Common Ground Spaces

Common Ground is located upstairs from the Kresge Piazetta (pictured here).

The Center is located on the 2nd floor of the UCSC Kresge College Office. The Center is a welcoming and hospitable space for meeting new collaborators and friends, pursuing an inquiry, writing, being inspired and having conversations that matter. It is home base for the core faculty and student groups operating under the Center.

Map of Kresge College.

Room 166

The main room of our Center is a multi-functional reception area offering tea and hospitality.  It is used as a conference room, and lounge. Students and community members are welcome there anytime the building is open. Student interns staff the office. It is our hub for activity and creative synergy, and offers resources for collaboration and action.

Room 170

Dave Shaw’s office.

Room 172

Christine King’s office.

Room 168

"The design studio," a resource room for media equipment, documentation, and an archive of student projects. 


Additional spaces at Kresge College:

The Piazetta – An outdoor congregating area;

Seminar Room and Kitchen – An 80 person classroom with A/V, and UCSC certified kitchen for preparing food for events;

Town Hall – A large gathering space with A/V, capacity 250;

Student Lounge - A small and intimate space for showing films, and hosting meetings. Has a shower and kitchen.

Red Room – A private fireside room and kitchen;

Provost’s House – Private residence used for university functions by request;

Kresge Food Co-op 

Kresge Garden Co-op

Recreation Room

Kresge Meadow

Porter Meadow