Come by and visit !

Lionel Cantú Queer Resource Center
University of California Santa Cruz
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064


The Cantú Queer Center is located in a wood cabin in a redwood grove between Crown and Merrill Colleges and the Crown-Merrill Apartments.

How to get to the Cantu by car via the East Entrance

How to get to the Cantu by car via the West Entrance

If you are walking: You may walk up the path adjacent to the Crown/Merrill bus stop or you may walk up Chinquapin Road. Once you are at the top of Chinquapin Road, turn right and head towards the Crown College Circle. Once you are at the circle, look for the white campus mailbox. Take the path down the short hill to the second wood cabin. You have arrived! Here's a link to our campus Walking map.

If you are coming by UCSC shuttle bus: Get off at the Crown/Merrill bus stop if coming up the hill from East remote, Sports Center, Stevenson, Crown area; get off the shuttle at either the Bay Tree bookstore stop or the Health Center/College 9 & 10 stop if coming from West remote, Porter, Kreske, Oakes area and walk up the hill through Crown College. Once you get to the Crown College Circle, look for the white campus mail box - directly across from the mailbox you will see a green sign with arrows directing you to the Cantu Queer Center, KZSC Radio and the apartments - take the path down the hill with KZSC the first building on your left hand side. CAntu Queer Center is the second building on your left.

During the evening, you may take the Night Core Shuttle to the Crown Circle and just walk down the driveway between the white mailbox and the green directional sign. For Night Core Shuttle schedule, click here and scroll to the bottom.

Click on 10-20 UCSC and Westside on left navigation bar
Depending on which bus you catch up the hill get off at either the Crown/Merrill or the Health Center College 9 & 10 bus stop.

If you are driving: Due to construction, parking is challenging this year! However, parking lot 111 is the closest to the center and should have some availability. In order to park in this lot, you must purchase a parking pass at the kiosk at the base of campus.

Members of the public: To purchase a parking permit please  continue 200 meters past the large University of California, Santa Cruz sign and city bus stop on your immediate right to a  kiosk, also on your right hand side, and park. This is where you can purchase a parking permit and  can request a hard copy map. I would suggest you ask to be directed to parking lot

Vehicle Parking Locations (Check with TAPS for various types of parking permits provided)
Behind Crown/Merrill apartments
Parking lot # 154
Parking lot # 153
Parking lot # 152
Parking lot # 156 (fire house)

All parking lots

Disabled parking resources
Disability van service
Disabled parking and permit information

Free parking after 8:30 pm and weekends
Lot 111 (directly behind KZSC and Cantu Queer Center)


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