The UCSB campus is ideally situated along the Santa Barbara and Goleta coastline, accessible by Highway 101 that runs north/south through California, and is close to a wealth of technological activity ranging from small companies to large corporations and contractors.
The Department of Chemical Engineering is located on the northeast side of the UC Santa Barbara campus in Engineering II Building, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Our administrative offices are located on the third floor of Engineering II.
UCSB Campus Tours
Campus Walking Tours are available Monday–Friday at 12pm and 2pm starting at the Visitor Center. Prospective Freshman Admission Presentations and Prospective Transfer Advising Sessions are also available.
In response to COVID-19, the UCSB campus, including the Visitor Center, is currently closed. In light of our closure, check out these virtual opportunities to learn more about UCSB.
Directions & Parking
From Hwy 101 Northbound: Exit Highway 217 and enter campus via Henley Gate. At the roundabout, veer right to head west on Mesa Road. At the next stop light, turn left into the Lot 10 parking structure (see map).
From Hwy 101 Southbound: Exit Patterson Road and get into the far left turn lane. Turn left over the freeway, then immediately enter the left turn lane at the Highway 217 on-ramp. Veer left on the on-ramp to take Hwy 217 toward Henley Gate. At the roundabout, veer right to head west on Mesa Road. At the next stop light, turn left into the Lot 10 parking structure (see map).
Parking: Park only in the stalls labeled "Metered Parking". Parking permits are required 7:30am to midnight, every day of the week. They can be purchased from a permit dispenser located at various levels of the Lot 10 parking structure. Make a note of your space number then visit one of the permit dispensers located in the lot; enter your space number and select the duration of the parking time needed. Pay by cash, Visa, MasterCard, Access Card, or by cell phone (call toll free 1-866-283-8393). Parking permits are not required on Administrative Holidays unless otherwise noted. For questions related to parking, please contact Transportation & Parking Services at 805-893-2346.