University Of California In Santa Cruz CA | Unique Venues
University of California, Santa Cruz

University of California, Santa Cruz

Event Types Welcomed

  • Adult Social Events
  • Corporate Social Events
  • Expo/Competitions
  • Family Reunions
  • Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
  • Wedding Ceremonies
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Youth Retreat/Camps


Plan your next conference or event on the beautiful University of California Santa Cruz campus, overlooking the incredible Monterey Bay, surrounded by majestic redwood forests in Santa Cruz, CA. Our expanded Meeting Management Services serve both large and small groups and our accommodations are comfortable and affordable. For example, UC Santa Cruz offers large facilities such as Bay Tree Conference Center and College 10 Multi Use Room, which are perfect for hosting conventions and conferences. UC Santa Cruz’s events office is available to provide support for events including research talks, symposiums, conferences. and banquets on campus. The events office has experience planning each stage of your event, with expertise in management, logistics, production, and administration. The UC Santa Cruz team can provide immensely helpful services such as aiding with budget planning questions, arranging rooms, coordinating special events, and much more.

The Social Sciences Events office knows that no special event is complete without meal service, and recommends several local, sustainable caterers and restaurants that can service your event. The venue will also work with those planning to help design a menu that suits both your taste and budget. Call today and discover why UCSC is the best place to be!

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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 350 guests
  • Largest Theatre Style: 395
We offer a variety of classrooms accommodating from 20 - 90 people.
  • 90 Classroom Style
Lecture Halls
Our Lecture Halls can accommodate from 128 - 473 people.
  • 473 Theatre Style

Food & Beverage Options

Campus Dining Halls
All meals (except those catered by your group) will be served in one of our campus dining halls. You will have several entre options at each meal including vegetarian choices.

    Catering options

    Full service catering is available.


      • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 350
      Adult Conference Housing
      Housing available in student apartments with all occupants sharing common areas - living, dining, kitchen and bathroom. All beds are twin size - either one or two to a room.
        Youth Programs
        Youth programs are typically housed in residential buildings with shared common bathrooms on each floor. Each participant brings his/her own bed and bath linens.

          Featured Amenities

          • Running Trails
          • Theater Seating

          Venue Location + Transportation


          1156 High St,
          Santa Cruz, California 95064

          Nearby Airport

          • San Jose - 40 minutes

          Nearby International Airport

          • San Jose International Airport - 40 minutes

          Nearby Cities

          San Jose – 40|San Francisco – 75|Monterey – 40

          Things to Know


            Internet connectivity is available in meeting and guest rooms. Teleconference, video conference and computer labs are also available.

              Venue Policies

              • Smoking Permitted: no


              "Over the past 20 years, conferences at UCSC enhance our International reputation. Our participants are enchanted with the 2,000 acre UCSC campus overlooking the Monterey Bay and Pacific Ocean. We are happy with the modern facilities, the wonderful staff and healthy meals. Santa Cruz is a vacation destination, and UCSC is the essence of a educational/vacation." Teresa Epstein, NLP University~
              NLP University
              "The campus of UCSC and its staff have been providing Camp SEA Lab with tremendous customer service each summer catered to suit our needs. Our program participants love to experience the magic of the redwoods that meets the sea!" Amity Wood,Program Manager -Camp SEA Lab
              Camp Sea Lab
              "We rely on UCSC Conference Services and their amazing staff for housing our seasonal personnel." Jennifah Chard - Shakespeare Santa Cruz
              Shakespeare Santa Cruz


              Meeting Management
              We offer services from budget planning to on-site logistics including web registrations.
              Campus Shuttles
              UCSC operates free shuttle buses (Monday - Friday) to transport visitors and students around the campus. The shuttles run on regularly scheduled routes.