SDMC is currently online only; accordingly, the directions on this page are not currently relevant, but will be updated when in-person activities resume.

Directions to SDMC

Major construction on the UCSD Muir Campus has strongly disrupted access to the campus locations traditionally used by SDMC near the UCSD Mathematics Department . While this disruption is in effect, most SDMC activity will be sited within walking distance of the Gillman Parking Structure.

To approach the Gilman Parking Structure:

From North or South, take the La Jolla Village Drive exit from I-5 or 805 or proceed west along Mirmar Road until it turns into La Jolla Village Drive.

Option 1 (most direct):

Proceed westward along La Jolla Village Drive to the cross street Villa La Jolla Drive. This is at a light-controlled intersection at the bottom of a dip between two hills.

Turn right (north) onto Villa La Jolla Drive and drive uphill past the Veterans Affairs Medical Center on your right hand side.

Arrive at the lighted intersection where Villa La Jolla Drive meets Gilman Drive.

Cross Gilman Drive and directly enter the Gillman Drive Parking structure.

Option 2:

Proceed westward along La Jolla Village Drive and exit to the right (north) onto Gilman Drive.

Enter UCSD along Gilman Drive and follow Gilman as it bends to the right, eventually turning back eastward.

Pass the biology and medical teaching center on your right hand side, approaching the intersection with Villa La Jolla Drive.

Turn left at Villa La Jolla Drive, direction into the Gilman Parking Structure.

Depending in the date, SDMC activities may be in:

Pepper Canyon Hall adjacent to the Gilman Parking Structure

Center Hall near Gilman Drive along the Library Walk

Warren Lecture Hall a short walk northward from the Gilman Parking Structure and Pepper Canyon Hall

Applied Physics & Mathematics a longer walk northwest from the Gilman Parking Structure on the Muir Campus.

Please familiarize yourself with these locations using the UCSD map tool:

The following directions are invalid while the Muir Campus construction is in progress.

From the south: Take I-5 north, and exit at La Jolla Village Drive. Proceed west on La Jolla Village Drive, which will bend northward after a mile or so, and change its name to North Torrey Pines Road at an intersection at the SW corner of the UCSD campus. Proceed north on North Torrey Pines Road a few hundred yards, past La Jolla Shores Drive. Enter the UCSD campus by turning right onto Muir College drive at the next traffic signal. A distinctive sign for a residential community called "Backhorse" helps identify this turn.

From the north, take the Genesee Avenue exit and proceed west. Genesee Avenue heads uphill and bends north, changing its name to North Torrey Pines Road and heads away from UCSD. You must instead turn left at the T-junction at the top of the hill and follow North Torrey Pines Road in a southerly direction. After a couple of traffic lights and you should see a sign for UCSD Extensions on the left and the distinctive sign for the "Blackhorse" residential community on the right. Turn left to enter the campus at Muir College Drive.


Classes are usually held in the Applied Physics & Math Building (AP&M) and the Cognitive Sciences Building (CSB). The Peterson Hall is used for larger events.

Click HERE to access UCSD's map page. The Search feature on this page is quite helpful; inserting any of the strings "AP&M", "CSB", "Peterson", "P207", etc. will help locate the facilities you seek.