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Camper Park

A 42-space Camper Park located on the north side of campus offers undergraduate and graduate students a unique campus housing option. Students live in single-occupant recreational vehicles and share a community building with restrooms, showers, laundry facilities, and a lounge/study room.

Park Living

Living at the park is similar to living in a campground. Individual trailers have a sleeping area with table and a kitchenette with electricity and propane. There is also a central kitchen area, and an outdoor grill area for cooking and picnic tables where residents often gather to have communal dinners and potlucks.

Most trailers do not have a bathroom or sewer connection, so residents use the communal facilities. Grey water tanks are connected to the kitchen sinks and residents must empty their tanks in the nearby grey water drainage system.

The Camper Park receives no direct Ethernet service. Residents may utilize USB wifi extenders to receive CruzNet wireless service in their residences.

Program Overview

The park is currently transitioning from student-owned vehicles to ones owned and maintained by the university. Current residents who own their trailers, and who maintain their eligibility and maintain their units to appropriate standards, may continue to live in their own vehicles or may choose to remove their vehicle from the park and live in a university-owned vehicle. Student-owned vehicles are not eligible to be sold to other students for the purpose of remaining in the park; student-owned vehicles must be removed from the park as students graduate or otherwise separate from the university. As spaces become available the university will install university-owned vehicles and assign them to interested students.

Program Overview University-owned Vehicles Student-owned Vehicles
Application/contract process Download an application and submit it with the required $10.00 nonrefundable fee Contract renewal is subject to verification of:
  1. Student eligibility
  2. Vehicle inspection to ensure safety and habitability
  3. Current vehicle registration
Period of Residence Academic year and quarter breaks only July 1 to June 30, including winter and spring breaks
Personal Property Student is liable for any loss or damage to personal property. Student is advised to obtain personal property insurance. Student is liable for any loss or damage to personal property, including the vehicle itself. Student is advised to obtain personal property insurance as well as any applicable additional insurance required for the vehicle.
Utilities Electricity, water, and a limited amount of propane included. Some sites may include a sewer connection. Electricity and water included. Some sites may include sewer connection.
Vehicle Maintenance (interior and exterior) Student submits maintenance requests ( and university staff perform necessary repairs and maintenance. Responsibility of student
Vehicle Registration n/a Responsibility of student


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