Parents & Family Weekend

November 2nd & 3rd, 2018

Parents & Family Weekend is an annual campus-wide event welcoming families to our beautiful UC Santa Barbara campus to visit with their Gaucho. Join us for the weekend to see, explore, and learn firsthand what life is like at UCSB.

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Registration is now open until Monday, October 29th at 5pm.

Make your accommodation and travel arrangements now and visit the Plan Your Visit and the FAQ pages for more information.


  Regular Rates
(October 18 - October 29 at 5pm)
Adults $50
Children (12 and under) $15


*NOTE: Registration fees for the weekend and other events are NON-REFUNDABLE. On-site registration is not available for this event. The last day to register is October 29.

See the agenda below for Parents & Family Weekend. A more detailed agenda with session and activity specifics, location details, and timing will be provided upon registering to attend.

Friday, November 2nd

Noon - 4pm: Check-in at Gaucho Family Headquarters

All Day: Attend Class with your Student

1pm - 4pm:

  • Faculty Lectures
  • Tours and Activities
  • Campus Resource Sessions
  • Parent Drop-in Hours with Campus Departments

7pm - 10pm: Evening Activities & Sporting Events

Saturday, November 3rd

9am - 1pm: Check-in at Gaucho Family Headquarters

10am - 12pm: Chancellor’s Brunch – Chancellor Henry and Mrs. Dilling Yang

12pm - 3pm:

  • Faculty Lectures
  • Tours and Activities
  • Campus Resource Sessions

5pm - 7pm: National Comedy Theatre Performance

Parents & Family Weekend Sponsored by:

Winslowe Townhomes by City Ventures

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Questions About Parents & Family Weekend?

Contact us at (805) 893-7382 or email

This event will be photographed or recorded. By entering the event space, you agree and grant irrevocable permission to have your likeness, image, voice, and appearance photographed and recorded for commercial purposes and used as embodied in titles TBD whether recorded on or transferred to videotape, film, slides, photographs, audio tapes or other media, now known or later developed, and to be included in a non-commercial promotional and news video.