Welcome Gauchos! Since 2018, all alumni are automatically enrolled in the alumni association upon graduation. As members, you are encouraged to stay involved and take advantage of the unique and exclusive benefits listed for all Gauchos below! 

Vacation & Travel Benefits

Your Place on Campus

Summer Inn

Only a stone's throw from the beach and close to all the action on campus, the Summer Inn is located in Manzanita Village. Packages include accommodation, access to an outdoor pool, campus parking and more. All this for just one low price! Great Dining options at the Carrillo Dining Hall are available.

For reservations call 805-893-2649 or email summer.inn@ia.ucsb.edu

Unforgettable Beachside Family Camp

Family Vacation Center

Save on our all-inclusive week-long Family Camp providing everything you need to kick back and make lifelong family memories. Alumni receive $200 off regular reservation rates.

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converse, connect, celebrate

The Club & Guest House at UCSB

Come meet, gather, dine and stay in a beautiful and serene university setting. The newly-renovated facility includes a 34-room boutique hotel-style guest house, 5 state-of-the-art meeting spaces and a spacious main dining room with lagoon and ocean views. Among other perks, alumni membership benefits include discounts on The Guest House accommodations, venue rental for private events and fine-dining lunches. 

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Visit Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara County Hotels

UCSB alumni, friends and family receive discounted rates from participating hotels in Santa Barara County.

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Travel with fellow UC alums

Alumni Tours

UC Santa Barbara’s Travel Program offers a wide variety of tours to destinations around the world. We invite our Gaucho family and friends to join us on a trip of a lifetime!

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Insurance Benefits

Offering a diverse portfolio of insurance products

Alumni Insurance Program

Insure against the unexpected and cover immediate needs with a wide variety of plans that include life, health, travel, and more. 

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Travel Insurance Select plan

Travel Insurance

Offering travel insurance to UCSB alumni for both national and international trips, Travel Insurance Select has plans for a wide variety of needs and budgets that cover you and your family and friends while traveling independently or on an organized alumni tour.

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Continuing Education & Career Resource Benefits


UCSB Professional and Continuing Education (formerly Extension)

Give your career a boost through UCSB Professional and Continuing Education! Alumni receive a 15% discount on one class per quarter. Does not include hands-on laboratory classes, in-service, or concurrent enrollment courses.

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Alumni Access to Career Services

No matter how far out you are from graduation, Career Services is available to connect you with support services to help you move your career forward. This includes access to Handshake, the official UCSB Career Services platform for jobs, internships, on-campus interviews, and events.

Learn More About Handshake & Career Services

Lifestyle Benefits

American Pacific Mortgage

American Pacific Mortgage

UCSB alumni are eligible for exclusive benefits and discounts with Jason Mata of American Pacific Mortgage. Benefits and savings include:

  • $750 credit toward closing costs
  • Build peace of mind with APM’s Securelock program that allows you to lock an interest rate even BEFORE a property is identified
  • A FREE personal consultation to build your home-buying game plan
  • Attend one of their homebuyer's workshops.

Explore the full list of APM benefits

UCSB Alumni Benefit - Cartelligent


Save $100 on a Gaucho-owned concierge new car-buying and leasing service to save time and money. Instead of wasting hours doing all the work yourself, leave the research, comparisons, and negotiations to a Cartelligent expert advisor for a convenient stress-free new car shopping experience.

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Save at the Rec Cen

UCSB Rec Cen

UCSB alumni receive a discounted rate at the Rec Cen!  
Required: Please obtain proof of your alumni status prior to purchasing your Rec Cen membership by filling out the form below:

Complete the Alumni Verification Request Form

Woodstocks Pizza, a Gaucho favorite!

Woodstock's Pizza

Save 15% off your order just by being a UCSB alum! Offer is valid at all Woodstock’s locations. Now you can save at Woodstock’s in Isla Vista, the Arbor on the UCSB campus, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Davis, Chico, and Santa Cruz. 

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Stay in the loop

@UCSB eNewsletter

UCSB Alumni's monthly e-newsletter highlighting outstanding alumni, campus news, events, alumni trips and more!

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Stay dialed in

UC Santa Barbara Magazine

Published bi-annually, the magazine features stories and visuals that highlight some of the people, programs, scholarly pursuits and cultural endeavors that make UC Santa Barbara a world-class institution. 

E-Newsletter: A bi-annual e-newsletter featuring highlights from each issue of the e-Magazine.

Subscribe to the Magazine eNewsletter

Printed Magazine: Give at least $100 to the Gaucho for Life Fund and receive UC Santa Barbara Magazine in your mailbox for a year!

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Subscribe to The Current

The Current

UCSB's official news site updated daily with breaking news, events and research news from UC Santa Barbara. 

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Benefits for Life Members

In 2018 we removed the subscription requirement so all alums could participate in our extensive programming. We are grateful to all our Life Members who subscribed as such prior to that year and would like to extend to them the following additional benefits.

Vacation & Travel Benefits

An All-Inclusive Vacation for both UCSB Almuni and Non Alumni

Family Vacation Center

Life Members receive $300 off regular reservation rates ($200 alumni discount + additional $100 discount = $300 total discount for Life Members).

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Lifestyle Benefits

Save on Arts and Lectures Tickets

UCSB Arts & Lectures

UCSB Arts & Lectures, the largest and most diverse presenter of performing arts, lectures and films on the Central Coast, offers Life Members of UC Santa Barbara Alumni a 20% discount off the general public price (excluding premium tiers) to select performances.

How to obtain your Arts & Lectures discount:

  • Online: On the webpage that allows you to select your seat for a specified event, enter your Life Member number in the “Alumni ID” box on the left-hand side of the webpage.
  • By phone or in person: Arts & Lectures has a list of Life Members at the Box Office. Be prepared to provide your name and Life Member number.

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Show your Gaucho Pride

UCSB Campus Store

Receive 20% off online orders by adding your Life Member number to the comment box at checkout. The discount is manually applied after your order is placed, so please allow 2 business days for processing. Some exclusions on products apply. Please contact the Campus Store for a specific list of excluded items.

Show Your Gaucho Pride

Your Alumni Library Card

UC-Wide Library Access

Free borrowing privileges at all UC campuses (some restrictions may apply). Present your Life Member card at the library’s circulation desk to receive a complimentary library card. Some UCs may offer online access as well, however, the UCSB library does not at this time.

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UC Santa Barbara Magazine

Life Members receive a copy of the bi-annual magazine. Update your mailing address to ensure we have the correct address on file.

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