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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

Updated Guidance for Undergraduate Students Impacted by Strike Activities

As you are likely aware, four employee groups represented by the United Auto Workers (UAW) union have been on strike at all University of California campuses since Monday, November 14. These groups include academic researchers, postdoctoral scholars, graduate student researchers, graduate student teaching assistants (TA), and other academic student employees. Read the rest of the December 2 email to parents

Insight and Influence


Ten UC Santa Barbara researchers have been named among the most influential scientists in the world, according to the 2022 Highly Cited Researchers list released by Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters).


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

  • Presidents Day (campus closed): February 20
  • Spring Quarter Fees Due: March 15
  • Winter Quarter Instruction Ends: March 17
  • Winter Quarter Final Exams: March 18-24
  • Cesar Chavez Day (campus closed): March 31
  • Spring Quarter Begins: April 3


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