UC Santa CruzSustainability Conference 2005

UC Santa Cruz
1156 High Street
University of California
Santa Cruz, CA 95064-1077
Email: susconf@ucsc.edu Phone: 831-459-5794





Please read General and Housing Information before filling out the Registration Form.

General Information

Housing Information


Post-conference workshops (optional)

LEED NC Workshop

LEED EB Workshop

CCRC Class



All conference sessions and most of the events will be held on the campus of the University of California at Santa Cruz, located on 2000 acres of woodlands and meadows sitting on the coastal hills above the Monterey Bay.



Lodging is available at UCSC that is immediately adjacent to the conference venue, and you are invited and encouraged to stay on campus. Hotel space is also available in Santa Cruz, several miles from campus, though it is in high demand during the summer months and tends to be fairly costly. Additionally, there is no parking near the conference, so commuters must park at a remote lot and shuttle to the conference area. Staying on campus gives you opportunities to meet informally with others, time to explore the beautiful campus environment, and the convenience of staying in the same location as most Conference sessions.

Lodging for the Sustainability Conference will be at the newly constructed Cowell and Stevenson College Apartments. A package plan has been arranged which includes lodging, meals and parking. Earliest registrants will be housed at the Cowell and Stevenson College Apartments, while later registrants may be housed in another complex on campus if the primary housing unit fills to capacity.

The Cowell and Stevenson College Apartments are newly furnished, and share a living room, kitchen and bathrooms. Stoves are disabled for the summer months, but the refrigerator is operational. All apartments contain both single- and double-occupancy rooms (all with twin-size beds.) If you choose a double room, please indicate a preferred roommate, or the Conference Office staff will assign a roommate for you. All linens are included. Due to liability and insurance restrictions, children are not permitted at the conference. There are no dogs or other pets allowed on campus.

IMPORTANT: For a guaranteed lodging space at the Conference, the registration deadline is June 1st, 2005. After that date, housing space is not promised, and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, until June 15th, 2005. No “walk-on” housing will be available.

The final conference registration deadline (conference only, no housing) is June 15th. After June 15th, 2005, you must call UCSC Conference Services at 831-459-5092 to obtain your registration confirmation.

If you want to stay off-campus, here are a couple options:

6001 La Madrona Drive, Santa Cruz (Highway 17 at Mount Herman Road)
Easily accessible from Highway 17 and one mile from scenic Highway One
888-445-3010 toll free or 831-440-1000

A block of ten (10) rooms is being held for UCSC-Hosted Sustainability Conference
UC Rate of $109.00 per room, per night, single or double occupancy (King bed)
$149.00 per night weekend rate (Friday/Saturday)
Guests to call in own reservations and pay own charges.
Reservations must be made by May 29, 2005 to secure UC rate.


A full service hotel and resort on the beach
175 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz
800-663-1144 toll free or 831-426-4330

A block of fifteen (15) rooms Sunday, June 19- Wednesday, June 22 is being held for UCSC-Hosted Sustainability Conference
UC Rate of $111.00 per night, single or double occupancy (King bed)
UC Rate of $121.00 per night, single or double occupancy (Queen/Queen beds)
$189.00 per night weekend rate (Friday/Saturday)
Guests to call in own reservations and pay own charges.
Reservations must be made by June 3, 2005 to secure UC rate.

611 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz
Office: 1-831-426-7100 -- Fax: 1-831-429-1044

A block of twenty-five (25) rooms is being held for UCSC-Hosted Sustainability Conference
King and Double Beds
Cost per night $99.00
Reservations must be made by June 5, 2005 to secure UC rate


All meals are included as part of the registration fees for all participants. The first meal will be a reception/dinner on Sunday, June 19th, 2005, and the last meal will be lunch on Tuesday, June 21, 2005. NOTE: There will be light snacks available between 1:00 and 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, but campus dining facilities will be closed during this time.


Temperate days and cool evenings preclude the need for air-conditioning. Typical Santa Cruz weather in mid June is sunny and warm, with daytime temperatures in the 70s and 80s, and nighttime temperatures in the 50s and 60s. Fog occasionally covers the campus and temperatures can become quite cool, even in the summer (we recommend that you bring a jacket). The campus is situated in the hills, so a comfortable pair of walking shoes is also recommended, especially for walking tours. The attire for the Conference is casual.


Santa Cruz is located on the ocean side (west) of the Santa Cruz Mountains . Two major airports are close by on the San Francisco peninsula, and a smaller, regional airport is located in Monterey. The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is about 75 miles north (90 minutes by car) from UCSC. It is the primary international airport of the region and is served by all major airlines. The San Jose International Airport (SJC) is about 45-55 minutes from UCSC, depending on the traffic, and is served by most domestic and regional airlines, and limited service to Mexico and Canada.

The Santa Cruz Airporter Shuttle can provide transportation from both SFO and SJC to Santa Cruz . Please call 1-800-497-4997 or 831-423-1214 to make reservations and ask for the special “Conference Rate”. Tell the driver you want to go to Cowell College at UCSC. This is a commercial service and several stops may be made before arriving at UCSC. ALL SHUTTLE RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE IN ADVANCE.

If you are driving, you can reach Santa Cruz from Hwy 1 or Hwy 17. For directions to the campus, please access: http://maps.ucsc.edu/ . If you plan to come by car, whether from the airport or your home town, we encourage you to carpool. Upon your arrival, look for signs directing you to the East Remote parking lot, where you will be welcomed by conference staff.


On-campus lodgers will receive a parking permit as part of their conference registration package. Commuters may purchase a parking permit for the conference at the rate of $5 per day. Parking on the UC Santa Cruz campus is regulated at all times, and parking permits are required. All parking will be at the East Remote lot and shuttles will be provided to the conference check in area. Note: it could take up to 45 minutes to get from a hotel to the conference after parking and taking the shuttle.


UCSC is a non-smoking environment. Smoking is not permitted within any public buildings on the campus. However, smoking is permitted in designated areas on the grounds.


If you require special accommodations for either the conference sessions, transportation, or your housing while on the UCSC campus, please let us know immediately.


We are pleased to offer scholarships for all students wishing to attend the Conference.  Students coming from out of town may receive registration and meals/lodging for $35, and locals may receive registration and meals for $25. 

All students receiving scholarships are required to complete up to 3 hours work exchange before or during the Conference.


The University of California, Santa Cruz, has apartment style housing units that accommodate 6-7 persons. Apartments are shared with other conference participants and consist of single bedrooms (one bed per room) and double bedrooms (two beds per room.) All beds are twin size. Please indicate roommate preference for a double room. If one is not listed, we will assign one to you. There are two communal bathrooms and living room area, and a kitchen with the use of the refrigerator only. Unfortunately, no cooking is allowed .

Phone: A limited number of phones are available at check in. Please see the Conference Office staff for details. If you need to make a long distance call, telephone calling cards are available at the campus Conference Office. You are welcome to use your cell phone on campus, but please note some areas have better coverage than others.

Alarm clocks are not provided.

Parking: Housing fees include a parking permit, which will be provided upon your arrival.

Arrival: Upon receipt of your registration form, you will be given additional specific check-in instructions. Onsite housing registration will take place on Sunday, June 19th, 2005, from 11:00am-9:00pm. At that time you will be given your apartment assignment and key. If you are planning on arriving after 9:00pm, please indicate an approximate time of arrival on the registration form so that we may alert the appropriate personnel. All arrivals after 9pm will need special arrangements in order to be admitted on campus and receive keys to your apartment.

The registration deadline for obtaining UCSC conference housing is June 1st, 2005 . After that date, there will be a $50 surcharge for housing until June 15th, 2005. Payment can be made by check, cashier's check, money order, MasterCard, or Visa. Make checks payable to “The UC Regents”. Cancellations must be submitted in writing to the Conference Office 14 days prior to the conference.

Housing payment refunds less a $50.00 service charge will be returned for cancellations. After the 14 day deadline date, no refunds will be given. Cancellations may be faxed to Conference Services at (831) 459-3422.

For housing questions call (831) 459-5092 or email nmoore@ucsc.edu.

For any additional questions about the conference, email susconf@ucsc.edu