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Hours and Directions

We are currently closed. Your safety is our first priority, and we continue to monitor the coronavirus situation closely and in accordance with UC campus precautions. 

GALLERY HOURS
Tuesday – Saturday, 12–5 p.m.
Wednesday 12–8 p.m.
Open through the academic year, closed for all University holidays and the summer months July and August.

DIRECTIONS
Google Maps to Sesnon Art Gallery, Porter College, UCSC
We are located at Porter College above the koi pond at the University of California Santa Cruz. Porter College is located within the northwest area of UCSC

From San Francisco, CA: take Hwy 280 S to Hwy 85 S to Hwy 17 S

From San Jose, CA: take Hwy 17 S. (880) 

  • Follow Hwy 17 S (windy road) to Santa Cruz. 
  • Follow signs to Hwy 1 North to UCSC (Hwy 1 becomes Mission Street). 
  • Take Mission through 3 signals to Bay Street.  Turn RIGHT on Bay Street. 
  • Take Bay Street up the hill to the signal at the MAIN ENTRANCE of campus. Turn LEFT onto High Street. 
  • Follow High Street up to the WEST ENTRANCE of campus. Turn RIGHT at WEST ENTRANCE onto Heller Drive. 
  • Continue on Heller through 3 stop signs. Make the next LEFT into PORTER COLLEGE. 

From Hwy 1 from San Francisco

  • Take Hwy 1 South to Santa Cruz. Hwy 1 South becomes Mission Street. 
  • Turn LEFT at first signal Western Drive. Follow Western Drive through 2 stop signs. 
  • Turn LEFT onto High Street/Empire Grade. Continue up to the WEST ENTRANCE of campus. 
  • Turn RIGHT at WEST ENTRANCE onto Heller Drive. Continue on Heller through 3 stop signs.  Make the next LEFT into PORTER COLLEGE. 

The Sesnon Gallery is located upstairs above the Koi pond and courtyard in Porter College.

From LA or south county

  • When you get into Santa Cruz county, follow signs to Hwy 1 North to UCSC (Hwy 1 becomes Mission Street). 
  • Take Mission Street through 3 traffic signals to Bay Street.  Turn RIGHT on Bay Street. 
  • Take Bay Street up the hill to the signal at the MAIN ENTRANCE of campus. Turn LEFT onto High Street. 
  • Follow High Street up to the WEST ENTRANCE of campus. Turn RIGHT at WEST ENTRANCE onto Heller Drive. 
  • Continue on Heller through 3 stop signs. Make the next LEFT into PORTER COLLEGE. 

PARKING
The closest parking lots to the Gallery are #124 and #125 at Porter College. Permits are required 7 days a week in the Porter College lot.

  • Before 4:30pm: Parking available in metered areas or in "A" lots with day parking permit purchased at the MAIN UCSC ENTRANCE campus kiosk. Additional parking can be found at the #126 Performing Arts lot.
  • After 4:30pm: Parking available in "A" lots with permits purchased from electronic kiosk located in Porter College lot. Additional parking can be found at the #126 Performing Arts lot.
  • For Special Events: Event permits sold by attendants at the Porter College lot between 4:30-8:30PM for special events for $5 each.