Commencement 2020

Commencement Directions and Parking

Traveling South on the U.S. 101 Freeway

Take the Storke Road/Glen Annie Road exit off U.S. 101 approximately 12 miles north of Santa Barbara.

Turn right on Storke Road and proceed two miles to El Colegio Road.

Turn left on El Colegio Road and proceed to the campus entrance.

Follow Commencement parking signs to available parking.

Traveling North on the U.S. 101 Freeway

Take the Airport/UCSB exit [Highway 217] off U.S. 101 to the campus entrance approximately eight miles north of Santa Barbara.

Follow Commencement parking signs to available parking.

For important updates, please visit the Transportation & Parking Services website and tune into AM 1610 within two miles of campus for traffic information.

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Parking will be impacted and limited.

Due to the impact on parking during Commencement weekend, please follow the signs to parking in designated areas as directed by event staff. No parking fees will be collected on the Saturday and Sunday of Commencement weekend; however, pre-printed parking permits will be required for the Graduate Division Commencement ceremony on Friday. If possible, please make arrangement to carpool to commencement as campus is heavily impacted during the weekend.

Friday, June 12th
1PM Graduate Division: Lots 22 & 30 (Pre-Printed Parking Permits Required)

Saturday, June 13th
9AM Math, Life and Physical Sciences Ⅰ: Lots 18 & 10
1PM Math, Life and Physical Sciences Ⅱ: Lots 22 & 27
4PM College of Engineering: Lot 18

Sunday, June14th
9AM Social Sciences Ⅰ: Lots 22 & 27
1PM Social Sciences Ⅱ: Lots 18 & 10
4PM Humanities & Fine Arts: Lots 22 & 27

Commencement Map - Friday Only
Commencement Map - Saturday & Sunday

For planning purposes please allow 45 minutes to exit campus. Shuttles are available to transport guests to the Commencement site from specified parking areas (see above maps for locations). For Santa Barbara MTD bus schedule to campus, contact (805) 963-3366.

Guests displaying an officially issued disabled placard or license plate should follow the blue signs to accessible parking in Lot 23 reserved for disabled guests.

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Parking may not be immediately adjacent to the entrance to the commencement site and a 1/4 to 3/4 mile walk may be required if space on the shuttles not available.

To view a map of campus, please visit our Interactive Campus Map.

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Questions About Commencement?

Contact the Commencement Hotline at (805) 893-8289 or email

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Alert System

The UCSB Alert system is intended to enhance and promote safety on campus by providing community members and visitors with timely access to important information. Visitors who would like to receive temporary access to UCSB Alerts can subscribe to our NIXLE channel by texting UCSBAlert to 888777. (Message and data rates may apply. Message frequency varies.)

Temporary subscriptions to UCSBAlert expires at 9:00am the following day, but can also be canceled by replying STOP at any time. Visitors must renew subscriptions to continue receiving alerts after they expire.

For alerts and information about incidents that occur outside of Clery geography (e.g., Isla Vista, Goleta, Santa Barbara) the campus community is encouraged to sign up for Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency alerts in Goleta or Santa Barbara. For additional information on the UCSB Alert system please visit the UC Santa Barbara Police Department website.