UC Santa Barbara Parents & Family Weekend



May we bring our other children?

Absolutely! Parents & Family Weekend is for the whole family. Grandparents, brothers, sisters, and all relatives are welcome!

What's the weather going to be like?

Fall in Santa Barbara is usually in the high-60s to low-70s. The campus is right on the coast and usually has a heavy fog in the mornings and late evenings.

What is the dress?Michael Young

This event is casual and family-friendly. We recommend dressing in layers as Santa Barbara weather is often unpredictable. Comfortable walking shoes are also suggested.

Can you help us find a hotel?

The best way to find a hotel room is to check the website www.santabarbaraca.com for a list of local hotels and motels in the Santa Barbara/Goleta area.

What time does the first event start?

Our first scheduled event usually begins on Friday at 10:00 AM. We also encourage parents and families to attend classes with their students, or classes you might have a specific interest in. There will be a full listing of all classes at Friday's Check-In (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM). Check with your student regarding instructor's approval for classroom visits.

What time do the weekend events conclude?

The scheduled events for Parents & Family Weekend will end at approximately 3:00 PM on Sunday.

When should we pick-up our registration materials?

When you arrive to campus, you can pick up your registration materials at the University Center during our check in-hours: Friday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Saturday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, and Sunday from 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

The schedule of events and online registration will be ready in mid-September. Please check back. If you have questions, you may contact the Office of Office of Event Management and Protocol at: telephone (805) 893-2117; e-mail parent@ia.ucsb.edu.

Parents with big smilesMay we reserve a spot in a tour that we are particularly interested in attending?

Some tours offered during Parents & Family Weekend require sign-up at check-in. Those arriving on Friday may only sign up for Friday tours. Saturday and Sunday tours will be available for sign up on Saturday. The tour limits are set typically at 25-30 people per tour.

May we attend even if our son or daughter is a prospective student?

You are welcome to attend Parents & Family Weekend. This event is designed for the parents and families of current students. For programs geared toward prospective or incoming students, please contact the Visitor's Center (805) 893-2487.

Where do my registration fees go?

UCSB Parents & Family Weekend is a self-supporting program. Registration fees are used to cover the cost of Parents & Family Weekend services such as mailings, materials, supplies, use of facilities and numerous other expenditures.

What if we forget to pick up our bag?

You can call our office the week after the event to arrange for your student to pick up your materials.

Is there a Lost and Found?

Yes, we will keep a Lost and Found box at our registration tables during check-in hours. At the end of each day, we will give all missing items to the campus police department. To claim an item, please visit: www.police.ucsb.edu/contact-us/lost-and-found.

Helpful Tip: Plan a meeting time and place with your UCSB student ahead of time. Also, be sure to have their campus address and phone number on hand for emergencies.

If you have questions regarding Parents & Family Weekend, contact the Office of Event Management and Protocol at (805) 893-7382 or email parent@ia.ucsb.edu.