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The Interdisciplinary Humanities Center is located on the 6th floor of UC Santa Barbara’s Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Room 6046. The HSSB is located directly adjacent to the Events Center.
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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Directions from the south:

Take the 101 freeway north to the “UCSB/Ward Memorial” (Highway 217) offramp. Take the 217 until it ends at the UCSB campus gate. Turn right into Mesa Road. Go 1/2 mile and turn left onto Ocean Road. Ocean Road will veer right at the bus loop. Continue on Ocean Road to the intersection of Ocean and El Colegio. Parking is available in lot 22 and lot 27. Lot 27 is a surface lot; it will be on your left at the intersection of Ocean Road and El Colegio Road. Lot 22 is a parking structure; it will be on your left after you pass the El Colegio intersection on Ocean Road.

The IHC is located in the Humanities and Social Sciences Building, next to the Events Center. Please enter in the north (tower) section of the HSSB, which is located off lot 27, on the side of the building that is closest to the intersection of Ocean and El Colegio. Look for the highest point on the building, with the red designs around the roof. Take the elevator to the 6th floor. If you enter on the west end of the building, the elevator will only go to the 4th floor; please exit the building and walk through the courtyard to the north entrance of the building.

Directions from the north:

Take the 101 freeway south to the Los Carneros exit. Turn right on Los Carneros, and follow it until it ends at El Colegio Road. Turn left on El Colegio and go 1/2 mile. We are located at the intersection of El Colegio and Ocean Road. Parking is available in lot 22 and lot 27. Lot 27 is a surface lot at the intersection of Ocean Road and El Colegio Road; stay on El Colegio through the light and then turn right into the lot. Lot 22 is a parking structure. Turn right on Ocean Road and the structure will be on your left.

The IHC is located in the Humanities and Social Sciences Building, next to the Events Center. Please enter in the north (tower) section of the HSSB, which is located off lot 27, on the side of the building that is closest to the intersection of Ocean and El Colegio. Look for the highest point on the building, with the red designs around the roof. Take the elevator to the 6th floor. If you enter on the west end of the building, the elevator will only go to the 4th floor; please exit the building and walk through the courtyard to the north entrance of the building.

ON CAMPUS PARKING

Visitor permits are required for parking. You can buy a permit at the marked dispensers located in the parking lots and display it on your windshield. Dispensers accept cash and credit cards. For more parking information, visit the Transportation and Parking Services website: www.tps.ucsb.edu.

DIRECTIONS FROM LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

UC Santa Barbara is 1 1/2 to 3 hours from LAX, depending on traffic. If you are driving from LAX, exit the airport lot at Sepulveda Blvd., and follow Sepulveda Blvd. to the 405 North Freeway entrance. Follow 405 North to 101 North (Ventura Freeway). Remain on the 101 for approximately one and a half hours into Santa Barbara. Proceed through Santa Barbara and north for approximately 10 miles. Then follow directions from the south, above.

We recommend the Santa Barbara Airbus, particularly if you must return to LAX for your departing flight. The Airbus is reliable, and offers a reasonable round-trip fare of approximately $90 (prepaid).

FROM SANTA BARBARA AIRPORT

Cabs are available at the airport, or you can call Yellow Cab at 965-5111. Cab fare should be about $12-$20.

If you are renting a car at the airport, turn right as you exit the rental car lot, onto William Moffet Lane. Follow the signs to UCSB; this will put you on the 217. Then follow the directions from the south, above.

CLIMATE

Weather in Santa Barbara can be unpredictable. Although it is in the Southern California region, it is a beach community and therefore experiences coastal weather. During the spring and summer, it is most likely to be warm and sunny. Mornings are usually overcast, but the fog burns off by the afternoon. During the spring, it may even rain. During the fall and winter, it is most likely to be cool and sunny, with the usual morning fog. During the winter, you may also see rain. We recommend that you bring a jacket and, in winter and spring, an umbrella.

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