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Welcome to UC Santa Barbara!

It is my great honor to serve this vibrant campus community, where breakthroughs in scholarship, research, and discovery happen every day. This is made possible through our commitment to academic excellence, diversity, accessibility, and affordability, areas in which we consistently receive high national and international rankings.

We proudly enroll a competitive and diverse student body of more than 23,000 students. These students are the heart of our educational mission, and the motivation of our faculty and staff. They are part of a strong university family that has included six faculty Nobel Laureates; hundreds of elected members of prestigious national academic organizations; and countless distinguished alumni, including an alumna who won a Nobel Prize in 2009.

Our combined successes are the result of a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration that is responsive to the needs of our state, our nation, and our global society. As we educate the next generation of future leaders, we strive to nurture not just great scholars, but good stewards who will go out and impact the world.


Henry T. Yang

Recent Memos to the Campus

February 6, 2018 Appointment of University Librarian
February 2, 2018 Sad News - Professor Emeritus Joseph Polchinski
January 17, 2018 2018 United Way Campaign
January 15, 2018 Commuting Assistance During Freeway Closure
January 10, 2018 Winter Storm Update
January 6, 2018 New Year's Message
December 17, 2017 Thomas Fire Update - Extending Staff Emergency Leave Policy
December 14, 2017 Thomas Fire Thursday Update
December 13, 2017 Thomas Fire Update - Staff Emergency Leave Policy
December 10, 2017 Thomas Fire Sunday Update - Finals Week Rescheduled for January
December 9, 2017 Thomas Fire Saturday Update
December 8, 2017 Thomas Fire Update - Finals Week Plan
December 7, 2017 Thomas Fire Update (5:50pm)
December 7, 2017 Thomas Fire Update
December 6, 2017 Thomas Fire
December 4, 2017 Advisory Task Force on Childcare
November 29, 2017 Federal Tax Proposals
November 28, 2017 Sad News - Professor Emeritus Carlos Garcia Barron

Chancellor Henry T. Yang

Henry T. Yang

Henry T. Yang
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