Welcome to UCSB Orientation Programs
Welcome to the University of California, Santa Barbara community! Your decision to attend UCSB
is the beginning of what we know will be an extremely rewarding experience for you and your family.
While this is no doubt an exciting time for you, the transition into a university community can
also be challenging for both students and their parents.
Our Student Orientation program will introduce you to the UCSB campus, important student services,
and academic expectations at the university level. Students who attend Orientation will receive
extensive academic advising and meet with faculty, staff and continuing UCSB students. Freshmen will
register for their fall quarter classes with assistance from our staff. Transfers will register early
for fall classes after the conclusion of all of the Orientation sessions in mid-August.
Parents can play an important role in promoting the personal development and academic success
of their student during the college years. For this reason, UCSB has designed a Parent Orientation
program that will help parents to support, understand, and encourage their student during
the transition to university life. Each Parent Orientation session, held at the same time as the
Student Orientation session, includes a separate schedule of activities that will address
the concerns and interests of parents of an entering college student. Parents who plan to attend
Orientation must be included on the student's online reservation form.
We hope that you will join us for Orientation on the beautiful UC Santa Barbara campus this summer.
We look forward to meeting you.