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Contact Info:
FAX (831)459-5717

Scott Severson
Summer School Director

Summer School on Adaptive Optics 2008
Check-In Information

CHECK-IN: All participants, including commuters, must check-in at the Crown Library Conference Office

Official Check-in times at the Crown Library Conference Office
Sunday, August 3rd from 7:00AM - 10:00PM
Monday, August 4th from 7:00 AM - 7:00PM

If you are arriving after Monday, August 4th, you will still need to check-in at the Crown Library Conference Office: They are open daily from 7:00AM - 7:00PM.


If you know that you will be arriving between 8:00 PM and 1:00 AM, email or call (cfao@ucolick.org / 831-459-5592) by Wednesday, 1 August so that Conference Service personnel can be notified that they need make arrangements for a proctor to let you into your room. Upon your late arrival on campus, drive in the main entrance and you will see a kiosk on your right. Pull over, and tell the person at the Kiosk to please call the Crown/Merrill Apartments proctor at 459-2100 to get into your room. The next morning you should check in at the Crown Library Conference Office to get your room key, meal card, and parking permit. Be sure to put your parking permit in your car immediately! Parking is strictly enforced on campus. Please note: Guests arriving after 1:00AM will be stopped at the university entrance kiosk & requested to make arrangements at a nearby hotel.


Summer School participants will be housed in the Crown/Merrill Apartments
Room keys, parking permits & mealcards will be handed out upon check-in at the Crown Library Conference Office.


Meals are provided from Sunday, August 5th dinner through Friday, August 10th lunch (unless you have added an extra night's lodging, which would include Friday's dinner and breakfast on the additional day) at Merrill College Dining Hall. The hours are:

Breakfast: 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Lunch: 12:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Dinner: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Please note that these are the assigned dining hours for our participants. Please be sure to arrive on time. Refer to the agenda for the time in which lecture breaks will occur.


Guests staying on campus will receive a conference permit at the time of check-in. Our staff will direct participants to the nearest conference lot. Additionally, white signs are posted at the entrance to each lot indicating which type of parking permit is allowed. Metered spaces for visitors cost $1.00 per hour and take quarters only. Do not park in reserved or specially posted areas such as Provost, Preceptor, University Vehicle, etc. Cars unauthorized to park in handicapped spaces will receive a $275.00 ticket and be towed at the owner's expense.


General Information about Staying on the UC Campus

PHONE: 831-502-7002
All conference participants must park in lots marked "Conference Parking."
Please do not park in spaces with posted restrictions at any time.
UCSC General Campus Map


We will be housed in apartments with a shared bathroom, kitchen and living room. The bedrooms are equipped with a telephone line, and local and campus calls are complimentary. Long distance calling cards can be purchased at the Conference Office. There is an ethernet connections in each bedroom. For specifics to get connected click here. Please note that campus accommodations are not equipped with televisions, alarm clocks or air conditioning. Apartments have refrigerators that can be used, but ovens and stoves will be turned off. Cooking is not permitted at any time. Microwave ovens, hot plates and coffeepots are not allowed.

Crown Library Conference Office

The office is staffed with student Conference Assistants who coordinate check-ins, check-outs, distribute mail and phone messages, and are a resource for routine information and services.
Telephone Messages (dial 9 before number for on-campus calls/6 before number for off campus calls)
Conference attendees should give the Conference Office telephone number (831)-502-7002, to family members, for emergency messages only. A Conference Office staff member will be available for messages from 7:00am-10:00pm daily, and the staff will make every attempt to deliver emergency messages as soon as possible. If you need to reach a conferee after 10:00pm please call Campus Dispatch at (831)459-4861. Emergency messages only will be taken after hours and will be routed to the Campus Police Department. Please call 911 for all life and safety emergencies.

Mail Service

Guests can receive mail and packages during their stay as addressed below. Packages cannot be accepted if delivered more than one week prior to participant's arrival. Please be sure that all mail has a return address.

Name of Participant
Name of Conference
College Name-Conference Office
1156 High St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

Medical Attention

24-hour emergency care is available at Dominican Hospital, 1555 Soquel Drive, Santa Cruz, (831) 462-7700. Also, Santa Cruz Medical Urgent Care, 1203 Mission St., Santa Cruz, 831-458-6310 (Monday-Friday 9:00am-9:00pm, Saturday-Sunday 9:00am-6:00pm.
For any medical emergency, call 911.

Smoke-Free Environment

The State of California has mandated that smoking is not allowed in state-owned buildings and public areas. This applies to all individuals on the UCSC campus and includes all non-residential buildings. Smoking is permitted in designated residential areas only. Each meeting area has a designated smoking section, located outside, at least twenty-five feet away from buildings, doorways, windows and ventilation air intakes. Your Conference Office can provide you with additional information.

Clothing and Personal Items

UCSC is located on the edge of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary with typical summer daytime temperatures of 70-80 F degrees, and nighttime temperatures in the 50-60 F degrees. The weather can become quite cool and foggy, and we strongly recommend bringing a jacket or sweater. The natural setting of UCSC includes both meadows and redwood forests, and we suggest packing a pair of walking shoes.


Sheets, towels, wash cloths, a pillow, and a blanket are provided.


Downtown Santa Cruz is located ten minutes away by bus. Buses travel through campus approximately every 15 minutes and schedules are posted at the individual bus stops and at all Conference Offices.


The swimming pool, weight room, racquetball, outdoor track, tennis and basketball courts may be used by guests when the facilities are not in use by sports camps. A recreation pass must be purchased to use recreation facilities and can be purchased at the recreation office for $5.00 per day to conference attendees. Conference Office staff can provide additional information on recreational facilities, and other attractions in Santa Cruz County.

Further Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact the Conference Office or your Conference Coordinator at (831)459-2611.

Contact: CFAO at cfao@ucolick.org or phone 831-459-5592
Contact: Scott Severson, Summer School Director, at severson@ucolick.org
Web Site: http://cfao.ucolick.org/

Last Modified: Aug 13, 2008 

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