Camper Park

A 42-space Camper Park located on the north side of campus offers continuing 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. The community building has a kitchen and 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. 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.

 

Eligibility

  • Continuing undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply.
  • Newly admitted students are not eligible to apply during their first year at UCSC. New transfer students living on campus may pursue a community change to move to the Camper Park after their first quarter of residence, space permitting.

 

Utilities

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

Maintenance on University-owned Vehicles (interior and exterior)

Student submits maintenance requests (fixit.ucsc.edu) 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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