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UCSB 2009 July 12-July 17, 2009: Santa Barbara, CA

Travel and Accommodations

Participants will be eligible for accommodations in campus housing at Manzanita Village for significantly lower rates than in commercial accommodations.

The workshop will be held at the UCSB campus, which is approximately 20 minutes west of downtown Santa Barbara and 5 minutes from downtown Goleta. (Campus maps & directions)

Suggested Travel Itinerary

Arrive Santa Barbara, Sunday, July 12
Depart Santa Barbara, Saturday, July 18

The Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) airport, adjacent to UCSB, is served by the following airlines:

America West Airlines 1.800.235.9292
American Airlines (American Eagle) 1.800.433.7300
Delta Connection 1.800.221.1212
Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air 1.800.547.9308
United Express 1.800.241.6522

SBA is adjacent to UCSB. For more info, see

If you are staying on-campus in Manzanita Village, there is free shuttle service from and to the airport. Participants need only call the front desk at 805.893.6161 during regular office hours (from 7am to 1am) upon arrival at the airport.

Flying into Los Angeles International (LAX) airport: LAX is about a 2-hour drive south of Santa Barbara and is served by most major airlines and rental car companies.
If you plan to drive up to Santa Barbara from anywhere south of Santa Barbara. Check out Updates on the construction To widen Highway 101 on any delay information on Highway 101.

As an alternative to renting a car, the Santa Barbara Airbus can take you from LAX to either downtown Santa Barbara or Goleta. They offer discounted rates for round-trips and pre-paid trips. For schedules, fares, and pick-up/drop-off locations see the link above.

Flying into Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena (BUR) airport: On the northern edge of the greater Los Angeles area, BUR is about 2 hours from Santa Barbara and is served by many major airlines and rental car companies. Airfares are usually comparable to LAX fares.


Opened in Fall 2002, Manzanita Village provides residence-hall-style housing to UCSB students and visitors, next to the beach. Each building has a laundry/vending room, a lounge with view terrace, and a study room. Some buildings are equipped with full kitchens. The rooms themselves have extra-long twin beds with linens provided, a closet, a desk, a built-in bookshelf, and a dresser. Internet access will be available at no extra charge. Hall bathrooms are shared among 4 rooms. Review the Map of Manzanita Village and Carrillo Dining Commons.

For those participants who have registered to stay in Manzanita Village, there is available wireless access under a different name. According to the Resnet FAQ page located at What About Wireless? ResNet has a wireless network available for use in all residence halls and apartments. We have installed wireless access points throughout every Residence Hall and apartment complex. Any 802.11a/b/g-compatible wireless network card will work on this network. The ResNet wireless network provides two service ID names: "ResNet-Secure" - Requires WPA2, which authenticates using your ResNet login and password encrypts all traffic. A WPA2 auto-configuration utility is available for Windows XP, Vista & Mac OSX at
"ResNet-Open" - Does not require authentication and will not encrypt any wireless traffic. This is not recommended for use, as any sensitive data (account numbers, passwords, etc.) sent on this connection will not be secured. There is also a wireless service located in both the Carrillo and De La Guerra Dining Commons, as well as the De Anza Resource Center in Manzanita Village.

Should you prefer alternative lodging, we encourage you to secure it as soon as possible. It can be difficult to find affordable hotel rooms in Santa Barbara during the summer. For hotel suggestions, please see UCSB Local Lodging or Accommodations in Santa Barbara. Off campus housing will require the use of public transportation to and from campus or, if traveling by car, the additional cost of parking fees ($8.00 for weekdays, or $3.00 for nights and weekends).

Workshop Class Location/Time

Please report to the first class on Monday, July 13 at 8:30am in Ellison Hall, Room 2620.


Workshop dress: Casual attire is fine, but keep in mind the classroom and computer lab can be chilly, so you may want to bring a sweater/jacket to the classes.

Santa Barbara weather: Usually temperate during the day (high 60s to high 70s), but rather chilly in the evenings. Be sure to bring a sweater or light jacket, especially to any evening events. Current conditions and forecasts.

About Santa Barbara:
See the Official Visitor Guide to Santa Barbara.

Questions? Contact us.