Parent & Family Orientation Program
- for Families of Transfer Students

Parents, spouses, and partners of transfer students are invited to attend the Parent & Family Orientation held during the transfer one-day sessions. See the "Transfer Orientation Session Dates" page for dates and more details. 

There is a separate program fee for parents and family members. Parents, family members, and guests must be included on the student's reservation form if they will attend.

See the schedule for the one-day program below.
The student program concludes between 3:30-5:00pm, depending on needs and interests.

Those needing overnight accommodations must make their own arrangements separately. Local hotels and lodging options are listed on this website. 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.

Program Overview for Transfer Sessions

  • 8:00-9:15am - Check-In at Campbell Hall;
    Campus Tours +
  • 9:15-9:45am - Welcome Address +
  • 10:00am-12:00pm - Breakout Sessions +
  • Choose from sessions that will cover tips for putting together your fall quarter schedule, advice from current transfer students, planning for your professional future with Career Services, and campus tours.
  • 12:15-1:30pm - Resource Fair +
  • Lunch is the responsibility of students and their guests. Dining options are available in the University Center and The Arbor.
  • 1:30-3:30pm - Major Department Meetings - meet with an advisor in your major (this meeting is for students only)
  • 1:30-2:30pm - Your Transfer Student's First Year (for parents and family members)
  • 2:30-4:00pm - Transfer Student Center Open House & Drop-In Advising
  • 4:00-5:00pm - EOP Meeting +

+ Activities where students and family members are together.