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Welcome to the Gaucho Parents Web site! As a parent or family member of a UCSB student, you are a part of Gaucho Parents. Our Gaucho Parents Web site, the UCSB Parent Calendar, and staff members are excellent resources for you to use as you learn about UCSB. Becoming knowledgeable about campus services and learning about the UCSB way of life will make you a valuable partner in your student’s education. We are proud to have you as part of the Gaucho family!


COVID-19 Updates

8/28/20 Chancellor Update 

Aug 28 Update

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Important Contact Information

  • Campus Housing –
  • Undergraduate Academic Advising –
  • Campus COVID-19 Call Center – or (805) 893-3113 (weekdays, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.)
  • Student Life –

Important Dates

  • Labor Day (University Closed): Monday, Sept 7 
  • New Student Convocation: Tuesday, Sept 29
  • First Day of Instruction: Thursday, Oct 1
  • University Closed: 
    • Veterans' Day: Wed, Nov 11
    • Thanksgiving: Nov 26-27