Residence halls at Cowell College, UCSC. Photo courtesy of UCSC.

Residence halls at Cowell College, UCSC. Photo courtesy of UCSC.

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Conference Housing

UC Santa Cruz is divided into 10 colleges, which give it a “small campus” feel even though it is a large university. Conference housing will be provided at Cowell College. Most of the conference events will also be at Cowell.

Rooms will be available in either residence halls or apartments on a first-come, first-serve basis. Each housing package includes a full meal plan in the dining hall and a parking permit, as well as a bed, desk, wardrobe/bureau, overhead light, desk lamp, pillow, linens (sheets, blanket, bedspread), towels, and a washcloth. All prices below are the price per person.

Please note that campus policy prohibits smoking anywhere on campus.

Apartments - all prices are for individual beds

The Cowell apartments consist of four bedrooms (generally a mix of singles and doubles), two shared bathrooms, and a common area with living room and kitchen. Please note that the stoves in the apartment kitchens may NOT be used during the conference (they are turned off), but the sinks and refrigerators may be used. No dishes or utensils will be included in the kitchens.

Apartment single room: $125/night (47 beds available)
Apartment double room: $110/night (82 beds available)

NOTE: extended stays beyond the 7/2 -7/9 night is available only in the Apartments, by special arrangement. Contact the Conference registrar for details.

Residence Halls - all prices are for individual beds

The Cowell residence halls offer single, double, and triple rooms. Double and triple rooms have bunk beds. Each floor has a large shared bathroom.

Dorm single room: $95/night (24 beds available)
Dorm double room: $85/night (45 beds available)
Dorm triple room: $75/night (12 beds available)

Video tours of the Cowell apartments and residence halls are available here. (Note the videos were filmed prior to the recent renovation of the apartments, so they will not look exactly the same this summer.)

Off-campus accommodations

Most conference attendees typically stay in the apartments and dorms on campus, since they are reasonably priced and within walking distance to the classrooms and dining hall. There are some hotels which can be reserved offsite; however, be prepared to book these very early as they tend to sell out early during the summer months (especially 4th of July weekend). A list of nearby hotels and rates are available here.