Meetings & Events

From state-of-the art conference centers to secluded retreat settings, our venues are well-suited to accommodate a broad range of events in a scenic coastal setting. Book your next meeting, reception, or retreat on campus to discover the ease of hosting events at UC Santa Barbara. Overnight group accommodations are available for summer conference guests from late-June through Labor Day weekend in early September.


Loma Pelona Center Interior

Loma Pelona Center

The Loma Pelona Center is a multipurpose facility located on the west side of the main campus near Manzanita Village. The 8,000-square-foot layout includes two auditorium style rooms with sliding partitions, audiovisual equipment, and restrooms. An outdoor patio offers spectacular views of the campus lagoon.

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West Conference Center Interior

West Conference Center

The West Conference Center offers a secluded setting ideal for campus affiliated retreats, meetings, and social functions. This space offers maximum flexibility for your event and includes two multi-purpose rooms, two breakout spaces, and restrooms.

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Residence Hall Lounge Interior

Residential Common Areas

Lounges, classrooms, and recreation rooms in our residence halls and undergraduate apartments are available for UCSB students, staff, and faculty to reserve. As part of the living environment of student residents, these spaces exist to enhance the learning and living activities of residents, and all use of these areas should reflect and reinforce this mission.

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The Club & Guest House Meeting Space Interior

The Club & Guest House

Meet, dine, and stay alongside lagoon and ocean views in the heart of campus at The Club & Guest House. With a sprawling main dining room, two private meeting areas, a state-of-the-art conference center, and outdoor terrace for special occasions, there are a variety of gathering spaces to accommodate many group sizes. Room blocks, full-service catering, and conference packages are available.

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University Center Meeting Space Interior

University Center

The University Center offers one of Santa Barbara’s most modern conference facilities in a picturesque and relaxing environment. Located on campus just a stone’s throw from the ocean, the University Center is the perfect setting for your next conference, meeting, or special event. The venue features a variety of indoor and outdoor event spaces.

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"The Loma Pelona Center has been an excellent resource for our office. The accessible location makes it an ideal space for our guests. The professional staff are always available for assistance. I can't say enough about the wonderful customer service that makes planning our events simple and stress-free. We've received very positive feedback from our guests, and look forward to holding many more meetings and conferences there in the future."

- Monica J. Solorzano, UCSB Governmental Relations