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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.