Directions to the Department

Directions from Santa Cruz County and the Base of Campus

Driving North on Bay (from Mission), cross High Street to enter the campus.

Pick up a parking permit at the kiosk on your right as you enter campus.

Proceed on the main campus road, Coolidge Dr., which turns into McLaughlin at the sweeping curve. Do not turn at the stop lights. Watch for the first right (marked as Merrill College). Turn right, there is a parking area up the hill. You may park in any 'A' lot with an 'A' parking permit.

There are also a limited number of short term parking meters that do not require parking permits. 

The main office for the Politics Department is on the first floor of Merrill College, room 25.

Be sure to check out the Campus Maps website for comprehensive maps of the entire campus.