Art: Sarah Chen

The Science Communication Program is located in Kresge Annex A, Kresge College, along the Porter-Kresge access road, UC Santa Cruz, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA  95064. Annex A is a rust-colored, stand-alone building at the south end of the Kresge College complex, off of Heller Drive from the West entrance.

Printable campus parking map

The closest parking lots to our building are Lot 147, just before you reach Kresge Annex A, and Lots 143 and 145, just past our building.

Kresge College map

From San Jose, take Highway 17 South to Santa Cruz (about 30 miles). Take Highway 1 North (toward Half Moon Bay). Stay on Hwy 1; at the second stoplight you'll bear right onto Mission Street (business Hwy 1). Drive about one mile to Bay Street. Turn right on Bay St. and proceed all the way up the hill to the main campus entrance. If you need to purchase a parking permit, drive in the main entrance to the small parking kiosk on the right.

All roads lead in a circle around campus, but the best direction to reach the Science Communication Program is to go to the campus's WEST ENTRANCE. As you approach the main entrance on Bay St., turn left onto High Street toward the West Entrance of campus.  At 1.1 mile, turn right into campus on Heller Drive, and head uphill past 3 stop signs (Family Student Housing is on your left, College 8 is on your right). After the road curves left into the woods, you'll see a wooden sign on your left for Porter College/Kresge College. Turn left there. (If you reach the next stop sign, you went too far.)

Drive northwest on the Porter-Kresge Road, bearing right to pass the Porter College buildings, then a group of white apartment buildings. After Apartment J on the left and Lounge I on the right are both a metered parking area ($2.00 per hour) and a permit parking lot (Lot 147) close to our building. Please be advised that as of fall 2019 the meters no longer accept change and you will need to download an app called ParkMobile or pay over the phone (details at meter). The next parking lots (143 and 145) and more parking meters are just 200 feet up the road, on the left.

Look for the small red sign for Science Communication along the roadway. Our building is one of several rust-colored buildings. It has tall windows on the side facing the roadway and a small sign near the pathway, "Science Communication Program." The building is marked "Kresge Annex A."