Suggested Travel Itinerary:
Arrive Santa Barbara, Sunday, 21 July
Depart Santa Barbara, Saturday, 27 July
There is no UCSB shuttle available from SB airport
to the campus housing (Tropicana Gardens apartments).
Transportation recommendation -- from Santa
Barbara Airport to Tropicana Gardens Apartments:
This is a very short ride from the airport
to the apartments, and we recommend the SuperRide shuttle
(683-9636)...very convenient and less expensive than
taxis (usually large white van, big blue lettering on
sides and top "SuperRide"). There is usually
a shuttle waiting at the airport for deplaning passengers,
so you may not need to call for service. Check first
before calling them (there is a courtesy phone in the
baggage claim area). Re: fare, SuperRide is usually
much cheaper than the regular taxi fee. Also, it's convenient
and less expensive to schedule a round-trip
with them. SuperRide is a better deal! (If you can't
go with SuperRide, Blue Dolphin Taxi is good also.)
Unless you state otherwise on your Personal Data Form,
I assume that each of you will accept our offer to stay
in the UCSB-owned Tropicana Garden Apartments, near
the campus and within walking distance. The cost of
the six night stay (Sunday-Friday) is extremely reasonable
at $258 per person ($43/person/night includes breakfast).
This amount will be deducted from your $500 CSISS scholarship,
and a balance check in the amount of $242 will be remitted
to you either at the end of the workshop or later this
summer. (Note: For non-U.S. citizens, the balance will
be processed for you via a Travel Expense Voucher to
be detailed later.)
Details are as follows:
Check-in time/date: begins 1 pm, Sunday, 21 July
Checkout time/date: must vacate by 12 noon, Saturday,
Place: Tropicana Gardens Apartments
Address: 6585 El Colegio Road, Goleta, California 93117
(approximately a 10-minute walk to the UCSB campus)
Directions: From northbound Highway 101, take
the Los Carneros Road exit. Turn left (heading in a
southerly direction). Los Carneros will dead-end into
El Colegio. Turn right (heading west). Tropicana Gardens
will be the apartments on your left.
These will be shared accommodations, three people per
apartment (same gender if possible). Tropicana Gardens
consists of suite style rooms, two or three bedrooms,
and one or two bathrooms that share a common living
room area. Each apartment is furnished with the following
items: extra long twin beds, dressers, sofa, desks and
chairs, occasional chairs, and coffee table (linens
will be provided). There is no television and telephone
service. However, there are available pay phones on
the halls within the apartment building.
Things to consider bringing:
1) phone calling card or cellphone
2) alarm clock
3) extra clothes hangers
4) sweater or jacket
Breakfast is provided with your lodging. Other
meals will be on your own -- with the exception of a
Thursday evening BarBQ we will host at the BEACH!
Workshop Class Location/Time
Please report to the first class on Monday, 22 July,
Ellison Hall, Room 2620, by 8:45 am. The classroom/lab
space in Ellison Hall can be located easily in sector
D4 on this campus map.
Lecture classes will be held in the morning with lab
sessions in the afternoon. See the workshop website
for full agenda:
Parking On-Campus: Permits are required in all
areas of campus Monday through Friday from 6:30 AM to
5:00 PM. No permit is needed if parked in metered spaces
(but the meter must be fed). Short-term permits may
be purchased for $5/day (soon to go up to $7/day) at
both of the Kiosk entrances to campus and at the Parking
Services Office. Cash payment only accepted at kiosks.
More information can be found at the UCSB Parking Services
Workshop dress: Bring lots of shorts and comfortable
cotton shirts -- workshop is casual dress. But the classroom
and labs get cold sometimes, so bring a sweater/jacket.
Santa Barbara weather: usually temperate during
the day (in the high 60s to high 70s), but rather chilly
in the evenings. Be sure to bring a sweater or light
jacket (depending on your personal thermometer!).
Santa Barbara and Local
Weather to prepare for your workshop week.
We have an exciting week planned and are looking forward
to meeting each of you.