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Note: In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the UCSB campus, including the Visitor Center, is currently closed. Visitors are not permitted on campus outside of designated Coastal Access Areas by order of the California Department of Public Health. The Office of Admissions is offering virtual tours, student panels, and admissions presentations via the Virtual Campus Visits page.

Campus Tours

Reservations are required for guided campus walking tours and admission presentations. The Visitor Center offers registration options for a) prospective students and families and b) high school, transfer or community groups of 20-100 students. The Visitor Center is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm. To make reservations, visit the Tours and Presentations page.

If you can't make it to campus, take a Virtual Tour. Interactive and three-dimensional, our virtual campus visit features a realistic online walking tour with rich media, video content and 360-degree panoramic views. The virtual tour is the next best thing to being on campus!


What Visitors Say...

"I cannot express how much I enjoyed the UCSB tour. I could really picture myself there. Everyone was so friendly and the tour guides were great." - Elaina F., prospective student

"I loved my tour of UCSB. We came all the way out here from Connecticut and I definitely was not disappointed. It really was a special day." - Alexandra G., prospective student

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