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Program Info for Parents of Freshmen

Parent Orientation Program - for parents of freshmen

Program Fees

The Parent Orientation program fee is $283 per person, which includes the two-day Orientation program and four meals on campus.


Overnight Arrangements
Parents who are attending the Parent Orientation program must make their own overnight arrangements separately.

There are several local area overnight options from which to choose. In addition to hotels and motels, UCSB Conference & Hospitality Services has set aside space in the university-owned San Joaquin Villages Apartments for parents who are attending Parent Orientation. See Hotels & Lodging for these apartments and additional options.

Important Notes

  • Parents must be included on the student's online reservation form if they plan to attend Orientation.

  • Parents must make their reservation and payment for overnight accommodations separately from the Orientation reservation.

  • Orientation is intended for entering freshmen and their parents or guardians only. We are unable to provide activities or accommodations for younger family members.

Program Overview - for parents of freshmen

Day One:

  • 7:30-9:15am - Check-In at Manzanita Village +; Campus Tours + &
  • 9:20am - Walk to Welcome Assembly from Manzanita Village +
  • 9:45am - Welcome Assembly +
  • 10:30am - Dean's Address, Academic Presentation, and Panel Discussion &
  • 12:40pm - Lunch in the Dining Commons +
  • 1:45pm - Special Tours and Meetings +
  • 3:15pm - Student Services Presentation - career services, student health, study skills, etc.
  • 6:00pm - Dinner in the Dining Commons +
  • 7:30pm - Prepping, Packing, Parting Workshop
  • 8:45pm - Parent Evening Refreshments


Day Two:

  • 7:30am - Breakfast in the Dining Commons +
  • 9:00am - Student Services Presentation - counseling, safety, student involvement, etc.
  • 10:30am - Student Viewpoint Panel
  • 11:45am - Co-Curricular Workshops on Involvement Opportunities +
  • 12:30pm - Lunch in the Dining Commons +
  • 1:30pm - Keep Calm and Parent On - presentation on helping your student enter and adjust to UCSB &
  • 3:00-4:30pm - Close of program - students will conclude course registration between 3:30-4:30pm 


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  Activities where parents and students are together. See Freshman Orientation on this website for Freshman Student Program Overview.

&  Workshops offered in Spanish. Estos cuatro talleres estarán ofrecidos en español. Favor de notar que solamente estas opciones ofrecen traducción. Para más información sobre el programa en español, visite esta página - Orientación en Español.