Symposium Information: Directions, Parking and Contacts

3rd Annual CROSS Research Symposium & 10th UCSC Systems Oktoberfest

October 3-4, 2018




Once you are on Business Highway 1 (Mission Street), travel approximately one (1) mile north to BAY STREET. Turn right and drive up to the Main Campus Entrance. At that point turn left onto EMPIRE GRADE (see map below). (Note: starting at the entrance to campus, there will be small black and white signs that say “CROSS” to help guide you along the way.)

Follow EMPIRE GRADE to the WEST ENTRANCE of campus (there is a traffic light there). Turn right onto HELLER DRIVE and continue through four stop signs.

 A short distance after the 4th stop sign, turn right into the CORE WEST PARKING STRUCTURE (just before the Heller/McLaughlin intersection). There will be a sign at the entrance that directs CROSS Symposium attendees to the second or third floor of the parking structure.



Permits are required for parking (you will get a ticket if you do not display one).
Parking permits can be picked up at the Core West parking structure the morning of the meeting between 7:30 and 9:30am.  Event parking attendants will meet you on the second or third floor of the garage; keep driving until you see them. They will give you a permit to display and direct you to a parking space.  Attendants will have a list of registered attendees, so be prepared to identify yourself as a CROSS Symposium participant.

The parking attendants leave the garage promptly at 9:30 am. If you need a parking permit, but arrive after 9:30am or you did not request one when you confirmed your attendance (and therefore are not on the parking attendant’s list of registered attendees), then instead of entering the CORE WEST structure, please continue on HELLER DRIVE and turn right onto MC LAUGHLIN DRIVE. Turn left at the stop sign into the Baskin Circle area (see map below). Follow the road around to the curb area, park in the green loading zone and call or text Lavinia at 408-505-4729. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR CAR. If there is no space to park, just keep circling or pull over out the way somewhere. Lavinia will quickly send someone to you with a permit, after which you can retrace your steps and park in Core West.

After you park, proceed to the North Stairwell and walk across the street to the Baskin Engineering Building.  Walk through the Baskin Engineering Building and to the courtyard behind it. The registration desk will be set up next to the big tent.



When you arrive, please sign in at the registration table in the BSOE Lower Courtyard, between the Engineering 2 and Baskin Engineering Buildings. You can pick up your name badge as well as copies of the agenda and important information there.


If you have not yet paid the registration fee, there will be a computer available at the registration table.


For questions about the event logistics, please contact:

Lavinia Preston:, 408-505-4729

Stephanie Lieggi:, 831-247-0225

Carlos Maltzahn:, 831-459-1627

Anyone needing special arrangements to accommodate a disability is encouraged to call or email Stephanie Lieggi to make make arrangements.