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.

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Casual. Comfortable walking shoes are suggested, as well as dressing in layers—because the campus is situated on the coast, the weather is often unpredictable.

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 receive registration materials?

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 Public Events 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?

Yes! 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/daughter is a prospective student?

You are welcome to attend, however, Parents & Family Weekend 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.

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 Public Events at (805) 893-7382 or email parent@ia.ucsb.edu.