Directions & Parking

Campus Location

The I School is located in South Hall on the UC Berkeley campus. South Hall is just southwest of the Campanile, also known as Sather Tower, near the center of campus. Other nearby buildings include Doe Library (Main Library), Wheeler Hall, Philosophy Hall, and Stephens Hall.


Public Transportation

Rail transportation is provided throughout much of the Bay Area by the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system. The nearest station is the Berkeley Station, located at the intersection of Shattuck Avenue and Center Street, on the west side of campus. AC Transit provides bus service to and from San Francisco and portions of the East Bay, including Berkeley.

Transportation by Car

There is no public parking on the UC Berkeley campus during normal business hours.

Street parking may be available around the campus, and public parking is available in several nearby lots; each lot is a 5- to 10-minute walk from South Hall:

  • Lower Sproul Garage: on the north side of Bancroft Avenue, just west of Telegraph Avenue.
  • Lower Hearst Garage: on the north side of campus, on Hearst Ave. and Scenic Ave. Public parking is available on level 2 only; enter on the Scenic Ave side and pay at the yellow machine.
  • RSF Garage: on the south side of campus, at Bancroft Way and Ellsworth St. Public parking is available in the gold zone at the east end of the garage; pay at the yellow machine.
  • Underhill Garage: On the south side of campus, between Channing Way and Haste Street at College Avenue. Pay at the yellow machine.
  • Telegraph-Channing Garage: enter from either Durant Ave. or Channing Way, between Dana St. and Telegraph Ave.

Driving Directions

From San Francisco / SF Airport / SF Peninsula (via 101 North):

  • Exit to San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge
  • Exit to 80 East (after crossing Bay Bridge)
  • Take University Avenue exit; head east for approximately 1.5 miles

From Oakland / Oakland Airport / San Jose (via 880 North):

  • Exit to 980 (becomes 24 East after crossing 580)
  • Take Claremont Avenue exit; turn left on Claremont Avenue
  • Turn left on College Avenue; drive 1.4 miles.

From Walnut Creek / Concord (via 24 West):

  • Take College Avenue exit.
  • Turn right on College Avenue (the first traffic light); drive for 1.7 miles

From Davis / Sacramento (via 80 West):

  • Take University Avenue exit; head east for approximately 1.5 miles

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Last updated:

August 17, 2023