Reminder – Halloween 2020 Campus Parking and Events

Friday, October 30 through Sunday, November 1

Campus officials have worked diligently to develop a parking plan to help ensure the safety of our campus community of students, faculty, staff, and others who are authorized to use campus facilities during the Halloween weekend 2020.  The California Department of Public Health COVID-19 orders require UC Santa Barbara to restrict access to campus.  Visitors are not permitted on campus outside of designated coastal access areas.  Additional measures will be put in place to discourage unauthorized use of campus parking facilities to gain access to Isla Vista during Halloween.

Effective Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31 the campus will be closed to overnight visitor parking.  Campus checkpoints will be set up beginning at 5:00 pm on Friday, October 30 and will continue as needed throughout the weekend in order to provide safety and security to the campus.  Unauthorized vehicles will be denied access without prior approval. 

In order to park on campus overnight on the dates identified above, all vehicles must display a valid “Reserved”, ”A”, “B”, “C”, “H”, “22 IVA”, “38 IVA”, or an Annual “Night & Weekend” Parking Permit.

Daily, Visitor and 15-Day Permits issued from the Permit Dispensers will expire at Midnight, Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31.  These permits are not valid for overnight parking.  Unauthorized vehicles parked overnight on campus are subject to a $300 citation and having the vehicle impounded at the owner’s expense.  The enhanced parking restrictions will cease between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to allow for normal business on campus.

As in previous years, a number of our campus parking locations are subject to closure and access will be limited to support enhanced safety and security measures.

In addition to parking lot closures, traffic in and around the campus will be impacted.  Access to El Colegio Road and/or Isla Vista may be closed for safety reasons if deemed necessary by law enforcement.  If roads are closed, proof of residency may be required to enter.  Certain roads in Isla Vista will be barricaded and closed to vehicular traffic.

Please visit our Halloween Information web site at http://www.tps.ucsb.edu/news/halloween-parking-restrictions-permit-information for information on parking restrictions and campus checkpoints.

Departments with special parking needs during Halloween should contact Chris Zbinden, TPS Guest Services/Enforcement Manager, via email at chris.zbinden@ucsb.edu as early in advance as possible.  This will allow us to better plan the logistics of parking to meet your needs and hopefully help you avoid any difficulties with parking.

We will be making every effort to ensure the safety and security of our community on Halloween weekend.  This is a top priority for our campus.

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