Important Dates

Events

Sep 15

Early Move-In

Welcome to UC Santa Barbara and your new home on campus! Move-in is the beginning of your journey at UCSB and we are committed to ensuring that our students and their families have a comfortable, safe, and welcoming move-in experience. Early move-in is only for eligible students, generally international students who need to arrive to campus early.

Sep 17

Regular Move-In

Welcome to UC Santa Barbara and your new home on campus! Move-in is the beginning of your journey at UCSB and we are committed to ensuring that our students and their families have a comfortable, safe, and welcoming move-in experience. 

Sep 19

Fall Quarter Begins

Please check the Office of the Registrar website for important dates related to the Academic Calendar.

Sep 20

New Student Convocation

UCSB's New Student Convocation is for all new freshmen and transfer students in the entering class. Approximately 5,000 new UCSB freshmen and transfer students are expected to attend this ceremonial induction into the University designed to promote the values of scholarship, leadership, and citizenship. 

Sep 23

First Day of Instruction

Please check the Office of the Registrar website for important dates related to the Academic Calendar.

Nov 11

Veteran's Day Administrative Holiday

Campus Housing offices will be closed in honor of Veterans Day which celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans.

Nov 25

Thanksgiving

Campus Housing offices will be closed in observation of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Dec 03

Last Day of Fall Classes

Please check the Office of the Registrar website for important dates related to the Academic Calendar.

Dec 10

Fall Quarter Ends

Please check the Office of the Registrar website for important dates related to the Academic Calendar.

Dec 11

Most Residence Halls Close/Winter Break Begins

Most UCSB Residence Halls close over winter break. However, there are a few select buildings that are open during winter break for a fee. You should plan ahead if you think that you might need housing during winter break so that you can be placed in one of four eligible halls: Manzanita Village, San Nicolas Residence Hall, San Miguel Residence Hall or San Rafael Residence Hall. Since break housing in these buildings is optional, your Resident Director will send a detailed informational message to your university email account ('Umail') approximately three weeks prior to each eligible break period that will include a link at which you can sign up for break housing if you choose to do so. Additionally, information about preparing for winter breaks will be posted in all residence halls prior to each break period. If you do not live in a break housing hall or do not choose to sign up for break housing, you must vacate your residence hall by 10:00 a.m. on the Saturday prior to each break period and cannot return until the halls reopen again the Sunday prior to the start of instruction for the subsequent quarter. Please note that minimal services are provided during break periods (e.g., dining commons are closed and only limited staffing remains in the buildings).

UCSB Apartment residents may stay in their apartments during all academic year breaks for no extra fee.

Dec 23

Christmas Administrative Holiday

Please check the Office of the Registrar website for important dates related to the Academic Calendar.

Dec 30

New Years Administrative Holiday

Please check the Office of the Registrar website for important dates related to the Academic Calendar.

Feb 01

RA Selection Process Opens

Residential & Community Living is looking for exceptional students to be Resident Assistants! RAs have the unique opportunity to build communities and make lifelong connections with their peers. If you’re looking to develop professional skills, make a positive impact on others, and be part of an amazing team, then consider applying to work with us. We’d love to have you on our team!