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Welcome Gaucho Parents and Families! This Gaucho Parents site, the official UCSB Parents & Family Facebook page, 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!


Latest Updates

Winter Quarter Instruction Updates 

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Masking Policy to Continue Through Winter Quarter

"Following consultation with our campus medical experts, the Academic Senate, student leaders, deans, members of the staff and administration, and medical colleagues systemwide, UC Santa Barbara has decided to continue our existing campus masking policy, including the requirement for masking in indoor public spaces, through the end of Winter Quarter (March 18). Our campus medical experts, COVID-19 Working Group and Response Team are continuing to meet on a daily basis to assess COVID-19 policies and scientific data and to review and revise, as warranted, our campus mitigation protocols." To read the complete message, click here.


Munger Hall Q&A


As the Munger Hall project moves through its lengthy review and approval process, numerous questions have been raised about some of the building’s novel design features. Project team, architects discuss design details and some of the misconceptions related to Munger Hall in the latest article from The Current

Important Dates

  • Spring Quarter Tuition & Fees Due: March 15
  • First Day of Spring Quarter Instruction: March 28
  • Memorial Day (campus holiday): May 30
  • Spring Quarter Final Exams: June 4-10
  • 2022 Commencement: June 11-12


A Fire Safe Haven: UC Santa Barbara’s unique location offers protection from wildfires

Building a Bridge: UC Santa Barbara’s new app, UCSB Bridge, serves as comprehensive digital student platform

In the Top Five: U.S. News & World Report ranks UC Santa Barbara No. 5 among the country’s top public universities

Cue the Lights: Arts & Lectures unveils its new season — and a return to in-person events