Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Thank you for registering for our 1st Annual CROSS Research Symposium & 8th UCSC Systems Oktoberfest. We are delighted that you could join us and grateful for your ongoing support of our lab, our students, and our research activities. 


• Start with this link: It provides general driving directions from the Bay Area to Santa Cruz and the UCSC campus.

• General directions to the CORE WEST PARKING STRUCTURE and the BASKIN SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING: If driving up Bay Street, turn left at the Main Campus Entrance onto Empire Grade. If driving to campus along High Street, continue straight ahead at the Main Entrance. High Street becomes Empire Grade. (Note: there will be small black and white signs that say "CROSS" to help guide you along the way.)

• Follow EMPIRE GRADE to the WEST ENTRANCE of campus (there is a traffic light there). Turn right onto HELLER DRIVE and continue through four stop signs. A short distance after the 4th stop sign turn right into the CORE WEST PARKING STRUCTURE (just before the Heller/McLauglin intersection). There will be a sign there that directs CROSS attendees to the third floor of the parking structure.

PARKING PERMITS Permits are required for parking (you will get a ticket if you do not display one).  
• Parking permits can be picked up at the Core West parking structure the morning of the event between 7:30 and 9:30am.  Event parking attendants will meet you; keep driving until you see them. They will give you a permit to display and direct you to a parking space.  Attendants will have a list of registered attendees, so be prepared to identify yourself as a symposium participant.

• If you need a parking permit, but arrive after 9:30am -- the attendants leave the garage promptly at 9:30 am -- you can pick up the permit at the INFORMATION KIOSK at the CAMPUS MAIN ENTRANCE. The list of registered attendees will be there.

If you want a parking permit but did not request one when you registered (and therefore are not on the parking attendant's list of registered attendees), we will have extra permits at the Registration Desk in the Baskin Engineering Lower Courtyard. To get there continue driving past the entrance to the CORE WEST PARKING STRUCTURE and turn left onto MC LAUGHLIN DRIVE. At the first stop sign, turn left into BASKIN CIRCLE. Park in one of the 10-minute spots and come downstairs to the Courtyard to the registration desk (under the small blue tents) to get the permit. Then you can drive back to Core West Parking and select any available space.

• After you park, proceed to the North Stairwell and walk across the street to the Baskin Engineering Building.  The Symposium will be held at the ENGINEERING 2 BUILDING, which is located behind Baskin Engineering.  Directional signs will be posted.

When you arrive, please sign in at the registration table in the BSOE Lower Courtyard, between the Engineering 2 and Baskin Engineering Buildings. You can pick up your name badge as well as copies of the agenda and internet instructions there.


If you have not yet paid the registration fee, there will be a computer available at the registration table.


For questions about the event logistics, please contact Lavinia Preston, Stephanie Lieggi or Carlos Maltzahn.
Email:, or Phone: Lavinia: 408-505-4729; Stephanie: 831-459-1841 & Carlos: 831-459-1627.

Anyone needing special arrangements to accommodate a disability is encouraged to call the Faculty Services Office, Baskin School of Engineering, 831-459-5745.

We look forward to seeing you at the event!