Directions and Parking

My office is Gates 310, which is on the third floor of Gates Hall (you can find it by typing "Gates" in the search box on the campus map). If you are driving to campus, the best place to park is Parking Structure 1 (type "Parking Structure 1" into the search box on the map; it's also called the "Roth Way Garage"). The entire first floor is now guest parking, along with part of the second floor; there are several credit-card machines where you can pre-pay for the amount of time you will be parked. Place the receipt on your dashboard. There may still be some parking spaces with meters at the north end of the garage; the meters take a lot of quarters (6 per hour) but you can pre-pay at the credit-card machine and place the receipt on your dashboard instead of feeding the meter. You can also use any other metered parking space on campus using the same mechanism.

Warning: as of summer 2016, a large construction project has blocked the most direct street between Parking Structure 1 and Gates. To get to Gates, cross Campus Drive and walk down Campus Drive on the far side past the Clark Center (and Gates) until you get to Via Ortega. At that point you can cross back over Campus Drive, turn left immediately on Serra Mall, and walk back to the Gates entrance. Total walking time from Parking Structure 1 is about 10 minutes.

Warning #2: parking is less of a problem these days than it used to be, due to the expansion of visitor slots in Parking Structure 1, but I recommend bringing the parking map with you so you can try alternate spots if Parking Structure 1 is full.