UC Santa Barbara Commencement 2017


Directions to UCSB

Traveling South on U.S. Highway 101: 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 U.S. Highway 101: 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. NOTE: Ongoing road improvements on Highway 217 may cause intermittent traffic delays as traffic approaches campus and Henley Gate.

Campus Maps

Check our Commencement map to find the Commencement site, parking, ATM machines, and other services you may need on Commencement day.


There are no parking fees collected during Commencement weekend. Due to the impact on parking during Commencement weekend, we ask you to follow the signs and park in designated parking areas as directed by parking staff.

Saturday 9:00 AM
Structure 18 and Structure 10
Sunday 9:00 AM
Structure 22
Saturday 1:00 PM
Structure 22
Sunday 1:00 PM
Structure 18
Saturday 4:00 PM
Structure 18 and Structure 10
Sunday 4:00 PM
Structure 22

For planning purposes please allow 45 minutes to exit campus once you get to your vehicle. Shuttles will be available to transport guests to the Commencement site from specified parking areas. For Santa Barbara MTD bus schedule to campus, contact (805) 683-3702. Guests displaying a disabled placard 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 walk of between 1/4 to 3/4 miles may be required if space on the campus trollies is not available.

Please see the UCSB Commencement 2017 campus map.

Please listen to 1610 AM for traffic information Commencement weekend.

If you have questions regarding Commencement, contact the Commencement Hotline at (805) 893-8289 or email Commencement@ia.ucsb.edu.