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Latest Updates

Winter Quarter Instruction Updates 

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"Given the spread of Omicron, many students, staff, and faculty are likely to need to isolate for a period of time at some point in January. After consultation with our Academic Senate and members of the faculty, our deans and administrative colleagues, our students, our staff, and campus medical experts, and on the recommendation of the COVID-19 Working and Planning groups, we have decided to allow continued remote instruction for two additional weeks. Between January 18, 2022, and January 31, 2022, instructors may continue to offer instruction remotely or choose to teach in person, and students who choose to remain off campus or who must isolate or quarantine following COVID-19 protocols will be provided with reasonable opportunities to participate remotely in any in-person class." 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

  • First Day of Winter Instruction: January 3
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (campus holiday): January 17
  • Presidents Day (campus holiday): February 21
  • Winter Quarter Final Exams: March 12-18
  • Winter Quarter Ends: March 18
  • Cesar Chavez Day (administrative holiday): March 25
  • First Day of Spring Quarter Instruction: March 28


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