Information for speakers
We meet in 1147
the Mathematical Sciences Building
is located in the south part of campus, not far from the
corner of La Rue Road and California Ave.
We even have an official address on Crocker Lane.
Note-- in 2005 (?) we moved to a NEW building and are no longer in Kerr Hall.
, and more details below.
The seminar meets Mondays at 4:15pm in Fall 2017. Why the funny time?
Many faculty teach 3-4pm and campus is large, so let's give them more time
to make it back to MSB.
There are other
activities and reading seminars going on you may want to
participate in if you have time during your visit.
Monica's office is
(updated 8-29-17 feel free to ask me for my cell phone #, as I don't
have a working office phone.)
Anne's office is
3222 MSB, phone: (530) 554-2326
Matthias' office is
3143 MSB, (530) 554-2817
Brian's office is
MSB 3218, phone:
Fu's office is
MSB 3220 , phone: (530) 554-4393 (but she is on sabbatical Fall17)
Jesus's office is
3228 MSB phone: (530) 554-9702 (but he is on sabbatical Fall17)
Eric's office is
MSB 2109, phone 554-2221
Greg's office is
MSB 2216 , phone: (530) 554-4532
Eugene's office is
MSB 2113 , phone: (530) 554-????
Erik's office is
MSB 2101 , phone: (530) 554-????
Maria's office is
MSB 2145 , phone: (530) 554-????
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(All of this information can be found at
Airplane: The most convenient airport is
Sacramento which is 30 minutes by car from the Davis campus. The Davis
Airporter limousine service [telephone (530) 756-6715] runs
between Davis and the Sacramento airport, costs around $25.
(Save your receipts!)
The Yolo bus
is also a GREAT cheap alternative, but only runs hourly
which might make it inconvenient depending on your flight time.
Travel time btwn campus and airport is roughly 45 min
and only $2 (exact fare); not too bad.
Take the 42B from airport to Davis
(and the 42A if you are going from Davis to airport
to obtain a parking permit.
You should do this about 12 days in advance so it can reach you in the mail.
Staff will also send a campus map indicating which lots you may
park in. (The permit will allow you to also park in nonvisitor
A-lots, as in in Lots 44 or 46, which are off of La Rue Road
or in Lot 47. (I've noticed these lots are really
If they're full keep heading west on La Rue to lot 47A, where there
will be empty spots. When there isn't construction,
one can also park on La Rue itself in A-spaces.)
The Mathematics Department is located primarily on the second and
third floor of
Here is a larger
UC Davis Campus Map.
Davis is on Interstate 80, about 12 miles west of Sacramento and 75
miles east of San Francisco, and 65 miles east of Berkeley. (Depending on
how fast you drive, allow 70-100 minutes to get to Davis from Berkeley.)
- Car: Parking:
If you received a parking permit
this will allow you to park in nonvisitor A-lots. Try
Lot 46 which is slightly closer to MSB, or
Lot VP47/47A if 46 is full.
If not, you can purchase a day permit in lot VP47 for $9.00 (price went up from $6 !).
There is no free parking on or near campus.
Shorter directions to Visitor Parking Lot 47 (or lot 46)
from San Francisco/Berkeley,
corresponding to the following
Drive on Interstate 80 East.
Continue on I-80 and exit at the UC DAVIS exit (it might also say
Mondavi Center or Old Davis Road) (if you hit downtown Davis/ Richardson
exit you've gone tooooo far. The exit you want is just after the 113-N).
You will go toward campus off the offramp (it's left/ north), and then after a bit
the road curves right.
You will go past a little "Visitor Information" kiosk/shack,
and just when you come level with a big ORANGE bldg on you right,
there is a big new traffic CIRCLE:
turn left (which means going around it 3π/2).
There will be a YIELD sign where you go left onto
California Ave (but I do not think it is marked, or they renamed this stretch ''La Rue").
(Don't go in the left turn lane too early at the shack, but if you don't
turn left in time, you'll have a chance to turn around. If you hit the Mondavi Center
you've gone too far).
You will go through one stop sign and after, cross over a little creek.
Make a left on La Rue. There is no stop sign here, but it does say "Davis
Loop". If you go too far it says "Not a Through Street". (On the other
hand, to orient yourself, if you were to keep driving straight, the math
building is like the 2nd building on your left.)
will be the first lot on your right.
Lot VP 47 is also
on your right, just after Meyer Hall, and Lot 47A is a bit farther
- Alternate Directions,
corresponding to the following
Drive on Interstate 80 East.
Just before reaching Davis, turn north on Highway 113 North (note that you will encounter the 113 South turn-off before reaching the 113 North turn-off).
Take Highway 113 North a short distance to its first exit at Hutchison Drive.
Turn right on to Hutchison.
Drive (east) about 1/2 mile on Hutchison until you reach La Rue.
Turn right on to LaRue.
Continue on LaRue around the left bend and turn left into
Visitor Parking Lot 47.
There is a
shuttle, but its current schedule is very limited.
In October 2009
changed the way they do reservations and tickets,
so please go online for updated info.
You must make a reservation online and purchase online as well--but in
order to do this, you must be a UC affiliate. We are looking into whether
our staff can buy it on your behalf.
Check the website to see if these timetables are still current!
is a 11:30am UCB to UCD shuttle one can take that will get you do Davis at 1pm,
is a 4:30pm
UCD to UCB shuttle one can take back to Berkeley, depending on how that
fits with this quarter's times for the seminar.
If you are not a UC affiliate and would like a ticket, contact
about a week in advance.
You must have a ticket in advance to ride the shuttle.
Another great option for going home is the Davis-Berkeley VanPool.
You can show up on the spot (at a parking lot near the Music Building
, across from Shields Library) before 5:10pm and
if there is room,
pay about $12 and just ride it to El Cerrito Bart. It reaches there about 6:10pm.
In the morning it leaves from a side street
near BART at about 7 or 7:30am.
The Amtrak train :
The station in Davis
is located at 840 2nd St.. From here, walk about 8 blocks west,
down 2nd Street, to campus. Then it is still a 15 minute walk to MSB.
If coming from the Bay Area, you may take BART
to the Richmond
stop, exit BART and cross the platform to Amtrak, and take a
Capitol Corridor train to Davis. You may also catch an Amtrak
train in Emeryville
or the end of University Avenue in Berkeley (3rd and
University). Tickets can be purchased from a vending-type-machine
if the station has no conductor or even on the train itself
(save your receipts!). But I recommend you buy at least a one-way
online in advance; makes it easier.
schedules are here.
subject to change (last updated May17)
-- check Amtrak
website to be certain. Or phone 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245). One can
check train status at this number as well, most easily if you remember the
train number, e.g. 526. In fact, I recommend train 528 which reaches
Davis at 11:47am.)
The train ride is roughly 90 minutes, and the Davis
station is quite near campus.
While it often leaves from Berkeley/Richmond on time, it can pause on the
way and get you into Davis a bit late, but still in plenty of time
for your noon talk.
The train is quite comfortable.
Walking from the train to campus:
If you do take the train, getting a campus map from
is still a good idea. From the train, walk west down 2nd street.
(or bike if you brought your bike on the train!!!)
You'll pass G, F, ... , eventually A Street. Then you will hit campus.
Getting to MSB is now slightly windy.
If you continue in pretty much a straight line, you will reach
(En route you will pass the Quad on your left and Memorial Union
on your right).
Make a left on California and walk south for about 15 minutes.
You will pass a traffic circle and the Silo/ Bike Barn.
After that try to walk in as straight a line as possible,
keeping Bainer on your right and Roessler on your left.
The road will again become California Ave more clearly,
and MSB will be on your right, just past Crocker.
may be useful.