News & Announcments

AYSO Parking Information

Campus Permits Sold Out

The “C” Annual and “C” Fall Quarter permits are sold out at this time and we are currently only accepting waitlist requests. 

Parking is highly impacted on campus so we thought we would share another no cost commuting option. 

The Metropolitan Transit District (MTD) runs a local bus service between North Goleta and Carpinteria. The primary drop off and pickup point at UCSB is the bus loop (North Hall stop) located southwest of the Student Affairs and Administrative Services (SAASB) building.

UCSB students may ride the MTD buses anywhere between Goleta and Carpinteria at no cost, upon tapping their valid student ID (ACCESS Card) on the farebox when boarding the bus.

Last year UCSB students took more than ONE MILLION MTD bus rides... See MTD Reports to UCSB.

UCSB Trip Planner

Visit MTD Santa Barbara at features a Google Trip Planner on its home page, which you may find useful in plotting your bus commutes to and from UCSB.

Other Permits that are sold out and applications are being accepted for waitlist only at this time are:



Halloween Parking Restrictions & Permit Information


Campus officials have worked diligently to develop a workable parking plan to help ensure the safety of our campus community of students, faculty, staff, and others who require the use of campus facilities during Halloween weekend 2018.  It is our goal to maintain a safe campus that is open to uses consistent with our mandate as a campus of the University of California while at the same time discouraging unauthorized use of campus parking facilities to gain access to Isla Vista during Halloween.

Effective Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27, the campus will be closed to visitor parking beginning at 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. the following day.

In order to park on campus during these times, all vehicles must display a valid “Reserved”, ”A”, “B”, “C”, “H”, “22 IVA”,  Annual “Night & Weekend” decal parking permits, or a special event permit.  Daily, Visitor and 15 Day Permits issued from the Permit Dispensers will expire at Midnight, Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27.  These permits are not valid for overnight parking.  Unauthorized vehicles parked overnight on campus are subject to a $300 citation fine and having the vehicle impounded at the owner’s expense. The parking restrictions will cease between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to allow for normal business on Saturday October 27.

Registered UCSB Undergrads with an Annual Night & Weekend decal parking permit can park in designated lots on campus beginning at 9am Friday, October 26th until 7:30am on Wednesday, November 1st

Parking is allowed only in Structure 22, 18 (Mesa Structure) and Lot 16 (visitor spaces only). All other campus lots are subject to closure and may be physically closed to prevent unauthorized visitor access.





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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