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? Click the "live chat" button at the top right of the page every Monday - Friday from 4-5pm PT. 

Join us from 3-5pm PT on April 12-16 for our Meet the Majors event! Representatives from over 30 UCSB academic departments will be available in our chat to answer your questions.

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Virtual Tours & Presentations

The Visitor Center offers two different interactive online visits so that you can learn more about campus, academics, and student life and ask your questions. Join our student tour guides for a guided virtual tour - offered multiple times weekly - to explore campus. In addition, our Admissions staff will be hosting campus presentations twice weekly to talk more about UCSB and the admissions process. 

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Open House

UCSB's Open House will take place virtually this spring with two weeks of exciting programming. Interactive workshops, faculty lectures, college presentations, student panels, and more will be available between 3-7pm PST during the weeks of March 22-25 and April 26-30, 2021. View the full schedule and register below!

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Faculty Lectures

Join UCSB faculty from across campus as they host online lectures so that you can view the UCSB classroom experience from the comfort of your home. Check out our Spring 2021 series or view pre-recorded lecture recordings from past events below.

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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