What to Bring

What to Bring to Freshman Orientation

  • Your UCSBnetID and password - see instructions below under Course Registration

  • Money for parking ($8 per weekday; parking permit dispensers accept credit cards or cash - $1 and $5 bills only) 

  • Money for Access Student ID card ($30)

  • Unofficial copies of transcripts from previous college-level courses

  • Casual, comfortable clothes; walking shoes; jacket for evening

Sheets, blankets, towels, and pillow are provided for students who are staying overnight in an on-campus residence hall.

Course Registration

In order to register for fall classes at Orientation, you must have a UCSBnetID and password. This is done by activating your U-Mail account at You must activate your U-Mail before your Orientation session and bring your UCSBnetID and password with you to Orientation.

See Before You Arrive - Freshman Sessions on this website for more information on what to bring and how to prepare for your arrival at Orientation.