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The Bren School of Environmental Science & Management is located on the UC Santa Barbara campus on the ocean side, just steps from the beach. Bren's proximity to the ocean is more than just location, it lends purpose and inspiration to the Bren community to preserve the balance of this pristine ecosystem, and others.

The UCSB campus is located in Santa Barbara, minutes from the Santa Barbara airport, and about 100 miles north of Los Angeles. Highway 101 provides easy access to points north and south in California.

Map & Location

The Bren School is located at:

2400 Bren Hall
UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5131

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From the South:

Follow the 101 North to Santa Barbara, and take the exit for CA-217 South toward the Airport/UCSB. At the roundabout, veer left onto Lagoon Road. Bren Hall will be on your right.

From the North:

Follow the 101 South to Santa Barbara, and take the exit for S. Los Carneros Road in Goleta (exit 107). Turn right onto Los Carneros Road, then turn left onto Mesa Road. Continue on Mesa Road through campus, then at the roundabout continue straight onto Lagoon Road. Bren Hall will be on your right.


Parking on the UCSB campus varies by permit holder or guest status. If you are a guest of the Bren School, please ask your contact to assist you with parking. Electronic kiosks are available to pay by credit card at the visitor parking lots. More information about parking at UCSB, permits, and a campus map of lots can be found at UCSB Transportation Services.

Pre-Arranged Guest Services

Please find your contact in the Staff Directory if you need additional information or assistance with parking and directions.

Aerial view of Henley Gate road into campus by beach
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