Let's Keep it Safe, Keep it Local
IVCSD Spring Festival
Friday, April 7
Warm Up at the RecCen
8pm – Midnight | UCSB Rec Cen MAC & Courtyard
The Department of Recreation and Life of the Party have partnered to host an awesome night of rollerskating, DJ, movie on the big screen, Esports party games, a Super Smash Bros tournament, and free s’mores, popcorn, and pizza! Open to UCSB students only. Jam out and skate into the Spring Quarter with us! Learn more here.
Saturday, April 8
IVCSD Spring Festival
Saturday, April 2nd | 12pm-5:30pm | Isla Vista Community Center & Perfect Park
Isla Vista Community Center & Perfect Park
Lounge areas, great food, and free water!
The Warm-Up Concert
7 pm – 10pm | UCSB Events Center Thunderdome
Associated Students Program Board is hosting its annual Warm Up Concert. Doors open at 5:30pm. Tickets are $5 for UCSB students only and will be available the first week of Spring quarter online from the AS Ticket Office. Capacity of the event will be limited. Learn more here!
Let’s Have a Fun, Safe & Healthy Year in Isla Vista
Be Aware of SB County Ordinance & Parking Information
- Weekend of 4/7 & 4/8 Festival Ordinance: Friday 4/7, Saturday 4/8, and Sunday 4/9 between the hours of 6pm - 7am. No organized music activity provided by performers or by prerecorded means.
- Per the City of Goleta, expected DUI Checkpoint at Los Carneros on Saturday
- Per the Sheriff's Office, expect road closures on Trigo, Sabado Tarde and Del Playa beginning Saturday at 10am and extending into the early evening. If you need to leave in your vehicle during that time, plan to park elsewhere.
- Food deliveries and ride shares will not be allowed onto Trigo, Sabado Tarde, or Del Playa. Please make arrangements to pick up your food or ride at the intersections with Trigo or at the top of the loop.
- You might hear that this has been declared a "Mass Casualty Event" or "MCI." Per the Sheriff's Office, there are no known threats to the event. An MCI is a medical designation used to ensure that hospitals and emergency medical personnel are properly staffed for the expected increase in medical emergencies as a result of Deltopia. Last year there were 30 medical calls during Deltopia.
- UCSB’s campus and housing is closed to overnight visitors and guest parking Friday-Monday, April 1-4.
- Do you want to get your car off of Del Playa before Deltopia? Registered UCSB Students with an Annual Night & Weekend parking permit can park in designated lots on campus beginning at 9am on Friday 4/7 until 7:30am on Monday 4/10. Designated lots for night and weekend holders are in Structure 22 and parking lot 30. All other campus lots are subject to closure. Apply/purchase online at tps.ucsb.edu/epermits.
- Year-Round Noise Ordinance: 12am Friday-Saturday, 10pm Sunday-Thursday. Parked cars should not block driveways, red/yellow curbs, or stay in one spot longer than 72hrs - the bus is excellent in IV & to Downtown, easy to ditch the car!
Know Your Rights
- If you see someone in an emergency just call 911. The Good Samaritan Law will protect you when you voluntarily assist others in an emergency in good faith, this covers people who are underage drinking or using illegal substances.
- Associated Students Legal Resource Center provides free services for UCSB students only. Located at The Pardall Center 805-893-4246.
- A few ACLU points if you are approached by police:
- Don't run.
- Don't argue with the officer.
- Don't carry open containers of alcohol in public.
- Don't lie about your name.
- Tell the officer your correct name if asked.
- Don't give officers permission to search you.
- Don't resist arrest or interfere with an officer arresting someone else.
Community Safety Resources
- Isla Vista Safety Stations on Fridays & Saturdays 8pm-2am at Little Acorn Park & Window to the Sea on 66 DP. Free services: safety escorts, water, cell phone charging, a safe space to rest, and to report emergencies. Call 805-893-2000 or walk up for a safety escort by CSOs, unarmed UCSB students. Saturday 4/8: at Little Acorn Park only from 11am-2am.
- CSOs are students employed by UCPD to serve all in the greater community of UCSB and Isla Vista and are not law enforcement. CSOs act as a liaison between UCSB students, the community, and the police department. CSOs also provide safety escorts on campus and in Isla Vista to all, including non-UCSB affiliates. CSOs patrol the campus 365 days a year, reporting crimes in progress, assisting in emergency situations, and detecting safety hazards.
- Survivor Resource Center: Confidential 24/7 Hotline 805-564-3696 provided by Standing Together To End Sexual Assault (STESA). STESA provides information, advocacy, support, accompaniment, and counseling for survivors, their friends & family.
- Restorative Justice Program: Through this program, residents may be eligible to have citations waived after attending a 2-hour presentation and completing 4 hours of community service. Opt-in if you receive an eligible citation. Learn more here.
Mental Health Resources
- Santa Barbara County Behavioral Wellness: 888-868-1649, available 24/7
- Santa Barbara Response Network: 805-699-5608
- UCSB CAPS: 805-893-4411, available 24/7
- UCSB Alcohol and Drug Counseling; 805-893-5013
- SBCC The Well: 805-965-0581 x 4702
Keep Yourself & Neighbors Safe
- Be a Responsible Party Host Register your party. If you feel a party has become a safety risk don't be afraid to call Isla Vista Foot Patrol to receive assistance and help. If a party gets out of hand, or there are suspicious or rowdy subjects that the party host wishes to be removed, you can call IVFP to remove the subjects or clear the party.
- The community has historically seen numerous tragic incidents related to cliff, balcony, and roof fallings. Practice safe distancing when near the cliffs or at a house near the cliffs and find out your balcony’s max weight capacity to avoid overloading. Learn more here.
- Be aware of your surroundings, have emergency & friends’ numbers ready to use.
- Have a plan. Talk with your friends about how you’re going to get home, call a CSO safety escort or approach a Safety Station, and walk in pairs.
- Information about the dangers of mixing drugs and alcohol can be found at UCSB's Life of the Party.
- Naloxone kits and Fentanyl Test Strips are available anonymously and at no cost through Gauchos for Recovery and can be reached at email@example.com.
- Look out for yourself, your friends, and your neighbors! Get trained through Green Dot Bystander Intervention Training for free at UCSB CARE.
- Get tested for COVID-19 if participating in social gatherings regularly, it is free & easy. More information can be found here.
- Isla Visa is home to many families and youth, please be aware and respectful of your actions in family-oriented communities
- Providing and purchasing age-restricted substances for minors is illegal and can be dangerous for youth. Please discourage such action amongst peers. Remember. see something, say something.
- Remember to lock your door and windows.
Even More Resources!
- Isla Vista Community Calendar - Don’t forget to check out all the classes at the Community Center! Yoga, dance classes, computer literacy, and more!
- Follow us on Instagram @islavistacsd or on Facebook @IVCSD
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