Move in & Welcome Week

Friday, September 16 - New Students
Sunday, September 18 - Continuing Students

Before Move-In:

Move-in Day Assignment

  • You will be assigned your move-in day via your UCSC email account in mid-August. If you are unsure of your assigned move-in date check your UCSC email account.  All move-in communications will be sent to your UCSC email address.

Sign up For a Move-In Time

  • Unloading spaces are limited, so it is important to sign up for a particular time slot for arrival on your assigned move-in day.
  • Check your @ucsc.edu e-mail in early September and follow the link to sign up for your specific move-in time.
  • Sign up for ONE slot.  If you need to change your sign up, follow the link again, sign up for a different time AND remember to delete yourself from your previous selection so it becomes available for someone else. Instructions for deleting a previous selection are on the sign up page.

Move-In Day:

  1. Go to Merrill Parking Lot #119.
  2. Bring a picture ID (driver’s license, passport, student ID card) to the Move-in table to pick up your keys and Move-in tag.
  3. After checking in you will be directed to an unloading space. As we have limited parking you will be allowed only two vehicles up to unload.
  4. You have 20 minutes to unload your vehicle(s) at the curb near your building.
  5. After unloading, you will need to immediately move your car to the East Remote parking lot.
  6. A campus shuttle will be available at East Remote to bring you and your family back to Merrill to unpack and settle in.

If you arrive after 4:00pm on Friday, 9/16 go directly up to the Crown/Merrill Housing Education office located at Merrill College below Vivas Mexican Retaurant.

If you need to make alternative arrangements, contact the Crown Housing Coordinator before 5:00pm, Friday, September 2nd.
Early move-in accommodations are only available for students who are part of the official Early Arrival Program.

Moving In on Saturday, 9/17
There is no Merrill move-in on Saturday.

Moving In on Monday, 9/19 - Wednesday, 9/21 - Continuing Students ONLY
Continuing students choosing to move-in Monday 9/19, Tuesday 9/20 or Wednesday 9/21 do not need to sign up for a time.  Come to the Crown/Merrill Housing and Education office below Vivas Mexican Restaurant when you arrive.  Arriving between 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. is recommended.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation in making move-in a success!


Fall 2016 Welcome Week
September 16 - September 23

Welcome Week activities begin immediately after move-in! Please plan to remain on campus between move-in and the start of classes.

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New students are strongly encouraged to attend as many events as possible. Get involved early, make connections and start the year off strong! Most events are optional while some are mandatory (identified in the guide). Merrill's College App provides details about events and resources for new students. It includes both Merrill and UCSC-wide opportunities. The guide will receive updates as needed.

Mobile App (for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices):

Download "UCSC Colleges" app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

Web Version (for computer, Windows Phone 7, and Blackberry devices):

The Merrill Welcome Week Guide can be accessed via the internet from any computer or device with internet access.

Printed Version

A limited number of printed guides will be available during move-in for students without a compatible device.

Questions about welcome week?
Call our voicemail at (831) 459-3357.


UCSC Boardwalk Frolic

Monday, September 19th
Buy your ticket now and pick it up when you buy your books in the fall!
Your ticket includes $3 in boardwalk bucks that can be used at any food vendor the night of our event. The ticket also includes coupons for bowling, laser tag and one free ride later in the year (expires June 2017). Transportation provided.

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