Visiting UC Santa Barbara or attending an admission presentation is the best way to experience what we offer to our graduate students on campus.

Prospective students can learn more about graduate admissions at our outreach presentations, go on a general campus tour provided by the UCSB Visitor Center staff or visit specific departments.

Appointments are required for the presentations, campus tours, and visits.

Admissions Questions

For general questions pertaining to admissions, please contact our Graduate Admissions team.

For specific questions relating to a department, please contact the Graduate Department and Program directly.

Campus Visit and Admission Presentations for Groups

The Graduate Division offers campus visits for student or community groups who would like know more information about graduate study at UCSB. The campus visits are typically half-day events, which include a campus tour, department visits, and admission presentations. To schedule an appointment, contact Admissions and Outreach Unit.

General Campus Tour

The UCSB Visitor Center offers guided walking tours that are approximately 90 minutes long. Reservations are required for the campus walking toursThe tour guides will visit various campus locations including lecture halls, the library and the University Center. To schedule a reservation, visit the UCSB Visitor Center.

Specific Department Visit

Prospective students are encouraged to reach out to departments for specific program information and to schedule a departmental visit. Departments may offer informational sessions, open house days, and opportunities to meet with faculty or current graduate students. Please contact the graduate program assistants/advisors within the departments.

Virtual Tours and Presentations

To receive email updates about visiting UCSB or general application or admissions information, contact the Admissions, Outreach, and Diversity Initiatives team.