Parents & Family Weekend

Frequently Asked Questions

Updated on September 26, 2022

Online registration will open Tuesday, September 27, 2022.

There is no fee to attend, however, registration is required. Events that have an associated cost are indicated on the schedule with instructions on how to purchase tickets.

View the schedule of events and remember to register before October 31!

Registration closes on October 31, 2022. There will be no on-site registration.

Tours with a limited capacity require advance signup day of. All signups will open daily at Gaucho Family Headquarters, located inside the University Center.

Log back into your account using the username and password created at the time of registration. From there, make the additional purchases up until registration closes on October 31, 2022. Note: Fees for ticketed events are non-refundable.

Most presentations are family-friendly, however, activities are not directed specifically to young children.

Santa Barbara casual! Proudly wear your UCSB-swag and be prepared with layers as mornings and evenings can be cool with sunny temps in the middle of the day.

This is subject to change depending on current regulations and guidelines. Please visit our campus COVID-19 Information page for updates. UC Santa Barbara does not promise or guarantee that all patrons or employees on site are vaccinated. Unvaccinated individuals may be present as a result of exemptions, exceptions, fraudulent verification, or checker error. None of these precautions eliminate the risk of exposure to COVID-19.

Email parent@ia.ucsb.edu for cancellations or additional inquiries. Fees for ticketed events are non-refundable. Parents & Family Weekend is a self-supporting program, fees are used to cover the cost of the event.

Dogs are not permitted to be taken into or kept in any UCSB Campus building unless the dog has prior authorization to do so as a Utility Animal. Dogs on campus grounds must be on a leash not more than six feet long or securely confined in a vehicle at all times. Dogs under voice command are not considered on leash, and are not permitted. Owners bringing a dog onto the UCSB campus are responsible for removing any and all animal waste created by their dog and ensuring their dog is under control at all times. Learn more about our Pets on Campus Policy.

Yes, share your photos on social media using #UCSBPFW.

Lost and Found will be located at Gaucho Family Headquarters inside the University Center. Email parent@ia.ucsb.edu after the event for any additional inquiries.

Your involvement in your student’s success at UCSB is crucial and we encourage you to stay informed by signing up for the Gaucho Parent Newsletter.

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Questions About Parents & Family Weekend?

Contact us at (805) 893-7382 or email Parent@ia.ucsb.edu.

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