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Engineering Fridays - Fall 2019

Interested in the College of Engineering at UCSB? Join us for an Engineering Friday visit from October 18 to November 22 to learn more about our engineering programs and the admission process.

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Campus Tours and Presentations

The UCSB Visitor Center offers guided walking tours and admission presentations. Reservations are required. Campus visitors without reservations are welcome in the Visitor Center and will be invited to join activities as space allows. All available visit options are listed. If a date or time is not listed, it is unavailable. Learn more about our waitlist here.

Please note that the Visitor Center will be closed after 12pm on Friday, December 20, 2019 until Monday, January 6, 2020. Spring 2020 visits will be available for registration after January 6, 2020.

Campus Tours

Prospective Students and Families

The Visitor Center hosts a variety of campus visit options throughout the year. Reservations are required.
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Students Studying

High School, Transfer or Community Groups

The Visitor Center hosts groups of 20 to 100 students for a UCSB information session and guided campus walking tour.

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Residence Halls

Middle School/Elementary Groups

If you are scheduling a visit for a middle school or elementary group, please email to arrange your visit.


Visitor parking is permitted in yellow lots indicated on the campus parking map. Lot 16 and parking structure 18 are closest to the Visitor Center, but if these lots are full visitors can utilize parking structure 22 or Lot 27. A valid parking permit must be purchased at the parking kiosk machines in the lot and permits must be displayed on the dashboard of your vehicle for the duration of your visit. 

Directions and Parking

Visitor Center Hours

The Visitor Center is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm (except on administrative closures and university holidays and 10am to 2pm on select Saturdays in April and May. Campus is always open for visitors to explore on their own.


If you are interested in joining us for a visit that is full, we will have a same-day waitlist available at the Visitor Center for those who are not registered. It will work on a first-come, first-serve basis and we will do our best to accommodate as space is available. Please note that this waitlist is only available on the day of your intended visit and you must arrive in-person to sign up. In the meantime, we encourage you to check back on the website periodically to see if spaces have opened up so that you can register for the visit of your choice.

Registration Questions?

If you need assistance registering or experience any problems with the online reservation system, you are welcome to email the UCSB Visitor Center at

Campus Pet Policy

Non-service animals, including pets and emotional support animals (ESAs), are not allowed in any campus buildings. This includes the presentation room of the Visitor Center.