Maps & Directions

Driving Directions to the Department of Music from the South

For events after 5:00 pm Monday - Friday and all day Saturday/Sunday:  

  • Take Highway 101 North to the Highway 217/Airport/UCSB exit.
  • Enter campus and proceed halfway through the roundabout (Steck Circle) to Lagoon Rd. (last right before exiting the roundabout).
  • Turn right onto UCen Rd. at the first stop sign.
  • Turn right into parking lot 3.
  • The Music Building is directly in front of lot 3 (to the right of the University Center).
  • Park the vehicle and purchase a permit from any permit dispenser located at the entrance to the lot. We suggest that you bring a printed version of the campus map found here to help you locate your destination.

For events occurring between the hours of 7:30 am - 5:00 pm Monday through Friday:

  • Take Highway 101 North to the Highway 217/Airport/UCSB exit.
  • Enter campus and proceed immediately right in the roundabout, on to Mesa Road
  • At the second stoplight, turn left into University Plaza.
  • Turn right at the stop sign and continue straight into Structure 18, aka The Mesa Structure.
  • Park the vehicle and purchase a permit from any permit dispenser located in every stairwell. We suggest that you bring a printed version of the campus map found here to help you locate your destination.

Driving Directions to the Department of Music from the North

For events after 5:00 pm Monday - Friday and all day Saturday/Sunday:  

  • Take Highway 101 South to Exit 107 for Los Carneros Rd.
  • Turn right onto Los Carneros Rd.
  • Turn left onto Mesa Rd.
  • Follow Mesa Rd. and proceed halfway through the roundabout (Steck Circle) to Lagoon Rd. (last right before exiting the roundabout).
  • Turn right onto UCen Rd. at the first stop sign.
  • Turn right into parking lot 3.
  • The Music Building is directly in front of lot 3 (to the right of the University Center).
  • Park the vehicle and purchase a permit from any permit dispenser located at the entrance to the lot. We suggest that you bring a printed version of the campus map found here to help you locate your destination.

For events occurring between the hours of 7:30 am - 5:00 pm Monday through Fridays:

  • Take Highway 101 South to Exit 107 for Los Carneros Rd.
  • Turn right onto Los Carneros Rd.
  • Turn left onto Mesa Rd.
  • Follow Mesa Rd. and turn right at University Plaza.
  • Turn right at the stop sign and continue straight into Structure 18, aka The Mesa Structure.  
  • Park the vehicle and purchase a permit from any permit dispenser located in every stairwell. We suggest that you bring a printed version of the campus map found here to help you locate your destination.

Parking on the UCSB Campus

After 5:00 pm Monday- Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday: When visiting the Department of Music, patrons are encouraged to park in lots 3, 8, 4, 9, 5, or 6, all of which are within 7 minutes walking distance. For larger events such as the Middle East Ensemble concerts, additional parking can be found in structures 22 or 14, or lot 29, all of which are within 9 minutes walking distance.
 
Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:30 am - 5:00 pm, many lots and spaces are reserved for faculty and staff permit parking. For events taking place during these hours we ask that patrons park in structure 18 or 22.  
 
Parking permits are required at all times on campus (no exceptions), and can be purchased at the permit dispensers located at the entrance of all lots, or by the elevators in all of the structures. Permits can be purchased in hourly increments, or daily, based on the length of your visit to the UCSB campus  After hours and on weekends, parking is available for $4.00 and is valid until 7:30 am the following day. It is suggested that you overestimate the duration of your visit when purchasing a permit, as parking citations will be issued to all vehicles displaying an expired permit. Handicap accessible parking can be found in all lots and structures and permits are required, along with the Disability placard displayed. Please do not park in any spaces or lots that are designated for other permit types. These restrictions will be found on posted signage or painted curb stops at the lot or space. For more detailed parking information, including rates, please visit the UCSB Transportation and Parking Services website here. View the UCSB interactive campus map here, or view a printable version of the campus map here to locate any parking lot or structure.