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Reserve Your Space in an Orientation Session

Reservations Information

Please read the information on this website about Freshman Orientation and Parent Orientation before submitting your reservation. Be sure to see the description of costs and billing, the program overnight, and parent program info. Your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) must be received by UCSB Admissions before you can access the online Orientation reservation system.

Submit your reservation promptly! Space in each Orientation session is limited and session dates will close when they are full. Each Orientation session provides the same in-depth academic advising and fair access to classes. You must complete the process using the online reservation system to be confirmed for an Orientation session.

To complete your reservation you will need:

  • Your preferred session date and your overnight option - and alternative dates if that session is not available
  • The names of your parents who plan to attend Orientation - if you're not sure if your parents will attend, you can reserve your space in a session and sign back in to add them later

Program fees:

  • No payment is due when you make a reservation for Orientation.
  • You will be billed in the fall on your UCSB BARC Billing Statement.
  • See costs and billing for information on fees, payment, and financial assistance.

Be sure to see Before You Arrive on this website for directions, parking and check-in information, what to bring, planning for advising, and further details about preparing for your Orientation session.

College of Engineering - Students who are admitted to the College of Engineering can reserve a space in any of the two-day freshman sessions except for June 27-28.

College of Creative Studies - Students who are admitted to the College of Creative Studies should select one of the following two-day sessions to attend Freshman Orientation: July 1-2, July 11-12, July 15-16, July 25-26, August 1-2, or August 5-6. These sessions will have specific advising and programming for CCS students and their parents.

International Students - If you are an international student who will not be in the U.S. during the summer, you do not need to register on the Orientation reservation system. However, international students currently living in the U.S. are encouraged to attend Orientation. Please see the International Students page on this website for information on both required and optional pre-fall programs.

Sign in to UCSB Orientation Reservations

Reserve your space in an Orientation session using the online reservation system by clicking on the link below. Follow the directions to submit a reservation and confirm your session date. You will choose from the available session dates that are listed on the online form.

Some sessions are closed. When you sign in to the reservation system, you will be able to select from the currently available session dates.


Changes and Cancellations

Any change to your reservation is subject to availability and it is preferred that changes be made well in advance of your session date. You can make changes through the online reservation system up to 10 days in advance of your session. Within 10 days, please call Orientation Reservations at 805-893-2197 for assistance. You must call us directly if you need to cancel your entire reservation, as this cannot be done online.

Special Arrangements

Orientation Programs welcomes requests for special arrangements due to a disability or other special need. Please call us at least three weeks in advance so that we can make arrangements.

If your parents want to attend Orientation but are not fluent in English, there will be some workshops and information presented in spanish during the two-day program. See Spanish Program information for details.