Campus & Community Life
Cabrillo College Living
A Welcoming Open-door Institution
At Cabrillo, you can get a serious education and have serious fun. There’s almost always something happening on campus from sporting events, to clubs, arts and performance events, and a whole lot more.
Santa Cruz County offers an incredible array of experiences from renowned surfing and mountain biking to the world-famous boardwalk.
The Watsonville Center gives Pajaro Valley residents the opportunity to pursue a college education close to work. Opened in 1987, expanded in 2001, the Solari Green Technology Center that focuses on sustainable environmental practices and technology was added in 2012. Then, in 2015, the Emergency Medical Technician program moved to Watsonville Center, adding a much-desired program to the area.
Our beautiful campus is located among rolling hills with views of the Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay. Easy to reach by bus it’s located mid-county to make it accessible from either North or South County. Home to our Main Library, the Visual and Performing Arts Complex, and our Athletic Sports Complex, there’s lots to see and do on campus.
Dine at Pino Alto
Come experience fine dining at Pino Alto restaurant, located on the Aptos campus and operated by the talented students and expert instructors in the Culinary Arts department. The relaxed, welcoming atmosphere of the historic Sesnon House sets the table for an afternoon or evening with friends or family.
A member of the Coast Athletic Conference and one of the 105 colleges in the California Community College Athletic Association, Cabrillo athletics includes: baseball, men’s & women’s basketball, football, men’s & women’s soccer, softball, men’s & women’s swimming, women’s volleyball, and men’s & women’s water polo.
Cabrillo Farmers Market
Browse a bountiful selection of top quality produce and specialty foods and connect with the 90+ farmers and vendors who produce it. Most products are certified organic or use sustainable farming methods. Located on our Aptos campus, Coastal Living Magazine named it one of “The Coast’s Best Farmers Markets.”
We take the safety of Cabrillo staff, faculty, students, and visitors seriously. Located on the Aptos campus, the Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Office is united with Cabrillo to make the campus a place where all people can attend safely and without fear and to provide an environment conducive to education, learning, and community.
Santa Cruz County
From the green fields nestled against the beaches of Watsonville to the bluffs of Davenport, there’s a lot to experience between the Santa Cruz Mountains and the Monterey Bay.
Most Artistic Area in America (per the Atlantic Magazine)
State Parks in the Region
Nearby International + Regional Airports
Average Number of Sunny Days per Year
Find Your Community
Clubs & Organizations
Whether you’re into Aerospace, Ceramics, Spreading School Spirit, Robotics, History, Politics, Meditation, Performing Arts, Sustainability, Women in Science and Engineering, Yoga, or many more subjects, there are clubs across the campus ready to welcome you.
Learning Communities are fun, exciting, and supportive learning environments. Develop the confidence and skills you need to accelerate your success in college, on the job, and in life, earn a Business Information certificate, improve your math skills, or learn to become a leader and mentor.
At Cabrillo College we pride ourselves on providing our students with an exceptional Cabrillo Experience. Our dedicated and caring staff is here to point you to the programs and services you need to succeed both in and out of the classroom. Take advantage of all that the College offers. We’re here to help!