Room Reservations

We have a number of lounges and meeting rooms available for student organization, staff, and faculty use at Merrill College. Please review the room use policy documents below before making your reservation.  Merrill's Reservations Coordinator Jenaro Ordoñez can be reached at jenaro@ucsc.edu for follow-up questions.


Baobab Lounge

Baobab Lounge

Dedicated primarily as student lounge and may be booked for use by student groups.
The Baobab Lounge has the following amenities:

  • Television, DVD and digital computer inputs (DVI); surround sound system
  • Seating on couches and chairs, several tables
  • Piano, snack machine
  • Available for student org use

Capacity: 20 seated, 30 standing
Access: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Baobab Lounge Reservations Policies

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Crown/Merrill Community Room

C/M Community Room

Serves our Crown/Merrill apartment residents and is occasionally reserved for Crown/Merrill affiliated programs.
The Crown/Merrill Community Room has the following amenities:

  • Television, DVD player
  • Seating on couches and chairs, several tables
  • Certified kitchen

Capacity: 30 seated, 45 standing
Access: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Crown/Merrill Community Room Reservation Policies

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Charles E. Merrill Lounge

Charles E. Merrill LoungeMay be reserved by staff and faculty for academic related events and activities, e.g. colloquia, workshops, or guest lectures.
The Charles E. Merrill Lounge has the following amenities:

  • Television, DVD and digital computer inputs (DVI); sound system
  • Conference table for 16
  • 20 extra chairs
  • Not available as a class meeting space

Capacity: 20 seated, 45 standing
Access: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Charles E. Merrill Lounge Reservation Policies

mailto:hryan@ucsc.edu


Casa Latina 3rd Floor

Casa Latina is a quiet study area for students. The 3rd floor loft may be reserved for group use until 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Casa Latina 3rd floor has the following amenities:

  • Seating on couches and chairs
  • One large conference table
  • Chalkboard

Capacity: 20 seated, 25 standing
Access: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday

Casa Latina Reservation Policies

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Cultural Center at Merrill

Cultural Center at Merrill *Note - The CCM is offline for the remainder of the 2017 year for scheduled renovations.

Designed to hold lectures, dinners, theater performances and other large-scale events.
The Cultural Center at Merrill has the following equipment:

  • 30 tables, 350 chairs
  • Stage
  • Screen, projector, computer/DVD player
  • PA system, microphones
  • Theatrical lighting

Capacity: 350 seated, 400 standing
Access: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.

Cultural center at Merrill Reservation Policies
Map to Cultural Center at Merrill

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Merrill Plaza

Merrill PlazaThis outdoor space is located in the social center of Merrill, and may be reserved for occasional events. Due to its close promixty to classrooms and residential buildings the Merrill Plaza is subject to usage limits as outlined by the Student Policies and Regulations Handbook, University Policies, and the Use of University Properties for Free Speech.
The Merrill Plaza has the following amenities:

  • Outdoor picnic tables

Access: Variable; coordinate with facility manager.

Use of the Merrill Plaza does not include the lawn.

Student Policies and Regulation Handbook (see sections 30.00 and 40.00)
Use of University Properties for Free Speech

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