Admissions Events & Tours

College of Engineering Prospective Student Visits

The College hosts a variety of sessions throughout the year (listed below) designed to introduce prospective students to the curriculum, research opportunities, study abroad, and the student experience in the College of Engineering at UC Santa Barbara.

Please note, due to the nature of the research conducted in labs, as well as labs being actively used, we do not offer tours of engineering labs or facilities.  You may review a selection of photographs of lab spaces here.

Presentations for Prospective Engineering Students and Families

Engineering Presentations- April 2020

Join us for a presentation focused on engineering curriculum, research, education abroad opportunities, internships, and more!  The session will be presented by an academic advisor from the College of Engineering and is best suited for students, friends, and family who have already been admitted to the College of Engineering at the freshman or transfer levels. Prospective students and guests may attend this session, but are strongly encouraged to attend a UC Santa Barbara Office of Admissions Campus presentation, as the requirements for admission will not be covered in this presentations, nor is there a campus tour with this presentation. 

To sign up for a session, please fill out a short registration form by clicking on the time of the date you wish to attend.  Note: this only confirms attendance for the COE presentation, not the general campus admissions presentation & tour.

Spring 2020 presentation dates:

All presentations are held in Engineering Sciences Building (ESB) room 1001 (ground floor). The room seats 100.

If you have questions about this event please contact Frances, francesf@engineering.ucsb.edu.

UCSB Open House 2020 - April 18, 2020

UCSB welcomes admitted students, prospective students, and their families to a campus-wide open house.  Enjoy faculty lectures, informational presentations, tabling by student organizations, a housing fair, special exhibits, campus tours, and more. 

The College of Engineering offers college and major specific presentations by faculty and staff in the morning hours.  From noon-2:00 pm make sure to visit with academic advisors, faculty, and current students during the College of Engineering open house in the Engineering Sciences Building (ESB). 

To RSVP and for a detailed schedule of events visit the UCSB Admissions webpage. 


Join the UCSB Office of Admissions and College for Engineering for an hour-long UCSB information session focused on admission to the College of Engineering, followed by a 75-minute guided walking tour showcasing the beautiful and intellectually stimulating campus environment.  Reservation required through the UCSB Office of Admissions: http://admissions.sa.ucsb.edu/visit-ucsb/tours

Dates for fall 2020 will be posted by early September 2020.

If you would like to visit UCSB another day or time of year, the UCSB Visitor's Center offers tours and presentations year-round.  Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate tours of our labs and engineering facilities.  To enjoy a selection of photograps of lab spaces, you may click here.