Membership Benefits & University Support
Your membership will support many vital alumni and student programs, including regional events, student scholarships and loans, career panels, study nights, and alumni publications. Meanwhile, the UCSB Alumni Association provides a variety of benefits and services especially for you - whether you are a recent graduate, left the campus decades ago, or support the Alumni Association as a friend of UC Santa Barbara.
Click on the topics below for an overview of what our membership program offers.
Social and Alumni Networking using Imodules: a community site designed specifically for UCSB Alumni.
Alumni Locator Service
Our Alumni Locator Service assists with reconnecting alumni who have lost contact with one another. We always ensure your privacy and contact information is only disclosed upon approval and verification by both parties. For more information, email email@example.com
Click here to visit the UCSB LinkedIn page
Click here to visit the UCSB Alumni Association Facebook page
Coastlines, the Association's tri-annual magazine, keeps you in touch with UCSB and your fellow alumni. As a member, you will receive both a hard copy magazine and email newsletter.
The Association's monthly electronic newsletter lets you know what's happening on campus and with other UCSB alums.
Access to GauchoLink GauchoLink is UCSB's online job & internship database and has listings for part-time and full-time jobs locally and nationally. Most of the full-time jobs are entry-level. Members of the UCSB Alumni Association enjoy 50% off access to this service.
Regional Career Counselors Please visit our website for a list of Career Counselors who will offer their services at a discount to members. You may also receive counseling services from UCSB Career Services.
Deals on Campus
Mosher Alumni House
Receive special discounts on room rentals in the new Mosher Alumni House on campus! Life members are given the same rate as campus departments. This a great deal for hosting lectures, events, meetings, and more.
UCSB Arts & Lectures
UCSB Arts & Lectures, the largest and most diverse presenter of performing arts, lectures and films on the Central Coast, offers members of the UC Santa Barbara Alumni Association a 20% discount to select performances. UC Santa Barbara Alumni Association members are invited to receive 20 percent off any Arts & Lectures fixed package series or 10 percent off a create-your-own series of six or more events during the Arts & Lectures season.
More about the 20% discount to select performances for UC Santa Barbara Alumni Association members.
Find out more about Arts & Lectures series.
Enjoy fabulous world music and take advantage of pre-sale discounts for select MultiCultural Center events.
Members of the UCSB Alumni Association receive free admission* to select Gaucho Athletic events. Your Alumni Association membership card is required at the event for entry.
For a listing of participating Gaucho Athletic events click here.
*Limit one ticket per UCSB Alumni Association membership
UCSB Recreation Center
Association members save up to 25% on a Recreation Center membership. Enjoy two pools, two gyms, five racquetball courts, two squash courts, weight training and cardiovascular equipment. Must present your UCSB Alumni Association membership card at the Recreation Center cashier’s office. Call (805) 893-3738 for more information.
The UC Santa Barbara Summer Research Mentorship Program (RMP)
"The UC Santa Barbara Summer Research Mentorship Program (RMP) is a competitive, six-week summer program that engages qualified, high-achieving high school students from all over the world in interdisciplinary, hands-on, university level research under the guidance of a mentor (Graduate Student, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Faculty Member).
Alumni Family Special: When you apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org the code ALUMNI15 and the application fee will be waived (first 15 alumni family members). To apply, please visit http://summer.ucsb.edu/rmp.
UCSB Alumni receive a $350 rebate when you purchase or lease a SunPower solar system. SunPower will also donate $1,000 to the UCSB Alumni Association, to support our programs and communications.
UCSB Alumni Association members enjoy 10% off moving services from Movegreen when they reference their Alumni ID number. Check out wemovegreen.com for details. Services available in Santa Barbara and Ventura County
What a deal… show your membership card and save 15% off your entire order! 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.
Channel Island Outfitters (Goleta or SB Harbor)
25% off stand-up paddle board, kayak, and surfboard rentals. Just show your valid membership card.
Swell Clubs - Waiver of Registration Fee for 12 Month Commitment
Alumni Members can now waive registration fees for the Santa Barbara and Cathedral Oaks Athletic Club. Call 805-966-6147 and reference your Alumni Membership to receive this discount.
All Gaucho Reunion
UCSB’s official alumni reunion weekend, the All Gaucho Reunion features a variety of events. Reconnect with fellow Gauchos and discover what is new at UC Santa Barbara. Members of the Alumni Association will receive a discount on select events.
The UCSB Alumni Association hosts various social and networking events throughout the year, both in California and other states. Members of the Alumni Association receive a discount on select paid events. For more information on upcoming events in your area.
UCSB Extension Discount
Receive a 15% discount on one selected UCSB Extension class per quarter. Includes discounts at all UC Extension programs (excluding UCLA). Provide a copy of your alumni membership card at time of enrollment.
UC-Wide Library Access
Free borrowing privileges at all UC campuses (some restrictions may apply). Present your membership card at the library’s circulation desk to receive a complimentary library card.
UC IrvineApplication fee waived at UCI Paul Merage School of Business
Take a fresh look at what top-ranked UC Irvine Paul Merage School of Business has to offer with its diversified MBA programs. The Merage School offers four dynamic MBA programs and three specialty masters programs in accounting, biotechnology management and engineering management to help you develop as a business leader. The newly updated, innovative, and visionary curriculum in the Full-Time MBA and Fully Employed and Executive MBA programs provide you with more flexibility and opportunity to accelerate in your career. In addition, our new hybrid program option for our Fully Employed MBA offers online and on-campus instruction providing more choices for working students. Our MBA Career Center team works with you to land your desired job.
How We Measure Up
- Full-Time MBA – 21st in the nation, 7th among public schools – Financial Times 2015
- Fully Employed MBA – Top 5 in California – US News & World Report, 2016
- Executive MBA – 25th in the nation, 6th on the West Coast – US News & World Report, 2013
Experience a substantial return on your investment:
- Our 2015 Fully Employed MBA class reported an average of 35% average salary increase during their tenure in the program.
- Our Full-Time MBA graduating classes from 2012 to 2015 reported an average of 92% receiving employment offers within 3 months of graduation.
Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology / Irvine Campus
Pepperdine’s heritage is rich in community service. It begins with George Pepperdine’s founding vision for a leading University committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values, where students are strengthened for lives of purpose, service, and leadership. In this spirit, the Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) continually provides innovative programs and opportunities which meet student and community needs for scholar-practitioners.
10% Off Kaplan Test Prep Courses
This partnership entitles you to save 10% off any GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, DAT, OAT and PCAT as well as PSAT, SAT and ACT In-Person, Live Online, Self-Paced course (Excludes Summer Intensive Program, Private Tutoring and is not stackable with other discounts). Call 1-800-KAPTEST to take advantage of this discount.
Finance & Insurance
Legal insurance covers the cost of working with an attorney who can provide guidance, review documents and represent you if needed. You'll have someone to turn to for real-life legal needs, including:
- Buying a home or car
- Contracts and agreements
- Neighbor disputes
- Traffic tickets
- Consumer complaints
- Small claims court
- Wills and estate planning
- Government benefits
- Consumer credit
The UCSB Alumni Association in partnership with Travel Insurance Services, offers two travel insurance packages to UCSB alumni and friends while traveling independently or with Gaucho Getaways.
UC Santa Barbara Alumni Insurance Program
This program is a convenient source for health, life and travel insurance for alumni and their family members. There are a variety of plans available to meet your needs. Get more information on these insurance plans by visiting www.alumniinsuranceprogram.com/ucsb or call American Insurance Administrators at 800-922-1245 weekdays, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Eastern Time.
O'Toole Realty Group
As a way of saying thank you to UCSB and in efforts to continue nurturing the Gaucho sense of community, The O'Toole Group is offering all UCSB Alumni 20% of their commission, which will be applied toward closing costs upon buying/selling a home. More information from O'Toole Realty Group
UCSB Alumni Members can take advantage of special auto, motorcycle, and other insurance policies with Nationwide Insurance.
Click here for more details and to get your quote today.
Hotel & Travel
UCSB Family Vacation Center UCSB Alumni receive a $100 discount off regular reservation rates. At least one adult per suite must be a member of a UC Alumni Association.
Summer Inn - Santa Barbara Association members and their accompanying guests receive a $5 discount per room per night at the Summer Inn - Santa Barbara. Situated only a stone's throw from the beach and close to all the action on campus, the Summer Inn - Santa Barbara is located in Manzanita Village. Packages include accommodation, access to an outdoor heated pool, and more. All this for just one low price! Meal tickets for Carrillo Dining Commons and UCSB Recreation Center passes can be purchased. For reservations call 805-893-2649 or email email@example.com.
Reward yourself with a journey-of-a-lifetime full of beauty, intellectual stimulation and unforgettable moments by land, sea and river that are designed to exceed your expectations. Enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow travelers as you experience unique access to iconic sights and hidden treasures, at a pace that is a pleasure.
Local Hotel Discounts
Members receive up to a 10% discount. Call the Bacara at (884) - 267-0955 and ask for the UCSB Alumni Rate.
Belmond El Encanto
Members receive a special discount. Call the Belmond El Encanto at (805)-455-5800 and ask for the UCSB Rate.
Hyatt Santa Barbara
Members enjoy a special discount. To make your reservations call 800.882.1234 and mention UCSB or log onto our website at santabarbara.centric.hyatt.com and enter the Corporate #62795 into the CORPORATE/ GROUP # box. View our special discounted rates.
Members receive up to a 20% discount. Call the Ramada at (805)-964-3511 and ask for the UCSB Alumni Rate.
Receive up to 20% off the Best Available Rate*. Call (805)-845-1000 and ask for the UCSB Rate. Book online using Corporate/Promo Code "UCSB ALUMNI"
*Must present UCSB Alumni Card at check-in
Choice Hotel Discounts offers member discounts at the following hotels:
- Comfort Inn
- Comfort Suites
- Sleep Inn
- Cambria Suites
- MainStay Suites
- Econo Lodge
- Rodeway Inn
Save at private, full-service hotels in key cities. Through a special partnership with Club Quarters, members of the Association can save when reserving rooms in London, New York, Washington D.C., Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco, and Houston. Go to their website www.clubquartershotels.com click on "Member Login" at the top right corner and type in "UC" as the password or call 805.893.4206 for details.
Car Rental Discounts
Members receive a discount at the following car rental companies: