Halloween at UCSB

Dear Student Affairs Team,

Below is a message from UC Santa Barbara.
Please share this important information with any students who might be considering visiting Isla Vista during the Halloween period.

Important information about Halloween:
Isla Vista/UC Santa Barbara

October 2012

Dear Colleague:

On behalf of concerned members of the UC Santa Barbara community, I would like to alert your students to the potentially serious consequences of choosing to visit Isla Vista this Halloween.

Over the Halloween period, hundreds of deputies, including some on horseback, will be deployed in Isla Vista to enforce the law and local ordinances, heightening the risk of some of your students leaving Santa Barbara with an arrest record. Most misdemeanors, such as public intoxication, along with felonies, will mean spending at least one night in the Santa Barbara County Jail. The Santa Barbara County District Attorney is asking for the highest possible fines and anyone under 21 years of age who is arrested for public intoxication will lose his or her driver’s license for one year and be placed on probation for three years. Additionally, the California Highway Patrol will establish sobriety checkpoints in the area throughout the Halloween period. Law enforcement will not issue warnings for violations observed. Potential visitors should also note that there will be no live or pre-recorded amplified music allowed in public in Isla Vista during the Halloween period, from Wednesday, October 24 through Friday, November 2, each evening from 6 pm to 7 am the following morning. Out-of-town visitors will not be allowed to park on the UCSB campus or in the surrounding commercial lots or on neighborhood streets, and tow companies are prepared to tow illegally parked cars.

Because approximately ninety percent of those cited and arrested are from out of the area each year, it is important that students on your campus be warned about the possible outcome of a visit to Isla Vista during the Halloween period. The safety information which we distribute to our own students is attached and available on-line at osl.sa.ucsb.edu. This information provides details regarding Halloween period law enforcement policies. I would appreciate your help in distributing the information contained in this letter and the attachment as you deem appropriate.

I hope that your students will consider the risks and possible penalties of coming to Isla Vista this year—and then decide to stay away for their own safety and protection.


Debbie Fleming
Senior Associate Dean of Students
University of California, Santa Barbara

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UCI Values Fun

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Dear Anteaters,

The second week of classes is upon us and hopefully you are settling into your academic  schedules. We are writing to you about another part of university life – your social life.

UC Irvine Values include fun. Welcome Week was a great success. UCI once again owns the Guinness world record for the largest dodgeball game and student organizations are kicking into high gear. Greek rush is on, intramural sports teams are competing, and every night presents a wide array of choices for fun. ASUCI‘s Shocktoberfest and Midnight Magic, the official kickoff for our athletics season, are taking place this weekend.

UC Irvine Values – respect, intellectual curiosity, integrity, commitment, empathy, appreciation, and fun – work best in tandem, as they are not isolated from another. Fun requires respect, integrity, commitment, empathy, and appreciation.

We are responsible for our own behavior and, as a community, we depend on each other to ensure our general welfare. As UCI citizens, we commit to take care of each other, to be respectful, and to not exploit one another.

You know the drill. Consider non-alcoholic beverages as a first choice. If you do choose to drink alcohol, do so responsibly. When you go out, have a plan to keep yourself and your friends safe. Make smart and healthy decisions and designate a driver. Don’t let a friend leave alone. If needed, get medical assistance and always keep an eye out for each other.

Anteaters hold themselves and each other to the highest standards of behavior. We have the integrity to keep safety in mind at all times. If you see someone who might be vulnerable, work in pairs or a group to make sure everyone is safe. An intoxicated person has impaired judgment and is at risk. Help to ensure that no one takes advantage of someone who made the mistake of drinking too much.

When you see something that concerns you, say something; do something.
Be confident and comfortable knowing that if you ask for help, you will get it.

Let’s have a wonderful weekend as we cheer on our women’s and men’s basketball teams, wish them luck on their season, and celebrate Shocktoberfest.

Thomas A. Parham
Vice Chancellor Student Affairs

Rameen Talesh
Assistant Vice Chancellor & Dean of Students

Marcelle Holmes
Assistant Vice Chancellor Wellness, Health & Counseling

Doug Everhart
Interim Director Health Education Center & Alcohol Programs Manager

For suggestions, support and services visit UCI Health Education at
G319 Student Center

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Archive Photo of the Week

A work in progress: The concept of UCI’s spacial structure as envisioned by UC President Clark Kerr along with Master Architect William Pereira and founding UCI Chancellor Dan Aldrich Jr. – with academic disciplines forming a ring – had clearly emerged by 1966.

Founders’ Court is visible at the 2 o’clock position. In the foreground are Langson Library and Gateway Study Center. In the lower right corner, the flagpoles and turnaround are visible with a parking lot where Aldrich Hall is today.

UCI seen from the air in 1966