Travel & Parking

The department is situated on the west side of the UCSD campus, with access from the I-5 via La Jolla Village Drive. UCSD MapLink has further maps of campus and driving directions. For event related locations on campus use this link.

PARKING INFORMATION FOR THURSDAY, JUNE 6TH: Parking for the Thursday afternoon event will be available in the Faculty Club parking lot, P206, as well as in lot P207. There will be a small parking fee.

PARKING INFORMATION FOR FRIDAY, JUNE 7TH: Parking for the Friday events will be available in lots P207, P208, Hopkins and Pangea parking structures. There will be a small parking fee.


Information about public transportation. The map below notes the location of the Communication Building. Most activities will be taking place near the Department.


Possible Lodging: UC San Diego has partnered with Bartell Hotels to offer parents, students, families, alumni, and friends reduced hotel rates at some of the finest properties in San Diego. Every time you stay at one of the Bartell Hotels’ seven distinguished properties, they will donate a percentage of that total room cost to support student scholarships at UC San Diego and promote university events.

 To take advantage of these special rates and make a reservation for your family, call (800) 345-9995 or visit


Other Locations:

Sheraton La Jolla
Phone: 858-453-5500 · Central Reservations: 888-627-8445

Homewood Suites by the Hilton
858-523-0500 or 1.800.CALLHOME

Country Inn and Suites
Reservations: 800-830-5222 Phone: 858-558-1818


Sheraton La Jolla Hotel
1 minute from UCSD
The Dana on Mission Bay
10 minutes from UCSD
Days Hotel – Hotel Circle / SeaWorld
13 minutes from UCSD
Pacific Terrace Hotel
14 minutes from UCSD
Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside
17 minutes from UCSD
Humphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites
19 minutes from UCSD
Best Western Plus Island Palms
20 minutes from UCSD