Don’t! We recommend you leave your car at home, since everything you need is within close proximity. Most students use a bike for transportation. The UCSB bike paths, which cover about 7 miles, are used by an estimated 14,000 people daily.
Students residing in the UCSB Residence Halls are not guaranteed a campus parking space and are encouraged to use other means of transportation to travel to off campus destinations. Student fees go to paying for MTD bus usage so all students have unlimited use with a campus ID sticker.
If you will be bringing a car, you will need to wait to purchase a permit until you receive your room assignment information.
- Residence Halls (except Santa Catalina): Permit prices differ depending on what lot you choose.
- Santa Catalina Residence Hall: Permits for Santa Catalina are only in Lots 30 & 38.
Parking permits for all of our residence halls are issued through Transportation & Parking Services (TPS). For more details go to our Parking & Transportation page.