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Online Transfer Sessions

Preparing for Your Online Orientation Session

Be sure to submit your reservation for an Orientation session using the reservation system. Please read the following information about how to prepare so that the remote session is successful for you.

Information You Will Need

  • A copy of your transcripts from all colleges and universities you've attended. During the Online Transfer Orientation session, your advisors will not have access to your previous records. Please have a copy of your transcripts on hand to make the most of your major department advising meeting.


Technology You Will Need

  • An internet connection. Many of the presentations, including the departmental advising meeting, will be live and require consistent connection to the internet to fully participate.
  • Students will need to sign in to UCSB GauchoSpace using their UCSB Net ID and password, and from there they will be provided with a link to UCSB Zoom in order to be authenticated and admitted into meeting rooms. You must activate your U-Mail account at prior to your Orientation session in order to obtain your UCSB Net ID.
  • Parents and family members will connect separately to their online program through Zoom at or the Zoom app on phone and tablet devices.

It is expected that you complete the Transfer Student Module before participating in an online session.

Program Notes and Schedule

The morning portion of the program will have presentations and information for both students and their registered parents and family members. The afternoon major department advising meeting is for students only. Parents and family members will participate in afternoon programming designed specifically for them.

Students: Please ensure that you are available from 9:00am to 4:00pm (Pacific Daylight Time) on your session date to participate fully. Failure to participate in any part of your session can jeopardize proper academic advising. It is your responsibility to communicate with Orientation Programs if you require additional assistance.

Optional virtual tours begin at 8:30am.

Prior to your session, you will receive two emails from us:
– a session date reminder (emailed 7 days before your session)
– an email that will include include instructions on how to view the full program schedule and join your remote session (emailed approximately 2 days before your session)
Any registered parents or family members will receive a separate reminder, as well as an email with instructions for the parent program schedule and how to join their session.
If any of these emails are not received, please check your Spam or Promotions folder.

Changes and Cancellations

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 7 days in advance of your session. Within 7 days, please call Orientation Reservations at 805-893-3443 for assistance. You must call us directly if you need to cancel your entire reservation, as this cannot be done online.


UCSB Orientation Programs, 805-893-3443, 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00-4:00pm, Monday-Friday.

We look forward to meeting you during our remote program this summer!

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