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Directions to the Natural Sciences Building

The Natural Sciences Building is in Revelle College on the southwest corner of campus. The Auditorium, a venue for many public events, is on the first floor of the Natural Science Building. The division office is on the fifth floor in room 5205. Driving directions are below the map, which shows only a portion of the campus. More maps of the UCSD campus.


map of Revelle College

Click on the map for a printable PDF version.

Driving Directions

  • From Interstate 5 north or south, exit on La Jolla Village Drive and head west.
  • Bear right onto Gilman Drive and swing into Visitor Information if you need a parking permit.
  • Just past Visitor Information turn left onto Scholars Drive.
  • Just past the stop sign at the intersection with Revelle College Drive turn right or left into a parking lot.
  • You'll find B and S spots in P102 and P103. P104 has only A spots.
  • Walk north, following any signs that guide you through areas of construction, through student apartments leaving Revelle Commons to your left.
  • Then turn left along the paved path, which will take you to the main entrance to the building.

Parking for people with disabilities - requires placard or plate

  • Continue past the lots mentioned above.
  • Turn right at the stop sign and immediately right into the parking lot.
  • A ramp that begins at the northeast corner of the lot leads to the main entrance.
  • Elevators are at the back of the lobby, on the right, past the stairs.
  • The auditorium, on the main floor, is accessible by wheelchair.
  • The parking office provides information about parking on campus with disabled person placards or plates including whether you need a permit.

Parking advice

Lots P102, P103 and P104 are closest to the Natural Science Building.

Parking passes may be purchased by the hour or day from a machine at the Visitor Information station near the Gilman entrance. The machine takes cash or credit cards and does not give change.

Pay close attention to the directions on your permit and posted signs to avoid expensive tickets. 

Free parking can sometimes be found on La Jolla Shores drive just off campus (see map), but is limited to two hours.

The parking office has more information about visitor parking
as well as information about
where and when you may park
with day-use permits.