Reservations Information

Please read the information on this website about Parent Orientation (and Freshman or Transfer Orientation).
The student's Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) must be received by UCSB Admissions before they can access the Orientation reservation system.

Sign up for a Session

Students can sign up for an Orientation session using the reservation system which is available on the Reserve Your Space page on these sections of this website.

 Freshman  Transfer

Submit the reservation promptly! Space in each Orientation session is limited and session dates will close when they are full. 

Parents and family members must be registered on the student's reservation form if they plan to attend.

For any Questions

Many of your questions about Orientation can be answered on this website. 

 Freshman FAQ Transfer FAQ 

Please be sure to see Before Your Session for overnight options, directions, parking and check-in information, what to bring, and further details about preparing for your arrival at Orientation.

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

Program Fees and Policies

Please note

No payment is due when you make a reservation for Orientation.

Program fees for all participants will be billed in the fall on the student's UCSB BARC Billing Statement. Students are required to pay in full the amount of the fees for all participants, including parents and guests, who have registered for UCSB Orientation on their reservation.

Fee payment deadlines will be noted on the statement. Fees are assessed per person.

For information

On fees, payment, and financial assistance.

Freshman Fees & Billing Transfer Fees & Billing

If the student (and parents) attend a UCSB Orientation session and the student does not attend UCSB, they will still be billed and responsible for payment of all orientation fees for services provided.

Changes and Cancellations

Freshman Sessions

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 reservation system up to 10 days in advance of your session.

Within 10 days, please call Orientation Reservations at 805-893-2197 for assistance. You must call us directly if you need to cancel your entire reservation, as this cannot be done online.

Transfer Sessions

Transfer Orientation has a different timeline and policies for changes and cancellations.

See the Transfer - Reserve Your Space page on this website for details.

Program for Parents of Freshmen in Spanish

For Spanish-speaking parents of freshmen who attend Orientation but are not fluent in English, there will be a College of Letters & Science academic presentation in Spanish. 

There will also be an online Parent and Family Orientation program in Spanish on Saturday, September 10th from 1-4PM.

More details will be posted here in August.

Para los padres que hablan Español de estudiantes de primer año que están tomando parte de Orientación, habrá una presentación académica de la Facultad de Letras y Ciencias en español.

También habrá un programa de orientación en línea para padres y familias en español el Sábado 10 de Septiembre de 1:00 a 4:00pm.

Más detalles se publicarán aquí en Agosto.

Special Arrangements

Orientation Programs welcomes requests for special arrangements due to a disability or other special need.

Please call us at least three weeks in advance so that we can make arrangements.