Preparing for Orientation

Be sure to submit your reservation for an Orientation session using the reservation system. Please read the following information about preparing for your arrival at Orientation.


Check-in is from 8:00-9:15am at Campbell Hall.

  • We advise you to arrive as early as possible to avoid the last-minute rush.
  • The program concludes between 3:30-5:00pm, depending on your needs and interests.
  • See Program Overview for an outline of the schedule.
  • You must attend check-in to obtain your advising information and materials for the session.

Parking for Orientation

Please see Directions to UCSB and Parking for Transfer Orientation on this website for parking location, fees, maps, and directions.

What to Bring to Transfer Orientation

  • You MUST bring several copies of transcripts from all colleges and universities you've attended; unofficial copies of transcripts are acceptable.
    At Orientation your advisors will not have access to your previous records. Please bring copies of transcripts to make the most of your departmental advising meeting.
  • Money for parking - $8 per weekday; pay stations accept credit cards or cash ($1 and $5 bills only)
  • Comfortable shoes for walking

Program Notes and Schedule

The one-day session includes a full
schedule of important events

Lunch is the responsibility of students and their guests. Dining options are available in the University Center and The Arbor.

 See Program Overview

Illegal use of alcohol and drugs is strictly prohibited during Orientation and during the remainder of your academic career at UCSB. Students found in violation of campus alcohol and other drug policies during Orientation will be subject to campus disciplinary procedures.

Those needing overnight accommodations must
make their own arrangements separately.

Local options are listed on this website.

Hotels and Lodging

In addition to hotels and motels, UCSB Conference & Hospitality Services has set aside space in the university-owned San Joaquin Villages Apartments for transfer students and families who are attending Orientation.

San Joaquin Villages Apartments

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 these changes through the reservation system 
up to 5 days in advance of your session. You must email us directly at if you need to cancel your entire reservation, as this cannot be done online.

Parent & Family Orientation Guest reservations

You will be charged for any guest who is on your reservation. Therefore, at least 5 days prior to your session day:

  • Add to your reservation any guests who will attend the program.
  • Cancel guests you have registered who will not attend the program.


The office is not open on weekends.

Contact UCSB Orientation Programs

Phone: 805-893-2197


Days: Monday-Friday

Time: 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00-4:00pm

We look forward to meeting you this summer!