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Orientation Directions and Parking Instructions

Directions and Parking Instructions

September 18-19 | International Graduate Student Orientation at Rock Hall

  • Directions From Sacramento
  • From I-80 westbound, take the UC Davis exit.
    Turn right onto Old Davis Road.
    At the traffic circle, continue forward on Old Davis Road.
    The road will begin to curve (Hyatt Place hotel is on your left). 
    Once you get to the stop sign past the Hyatt, Parking Lot 5 will be on your right.

    Walking from recommended Parking Lot 5, exit the parking lot and walk towards Arboretum Drive (Hyatt should be at your back). Continue on Old Davis Road until you get to Hutchinson Drive and turn left and keep walking into campus.  Rock Hall will be on you left past Everson Hall. Estimated 5-10 minute walk from the parking lot.
  • Parking
  • A valid Visitor permit is required to park on campus. Daily Visitor Permits are available for $9.00 and may be purchased from permit dispensing machines located at the entrances to Lot 5 and are valid in any spot designated for “C” parking permits. Permit dispensers accept Visa and Mastercard only (they do not accept cash). 

September 18-19 | Graduate Diversity Orientation Program at Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) Ballroom B

  • Directions From Sacramento
  • Take I-80 W.
    Take exit 70 to merge onto CA-113 N toward Woodland.
    Take the Russell Blvd exit toward Davis.
    Turn right at Russell Blvd.
    Turn Right at La Rue Rd.
    Turn Left at Orchard Park Road.
  • Parking (Recommended Lots)
  • Parking Lot 25
    Pavilion Parking Structure

    The Activities and Recreation Center parking lot has day permits for $9, which can be purchased from machines in the lots (cash or credit cards accepted) and coin-metered spaces.

For September 20th at the Mondavi Center

  • General Recommendations
  • We recommend biking, walking or carpooling to minimize traffic congestion. We have more than 600 bike parking spots available within a block of the center, most of it centered along Arboretum Drive. 
  • Directions From Sacramento
  • From I-80 westbound, take the UC Davis/Mondavi Center exit.
    Turn right onto Old Davis Road.
    At the traffic circle, continue forward on Old Davis Road.
    Turn right into Gateway Parking Structure and continue on foot to the Mondavi Center.
  • Parking 
  • Mondavi Center is located on the south-east portion of the UC Davis campus. The Gateway Parking Structure is located south of the building. Parking for the current season is $9. Rate subject to change. Permit dispensers accept Visa and Mastercard only (they do not accept cash). You may purchase parking permits onsite on the day of the event.  

For September 21 for Breakout Sessions in Wright Theater, Rock Hall, Art Annex, & Music 115

  • Directions From Sacramento
  • From I-80 westbound, take the UC Davis exit.
    Turn right onto Old Davis Road.
    At the traffic circle, continue forward on Old Davis Road
    The road will begin to curve (Hyatt Place hotel is on your left). 
    Once you get to the stop sign past the Hyatt, Parking Lot 5 will be on your right.

    Walking from recommended Parking Lot 5, exit the parking lot and walk towards Arboretum Drive (Hyatt should be at your back). Continue on Old Davis Road until you get to Hutchinson Drive and turn left and keep walking into campus.  Wright Theater will be on your left past the Anne Pitzer Center, you will see signage for Graduate Student Orientation. Estimated 5-10 minute walk from the parking lot.
  • Parking
  • A valid Visitor permit is required to park on campus. Daily Visitor Permits are available for $9.00 and may be purchased from permit dispensing machines located at the entrances to Lot 5 and are valid in any spot designated for “C” parking permits. Permit dispensers accept Visa and Mastercard only (they do not accept cash). 

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