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. 

Engineering Presentations- April 2019

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. Particpants are strongly encouraged to attend a UC Santa Barbara Office of Admissions Campus presentation, as Admissions will not be covered in this presentations, nor is there a tour as part of the presentation.  No reservation required for these presentations and seating is first come, first served.

2019 sessions:ESB/Engr II Map

Thursday, 03/28 12:00-1:00 pm and 2:00-3:00 pm
Monday, 04/01 12:00-1:00 pm and 2:00-3:00 pm
Friday, 04/05 12:00-1:00* pm and 2:00-3:00 pm
Monday, 04/08 2:00-3:00 pm (no 12:00 presentation)
Friday, 04/12 12:00-1:00 pm and 2:00-3:00 pm
Monday, 04/15 12:00-1:00 pm and 2:00-3:00 pm
Friday, 04/19 12:00-1:00* pm and 2:00-3:00 pm


All presentations will be held in Engineering Sciences Building (ESB) 1001 with the exception of the 12:00 pm presentations on Friday, 04/05 and Friday, 04/19.

*12:00 presentations on Friday, 04/05 and Friday, 04/19 will be held in Engineering II room 1519.  The room will be closed until 11:50 am.

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 75-minute guided walking tour showcasing the beautiful and intellectually stimulating campus environment.  

Fall 2019 dates to be scheduled. Please check back in late August 2019.

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.