Direction to UC Davis

From the San Francisco Bay Area:

Take 1-80 E toward Bay Bridge/Oakland
Take exit 71 Towards UC Davis/Mondavi Center
Turn left onto Old Davis Rd
Take the first right on Hilgard Ln
The destination will be on the left.

From Sacramento:

Take I-80 W
Take exit 71 Towards UC Davis/Mondavi Center
Turn left onto Old Davis Rd
Take the first right on Hilgard Ln
The destination will be on the left.

From Sacramento Int’l Airport
Take I-5 S
Take exit 522 to merge onto I-80 W toward San Francisco
Take exit 71 toward UC Davis
Turn right onto Old Davis Rd
Take the 1st right onto Hilgard Ln
Destination will be on the left.

When coming from I-80 West it is best not to get off the Richards blvd exit because of congestion the day of the event

*Driving to Picnic Day?  Consider carpooling!  Log on to zimride.ucdavis.edu to find or offer a ride!

Parking

Parking on campus is FREE on Picnic Day. Almost all lots will be open to the public, with reserved areas open to the public beginning at noon. If you arrive by 10am you should be able to park on campus. Otherwise, you may need to park off-campus on nearby streets.

Places to consider parking:

1. These lots are available until they are at full capacity:

  • South Entry Parking Structure, Lots 1 and 2 (Near the Mondavi Center on Old Davis Rd.)

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  • West Entry Parking Structure (On Hutchison Drive, near Hutchison IM Field and The Pavilion)  Exiting may take up to 75 minutes.  

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  • Lot 25 and 35 (Near Activities and Recreation Center and The Pavilion, off of La Rue and Orchard Rd.)
  • Lot 30 (Hutchison and Extension Park Drive)
  • North Entry Parking Structure (Near the Memorial Union, off of Howard Way and Russell Blvd.)

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  • Lot 47, 47A (All near La Rue and Bioletti Way)
  • Lot 40, 41 (Hutchison Road and Kleiber Hall Drive)
  • Lot 26 (Kleiber Hall Drive)
  • Lot 5 (A St. and Old Davis Road)
  • Lot 10 (A St. and First St.)
  • Lot 46 (Near La Rue and Bioletti Way)

 

2. These lots are available after the parade has passed (around 12PM):

  • Lot 14, 15, 16, 17, 22 (All near California Ave. and Russell Blvd.)

 

3. These lots are available all day and are close to the UCD School of Veterinary Medicine Complex:

  • Lots 50, 51, 52, 53, 55, 56, 57

 

Other Parking Information

1. Reserved Bus on Campus:

  • All buses are to park in Lot 2 (South of the Parking Structure near the Mondavi Center), and not in Lot 1.
  • Anyone wanting to park an RV overnight on the campus needs to contact Alex Lee, the Transportation Director, before doing so.

2. Loading and Unloading permits will be mailed out in April. Only event participants approved by the Board of Directors will receive these permits. Please consult the respective event director.

If you have any further questions, you can contact Alex Lee, the Transportation Director, or UCD Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) at (530) 752-8277 OR visit the TAPS website.