Student Space Available for Studying and Private Appointments on Campus

McHenry Library

(Updated June 9, 2022)

The increased use of video conferencing for healthcare appointments, group meetings, and remote/online instruction has underscored a need for more student space on campus. We are pleased to share that for fall quarter UC Santa Cruz is able to provide students with additional reservable space on campus for confidential meetings and drop-in space for studying. This kind of multipurpose space is important both for supporting students with their studies and overall well being (community message 11/03/2021.)


McHenry Library and Science & Engineering Library

Study rooms in the McHenry Library and Science and Engineering Library can now be reserved for both individual and group use. The 28 rooms can be reserved up to a week in advance and for up to four hours at a time.

Reserve a Library Study Room here. Library rooms are available from 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. on weekends. Library room use policy can be found here

Dean of Students Office 

There is one room available for reservation in the Dean of Student Office in the Hahn Student Services Building. This office space is best suited for private video conferencing meetings. 

To reserve the Dean of Students Office Confidential Wellness Room, click on the link below to access the room’s Google calendar. The Dean of Students Office room is available from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday during fall quarter, except holidays and campus breaks

The room below is intended as a confidential space for UCSC students to take virtual wellness appointments such as doctors appointments, therapy sessions, etc. The room is not equipped with any technology and is a basic office space. Students must bring their own devices and charging supplies.

Reserve Room 257K

Dean of Students Office room use guidelines can be found [here]

The Bay Tree Conference Center

The Esselen Nation room has been designated as a free reservable space for students to study, attend virtual appointments, or conduct other confidential functions. The room is not equipped with any technology, but has outlets and access to campus wifi services. Students must bring their own devices and charging supplies.

The Esselen Nation room is available for individual student reservation in blocks of 30 minutes Monday-Friday 8am-9:30pm excluding campus holidays.

Reserve a time slot here. You may reserve as many back-to-back time blocks as desired.


The Registrar's Office has prepared a list of classrooms available for drop-in study use. Please click here to review the list. Note: you must be logged into your UCSC Google account in order to view the list.