Parents & Family Weekend

November 1st & 2nd, 2019

Parents & Family Weekend is an annual campus-wide event welcoming families to our beautiful UC Santa Barbara campus to visit with their student. There is a full spectrum of activities encompassing the weekend – adventure courses, lecture experiences, cultural events, soccer games, and more! Join us for the weekend to see, explore, and learn firsthand what Gaucho Life is like at your student's home away from home.

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

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Online Registration closes on Wednesday, October 30th at 5 PM. There is no fee to attend this campus-wide program; however, registration is required. There are some events that have a cost associated and/or have limited availability.

*NOTE: Fees for the weekend and other events are NON-REFUNDABLE. On-site registration for this program is limited – we encourage families to register online in advance.

We suggest arriving Friday to make the most of the weekend but if you can only attend on Saturday arrival by 10 AM will maximize your visit.

See below the agenda outline for the weekend; however, families are encouraged to create their own schedule! A more detailed schedule link will be available on the registration form and confirmation email as more events are added.

Friday, November 1st

11am - 4pm: Check-in at Gaucho Family Headquarters

All Day: Attend Class with your Student

Various Times:

  • Lecture Experiences
  • Parent Drop-in Hours with Campus Departments
  • Tours
  • Library & Museum Exhibits
  • Campus Resources Sessions
  • Paid Activities
  • Evening Activities & Socials
  • 7pm: Women's Soccer vs. UC Riverside

Saturday, November 2nd

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

9:30am - 12:30pm: Gaucho Family Photos

Various Times:

  • Faculty Lectures
  • Tours
  • Library & Museum Exhibits
  • Campus Resources Sessions
  • Education Opportunity Program Events
  • Paid Events & Activities

Parents & Family Weekend Sponsored by:


City Ventures

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Questions About Parents & Family Weekend?

Contact us at (805) 893-7382 or email

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