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Directions and Parking International Parent & Family Orientation

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Please follow directions to and park in the Gilman Parking Structure on Gilman Drive and Villa La Jolla Drive. Parking on weekends is free - a permit is not required. Note: Refrain from parking in spaces marked reserved 24/7, loading, handicap (unless you have a permit), and unmarked curbs. There will be directional signs to help you find Gilman Parking Structure.

Directions to Gilman Parking Structure

From the North

  1. Take I-5 south.
  2. Take the La Jolla Village Drive exit.
  3. Turn right onto La Jolla Village Drive.
  4. Turn right onto Villa La Jolla Drive.
  5. Follow Villa La Jolla Drive to the Gilman Parking Structure.

From the East

  1. Take I-8 west.
  2. Merge onto I-5 north.
  3. Take the La Jolla Village Drive exit.
  4. Turn left onto La Jolla Village Drive.
  5. Turn right onto Villa La Jolla Drive.
  6. Follow Villa La Jolla Drive to the Gilman Parking Structure.

From the South

  1. Take I-5 north.
  2. Take the La Jolla Village Drive exit.
  3. Turn left onto La Jolla Village Drive.
  4. Turn right onto Villa La Jolla Drive.
  5. Follow Villa La Jolla Drive to the Gilman Parking Structure.

Parking Information

Please be aware that the campus is undergoing construction in certain areas that have impacted access to and parking on campus.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

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