Halloween is coming up and UC Santa Barbara has embarked on plans aimed at ensuring another safe and locals-only celebration.
The Associated Students Program Board will present an outdoor concert at Storke Plaza with attendance limited to UC Santa Barbara students. Many of other activities are slated for the weekend, from roller skating and a silent disco to film screenings, a “haunted” pumpkin patch and pumpkin carving and painting and a Halloween costume contest.
All are designed to make Halloween a locals-only event.
As in past years, no overnight guests are allowed in any of the UC Santa Barbara residence halls and university-owned apartments (except Family Student Housing) from 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, through Monday, Nov. 1.
Also as in years past, a number of restrictions will be in place on campus, in Isla Vista and in the neighboring community. The campus will be closed to overnight parking Friday and Saturday, Oct. 29 and 30. Campus checkpoints will be in place beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, and continue as needed throughout the weekend. Unauthorized vehicles without prior approval will be denied access. Parking on campus will be restricted between 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, and 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, and again from 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, to Sunday, Oct. 31. Only vehicles with valid permits will be allowed to park on campus during these times. The restrictions will cease between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday to allow for normal business operations.
A number of campus parking locations are subject to closure, and access will be limited to support safety and security measures.
In addition to parking lot closures, traffic in and around campus will be impacted. Access to El Colegio Road and/or Isla Vista may be closed for safety reasons if deemed necessary by law enforcement. If roads are closed, proof of residency may be required to enter. Certain roads in Isla Vista may be barricaded and closed to traffic.
Further, the festival ordinance prohibiting amplified music at residences will be in place from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. each day between Thursday, Oct. 28, and Sunday, Oct. 31.
In other restrictions, out-of-town visitors will not be permitted to park in local Goleta neighborhoods or in area public lots, such as those at Camino Real Marketplace, Girsh Park, Target, University Village Plaza, Fairview Center or Calle Real Center. Cars parked in violation will be towed.