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UCSB 2011 July 10–July 15, 2011: Santa Barbara, CA

Multilevel Modeling


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)

Participants are eligible for accommodations in campus housing at Manzanita Village–a short walk from the workshop venue—for significantly lower rates than in commercial accommodations. (Review the Map of Manzanita Village and Carrillo Dining Commons). Registration for occupancy is now in progress at

Inaugurated in fall 2002, Manzanita Village provides very comfortable residence-hall-style housing to UCSB students and visitors. 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 feature extra-long twin beds (with linens provided), a closet, a desk, a built–in bookshelf, and a dresser. Hall bathrooms are shared among 4 rooms. Both private and double rooms are available. The CSISS Manzanita Village housing package includes three meals each day (offering buffet selections for every dietary preference), as well as a permit for campus parking.

If you are staying on-campus in Manzanita Village, there is free shuttle service from and to the Santa Barbara airport. Participants need only call the front desk at (805) 893-6161 during regular office hours (from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.) upon arrival at the airport

Internet access is available at no extra charge. Wireless access is also available under a different name. Wireless access points are installed throughout every residence hall and apartment complex and the Carrillo & De La Guerra Dining Commons. 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, 7 & 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.

While the Manzanita Village package is strongly recommended for its comfort and convenience and the camaraderie you will experience with colleagues and instructors, 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 off-campus hotel suggestions, please see UCSB Local Lodging or Accommodations in Santa Barbara. Please remember that 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 for weekdays, or $3 for nights and weekends). It also will require separate purchase of food—either at the Dining Commons with the group (approximately $12/meal), or elsewhere.

Workshop Class Location/Time

Please report to the first class on Monday, July 11 at 8:30am in
North Wing of Ellison Hall, Room 2610, (Star Lab).


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.