Camper Park

A 42-space Camper Park located on the north side of campus offers continuing undergraduate 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 Camper Park is similar to living in a campground. Individual trailers have a sleeping area and a kitchenette with a cube fridge, microwave and cooktop, and residents share a community building with restrooms, showers, laundry facilities, and a lounge/study room. Due to limited electrical capacity, additional appliances are not advised/allowed in trailers. Communal refrigerators are available in the Community Room for additional storage.

Most trailers do not have a bathroom or sewer connection, so residents use the communal facilities. Greywater tanks are connected to the kitchen sinks and residents must empty their tanks in the nearby greywater drainage system. The university provides portable electric heaters for heat.

The Camper Park receives no direct Ethernet service. Residents may utilize USB WiFi extenders to attempt to receive wireless service, though signal strength does vary and is impacted by the natural environment. If having a consistent internet connection with reliable service within your campus residence is important to you, or for the academic work that you are engaged in, then the Camper Park is not an appropriate choice for you.

One storage unit is provided for each space and residents may not bring additional storage units.


  • Continuing undergraduate students are eligible to apply.
  • Newly admitted students, including new transfer students, are not eligible to apply during their first year at UCSC.
  • All applicants are subject to a thorough review of their UCSC student conduct history. A student must have and must maintain a good student conduct record as governed by the UCSC Student Code of Conduct. Previous violations of the terms and conditions of the housing contract will likely make you ineligible to live in the Camper Park.

How to Apply

  • The process for applying to live at Camper Park is the same as applying to live in any other on-campus housing community. View applying for housing information. Please submit a housing application via the Student Housing Portal.
  • If you do not see Camper Park as an option in the housing portal, you may not be eligible. Check the Eligibility section above!


Electricity, water, and a limited amount of propane included. Eight of 42 spaces include a sewer connection; all others have greywater tanks and residents are responsible for emptying as needed.

Maintenance on University-owned Vehicles (interior and exterior)

Student submits maintenance requests ( and university staff perform necessary repairs and maintenance.


Some or all instruction for all or part of the Academic Year may be delivered remotely. Tuition and fees have been set regardless of the method of instruction and will not be refunded in the event instruction occurs remotely for any part of the Academic Year. Figures for tuition and fees represent currently approved or proposed amounts and may not be final. Actual tuition and fees are subject to change by the University of California as determined to be necessary or appropriate. Final approved tuition and fee levels may differ from the amounts presented.

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