Alumni & Life Member Benefits

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Welcome Gauchos! As alumni, you are encouraged to stay involved and take advantage of unique and exclusive benefits. Click on the links below to explore incredible discounts, offers, and services!

We have evolved our membership program and have recently ended our solicitation of annual and life memberships. Today, we encourage you to use your membership dollars to support the Gaucho for Life Fund for UCSB Alumni.

Online Services

Alumni Connection
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 membership@ucsbalum.com

LinkedIn Click here to visit the UCSB LinkedIn page

Facebook Click here to visit the UCSB Alumni Association Facebook page

Instagram Click here to visit the UCSB Alumni Instagram page


Coastlines Magazine - Life Member Benefit Only
Coastlines, UCSB Alumni’s quarterly magazine, keeps you in touch with UC Santa Barbara and your fellow alumni.

Our monthly electronic newsletter lets you know what's happening on campus and with other UCSB alums.

Career Resources

Access to GauchoLink - Life Member Benefit Only
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. Life Members of UCSB Alumni enjoy 50% off access to this service.

Please visit our website for a list of Career Counselors who will offer their services at a discount to Life Members. You may also receive counseling services from UCSB Career Services.

Deals on Campus

Mosher Alumni House - Life Member Benefit Only
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 - Life Member Benefit Only
UCSB Arts & Lectures, the largest and most diverse presenter of performing arts, lectures and films on the Central Coast, offers members of UC Santa Barbara Alumni a 20% discount off the general public price (excluding premium tiers) to select performances.
View eligible performances here
Learn more about Arts & Lectures at UCSB

MultiCultural Center
Enjoy fabulous world music and take advantage of pre-sale discounts for select MultiCultural Center events.

UCSB Recreation Center - Life Member Benefit Only
Life 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. Call (805) 893-3738 for more information.


SunPower Solar
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.

What a deal… 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.

Channel Island Outfitters (Goleta or SB Harbor)
25% off stand-up paddle board, kayak, and surfboard rentals. Ask for the UCSB Alumni discount.

Swell Clubs - Life Member Benefit Only
Waiver of Registration Fee for 12 Month Commitment

Life Members can now waive registration fees for the Santa Barbara and Cathedral Oaks Athletic Club. Call 805-966-6147 and reference your Life Membership to receive this discount.

Isla Vista Outfitters
Get your UCSB apparel and Isla Vista swag! UCSB Alumni receive 10% off orders over $40. Visit the Isla Vista Outfitters website and use promo code GAUCHOALUM at checkout.

Special Events

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. Life Members will receive a discount on select events.

Regional Events
The UCSB Alumni hosts various social and networking events throughout the year, both in California and other states. Life Members receive a discount on select paid events.

Alumni Enrichment

UCSB Extension Discount
Receive a 15% discount on one class per quarter. Does not include hands-on laboratory classes, in-service, or concurrent enrollment courses.

UC-Wide Library Access - Life Member Benefit Only
Free borrowing privileges at all UC campuses (some restrictions may apply). Present your Life Membership card at the library’s circulation desk to receive a complimentary library card.

UC Irvine

Application 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

Nationwide Insurance
UCSB alumni 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.

Travel Insurance
UCSB Alumni, 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

Hotel & Travel

UCSB Family Vacation Center UCSB Alumni receive a discount off regular reservation rates.

Summer Inn - Santa Barbara - Life Member Benefit Only
Life 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 summer.inn@ia.ucsb.edu.

Gaucho Getaways
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

Hotel Milo

Hotel Milo
UCSB Alumni and Family receive up to 10% off accommodations at Hotel Milo. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast, stunning ocean views from rooftop terraces, and complimentary beach cruiser bicycles while you relish the Santa Barbara atmosphere. To take advantage of this discount click here and book today..

Pacifica Suites

Pacifica Suites
Located only 2 miles from UCSB, enjoy our all-suite hotel featuring separate living room and bedrooms, with a balcony or patio, and choice of pool, mountain or garden view. Offering complimentary airport shuttle service, complimentary hot cooked-to-order plated breakfast each morning, and complimentary wine and beer reception Monday-Thursday. Enter “ALUMNI” as the promo code and receive 20% off your entire stay!

Belmond El Encanto

Belmond El Encanto
Receive special mid week rates (Sunday - Thursday) at Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara's only Forbes Five-Star luxury hotel. Amenities include guest transportation within 5 miles of our resort, use of motorized bicycles, welcome bottle of Santa Barbara wine, heated outdoor zero-edge pool, luxury spa and daily fitness classes, in-room Nespresso coffee, high-speed wireless Internet and daily newspaper. Pet friendly.

Kimpton Goodland

Kimpton Goodland
Only two miles away from UCSB, The Kimpton Goodland is the epitome of true Californian style. With chic surf-inspired rooms, delightful food and beverage options, and an ambiance of artistic sophistication, we promise an experience you won’t forget. UCSB alumni and family also enjoy an exclusive offer of up to 25% our best rates! Click here and book today.

Ramada Santa Barbara

Ramada Inn
Members receive up to a 20% discount. Call the Ramada at (805)-964-3511 and ask for the UCSB Alumni Rate.

The Wayfarer

The Wayfarer
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 discounts at the following hotels:

  • Comfort Inn
  • Comfort Suites
  • Quality
  • Sleep Inn
  • Clarion
  • Cambria Suites
  • MainStay Suites
  • Suburban
  • Econo Lodge
  • Rodeway Inn

Club Quarters
Save at private, full-service hotels in key cities. Through a special partnership with Club Quarters, UCSB alumni 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

Receive a discount at the following car rental companies:

  • Hertz
  • Budget
  • Avis
  • Alamo
  • National
Click here to find the discount code.


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