Visitor Information



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Contact Us

For general inquiries and comments:
Phone: (858) 534-5000

Street Address (and for direct package delivery):
Recipient Name
University of California San Diego
San Diego Supercomputer Center, MC 0505
9836 Hopkins Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0505

For regular mail delivery:
Recipient Name
University of California San Diego
San Diego Supercomputer Center
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0505
La Jolla, CA 92093-0505

Directions to SDSC

Below is the recommended route to SDSC. Also see the campus area map and building map.

  • From Interstate 5:
  • Exit Genesee, turn West off exit. (From the south, turn left. From the north, turn right.)
  • At the top of the hill, turn left at North Torrey Pines Road.
  • At the first light, turn left on Northpoint Drive into the UC San Diego campus.
  • Follow Northpoint Drive past the campus Information Booth.
  • Continue on Northpoint as it turns right and becomes Hopkins Drive.
  • Turn right on Voigt Drive (South of RIMAC and SDSC).
  • Enter the Hopkins Parking Structure at the top of the hill (Level 6).

From San Diego International Airport:
From the airport parking lot, take the Harbor Island, Downtown Exit. Follow Harbor Drive (which leads to downtown San Diego) to Laurel Street (on the left). Follow Laurel to India Street to Interstate 5 (I-5) North. Signs along the way indicate the turns required to reach I-5.

Parking Options

The nearest visitor parking is available at the Hopkins Parking Structure just south of SDSC. 
Visitors who require hourly or daily parking can purchase pay station permits.
See UC San Diego Transportation Visitor Parking for rates and instructions. 

To reach SDSC Central and West Bldg (including Training Center in room 279) from the Hopkins Parking Structure

  • Cross the footbridge at the north/west corner of Level 7 and turn right in the Social Sciences Building breezeway.
  • Turn right at the curved sidewalk to the west entrance to the SDSC (see campus area map).

To reach SDSC East Bldg (including Auditorium, classrooms E-B230/E-B234) from the Hopkins Parking Structure

  • Exit parking to the east via stairs or elevator in the south/east corner of structure.
  • Exit structure and turn left past the parking structure. SDSC is next building on the left.

For Handicapped Parking

  • Continue east past the Information Booth and follow Hopkins Drive as it turns south.
  • Pass the RIMAC sports facility (first building on right).
  • Turn right into the first driveway (between the RIMAC sports faciliity and SDSC) and go to the top of the hill.
  • SDSC and special parking spaces are on the left as available.

To Drop Off in Front of SDSC

  • Continue east past the Information Booth and follow Hopkins Drive as it turns south.
  • Pass the RIMAC sports facility (first building on right).
  • SDSC is just beyond the RIMAC sports facility . Turn right into the driveway in front of SDSC.

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Area Accommodations

Adjacent to Campus Distance to SDSC
Estancia La Jolla
9700 N. Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla CA 92037
(858) 550-1000
< 1.0 miles
Hilton La Jolla
10950 N. Torrey Pines Rd.
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 558-1500
1.0 miles
The Residence Inn
8901 Gilman Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 587-1770
(800) 331-3131
1.3 miles
The Lodge at Torrey Pines
11480 North Torrey Pines Rd.
La Jolla CA 92037
(858) 453-4420
1.5 miles
Sheraton La Jolla Hotel
3299 Holiday Ct.
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 453-5500
(866) 500-0335 (UCSD dedicated #)
1.5 miles
Embassy Suites
4550 La Jolla Village Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92122
(858) 453-0400
2.0 miles
Hyatt Regency
3777 La Jolla Village Dr.
San Diego, CA 92122
(858) 552-1234
(800) 233-1234
2.0 miles
La Jolla Marriott
4240 La Jolla Village Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 587-1414
(800) 228-9290
2.0 miles
Downtown La Jolla & La Jolla Shores Distance to SDSC
Hotel La Jolla, Curio Collection by Hilton
7955 La Jolla Shores Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 459-0261
3.7 miles
La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club
2000 Spindrift Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 454-7126
4.0 miles
La Jolla Shores Hotel
(formerly Sea Lodge Hotel)
8110 Camino Del Oro
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 459-8271
4.0 miles
La Jolla Cove Suites
1155 Coast Blvd.
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 459-2621
(800) 525-6552
4.7 miles
Empress Hotel
7766 Fay Avenue
La Jolla CA  92037
(844) 836-6584
6.0 miles
Shell Beach
981 Coast Blvd.
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 459-4306
6.0 miles
Inland Professional Park Distance to SDSC
Courtyard by Marriott
9650 Scranton Rd.
San Diego, CA 92121
(858) 558-9600
(800) 321-2211
4.5 miles
Wyndham Garden Hotel
5975 Lusk Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92121
(858) 558-1818
(800) 822-4200
6.0 miles
Del Mar & North San Diego Distance to SDSC
Best Western Premier Hotel Del Mar
720 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014
(858) 755-9765 | (800) 451-4515
6.0 miles
Doubletree Del Mar
11915 El Camino Real
San Diego CA 92130
(858) 481-5900
(800) 222-8733
6.0 miles
San Diego Marriott Del Mar
11966 El Camino Real
San Diego CA 92130
(858) 523-1700
6.0 miles
L'Auberge Del Mar
1540 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014
(858) 259-1515
(800) 553-1336
6.5 miles
Del Mar Hilton
15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA
(858) 792-5200
(800) 445-8667
8.8 miles