Dear international students of Fall 2017 and Winter 2018,

As a result of the wildfires, the UCSB Administration has decided to make some changes to the Fall and Winter quarter:

  • Fall quarter has been extended: Final exams for Fall 2017 scheduled for this week (December 11 through 15) will be rescheduled for the week of January 8. If you want to leave campus, please do so.
  • Winter quarter will now begin on Tuesday, January 16 (as Monday, January 15, is a holiday) and consequently will be reduced by one week.
    For updates on finals postponement, please check here.
  • The Orientation for Winter 2018 will still take place on January 5th. For those of you who decide to arrive later than that, we'll offer advisory sessions in the week of Jan 8-12, 2018. These advising sessions are mandatory!

Please note: the shortened quarter will not affect your course accreditation or visa status!

Thank you for your patience and flexibility!