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Reserve Your Space in an Orientation Session

Reservations Information

Please read the information on this website about Parent Orientation (and Freshman or Transfer Orientation) before the student submits their reservation. The student's Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) must be received by UCSB Admissions before they can access the online Orientation reservation system.

Students can sign up for an Orientation session using the online reservation system which is available on the Reserve Your Space page on the Freshman and Transfer sections of this website. Parents must be included on the student's online reservation form if they plan to attend. Submit the reservation promptly! Space in each Orientation session is limited and session dates will close when they are full.

Please be sure to see Before You Arrive on this website for overnight options, directions, parking and check-in information, what to bring, and further details about preparing for your arrival at Orientation.

Program Fees and Policies

Please note: No payment is due when you make a reservation for Orientation.

Program fees for all participants will be billed in the fall on the student's UCSB BARC Billing Statement. Students are required to pay in full the amount of the fees for all participants, including parents and guests, who have registered for UCSB Orientation on their reservation. Fee payment deadlines will be noted on the statement. Fees are assessed per person.

See freshman costs and billing or transfer orientation fees for information on fees, payment, and financial assistance.

If the student (and parents) attend a UCSB Orientation session and the student does not attend UCSB, they will still be billed for all orientation fees for services.

Changes and Cancellations

Freshman Sessions: 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.


Transfer Sessions: Transfer Orientation has a different timeline and policies for changes and cancellations. See the Transfer - Reserve Your Space page on this website for details.

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.


For parents of freshmen who want to attend Orientation but are not fluent in English, our entire program cannot be translated. However, during the two-day program, there will be some information presented in spanish. See Spanish Program information for details.