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Reservation system is open for Freshman, Transfer, and Parent Orientation. Space in each session is limited and sessions close when they are full.


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Transfer student online orientation course is open. 



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Transfer students must complete the online orientation course by this date in order to register early for classes.


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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. While this is no doubt an exciting time for you, the transition into a university community can also be challenging for both students and their parents.

Our Student Orientation program will introduce you to the UCSB campus, 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. Freshmen will register for their fall quarter classes with assistance from our staff.

Parents can play an important role in promoting the personal development and academic success of their student during the college years. For this reason, UCSB has designed a Parent Orientation program that will help parents to support, understand, and encourage their student during the transition to university life. Each Parent Orientation session, held at the same time as the Student Orientation session, includes a separate schedule of activities that will address the concerns and interests of parents of an entering college student. Parents who plan to attend Orientation must be included on the student's online reservation form.

We hope that you will join us for Orientation on the beautiful UC Santa Barbara campus this summer. We look forward to meeting you.