Move Out 

Winter Quarter Move Outs:

Students moving out for Winter Quarter must move out by Saturday March 21st by 12:00PM Noon.

End of the Year Move Outs: 

Residences close at 12:00PM Noon. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Student Life and Housing Office at or by calling 831-459-3335. 


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*For all other important dates, please take a look at the 2019-2020 Housing Calendar