The UCSB campus, including the Visitor Center, is currently closed. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak and county health guidelines. Visitors are not permitted on campus outside of designated Coastal Access Areas by order of the California Department of Public Health. Campus-wide updates can be viewed on the COVID-19 information page. As the situation evolves, we will post updates to this site. In light of our closure, check out these virtual opportunities to learn more about UCSB.

Chat Live with Us

Questions? Click the "live chat" icon on the top right of this page to chat with our UCSB tour guides every Wednesday and Thursday from 3-5pm PST.

Special Events

Led by an Admissions Counselor and a College of Engineering advisor, this presentation will showcase the College of Engineering including majors, research, resources, and admission. There will also be an opportunity for live Q&A.

Register: October 13 at 4 PM PST

Register: October 21 at 2 PM PST

Want to learn more about undergraduate research opportunities at UC Santa Barbara? Join this student panel to hear from current students who are conducting research. You will also have the opportunity to submit your questions live to the panelists.

Register: October 27 at 4 PM PST

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Guided Virtual Tours

Join UCSB student tour guides for a guided virtual tour - offered multiple times weekly - to explore campus. This interactive online visit will allow you to learn more about campus, academics, and student life. 

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Live Student Panels

Join a student panel every Monday for a chance to hear from UCSB students and ask your questions in real time.

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Virtual Presentations

Offered twice weekly, these presentations are led by an Admission Counselor. Presentations will give an admissions overview and showcase life at UCSB including academics, student life, and research. Opportunity for live Q&A will also be available.

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Counselors: Schedule a Virtual Visit

If you are a high school, community college, or community group counselor interested in scheduling a virtual visit for your students, please email eventmanager@sa.ucsb.edu.