Housing and Meals


Accommodation and Included Meals Information:

Room Rates: Single Room Rate $160 per night and Double Room Rate: $150 per night

Commuters: A one-time $15 fee is charged with registration to assist with check-in.

Included Meals: The Full Registration package includes four breakfasts Tues-Friday, three lunches Tues-Thursday, three dinners Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, and all refreshment breaks. 

STC attendees staying on-campus will be accommodated in one of our 10 residential colleges.

Each pair of colleges features Residence Halls, Apartments, Dining Halls, and Classroom spaces, ensuring a central conference area regardless of assignment.

All adult conference attendees are housed in on-campus apartments, offering single and double rooms with shared common spaces (living and dining room, kitchen, and bathroom). All beds are twin-sized.

Linen service is included.

Family accommodations may be available.

More information can be found on our conference services website.


Apartment Double

Apartment Living Room

Off-Campus Housing

UCSC charges a $15 fee for all attendees not staying on campus in order to assist with check-in.

If you are unable to stay on-campus during the conference, here are a few hotels we recommend. No conference rate discounts are available:

  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Marriott (2.4 miles, approx. 7 minutes to campus) (831) 420-0777 – THE FAIRFIELD INN IS BRAND NEW AND MOST CONVENIENT OFF CAMPUS LOCATION 
  • Scotts Valley Hilton (6.2 miles, approx. 25 minutes from campus ) (831) 440-1000
  • Hotel Paradox (4 miles, approx. 15 minutes to campus) (831) 425-7100
  • Carousel Beach Inn (Steps away from the beach and Boardwalk. 3.1 miles, approx. 11 minutes to campus) (831) 425-7090
  • Other hotel options for the summer include these hotels.
  • The tourist nature of our city also means there are many affordable options on airbnb

Please note that travel time is approximate, as traffic in Santa Cruz during the summer is unpredictable. Please allow extra time to compensate for congestion. We are not providing shuttle service to and from campus from off-campus hotels. You are responsible for purchasing your own parking permit, conference rate discounts are available. Permits are purchased in person at the UCSC Parking and Transportation Services office.