University Town Center

Outside View of The University Town Center

About The University Town Center (UTC)

The University Town Center (UTC), located at 1101 Pacific Avenue (on the corner of Pacific and Cathcart streets) in downtown Santa Cruz, houses students amidst all that downtown has to offer, including cafés, restaurants, shops, museum, movie theaters, library and more! Continuing, transfer, and re-entry students are eligible to live here.

UTC Triple Room Floor PlanTriple Room Floor Plan

University Town Center Details

  • Apartment Features
    • Double and triple occupancy studio apartments
    • Private bathrooms
    • Kitchenettes with a two-burner stove, mid-size refrigerator, microwave, sink, and counter/cabinet space
  • Community Features
    • Fourth floor lounge: large-screen TV, full kitchen, oven, dishwasher
    • Fifth floor lounge: study area with a community printer
    • Laundry room washers and dryers operated by the CSC Go Laundry app or debit/credit card
    • A live-in Coordinator for Residential Education and Residential Assistants to plan activities and assist residents
  • Other Details
    • Rate includes internet service, online tv service, and utilities
      • There is WiFi available for students in the community lounges on the 4th and 5th floor. In individual apartments, students can plug directly into the internet via an ethernet cable or students can purchase a router to have WiFi in the room.
    • The UTC is a smoke free facility in all indoor and outdoor areas, including students' rooms

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University Town Center 2023-24 Rates

Room rates are per person. No meal plan required; however, voluntary meal plans are available.

University Town Center 2023-24 Rates
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  • The UTC is less than 200 yards from the Santa Cruz Metro, and University route Metro buses serve the campus every five to eight minutes on academic days.
  • UTC residents are allowed to keep their bikes in their rooms or on the 4th floor balcony bike rack. Bike lockers are available from the city for a nominal fee.
  • Parking at UTC is through the City of Santa Cruz Parking Office. Parking permits may be limited and can be expensive. Residents will need a proof of residency letter from the UTC Housing Office to get a parking permit through the City. 

Staff and Programming

Staff and Programming Contact Information
Name Email Phone
Nicole Howard,
Housing Coordinator (831) 459-4388
Coordinator for Residential Education
Vacant (831) 421-0695

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