parking and directions at uc davis

Directions and Parking

Where is UC Davis?

Our main campus borders the Northern California city of Davis. We’re also located in Sacramento, the state capital, where UC Davis Health is headquartered.

UC Davis Welcome Center

Planning to visit UC Davis? Please use the directions and parking information below to arrive at the UC Davis Welcome Center. If you’d like to use your GPS, enter 550 Alumni Lane, Davis, CA 95616 as your destination or use our Google Map link.

Parking at UC Davis

A valid UC Davis permit is required to park on campus. Visitor parking permits are available and may be purchased from permit dispensing machines located at the entrances to visitor parking lots. Permit dispensers accept Visa and Mastercard only (they do not accept cash).

Visitor parking permits cost $10 a day on the Davis campus and $2 per hour with a maximum of $12 at the Sacramento campus.

Visitors with a disabled placard/plate may park without displaying an additional permit, and may park in spaces where UC Davis DSA permits are honored. Disabled placards/plates are not valid in restricted spaces (such as 1 hour A permit spaces), loading zones, red zones, center core and reserved areas.

We encourage you to wear walking shoes and bring a water bottle to take advantage of filtered drinking water available at hydration stations throughout campus.