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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! We also encourage you to subscribe to the Gaucho Parents newsletter, a monthly e-mail to keep you informed on the latest news from our campus community. 



Latest Updates

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

  • Fall Quarter Tuition & Fees Due: September 15
  • Move-In Weekend: September 17-18
  • First Day of Fall Quarter Instruction: September 22
  • Veterans Day (campus holiday): November 11
  • Thanksgiving (campus holiday): November 24-25
  • Fall Quarter Final Exams: December 3-9
  • Administrative Holidays (campus closed): December 23, 26 & 30; January 2




World Renowned: The campus lands in top tiers of new subject-specific global rankings

Together Again: Commencement 2022 was an exercise in joy and celebration

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

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