Join us for an all-inclusive look into life at UC Santa Barbara. From resource fairs to live performances to tours, Open House is the most exciting event of the year! Come learn about academics, housing, student life, recreation, and more. For an overview of the day's activities, view our Open House Program

    Registration is required, so RSVP below and scroll down to find further event information. We hope to see you there!

    Parking Information

    Complimentary parking is available for event attendees. Please print the Open House parking permit and bring it with you to place in your dashboard. When you arrive on campus, parking staff will direct you to a visitor lot. 

    Large personal vehicles (e.g., RV or motorhome) exceeding 22 feet in length, 80 inches in width, or 82 inches in height (including any connected trailers) are not permitted to park on campus


    "UCSB Guides" Mobile Event App

    To access the full program of events taking place during Open House, you are encouraged to download our mobile event app! To do so, download the "UC Santa Barbara Guides" app on your smartphone or visit this website. Within that app, you'll find the Open House 2022 guide, which includes all events, dining options, and more! Stay tuned as we update the app in advance of April 9th. As a sneak peek, you can look forward to:

    • Information fairs including Student Services, Campus Orgs, Recreation, and Housing
    • Various tour options
    • Interactive events such as our touch tanks at the REEF or Physics Circus demonstrations
    Download the app so that you can take full advantage of all the day has to offer! 

    COVID-19 Safety Information

    Open House will follow all local and campus guidelines surrounding COVID-19. We will share updated safety information and requirements with all registrants via email as we get closer to the event. Campus updates can also be found on the COVID-19 Updates webpage and we will update this page as guidance evolves.

    All Open House programming will take place outdoors. Some buildings, such as the University Center and Library will be open for visitors to explore on their own. All Open House attendees are strongly recommended to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination and/or face masks may be required to enter certain spaces.

    Explore the Local Area

    We encourage you to take advantage of sunny Santa Barbara when you visit, including our world-renowned restaurants, parks and gardens, historical landmarks and museums, arts & performances, and sightseeing. Plan your trip here!

    Bringing the whole family? Check out fun, local educational opportunities that are kid-friendly.

    If you plan to stay in a local hotel, we encourage you to book your stay sooner rather than later.


    If you have questions about Open House or need assistance, email us at

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