Follow-Up & Retention Services

City Tips From Your Student Ambassadors

Things we didn't know in our first semester

Cabrillo College is a smoke and nicotine free campus. Smoking is permitted on the sidewalk, at least 25 feet away from campus and bus stop.
There is a microwave available to students in the cafeteria on the Cabrillo campus.
Your student ID card offers discounts at some of the local businesses and functions as a bus pass on all Santa Cruz Metro routes, except the Highway 17 Express.

Places to Eat

Local Organic Groceries

Places to Study/Support Services

AJ's Market

(Chevron Gas Station)
5955 Soquel Dr.
Aptos, CA 95003

AJ's Market

Rancho Del Mar Shopping Center

140 Rancho Del Mar, Aptos, CA 95003

Rancho Del Mar

The Farm Bakery & Cafe

6790 Soquel Dr. Aptos, CA 95003

The Farm Bakery & Cafe

Taylor Bros Hot Dogs

336 Union St, Watsonville, CA 95076

The Tamal Factory

611 Main St. Watsonville, CA 95076
Hours: M-F 7am - 8pm

El Frijolito Restaurant (The Hole in the Wall)

11 Alexander St, Watsonville, CA 95076

Aptos Natural Foods

7506 Soquel Dr. Aptos, CA 95003
Hours: 8am - 9pm

Aptos Natural Foods

Aptos Farmers Markets

7506 Soquel Dr. at Cabrillo College
on Saturdays 8 am until 12pm

Aptos Farmers Market

Watsonville Farmers Market

At the plaza in front of the Watsonville campus and Peck street. Friday afternoon 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM.

Watsonville Farmers Market

The Hub

The HUB provides help with Writing, Reading, and ESL. The Math Learning Center along with Tutoring Services can be found here. The HUB


The Library (located on the Aptos campus) counts with a number of resources including ots of individual and group study spaces and online resources. Library

STEM Center

Provides tutoring or study sessions with an instructor, higher level math and sciences. STEM Center

Computer Technology Center (CTC)

The Computer Technology Center (CTC) is a large computer lab/study spot for registered Cabrillo students who are trying achieve their student goals. Computer Technology Center (CTC)

Supplemental Instruction

A series of weekly review sessions with an SI Leader, designed to help you study smart and excel in your classes. Supplimental Instruction

Integrated Learning Center (ILC)

Located in the Watsonvillle Campus the ILC provides a quiet place to study and meet tutors on a drop-in basis in English, math and other subjects. Watsonville ILC

Places to Hang Out
  • Cafeteria
  • VAPA lawns and sculpture gardens (lower campus)
  • Amphitheater
  • Upper campus quad
  • ILC in Watsonville
Relax and De-Stress
  • Stroll up to Horticulture and check out the view of the ocean
  • Cabrillo Art Gallery (below the library)
  • Mental Health Services (free counseling appointments, Ibuprofen, doctor visit, birth control)
  • Sea Cliff State beach (5 minute drive in Aptos)
  • Land of the Medicine Buddha (13 minute drive in Aptos)
  • North garage (coming from Park Avenue)
  • South garage (coming from to State Park Drive)
  • Permit parking after 5:00pm (only lot F located behind the staff parking which is behind bldg. 400)
  • VAPA lot permit parking
  • Athletic lot permit parking
  • Sheriff lot permit parking
  • Free parking in Twin Lakes Church parking lot (10 minute walk)
  • Free parallel parking on Soquel Dr.