Frequently Asked Questions

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Getting in Touch with UC Santa Barbara

Visit our phone and e-mail directories for faculty & staff and students. They include mailing information for individuals and departments.

Applying to UC Santa Barbara

The Admissions web page has extensive information about UCSB and general application requirements; you may send questions to them from their website.

Each of UCSB's five schools offer graduate and/or undergraduate majors, degrees and credentials. These are all listed on our Majors, Degrees & Credentials web page.

The Admissions Office has information for freshman and transfer applicants.

The Graduate Division website has information on all of the graduate programs and admissions requirements, in addition to on-line publications and an on-line application.

The Disabled Students Program provides assistance with physical and academic accommodations to students with disabilities.

UCSB's Summer Sessions website describes more than 320 courses in 40 departments.

The Financial Aid website provides information on grants, loans, Federal Work Study, Veteran's Benefits, and more.

The academic calendar lists all key academic dates and deadlines.

Newly admitted students can review the Steps to Enrollment web page for details on things to consider before and after you decide to enroll at UCSB.

The Student Affairs website lists over 500 student clubs and organizations.

The UCSB Bookstore at the UCen has a plethora of Gaucho souvenirs.

Visiting UC Santa Barbara

The Visitors' Center website has information about campus tours and presentations, as well as a list of local hotels and motels. In addition to off-campus lodging options, you can also consider The Club & Guest House, conveniently located in the heart of campus with lagoon and ocean views. The Club & Guest House offers 34 stylish guest rooms with daily complimentary breakfast, fine-dining luncheon service Monday-Friday, state-of-the-art gathering spaces and an outdoor terrace available for special occasions. 

Yes. Information about our open house events for future students, including transfer students, can be found on our Admissions website.

Events at UC Santa Barbara

The campus calendar lets you view campus events by day, week, or month. It also can search for specific events or types of activities for you. In addition, the Highlighted Events page spotlights prominent events, and includes links to many department calendars with information on concerts, performances, lectures, athletic events, films, exhibitions, workshops, and conferences.

The Commencement website maintained by Event Management & Protocol has all key dates, times, and helpful phone numbers.