UCSB campus is 10 minutes west of downtown Santa Barbara (see UCSB
location map at
right). VITAL is located at 1629 Ellison Hall, south of
Parking Lot 12, grid
cell D4 on the campus map.
Meetings are usually in the Geography
conference room at the south end of Ellison Hall, right across from the
elevators, in room 5824.
northbound (from Santa Barbara/Los Angeles):
- Take 217
South. It ends at
the east entrance to UCSB. The speed limit drops from 65 to 25 mph.
- Turn right
at the campus gate and follow Mesa Road along the northern
campus. Pass the first set of lights, which may not be
operational yet. This puts you at A in the photo below, approaching a
second set of lights.
- Turn left
at the lights. This brings you to point B.
- The best parking option is the
multi-story parkade to your right, or Lot 16. Note your
at a parking kiosk. Fees start at $2.
- Other options:
For visits under an hour, Lots 12 and 14 have parking meters. There are
also numbered spots in these lots, but visitors may not use them during
From Santa Barbara airport
southbound (from San Francisco):
- UCSB is adjacent to the airport. This will be a very
- Turn right exiting the airport car rental lots, head
south for just a few seconds on Fowler Drive, following signs for Santa
Barbara. The mountains should be behind. Ahead, beach palms and an
- Turn left on the ramp to 217 South (before
- Merge to 217 South. The east gate of campus comes up
in seconds. Follow directions above.
- Exit at Los Carneros, turn right (south),
- Turn left on
Mesa Road. In the photo above, you'll be approaching from the
- Turn right at
the light after you pass the parking lot on your right. That brings
you to point B in the photo. See the
parking options above.
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ends at East Gate. Turn right.
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Pay for parking at these kiosks
west at Ellison Hall