photo: David Bazemore
UC Santa Barbara
From the north: Take US-101 to the Los Carneros Road exit. Turn right onto Los Carneros and follow across Hollister Avenue (the third traffic signal). Take the first left possible onto Mesa Road. Continue straight on Mesa Road past the stop sign near the fire station. Turn right at the second traffic signal, University Plaza, and park in lots 12, 16 or 18.
From the south: Take US-101 to the CA-217/Airport/UCSB exit. CA-217 will lead you directly to the Henley Gate (East Gate) entrance of UCSB. There is a traffic circle just inside the gate. Take the right fork onto Mesa Road. Continue on Mesa Road to the second traffic signal, University Plaza. Turn left at the signal and park in lots 12, 16 or 18.
The UCSB campus is also served by MTD. For current bus schedules, call (805) 963-3366 or visit the MTD website.
A permit is required to park on campus. Purchase a visitor permit on arrival from one of the permit dispensers in the parking lot (license plate number required).
Select campus parking lots allow you to purchase a permit on your phone using the ParkMobile app. The permits are lot/zone-specific; purchasing a ParkMobile permit before arriving and securing a spot is not recommended at this time.
The A&L Ticket Office is no longer able to sell parking permits. If you have any unused visitor/short-term permits from previous years, those will be honored for the next couple months.