COVID-19 Prevention Information
Masking while in Atkinson Hall is encouraged, but not required.
Attendees are encouraged to test within 24 hours of the event. There is no requirement to check vaccination status for those attending this event.
Please note that there are stricter guidelines for testing and masking if you are staying in campus housing. Please see the Housing page for details.
Existing UCSD students, staff and faculty must complete their daily symptom screener.
Must have green thumb to attend.
Outdoor seating will be available directly outside Atkinson Hall for event lunches.
Getting to UC San Diego
Those arriving by air should fly to San Diego International Airport (SAN), which is about 12 miles from the UCSD campus.
The new San Diego Trolley UC San Diego Blue Line recently opened (not yet shown on the above web page).
The Trolley does not go all the way to/from the airport, but information on public transit between the airport and Trolley is here.
Uber, Lyft, taxis, and airport shuttles are all available at the airport.
Driving directions to the UCSD campus can be found here. That page also has links for information about visitor parking and public transportation options.
We discourage those of you who will be staying on campus from renting a car as parking is very tricky (hard to find and expensive) on campus.
Notes on Parking: B permits are only valid until 11 p.m. If you wish to park overnight in the same B spot, you will need to purchase a D parking permit that allows for one to park in an available A, B or S, (provided it does not say A/B/S permit required 24 hours 7 days a week,) which will allow you to park from 4 p.m. to 7:40 a.m.
The conference will be held in the Atkinson Hall Auditorium.
The Auditorium seats over 200 guests and is equipped with super-high-resolution cinema-quality projection and surround sound, as well as a built-in webcasting system and teleconferencing.
Registration (check-in and receive name badge) will take place in the Atkinson Hall lobby beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, July 25. School will begin at 9 a.m. See agenda for details.
Atkinson Hall is located in the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering.
Please note that parking is very tricky (hard to find and expensive) on campus. We highly encourage conference attendees to not bring a car.
If you see the bear rock statue, you are in the right place!
If you get lost, google maps works really well on campus for walking directions!
Please arrive early on day 1 to allow for time to check-in.
We recommend that you bring paper and a notepad or your computer to take notes.
For international students: the U.S. operates on a 120V supply voltage and 60Hz. Be sure to bring the necessary adapter for your computer. We will not have any on-site for you.
Information about US power plugs and sockets can be found here (external website)
There is free guest wifi on campus.
Lunch & Snacks
Lunch and snack breaks will be provided to all conference attendees at no additional cost outside of the conference registration.
Breakfast and dinner are available and included for attendees staying in campus housing. (See the housing page for more details.)
IIS Dinner | Tuesday, July 26 @ 5:45 p.m.
Please join us for a school dinner, hosted by General Atomics, at Dirty Birds Bar and Grill on the UCSD Campus on Tuesday, July 26 from 5:45-7:30 PM.
Dirty Birds can be walked to from Atkinson Hall or from the UCSD campus housing. It is inside UCSD's Price Center.
This event is included at no cost to all Summer School attendees. (For both those staying in campus housing and not staying in campus housing.)