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. Plan a visit and see for yourself.

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Campus Tours

See and learn firsthand from current students, faculty and staff about what makes UC Santa Barbara such a vibrant community of scholars.

Campus Tours and Presentations

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Virtual Tour

Interactive and three-dimensional, our virtual campus is the next best thing to being here. If you can’t come in person, check this out!

Virtual Tour

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Webinars

Stay connected with campus and informed about all things UCSB through virtual college fairs, online advising opportunities, and admissions webinars.

Webinars and Online Events

Map & Directions

Interactive Campus Map

Locate parking, accessibility, building, points of interest and more in this interactive campus map.

View Interactive Map

Self-guided Tour Map

A printable, self-guided tour map of the UCSB campus and surrounding areas.

Self-guided Tour Map (PDF, 217 KB)

Gender Inclusive Restrooms

Locate campus buildings with gender inclusive facilities.

View Facilities

Directions

Travelling North 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 South 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. 

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

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For important updates, please visit the Transportation & Parking Service Website and tune into AM 1610 within two miles of campus 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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Hotels & Lodging

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

Nearby Hotels