- Location & Maps
You can find us on this campus map. Kohn Hall is near the ocean in quadrant D6, next to Lot 10.
Lot 10 is very convenient to KITP. We generally discourage driving to campus if you are here for a conference or as a program speaker--daily rates for campus parking are $8-10 per day, and some recommended hotels offer shuttles. On the 5th Floor ONLY, a VIP pass for KITP visitors to purchase at $10/day. VIP passes may be purchased for a single or several days. Do NOT use the parking permit machine in Lot 10 to buy a 'daily permit' on a weekday (unless you have a handicapped plackard and will be parking in a handicapped space). You will get a ticket! For four hours or less, you can buy an hourly "coastal" permit and park in designated first-floor stalls.
Weekly and Monthly Passes
Directions to Kohn Hall/UCSB
From Los Angeles International Airport:
- We recommend the Santa Barbara Airbus, particularly if you must return to LAX for your departing flight. The Airbus is reliable, efficient, and offers a reasonable round-trip fare of approximately $88 (prepaid). The nearest Airbus drop-off point to the UCSB campus is the Goleta terminal at 5755 Thornwood Drive. The Airbus drivers can call a taxi to pick you up from the airbus terminal; just request this service when you're picked up at LAX.
- If you are driving from LAX, exit the airport lot at Sepulveda Blvd., and follow Sepulveda Blvd. to the 405 North Freeway entrance. Follow 405 North to 101 North (Ventura Freeway). Remain on the 101 (for approximately one and a half hours) into Santa Barbara. Proceed through Santa Barbara and north for approximately 10 miles. Exit at the "UCSB/Ward Memorial" (Highway 217) offramp. Follow the signs onto campus. For campus directions, please review these UCSB maps.
From Santa Barbara Airport:
- The most convenient way to get to UCSB or to your local hotel from the Santa Barbara airport is to use an Uber/Lyft or "Yellow Cab" at 965-5111. The fare should be about $15.
- If you are renting a car at the airport, turn right as you exit the rental car lot, onto William Moffet Lane. Follow the signs onto campus. It is less than a five-minute drive.
Cookies, coffee, and tea are served in the Commons Room at 3:15 p.m. every day during the school year. The kitchens must be maintained by all who use them. Please help keep the kitchens neat by cleaning up after all coffee and meal preparation.
ESPRESSO - There is an espresso machine, located in the Commons Room, on the first floor. Espresso is available to KITP scientists only for $1.00/bag (2 cartridges) from the Visitor Services Assistant in room 1102.
DRINKING WATER - A water dispenser is located upstairs across from the elevator.
Sending and Receiving Mail
The mail room can be opened with your mail room key. Mail is received and sent out once each day at approximately 8:15 a.m. Fed Ex items usually are received and picked up throughout the day, but all requests for pickup must be phoned in before 3 p.m. Professional mail should bear the KITP return address and the name of the sender.
The University requests that personal mail, even though it is stamped, not be mailed through the campus mail, but rather be placed in a U.S. mailbox. There is a mailbox across the service road on the west side of the KITP by ENG I and the MRL and a U.S. Post Office downstairs at the University Center.
If you will need to have business mail forwarded to you, please use the following address:
552 UNIVERSITY RD.
KAVLI INSTITUTE FOR THEORETICAL PHYSICS
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
SANTA BARBARA CA 93106-4030
(Please note that we are not part of the Dept. of Physics)
Items sent by Fed Ex, UPS, etc., may also be shipped directly to us at Kohn Hall.
The Institute fax machine (805-893-2431) is in the mailroom, and is available for your use 24 hours a day.
Off Campus Fax Dialing: Do not forget to dial 9 before you enter the rest of your fax number.
A public access phone is available by the Front Desk (1102) in Kohn Hall.
Scanning can be done via the main copy machine which is located in the downstairs copy/print room (1018).
The main copy machine is located in the downstairs copy/print room (1018).