Map and Diving Directions
The Solid State Lighting & Energy Electronics Center is located in the new addition of the Engineering Sciences II Building at the University of California Santa Barbara.
Getting to UCSB
The University of California, Santa Barbara is located 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles, California and can be easily accessed by plane, train and car:
- The Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) is less than two miles from the UCSB campus. Taxis from SBA to UCSB usually cost $18 for the one-way trip so please bring cash.
- Amtrak trains service the area with terminals in downtown Santa Barbara and in Goleta.
Directions and Parking
SSLEEC is located adjacent to Parking Structure 10 on the third floor of the Engineering II building.
Parking on Campus
Visitors must purchase and display a parking permit. Please park in designated Student/Visitor parking lots or structures, which are identified by lot entrance signs. Permits are sold at the self-pay machines in each lot and parking structure. For information on where to park on campus, visit Transportation and Parking Services.
Short Term Parking at Lot #10
PARK ON THE FIRST FLOOR WHERE THERE ARE NUMBERED SPACES AND PARK IN ONE OF THEM. You will need to pay for parking at the self-pay machines (near the 2 elevators) for 2 or 3 hours, using a credit card. The machine may be sensitive; it will activate when the credit card is pushed all the way in. Return to car and display the permit on the dashboard.
All-Day Parking at Lot #10
DRIVE ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP FLOOR OF THE PARKING STRUCTURE. Not only does the top floor have a great view of the ocean, but it is the only place where visitors can park that gives them VIP access without getting a parking violation for staying longer than 4 hours. You will need to pay for parking at the parking meter for 4+ hours, using a credit card. The self-pay machines are located near the elevators. The machine may be sensitive; it will activate when the credit card is pushed all the way in. BE SURE TO SELECT the "VIP" status and place the permit on the dashboard of your car.