Your Experience Starts Here

Exceptional meetings and conferences are our specialty. We have hosted corporate meetings, retreats, seminars, and camps at UC Santa Barbara for 50 years. Scenic summer conference facilities and meeting venues with convenient amenities and attentive staff will provide everything you need. Our friendly and experienced Conference Managers will guide you every step of the way. We customize a wide range of events and accommodate diverse groups of participants. Start planning your Santa Barbara conference or event today.


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Summer Conferences

Overnight group accommodations are available for summer conference guests from late-June through Labor Day weekend in early September.

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Meetings Events

Enjoy our well-appointed conference rooms and secluded retreat spaces in a scenic coastal environment.

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Visitor Accommodations

We offer a variety of lodging options for students, visiting scholars, and guests with University business.

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Did you know?



Average number of summer conference guests every summer.



Average number of countries our summer guests visit from every summer.

What's unique about our location?

We are the only University of California campus located directly on the beach. 

Campus Point is a well-known surf spot, and after your morning surf you can store your board in our residence hall surfboard racks!

How does your stay support
UCSB students?

Revenue generated by summer conferences assists in lowering student housing fees and enhancing existing residential communities. 


Public University

UCSB ranks #5 among all public universities in U.S. News and World Report's 2022 “Best Colleges” guide, the most widely read college guide in the country. 



Number of dining commons meals we serve our summer guests.

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