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(831) 459-2144


Merrill College Admin
641 Merrill Rd
Santa Cruz, CA 95064



Visitor Permits

1-day visiting permits can be purchased at the Main Entrance Kiosk at the base of campus or the TAPS Sales Office.

Hourly Parking

A limited number of ParkMobile hourly spaces are available; payment on the ParkMobile app is required. There are no meters or pay kiosks at Merrill.

Student Permits

Because parking is such a limited resource at UCSC, students are strongly encouraged to use available public transportation. First and second-year students with less than 90 units residing in University housing facilities are not eligible to purchase a permit (except motorcycle permits) to park on-campus. Eligible students with more than 90 units can explore permit options on the TAPS website.

Recommended Lots

The main parking lot for Merrill College is Lot #119, located in a valley between the residence halls/Ming Ong Labs and the Provost House. Parking is extremely limited due to natural terrain. Visitors can also park at these nearby lots with a valid permit:

Lot 156 above the Fire Station
Lot 119 at Merrill College
Lot 101 at Hahn Student Services
East Remote Parking Lot