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COVID Information for Orientation

COVID Requirements for Orientation

Please follow these instructions in order to have your COVID clearance ready at Orientation check-in.

See the definition of up-to-date vaccinations in the conference policies section below.

If you are up-to-date on your vaccinations:
Please complete the Orientation COVID Screening Survey before check-in on the day of your Orientation session. Be prepared to show the badge that will be emailed to you after you complete the survey.

If you are NOT up-to-date on your vaccinations:
At check-in, please provide proof of your negative COVID test taken within 24 hours for antigen test or 72 hours for PCR test.

Campus Summer Conference COVID Policies

UCSB Orientation is a campus summer conference during which all attendees must follow the COVID policies set by UCSB Conference & Hospitality Services. This includes Orientation program participants staying either on campus or off campus. Only registered participants will be permitted to attend presentations and meals.

  • Masking/Symptom Screening: Attendees are required to follow the current campus guidelines on masking and symptom screening.

  • Vaccination: All attendees must either be up-to-date* (including any booster doses when eligible) with a COVID vaccine that is authorized by the World Health Organization (WHO) OR they must provide proof of a negative COVID test upon arrival and test regularly during their time on campus.

  • Unvaccinated Individuals and Individuals Who Are Not Up-To-Date* on their Vaccination: Must produce a negative test result upon arrival (taken within 24 hours for antigen test or 72 hours for PCR test). Every 7 days while onsite, they must produce a negative test.

  • Testing: Individual attendees or conference organizations should provide their own COVID tests, as testing on campus is only available to staff and students with a Perm Number and NetID. Community testing is offered; however, appointments are often not immediately available.

  • Quarantine/Isolation Housing: Pending availability, provided only to attendees with a Perm Number and NetID. All other attendees would need to relocate off-campus within 24 hours if they test positive for COVID-19.

* A person is considered up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations when they have received all recommended COVID-19 vaccinations, including booster doses when eligible.
People who are not up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations include:
(i) people of all ages, including children, who have not completed a series of primary vaccinations to protect against COVID-19;
(ii) individuals <2 weeks after the primary vaccination series;
(iii) individuals with an approved exception or deferral to UC Policy: SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program;
(iv) persons who have completed a primary vaccination series and are eligible for the booster, but have not received a booster dose.

For the latest information regarding UCSB Summer Conference COVID Protocols, please visit

UCSB Requirements for Campus Visitors

The UC SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Program Policy requires that everyone using campus facilities either have their COVID-19 vaccines up to date (including a booster shot if eligible) or have obtained a recent negative COVID-19 test (within 24 hours for rapid at-home tests or 48 hours for PCR tests). We ask everyone visiting UCSB to comply with this requirement for the safety of everyone on our campus.

UC Santa Barbara cannot guarantee that all patrons or employees on site are vaccinated. Unvaccinated individuals may be present. None of these precautions eliminate the risk of exposure to COVID-19.