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Directions to the UC Davis Welcome Center

Visiting campus? 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.

A valid UC Davis permit is required to park on campus. Visitor parking permits are available for $9.00 per day 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). From June 16 through September 14, parking in visitor lots is free after 5pm and on weekends, except during special events.

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.

From Sacramento

  • From I-80 west
  • Exit UC Davis (Exit 71)
  • Turn right onto Old Davis Road and drive past the information kiosk
  • At the traffic circle, continue straight to stay on Old Davis Road
  • Turn right onto Hilgard Lane
  • Turn left into the Gateway Parking Structure and continue on foot to the Welcome Center

From San Francisco

  • From I-80 east
  • Exit UC Davis (Exit 71)
  • Turn left onto Old Davis Road and drive past the information kiosk
  • At the traffic circle, continue straight to stay on Old Davis Road
  • Turn right onto Hilgard Lane
  • Turn left into Gateway Parking Structure and continue on foot to the Welcome Center

From Southern California and Sacramento International Airport

  • From I-5 north
  • Take Highway 113 south toward Woodland
  • Take I-80 east toward Sacramento
  • Exit UC Davis (Exit 71)
  • Turn left onto Old Davis Road and drive past the information kiosk
  • At the traffic circle, continue straight to stay on Old Davis Road
  • Turn right onto Hilgard Lane
  • Turn right into Gateway Parking Structure and continue on foot to the Welcome Center