Important Dates and Restrictions


  • If you have a party, know who your guests are: Check your lease. Some leases have restrictions during Halloween weekend, including no parties, no kegs, no overnight guests.
  • No overnight guests are allowed in any of the UCSB residence halls beginning 4 p.m., Friday, 10/27 through 6a.m., Wednesday, 11/1.
  • Students want to Keep It Local and Keep it Safe! Please discourage out-of-town visitors on Halloween weekend.
  • If your friends have been drinking, check on them. Stay with them if they need help. Don’t leave a friend stranded. Call a CSO evening escort at (805) 893-2000.


Note: Fines may vary due to circumstances.

  • Furnishing alcohol to a minor: $4,070  If a minor is driving and alcohol is in the vehicle (even if there is someone 21 or over, unless parent or guardian): $1,000 + license suspension if under 21 + possible 30-day vehicle seizure.
  • Possession of an open container: $235-$500
  • Minor in possession of alcohol: $416 +$165 Youth Offender Program (or one-year license suspension if no YOP).
  • Public intoxication: $375-$1,000 (+ $165 Youth Offender Program if under 21)
  • Public urination: $235 for first conviction.
  • Possession of less than one ounce of marijuana (without a doctor’s prescription): $100 + license suspension if under 21.
  • Under the influence of a controlled substance carries a mandatory 90-day jail sentence.
  • Social host ordinance violations: $500 + required class for each resident.
  • If law enforcement determines IV has become unsafe for the public, roads will be closed by the County and proof of residency (lease agreement, utility bill, etc. with your name and Isla Vista address) may be required for vehicle entry.
  • Local ordinance 28A-1: if you are participating in an unpermited event, or are part of a crowd blocking a street, keep moving or you may be cited up to $500.

Festival Ordinance (SBCO Sec. 6-70.1)

The Festival Ordinance will be in place from Friday October 26th until November 4th 7am.

This ordinance prohibits persons from hosting outdoor festivals, music festivals, dance festivals or similar musical activities to which members of the public are invited or admitted (for free or charge) and which is to be or is attended by 500 persons or more in Isla Vista during those days.

Consequence: Any person who organizes, promotes, hosts, or attends (and fails to disburse when given a warning), may be in violation and subject to an infraction citation and a fine exceeding $500 (not including court costs).


Definition: The social host liability ordinance prohibits person(s) from allowing or hosting a party, gathering, or event (5 or more persons) at his or her place of residence or on other private property where alcohol is served to minors OR the host fails to take reasonable corrective measures after learning of possession or consumption of alcohol by minors on the premises.

Examples of reasonable corrective measures include: checking ID’s at the entrance; demanding minors refrain from drinking or leave; and reporting any minors to law enforcement who will not comply or leave.

The social host liability ordinance further declares it to be a public nuisance for any person to permit or host a gathering where alcoholic beverages are in the possession of, or being consumed by, minors.

Consequence: Any person found in violation is responsible for a civil penalty of $500 for a first violation; and the successful completion of a county-recognized counseling, educational, or other program within 90 days of receipt of notice of the violation.


No loud or unreasonable noise or music can be broadcast outside of any residence or building by musical instruments, drums, speakers, radios, or any other device that reproduces or broadcasts sounds during the following times:

Sunday through Thursday between 10pm and 7am the following day; or
Friday and Saturday between midnight and 7am the following day.

Any person in violation of this ordinance is subject to an infraction citation and subject to a fine not to exceed $100 for a first violation (not including court fees).

IV Foot Patrol encourages students and IV residents to be responsible and have respect for others.


  • Registered UCSB undergraduates with the Annual Night & Weekend (N&W) Parking Permit are eligible to park in designated campus lots or structures from 11 a.m. on Fri., 10/27 to 7:30 a.m. on Weds., 11/1.
  • The cost for the undergraduate N&W parking permit is $26.25, plus $5.95 S&H fee.
  • Apply online for permit at Select waitlist; once eligibility is approved, payment must be made to complete order and generate mailing of decal.
  • You must apply/order by 10/15 to ensure your permit arrives by mail prior to Halloween weekend.
  • Only one permit per registered student.
  • Parking for Halloween weekend is allowed only in specific campus areas: 22 Parking Structure, 18 (Mesa) Parking Structure, and Lot 16, with overflow parking in Lots 30 and 38. All other campus lots and areas will be closed to public parking.
  • Vehicle info must match permit, or it will be towed, resulting in a $300 citation plus tow charge.
  • Individuals without a regular UCSB or N&W parking permit will not be allowed to park on campus; cars not displaying valid permits will be cited and towed.
  • Temporary, paper permits will not be honored; vehicles must display the Annual N&W decal, Faculty, Staff, IVA  22, or authorized special event permits to get past all check points on campus.
  • IVA 22 permit allows you to store your vehicle in 22 parking structure. The permit does not restrict your ability to freely move your vehicle in and out of the parking structure.
  • Community members, UCSB staff, faculty, and non-resident students are eligible to purchase the IVA 22 permit. Only 100 are available.
  • NO out-of-town visitors will be allowed to park  on campus or in local parking lots, such as Calle Real, Camino Real Marketplace, K-Mart, Girsh Park, University Village Plaza, Fairview Center, or in local Goleta neighborhoods. Cars parked in violation will be towed.
  • No taxis will be allowed to pick up or drop off on campus.
  • The UCSB night and weekend permit will allow for students to park on campus in the evenings or on the weekends.  Due to Halloween parking restrictions there will be NO parking along Del Playa and some side streets.


  • Police roadblocks will be placed at six intersections by 4 p.m. on Friday October 26th, 27th & 31st.
  • The roadblocks will prevent vehicle access to Del Playa, Sabado, and Trigo roads, from 6500 through mid-6800 blocks.


Emergency first aid for public at Embarcadero Loop (Embarcadero del Mar/El Embarcadero) Fri., 10/27 and Sat. 10/28, from 8 p.m.-3 a.m. Search and Rescue unit at Camino Pescadero and Trigo to respond to emergency first aid needs.