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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

New Interactive Learning Pavilion Opens for Spring Quarter

Interactive Learning Pavilion

The newly completed Interactive Learning Pavilion (ILP) opened just in time for spring classes, with thousands of students and faculty already making themselves at home. It is the campus’s first new classroom building in more than 50 years.

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

  • First Day of Winter Instruction: January 8
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (campus holiday): January 15
  • Presidents' Day (campus holiday): February 19
  • Winter Instruction Ends: March 15
  • Winter Final Exams: March 16-22
  • 2023-24 Academic Calendar


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

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