Directions to the Baskin School of Engineering


The Baskin Engineering Building is located in the North-West corner of UCSC, on Science Hill. Enter through the campus's main entrance at the intersection of Bay Drive and High Street. If you need a parking permit, stop at the parking kiosk about 200 feet past the campus entrance on the right-hand side of the road. Permits are not required for parking after 8:30pm or any time Saturday or Sunday, and limited metered spaces on the 2nd floor are provided for cars that do not have a parking permit. Departments may arrange for guest parking in advance by contacting the Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) Sales Office. TAPS also has a general information page.

Once you have secured your parking permit, proceed up Coolidge Drive straight through two traffic lights, and continue straight for a total of approximatley 2.5 miles. You will pass through several stop signs until you come to the intersection with Heller Drive. Turn left on Heller drive and then immediately turn left into the parking structure.

You can also get door-to-door directions from Google Maps but please note that Google's automated directions do not take you past the parking kiosk to purchase a permit.

A complete interactive UCSC campus map is available on the UCSC maps web site.


Once you arrive at the parking structure and find a parking spot, you should exit the parking garage on the East side, furthest away from where you entered the parking garage and turn Left on Steinhart Way. Cross over McLaughlin drive and proceed up the slight hill to Baskin Engineering.

Baskin Engineering or Engineering 2?

If your destination is Baskin Engineering, then you are looking for the large concrete building immediately at the top of the slight hill when walking from the parking structure. If your destination is Engineering 2, then you are looking for the large glass building directly behind Baskin Engineering.

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