Pre-Arrival

Greetings from the UCSB EAP Campus Office!

My name is Adrienne Sifontes and I am your first point of contact here at UCSB. I am thrilled you are coming to UCSB! I am happy to help answer any questions you may have before you arrive, while you are here, and even after you've returned home.

You can contact me at:

  • Email: adrienne@eap.ucsb.edu,
  • Phone: +1 805-893-5662
  • Office: UCSB EAP Office, 2431 South Hall
  • Drop in hours (no appointment needed): Starting September 25, 2018:  Mondays 10am-12pm, Tuesdays 1:30-3:30pm, Thursdays 1:30-3:30pm
  • Appointments outside of drop in hours: please email me 

A few friendly reminders for once you arrive on campus:

  • For questions on UCSB-related matters such as course enrollment, BARC, campus involvement, academic and personal support, come to the EAP Office in 2431 South Hall. You can have these questions answered by our Peer Advisors Monday-Thursday 9:30am-4pm and Friday 9:30am-2pm. If you neet to speak with Adrienne about a specific problem, please come during my drop in hours (listed above), or email me to schedule an appointment.
  • For questions about your DS-2019, visa, travel signature, or immigration realated matters, please contact the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) in the Student Resource Building room 3130. They are open Monday-Friday 10am-12 and 1-4pm. Call 805-893-2929 to make an appointment, or attend their drop in hours on Wednesday from 10am-12 and 1-4pm. Or, email Carli Fowler at carli.fowler@sa.ucsb.edu
  • As soon as you arrive update your current living address and phone number on GOLD. You are required to do this everytime you move to a new address here in the U.S.

Frequently Used References:

For pre-arrival questions: UCEAP Pre-arrival instructions for Fall 2018.
For what to expect while at UC: UCEAP Student Guide
For visa-related and immigration questions: UCSB Office of International Students & Scholars (OISS)
For GOLD, Umail, BARC, KIOSK Student Handbook, and more: MyUCSB Start Page 

Academic Training: Information Sheet, Request Form

Things to do at UCSB, in Santa Barbara/Goleta, and California: Reciprocity Bucket List

Fall 2018 Pre-arrival Email Archive (PDF versions)

1: Welcome & Perm Number Info

2: UPDATED Housing Bulletin May 22: Attachments: Tropicana Flyer 1 (year), Tropicana Flyer 2 (1 or 2 quarters)

From UCEAP Reciprocal Exchanges: UCSB-bound UCEAP Reciprocity Students Fall 2018: Pre-Arrival Instructions

3: Class Registration 

4: Prerequisite Clearance (College of Letters & Science)

4: Prerequisite Clearance (College of Engineering)

5: Housing Info & Survey UPDATED

6: Class Registration Follow-Up

7: Health Insurance, Immunizations, Payments

8: UCSB Mandatory Education & Reminders

9: Working & Getting Involved

10: Crashing Classes & More