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

UCSB Open House 2019 - April 13, 2019

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-2pm 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. 

Day of Engineering - April 2019 (Dates tbd)

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 open to students, friends, and family who wish to apply to UCSB or have already been admitted to the College of Engineering at the freshman or transfer levels.  2019 dates and schedule TBD.

Unfortunately we are unable to provide tours or visits to our laboratory facilities.  Engineering labs are clean facilities with active research happening around the clock.  It is unsafe to allow visitors into the labs.

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


Join us for an hour-long UCSB information session focused on admission to the College of Engineering, followed by a 60-minute guided walking tour showcasing the beautiful and intellectually stimulating campus environment.  


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.