Orientation Programs and Parent Services
New undergraduate students and their parents are encouraged to attend
one- or two-day orientation program offered at various times during the
summer and prior to the start of each academic quarter in conjunction
with the Colleges of Letters and Science, Engineering, and Creative
Studies. Orientation participants have the opportunity to meet faculty,
deans, staff, and students; to learn about student services, academic
offerings, and enrollment procedures; and to register for courses.
During the summer, participants stay in university residence halls and
have meals in the dining commons. For new undergraduates not attending
orientation, and for all new graduate students, orientation meetings
are held during pre-instructional activities at the beginning of each
quarter. Details are available in the Schedule of Classes. Orientation
Programs also offers a variety of activities each fall for new and
returning students. Telephone: (805) 893-3443. Web site: www.sa.ucsb.edu/orientation.