Frequently Asked Questions

Meeting FAQ's

All residence hall meeting spaces have complimentary wireless internet for conference guests staying on campus. Most campus meeting spaces also have wireless internet accessibility.

Residence halls feature some of their own spaces, but most campus meeting locations are within a 5- to 15-minute walk from the residence halls. The Santa Catalina residence hall and the Santa Ynez apartments are conveniently located near bus lines that connect to campus hourly or more frequently.

Many campus classrooms and lecture halls have built-in systems that include data projectors, DVD players, laptop hook-ups & computers with internet access. Multipurpose meeting rooms can be outfitted with equipment based on your group's specific needs. Technical experts are available to assist you every step of the way.

Up to 1,000 people in the Pavilion Gym or up to 860 in Campbell Hall.

Eating FAQ's

Groups may remove one (1) meal from their main board package each week (seven consecutive nights) that they stay in UCSB accommodations.

Meal tickets may be purchased for conference attendees who are not staying in UCSB accommodations. Off-campus guests may also purchase meals directly at the dining commons door with a credit card.

Meals and lodging are bundled together in a package. Visit the Rates section for average package costs.

Sleeping FAQ's

Each residence hall and apartment has washers and dryers. View the individual Residence Hall Summary Sheets (top of page) or the Santa Ynez Apartment Summary Sheet for specific information.

View the individual Residence Hall Summary Sheets (top of page) for a complete list.

Planning FAQ's

Conference season begins in late June and goes through Labor Day Weekend.


  • Academic conferences
  • Student leadership conferences
  • Religious conferences/church retreats
  • Corporate conferences
  • Athletic camps
  • Cheerleading camps
  • College Prep/Outreach programs
  • Professional Association events

The maximum size group we can accommodate is 1000 people.


While most conference locations have the facilities and accommodations to host programs, UCSB excels at providing the following:

  • Customer Service: experienced, customized, and creative
  • Dining: award winning, innovative food service that guests consistently rave about
  • Beach access: the only Southern California university directly on the beach

We recommend that you contact us as soon as possible to discuss availability and a rate quote. 12–18 months in advance is ideal, but call anytime to talk to a Conference Manager about possibilities.


UCSB Conference & Hospitality Services provides an incredible value:

  • Campus overlooks the Pacific Ocean with multiple beach access points
  • Nationally recognized food service
  • World-class, state-of-the-art meeting facilities
  • 5-minute drive from the Santa Barbara Airport
  • Endless local attractions for all ages
  • Affordable ($60–$100 per night includes lodging, 3 meals a day in the dining commons, wireless Internet, on-campus parking, and airport shuttle service)