UC Santa Barbara General CatalogUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Orientation Programs and Parent Services

New undergraduate students and their parents are encouraged to attend a one- or two-day orientation program offered at various times during the summer and prior to the start of the fall 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 Week of Welcome activities at the beginning of the fall quarter. Details are available in the Schedule of Classes. Orientation Programs also offers a variety of activities for new and returning students, as well as hires an undergraduate Orientation Staff each year to assist in orienting new students and their families. Telephone: (805) 893-3443. Web site: www.sa.ucsb.edu/orientation.