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 campus is now open with restrictions. Please visit the Campus Visits webpage to make the most of your visit.
Guided and self-guided visit options are now available to explore the UCSB campus. Please visit the Campus Visits website to view more information and register.
Guided Virtual Tour
Online visits let you learn more about campus, academics, and student life. Questions are welcome, too. Join our student tour guides for a guided virtual tour to explore the campus.
Virtual Admissions Events
To learn more about opportunities on campus, 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, accessibility, building, points of interest and more in this interactive campus map.
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 campus 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-campus.
For important updates, please visit the Transportation & Parking Service Website and tune into AM 1610 within two miles of campus for traffic information.
Transportation & Parking Services
We support the UCSB mission by providing safe and reliable parking, fleet services and transportation alternatives.
The Club & Guest House
Offering ocean-view boutique lodging in the heart of campus, The Club & Guest House has 34 guest rooms, fine dining, event space and meeting rooms.
Off-Campus Hotels & Lodging
A number of hotel and lodging options are available in Goleta, closest to campus, and in Santa Barbara proper.