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Reserve Your Space in an Orientation Session

Reservations Information

Please read the information on this website about Transfer Orientation and Parent & Family Orientation before submitting your reservation. Your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) must be received by UCSB Admissions before you can access the Orientation reservation system.

Submit your reservation promptly! Space in each Orientation session is limited and session dates will close when they are full. You must complete the process using the online reservation system to be confirmed for an Orientation session.

To complete your reservation you will need:

  • Your preferred session date - and alternative dates if that session is not available
  • The names of your parents or adult family members who will attend Parent & Family Orientation - the program fee is $25 per guest - transfer sessions have a limit of 2 guests per student

Program fees:

  • No payment is due when you make a reservation for Orientation.
  • You will be billed in the fall on your UCSB BARC Billing Statement.
  • See fees and billing for information on fees, payment, and financial assistance.

Be sure to see Before Your Session on this website for directions, parking and check-in information, what to bring, planning for advising, and further details about preparing for your Orientation session.

If you recently submitted your Statement of Intent to Register at UCSB, it might take a few days for your record to be added to the Orientation reservation system. If the system will not allow you to create an account, please wait a day or two before making your reservation.

The 2023 Orientation season and reservations system has closed. Please check back in the spring for 2024 Orientation dates & details!

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.

Parent & Family Orientation Guest reservations
You will be charged for any guest who is on your reservation. Therefore, at least 4 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.

You can make these changes through the reservation system up to 5 days in advance of your session. You must call us directly at 805-893-2197 if you need to cancel your entire reservation, as this cannot be done online.

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.