Welcome to the University of California, Santa Barbara Community!

Your decision to attend UCSB is the beginning of what we know will be an extremely rewarding experience for you and your family. Our Student Orientation program will introduce you to UCSB, student life, important student services, and academic expectations at the university level. Students who participate in Orientation will receive extensive academic advising and meet with staff and continuing UCSB students.

UCSB has also designed a Parent & Family Orientation program that will help parents to support, understand, and encourage their student during the transition to university life. Each Parent & Family Orientation session includes a separate schedule that will address the concerns and interests of parents of an entering college student.

We hope that you will join us for the Orientation program this summer.

2024 Orientation reservations are now open! Register here

(NOTE: If you are trying to reserve an orientation session and your Net ID and password do not work, it may be that you activated your account recently and are not in the system yet; this can take 24-48 hours. Please wait 24 hours and then try again.)

We look forward to meeting you!