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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. 



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Award-winning Architecture on Campus

Interactive Learning Pavilion

The Interactive Learning Pavilion (ILP) has transformed the undergraduate experience at UC Santa Barbara less than a year after it officially opened. And now the innovative classroom building has garnered accolades, winning U.S. Building of the Year from World-Architects.

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).


Important Dates

  • Fourth of July (Campus Holiday): July 4
  • Labor Day (Campus Holiday): September 2
  • Move-In Weekend: September 19-22
  • First Day of Fall Instruction: September 26


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