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Directions to UC Davis

Driving Directions to UC Davis Welcome Center

The Welcome Center is located on the first floor of the UC Davis Conference Center on Alumni Lane. You can view it on our campus map here.

To get to the Welcome Center at UC Davis:

From Sacramento and San Francisco:

  • Get on Interstate 80 and take the exit titled UC Davis
  • Turn right on Old Davis Road if you exit coming from Sacramento
  • Turn left on Old Davis Road if you exit coming from San Francisco
  • Continue on Old Davis Road and make your first right on to Hilgard Lane
  • Enter the parking garage on your left and stay in the far right lanes

Parking:

As you enter the parking garage in the far right lane, on your left you will see a yellow permit machine. Purchase a $9.00 all-day parking pass with a credit card, take the receipt (permit) and leave it on your dashboard. Park anywhere in the structure, except in the lower level (the basement). Parking is free on weekends, except during special events. Exit the opposite end of the structure from where you entered, and cross to the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for Performing Arts. Cross again at Mrak Hall Drive and follow the sidewalk in front of the courtyard to the Welcome Center at 550 Alumni Lane.

Directions and Parking for People with Disabilities:

From Sacramento and San Francisco:

  • Get on Interstate 80 and take the exit titled UC Davis
  • Turn right on Old Davis Road if you exit coming from Sacramento
  • Turn left on Old Davis Road if you exit coming from San Francisco
  • Continue on Old Davis Road
  • Continue past Hilgard Lane
  • Continue through the traffic light of Mrak Hall Drive
  • Turn right at the stop sign of Alumni Lane and drive directly into parking lot 1, purchase a permit from the permit dispenser machine, display it on your dash and choose from any of the several parking spaces marked as disabled parking.

Disabled spaces are conveniently located directly in parking lot 1. Disabled placards/plates are not valid in restricted spaces (such as 1 hour A permit spaces), loading zones, red zones, center core and reserved areas. Disabled individuals should keep their disabled person's identification with them at all times.

From Southern California:

  • Take Interstate 5 North to Sacramento
  • Once in Sacramento, take Interstate 80 West toward San Francisco
  • Take the exit entitled UC Davis
  • Turn right on Old Davis Road
  • Continue on Old Davis Road
  • Continue past Hilgard Lane
  • Continue through the traffic light of Mrak Hall Drive
  • Turn right at the stop sign of Alumni Lane and drive directly into parking lot 1, purchase a permit from the permit dispenser machine, display it on your dash and choose from any of the several parking spaces marked as disabled parking.

Disabled spaces are conveniently located directly in parking lot 1. Disabled placards/plates are not valid in restricted spaces (such as 1 hour A permit spaces), loading zones, red zones, center core and reserved areas. Disabled individuals should keep their disabled person's identification with them at all times.

From Southern California:

  • Take Interstate 5 North to Sacramento
  • Once in Sacramento, take Interstate 80 West toward San Francisco
  • Take the exit entitled UC Davis
  • Turn right on Old Davis Road
  • Continue on Old Davis Road and make your first right on to Hilgard Lane
  • Enter the parking garage that is on your left and stay in the far right lane

Flying in to Visit?

Sacramento International Airport is the closest airport to UC Davis, located about 30 minutes away from our campus. Need a ride? We recommend contacting a local cab company or the Davis Airporter shuttle service at 1-800-565-5153. If you choose to rent a car, use the directions on this page.

Using a GPS?

The campus only has one actual address for the whole school, and if you enter that in to your GPS or an online GPS website, it will not take you to the Visitor Center. We recommend using the above directions, but if you would like to use a GPS as well, enter this address as your end point to arrive at the Visitor Center:
Alumni Lane, Davis, Calif 95616

The hours of operation for the Welcome Center:

Before Sunday, November 30, 2014:
Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Effective Sunday, November 30, 2014:
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Sunday, Closed

The campus is closed on observed holidays, which include Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day, Presidents Day, Cesar Chavez Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and the weekend following, and winter break period approximately December 24th through January 1st.

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