New to Santa Cruz

The UCSC Academic Personnel Office website provides many resources to help you during your transition to Santa Cruz. Below are a few key topics. Please visit their website for the full list.

Children & Teens

Daycare, local schools, child & teen programs

Dual Career Resources

Significant other career resources

Food & Entertainment

Grocery store listings, fresh produce, local events

Health & Outdoor Recreation

Health and wellness resources, outdoor activity information

Housing & Lodging

UCSC Faculty and Staff Housing Office, community rentals

Moving Nuts & Bolts

Helpful moving tips, maps, utility companies. See also Moving/Relocation FAQ.


Pet friendly rentals in Santa Cruz, dog friendly places


UCSC transportation options, Santa Cruz Metro (city bus)