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Visit UCSB

Saying 72 and sunny is no joke around here. It’s a way of life at UC Santa Barbara. And it’s not just the dreamy weather. When we talk about our idyllic environment, we mean our intellectual and cultural atmosphere as much as we do our beachside location.

Please note: The UC Santa Barbara ϳԹ is now open with restrictions. Please visit the webpage to make the most of your visit.

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Campus Visits

Guided and self-guided visit options are now available to explore the UCSB ϳԹ. Please visit the Campus Visits website to view more information and register.

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Guided Virtual Tour

Online visits let you learn more about ϳԹ, academics, and student life. Questions are welcome, too. Join our student tour guides for a guided virtual tour to explore the ϳԹ. 

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Virtual Admissions Events

To learn more about opportunities on ϳԹ, the UC Application, and admission pathways for freshman and transfer students, join a live webinar hosted by the Office of Admissions.

Map & Directions

Interactive Campus Map

Locate parking, buildings, points of interest, and more on our interactive ϳԹ map.

All-Gender Restrooms

Locate ϳԹ buildings with all-gender restrooms.

Directions

Travelling South on the US 101 Freeway

Exit the 101 Freeway at the Storke Road / Glen Annie Road (Exit 108) off-ramp (approximately 12 miles north of Santa Barbara).

Turn right onto Storke Road and continue to El Colegio Road.

Turn left onto El Colegio Road and proceed to Ocean Road.

Turn left onto Ocean Road and continue to Mesa Road.

Turn right onto Mesa Road and proceed to the traffic signal at University Plaza.

Turn right into University Plaza and continue to the Information Kiosk (in the center of the plaza) for special event parking instructions, or simply park in a visitor lot and purchase a permit to be displayed in your vehicle. 

Travelling North on the US 101 Freeway

Exit the 101 Freeway at the Airport / UCSB (Route 217) off-ramp (approximately eight miles north of Santa Barbara) and proceed through the Henley Gate at the east ϳԹ entrance.

Veer right onto Mesa Road and continue to the traffic signal at University Plaza.

Turn left into University Plaza and continue to the Information Kiosk (in the center of the plaza) for special event parking instructions, or simply park in a visitor lot and purchase a permit to be displayed in your vehicle. 

Don’t Forget: A permit must be displayed on the dashboard of your vehicle while on-ϳԹ.

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For important updates, please visit the and tune into AM 1610 within two miles of ϳԹ for traffic information.

Additional Resources

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Transportation & Parking Services

We support the UCSB mission by providing safe and reliable parking, fleet services and transportation alternatives.

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The Club & Guest House

Offering ocean-view boutique lodging in the heart of ϳԹ, The Club & Guest House has 34 guest rooms, fine dining, event space and meeting rooms. ​

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Off-Campus Hotels & Lodging

A number of hotel and lodging options are available in Goleta, closest to ϳԹ, and in Santa Barbara proper.