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Commencement Parking Information 2017

 

 

As the UC Santa Barbara community prepares for our annual Commencement ceremonies, we encourage graduation candidates, family, friends, as well as participating staff and faculty to review the important information and resources on this website. The warm thoughts and good wishes of the faculty, the administration, and your many friends at UC Santa Barbara go with you as we celebrate this major achievement in your life.

 

TRAVELING south ON THE U.S. 101 FREEWAY:

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 THE U.S. 101 FREEWAY:

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.

For important updates, please  tune into AM 1610 within two miles of campus for traffic information.

PARKING:

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. Please also make arrangements to carpool to campus with families and friends as campus is heavily impacted during the weekend.

Saturday 9:00 am – Structure 18 & 10

Saturday 1:00 pm – Structure 22

Saturday 4:00 pm – Structure 18 & 10
Sunday 9:00 am – Structure 22

Sunday 1:00 pm – Structure 18

Sunday 4:00 pm – Structure 22

 

 

 

    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) 963-3366.

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.

For more Commencement related information please visit the UCSB Commencement website at: http://www.ucsb.edu/commencement/

As the UC Santa Barbara community prepares for our annual Commencement ceremonies, we encourage graduation candidates, family, friends, as well as participating staff and faculty to review the important information and resources on this website. Complete details on the June ceremonies will be posted on this site as they become available.

The warm thoughts and good wishes of the faculty, the administration, and your many friends at UC Santa Barbara go with you as we celebrate this major achievement in your life.

 



ANNUAL PARKING PERMITS EXPIRE 6/30/2017

UCSB Annual parking permits will expire on JUNE 30, 2017.

If you have any address or vehicle changes, please follow the steps below:

Step 1: Login

Log in to your parking account here: https://tps-ucsb.t2hosted.com/cmn/auth.aspx

If you cannot remember your password, please click on “Recover Forgotten Password” link above the username.

After you have logged in, please continue to Step 2. 

Step 2: Verify your information

Click on the blue “Manage Account” button in the top center of the page.

Verify that your mailing address is up‐to‐date.

Step 3: Verify your Vehicles

Click on “Vehicles” button at the top left tab of your account and verify your vehicles are current and up‐to‐date.

[If you have a brand new vehicle without license plates, please enter the last 8 digits of the VIN (vehicle identification number) in the license plate field, and please enter the entire VIN in the VIN field] 

For any previous addresses or vehicles that need to be removed from your account, please notify the Permit Sales Office via email at TPS-SALES@UCSB.EDU

Step 4:  If you pay for your permit in advance you will need to add yourself to the waitlist of your choice (Annual, Quarterly, Carpool) by clicking on the “ADD” button under the heading “Sign Up” Once the first part this step is completed click “DONE” at the bottom of the screen to save your request.

After you click “DONE”, you will immediately receive a confirmation email stating: “You have signed up for the following waitlists”  

Step 5: You are finished!

We will begin the renewal process in early June and your permit will arrive in the mail to the address provided, prior to your current permit expiring.  



Campus Solar Projects

This year, the first two in a series of five planned solar power installations were completed on campus in order to reduce carbon emissions and bring cost-effective clean energy to UCSB.

Phase II of the project will soon be underway for solar array installations at Parking Structures 50 (San Clemente Villages), 18 (Mesa) and 10 (adjacent to Elings Hall). When the project is complete, these solar systems will generate approximately 12 percent of UCSB's total electrical needs.

The installation of the Phase II solar arrays will cause temporary disturbances at the following parking structures:

San Clemente (PS-50): Construction is expected to take place from December 27th, 2016 through April, 2017 with the steel being lifted onto the upper level between December 19th and 27th. All of the parking spaces on the upper level will be temporarily out of service. Parking for residents of San Clemente Villages will be available in adjacent Lot 38 during this time.

Elings (PS-10): Construction is expected to take place from December 27th, 2016 through April, 2017 with the steel being lifted onto the upper level between December 27th and January 8th. All of the spaces on the upper level will be temporarily out of service.

Mesa (PS-18): Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in March or April of 2017. Once a firm date is received from the contractor, additional information will be distributed.

During the time that the steel is being lifted onto the parking structures there will be traffic disruptions around each location with lane closures and traffic re-routing. Once the lifting is complete there will be some added construction traffic, but no additional lane closures or detours are expected.

Alternative parking for the users of PS-10 and PS-18 can be found in Parking Lots 1, 11, 12, and 16. In order to minimize inconvenience, the work at PS-10 and PS-18 will be staggered to the extent possible such that parking capacity is not reduced at both structures simultaneously. Please help by considering alternative transportation until the work is complete. 

We appreciate your patience as we work to make our campus a more sustainable place to work and study.

If you have any questions or wish to discuss this further, please contactGeorge Levinthal, Design & Construction Services Project Manager at gjlevi@ucsb.edu or Jordan Sager, Campus Energy Manager at  .



Campus Construction Impacts

Where Our Parking Dollars Go

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Campus Weekend Overnight Visitor Parking Restrictions

Campus Weekend Overnight Visitor Parking Restrictions

The weekend overnight visitor parking restrictions has been implemented by UCSB Transportation & Parking Services (TPS) every Friday and Saturday night. These restrictions are intended to keep the UCSB campus safe and secure, and to limit use of campus parking by late-night and overnight visitors to Isla Vista.

All visitor permits issued from all campus permit dispensers will expire at 11:59 pm. No visitor permits will be sold from permit dispensers on Friday nights from 10:00 pm through Saturday mornings at 5:00 am, and on Saturday nights from 10:00 pm through Sunday mornings at 5:00 am.

The violation for weekend overnight visitor parking on Saturdays and Sundays between 12:00 am and 5:00 am (i.e., parking without a permit, or parking with an expired or invalid visitor permit) will carry a fine amount of $100

Overnight parking with any other valid campus parking permit is allowed, including:

“A” Faculty

“B” Staff

“C” Commuter Student

“H” Residential Housing Student

“N&W” Undergraduate or Graduate Night & Weekend

“R” Restricted

“E” Emeriti

“SR” Staff Retired

“IVA” Isla Vista Access and

Active TAP meters

Special Weekend Overnight Visitor Parking Permits will be available for guests of UCSB Housing residents, or guests of UCSB Staff and Faculty, in advance from TPS (for the normal $4/night fee). Each visitor’s vehicle license plate must be provided to TPS.

In an effort to inform the community and to discourage the use of campus parking facilities for Isla Vista late- night or overnight visitors, this notice along with other notices will be broadly distributed, including digital signs at all campus vehicle entrances, regular AM 1610 parking information announcements, d-list, s-list, u-mail, public releases to the local media, including the Daily Nexus, The Current; and Digiknow/Facebook/Twitter notices to Housing & Residential Services residents.



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