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Orientation - Freshman - Transfer - Parent

What, when, and where is Orientation? Everything you need to know about UCSB Orientation – session dates, program options, program fees, and how to reserve your space.

Preparing for Orientation

To prepare for your arrival at Orientation, see this section regarding check-in times and what to bring.

Parking & Directions to UCSB

Maps and directions to the UCSB campus, to the Orientation parking and check-in areas, and information about parking permits.

Local Accommodations

Contact information for hotels and motels close to campus and in the Santa Barbara area.


Get answers to some frequently asked questions, along with links to more in-depth information.

Student Employment Opportunities

Find out if you’d like to be an Orientation Staff member and see the requirements for the O-Staff application and selection process.

Alternatives to Orientation

Resources and information for those who cannot attend Orientation.

Program Evaluations

After attending Orientation, please help us continue to keep our program valuable to new students and their parents by giving us feedback.

Meet the Orientation Staff

See profiles of the student staff who will assist you at Orientation.

New Student Requirements

Learn about mandatory education for new UCSB students - AlcoholEdu, Haven, and Gaucho FYI.