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 with a Current Student

Want to connect with a current UCSB student? Use the "Contact Us" button in the upper right corner to submit your questions. One of our students will respond via email.

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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 excluding campus holidays 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