Visitor Information

Directions to SDSC

Here is the recommended route to SDSC. Also see the map.

  • Take Interstate 5.
  • Exit Genesee, turn West off exit. (From the south, turn left. From the north, turn right.).
  • At the top of the hill, turn left at North Torrey Pines Road.
  • At the first light, turn left on Northpoint Drive into UCSD.
  • Follow Northpoint Drive past the campus Information Booth.
  • Continue on Northpoint as it turns right and becomes Hopkins Drive.
  • Turn right on Voigt Drive (South of RIMAC and SDSC).
  • Enter the Hopkins Parking structure at the top of the hill (Level 6).
  • Parking Options
    • Full-day permits
      •  Green or yellow spaces only
      •  Any level in structure
      •  Not in white or red spaces
      •  (Most economical for 4 or more hours)
    • Hourly visitor permit
      •  White spaces marked with "V"
      •  Top level only (level 7)
  • Purchase the appropriate parking permit at the machine on that level.
    $1 per 45 minutes, accepts credit card or exact change only.
    Full-day permit is $8.
  • Place parking permit face up on your dashboard in full view.

For the SDSC Central and West Bldg (including Training Center in room 279)

  • Cross the footbridge at the north/west corner of Level 7 and turn right in the Social Sciences Building breezeway.
  • Turn right at the curved sidewalk to the west entrance to the SDSC.

For SDSC East Bldg (including Auditorium, classrooms E-B230/E-B234)

  • Exit parking to the east via stairs or elevator in the south/east corner of structure.
  • Exit structure and turn left past the parking structure. SDSC is next building on the left.

For handicapped spaces

  • Continue east past the Information Booth and follow Hopkins Drive as it turns south.
  • Pass RIMAC Arena complex (first building on right).
  • Turn right into the first driveway (which sits in between RIMAC and SDSC) and go to the top of the hill.
  • SDSC and special parking spaces are on the left.

To drop off in front of SDSC

  • Continue east past the Information Booth and follow Hopkins Drive as it turns south.
  • Pass RIMAC Arena complex (first building on right).
  • SDSC is just beyond RIMAC. Turn right into the driveway in front of SDSC.

NOTE: Parking passes are required on weekends.

From San Diego International Airport (Lindbergh Field):

From the airport parking lot, take the Harbor Island, Downtown Exit. Follow Harbor Drive (which leads to downtown San Diego) to Laurel Street (on the left). Follow Laurel to India Street to Interstate 5 (I-5) North. Signs along the way indicate the turns required to reach I-5.

For further information on maps, public transit, and the UCSD campus, please consult the following:

UCSD Maps
UCSD Vistors and Friends
UCSD Homepage
UCSD Parking

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