UC San Diego’s Return to Learn Information for Visitors
Please visit this site prior to your visit for the most updated information. 


SDSC Auditorium
Google Map Location: https://goo.gl/maps/tGtzXfVrLEsky5uJ7
9836 Hopkins Drive
La Jolla CA 92093-0505


San Diego International Airport 


Parking permits are required on the UC San Diego campus seven days a week: Monday-Friday from 7:00am to 11:00pm, and Saturday-Sunday from 10:30am to 11:00pm.

  • Permits may be purchased online through the Transportation & Parking Services website beginning June 19th 2023 - https://transportation.ucsd.edu/visit/visitor/conference.html or via the ParkMobile App.
  • Visiting UC faculty and staff who hold annual permits at their home campuses are eligible for up to 5 consecutive days of complimentary parking at UC San Diego. Visit for more details: https://transportation.ucsd.edu/visit/visitor/reciprocity.html
  • The most convenient parking location is the Hopkins parking structure located on Hopkins Dr and Voigt Dr, just south of SDSC 
    • Alternatively, Pangea parking structure is also available.
    • Both parking locations offer spaces in "B" (Green), "S" (Yellow), and "V" (White) spaces. 
  • Parking legally is the attendee’s responsibility. The penalty for an improperly parked car is at least $65 per day. We cannot be held responsible for citations issued for parking in an incorrect space or improperly displaying your permit.
  • Due to challenges with parking on-campus, we do advise using other methods such as some noted below if possible.


Ride share services are recommended if you chose not to drive onto campus. 

  • Lyft or Uber enter “San Diego Supercomputer Center” as destination

Bus Routes serving La Jolla campus:

  • 30: UTC, La Jolla, Pacific Beach, Old Town, downtown San Diego
  • 41: VA Hospital, UTC, Clairemont, Fashion Valley
  • 101: UTC, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitas, Carlsbad, Oceanside NCTD
  • 201/202 SuperLoop: UTC area
  • 237: UC San Diego - Rancho Bernardo Transit Station
  • 974: UC San Diego Coaster Connector; campus, Sorrento Valley Station
  • 978: Torrey Pines, Sorrento Valley Station
  • 979: North University City, Sorrento Valley Station

UC San Diego also has new trolley service through MTS Blue Line Trolley.​​​​​ (https://www.sdmts.com/getting-around/departures-and-schedules/schedules/510)

More details on public transit at UC San Diego can be found here.

General logistics during the institute

Light refreshments and lunch will be provided throughout the week with a Monday evening reception and a dinner on Thursday.

Laptop Required: 
The HPC & Data Science Summer Institute is designed as hand-on program and does require that you bring a laptop with administrative privileges and wireless connectivity. Wireless is available to all attendees through UC San Diego GUEST network.

Remote participation:
Remote participation is not available.

Room & Board Scholarship

Housing accommodations for R & B Scholarship participants is offered through UC San Diego Guest Housing.

Check-inAll check-ins and check-outs will take place at the Hospitality Information Desk located in Sixth College/North Torrey Pines Living Learning. This is located in the South East corner of the Tapestry Building, across from Sixth Market.

  • Check-in will be on Sunday, August 6 after 4:00 PM (Pacific Time)   
  • Check-out will be on Friday, August 11, by 1:00 PM (Pacific Time) 


There are many hotel options in the San Diego and La Jolla area within a reasonable distance to UC San Diego.  Here are a few directly surrounding the local area or favorites of our visitors.  The “SDSC Visitor Information” link below provides a broader list.  Many of the local hotels will offer a university discount.  Most discounts will require a phone call. 

Surrounding Campus

  • Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
  • Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines 
  • Residence Inn San Diego La Jolla
  • The Lodge Torrey Pines
  • Sheraton La Jolla Hotel: This hotel offers special UCSD rates when available. Current 2023 discounted rates start at $219 (January – May, September – December) and $249 (June – August).  These rates are based on hotel availability and subject to change at any time.  
    • To book:  www.sheratonlajolla.com
    • Enter desired stay dates
    • Go to special rate drop down arrow
    • Select “Corp/Promo code” and type in: UC0 (zero, not ‘O’)
    • If the discounted rate is available, it will populate.  If it’s not available, then the best available rate at that time will populate.

Additional Favorites

If you have any local or logistical questions you can reach us at events@sdsc.edu.