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Santa Barbara

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Getting to Santa Barbara

If you are traveling into Santa Barbara by public transportation here are a few options.


Fly directly into the Santa Barbara Airport (SBA)
This full service regional airport has numerous flights per day on many of the major carriers.  It’s easy to get here from any place in the U.S.   Check options at

Fly to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

* If you are driving during the daylight hours, consider taking the scenic Coast Highway through Malibu.  Check your GPS for route details.


AmTrak has a variety of options each day.  The Santa Barbara train depot is located close the recommended beach and downtown hotels.

Getting to Santa Barbara City College, West Campus-Garvin Theater

Getting digital directions to SBCC - West Campus

For your GPS: 800 Block of Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA
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Enter this parking lot from the Cliff Drive, West Campus entrance. From the beach hotels, head north on Cabrillo Blvd. (running along the beach with the ocean on your left) to Castillo Street. Go right on Castillo Street. After about 3 blocks, turn left at the traffic light onto Cliff Drive. Head up Cliff Drive and pass the main entrance to SBCC on your left. Pass through Loma Alta Street and continue up ľ mile, taking a left at the SBCC West Campus sign. Once on campus, continue straight (staying right at the fork); you will find plenty of parking (in tiers) and youíll see the Garvin Theater straight ahead.


Because classes at SBCC are not in session at the time of the conference, there is plenty of parking on the West Campus. Itís only a short walk (200 yards, max.) from the parking area to the Garvin Theater or BC Building. Use parking lots 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 5-1, 5-2, 5-3 or 5-4.

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Partners or collaborators
Foundation for California Community Colleges
George Washington University’s Freshman Transition Initiative
California Community College Chancellor's Task Force on Student Success
Academic Innovations LLC
UCSB Graduate School of Education California Dropout Research Project
UC Educational Evaluation Center, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education

Eastern Oregon University’s College of Education
California SB1070 Coordinators from select regions
Santa Barbara Foundation
Santa Barbara City College Dual Enrollment Department
Carpinteria and Santa Barbara Unified School Districts
Santa Barbara County Office of Education’s Partners in Education