A collaborative effort  by campus and community entities
to keep our beloved community of Isla Vista local and safe on April 2nd by helping to reduce harm and mitigate safety concerns around street parties and COVID-19

For many years, the first weekend after Spring Break students have come out into the streets of Isla Vista for what was called Deltopia.

To us, Isla Vista is a Beloved Community that many call home and which we want to continue to thrive. We are collaborating with many other entities in Isla Vista and the UCSB campus to provide important information and education while encouraging fun and mitigating risk to ensure that students, especially those in attendance at what is known as Deltopia in Isla Vista, and the larger community, remain safe. 

Our goal is to provide resources to students to be able to make the best decisions possible the weekend of April 1-3 and beyond. To help keep our community safe throughout the weekend, we have compiled this Deltopia-related information, including: 

  • Alternative Events
  • Closures and Restrictions (Beaches, Streets, Parking, UCSB Housing) 
  • Community Resources  
  • Health and Safety Information
  • Law Enforcement Information
  • Laws and Ordinances 

Together we’re going to Keep It Local, Keep it Safe in Isla Vista!



Pre-Deltopia Workshops

March 30 and 31  |  Online

The Office of the Associated Students External Vice President for Local Affairs (EVPLA) will be hosting a number of workshops to help the community prepare for Deltopia:

  • Interpersonal Violence Training:
    Wednesday, March 30 at 3pm  |  Online

    Come learn about bystander intervention, Good Samaritan Amnesty law, when to call 911, what is Interpersonal Violence, what are Emergency Protection Orders, and facts about sexual assault reporting from Interpersonal Violence Investigator Kovena Avila

    Zoom link:

For additional information, or to participate in these trainings please contact: AS EVPLA

Isla Vista Community Safety & Support Forum

March 30  |  5pm-8pm  | Perfect Park

The Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office and UC Police Department will be able to answer questions/concerns that students and community members may have regarding the most recent incidents which have occurred in Isla Vista (and campus), as well as provide updated information related to the upcoming Deltopia event.


Warm Up at the RecCen

April 1  |  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!

Organized by UCSB Recreation


SQW1 Community Safety Pledge & Gift Card Giveaway 

April 2  |  All Day  |  Online & Pardall Center

We are asking our community to make a plan for their safety during Deltopia and in the midst of the ongoing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, and to make a pledge to help keep Isla Vista safe and local. Community members are eligible to receive a gift card for food or books. Gift card quantities are limited. Pre-registration and other conditions apply. Register:

Organized by AS EVPLA in collaboration with the Division of Students Affairs and St. George Youth Center

Pardall Center Chill Zone

April 2 | 10:30am-4:30pm | Pardall Center (6550 Pardall Road)

The Associated Students Pardall Center will feature a chill zone, with restrooms, free masks and information about available resources. Relax in our comfortable seating, pick up a bottle of water, and grab a free mask while enjoying a little shade. Learn about the special Festival Ordinance and your rights. A limited number of free gift cards will be available to the IV Food Co-op or the UCSB Campus Bookstore, on a first come first served basis for UCSB students.

Organized by Associated Students Pardall Center|

AS “Masked Van”

April 2 | 10:30am-4:30pm | Around IV

The Beloved Community has outfitted one of AS’ vans like a superhero to become the “Masked Van!” Adorned with “Storkie” and “Mapache” characters wearing masks and capes, we will be driving the Deltopia and COVID-safety messaging machine around IV during Deltopia to remind folks to Keep it Safe and Keep it Local. We will be distributing information and water. Stay on the lookout!

Organized by The Beloved Community of Isla Vista

Law Enforcement Community Briefing

April 2 | 11am | Online

The Associated Students Office of the External Vice President for Local Affairs has invited the UC Police Department and the Sheriff’s Office to host a community briefing to provide an update on their plans for Saturday in Isla Vista and to provide an update on the previous night’s law enforcement activity. 

Zoom link:

Organized by the AS EVPLA in collaboration with the UC Police Department and the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office

Spring Festival

April 2  | 12pm-5:30pm  |  Isla Vista Community Center and Perfect Park

Local IV Bands, food, water.

Organized by Isla Vista Community Services District

The Warm Up Concert

April 2  |  7 pm – 10pm  |  UCSB Events Center

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. Attendees will be asked to show their daily COVID screening badge and to wear face masks. Please check out @asprogramboard on Instagram or the event page for more information!

Organized by AS Program Board




April 3  |  10am -1pm  | 961 Embarcadero del Mar 

Help clean up Del Playa and the beaches after Deltopia. Limited supplies available so please sign up through the link below.

Sign Up Link:

Organized by AS EVPLA in collaboration with the AS Environmental Affairs Board and the Isla Vista Recreation and Park District 

CLOSURES & RESTRICTIONS (Beaches, Streets, Parking, UCSB Housing)

Beach Closures

All beaches in Isla Vista and the UCSB Campus will be closed on Saturday and Sunday.

Isla Vista beaches will be closed from Friday, 4/1, at 2pm to Sunday, 4/3, at 6pm.

Isla Vista Street Closures and Parking Restrictions

Currently the only planned street closures and parking restriction in Isla Vista will be the 6500 block of Trigo. There will be no parking on this block and vehicles must be moved by 5pm on Friday, April 1 until Sunday, April 3.

Police roadblocks may be placed at six intersections on Friday, April 1, through Sunday, April 3, if needed. If roadblocks are placed, vehicles will not be allowed to enter or exit the area through roadblocks from 4pm nightly to 6am the following morning

Residents on some streets may be asked to move their vehicles (look for signs posted in these areas) to allow emergency vehicles to better access the area. It is recommended that residents on the following streets move their cars:

  • 6500-7600 Blocks of Del Playa
  • Camino del Sur between Del Playa and Trigo
  • Camino Pescadero between Del Playa and Trigo
  • El Embarcadero between Del Playa and the top of the Loop
  • Camino Majorca between Del Playa and Pasado
  • The 6500 block of Trigo Road will be closed. Vehicles on this block will need to be moved by 5pm on Friday, April 1 until Sunday, April 3

Contact: Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office (805) 481-4179

UCSB Campus Parking Restrictions

  • No Overnight Visitor Parking is allowed on the UCSB Campus on Friday, April 1 and Saturday April 2.
  • Registered UCSB Students with an Annual Night & Weekend parking permit can park in designated lots on campus beginning at 9am on Friday, April 1 until 7:30am on Monday, April 4. Parking is allowed only in Structure 22 and parking lot 30. All other campus lots are subject to closure.
  • Apply/purchase permits online at Permit verification may take up to four days, so purchase by March 28th.

Contact: UCSB Transportation & Parking Services

Goleta Parking Restrictions

The City of Goleta will have temporary on-street parking restrictions over the weekend in the following Goleta streets:

  • Hollister Avenue to the southern City limit (generally Whittier Drive)
  • From Cannon Green Drive (including those cul-de-sac streets on the west side of Cannon Green Drive) to Storke Road.

    Please see the map of impacted neighborhoods.

Cars will need valid permits to park on these streets from: 

  • 7pm on Friday, April 1st to 7am Saturday, April 2nd 
  • 3pm on Saturday, April 2nd to 7am Sunday, April 3rd 
    (Should Deltopia move to the following weekend, the restrictions will be in place for the following weekend)

For FAQs in English, please click HERE. Para FAQS en Español, por favor haga clic AQUI

Contact: Britney Ramirez at 805-961-7554 or

UCSB Housing Visitor Restrictions

  • No visitors allowed in UCSB housing starting Friday, April 1 at 5pm and ending Sunday, April 3 at 10am:
    • Exterior doors will be locked – resident e key access only
    • No visitor parking anywhere
  • Community Service Officers (CSO’s) will have an increased presence in all housing communities throughout the weekend
  • There will be increased security on Friday and Sunday 
  • All kiosks will be closed to visitors 



Emergency 911 (off campus)

CSO Safety Escort Service and Safety Stations

7am-3am: (805) 893-2000

The CSO (Community Service Organization) Safety Escort service is available every day from 7am to 3am. Call (805) 893-2000 to have a CSO walk or bike with you anywhere on campus and throughout Isla Vista. Anyone in the Isla Vista and/or campus community can utilize this service.

There are Safety Stations at Little Acorn Park and Window to the Sea Park on Fridays and Saturdays from 8pm-2am. There will also be a Safety Station this Saturday from noon-2am at Little Acorn Park. 

Isla Vista Foot Patrol
(805) 681-4179
Operated by the Sheriff’s Office and UCPD. 

Santa Barbara County Behavioral Wellness

24/7: (888) 868-1649 Crisis Response and Service Access Line

Promotes the prevention of, and recovery, from addiction and mental illness among individuals, families and communities.

Santa Barbara Response Network

(805) 699-5608

The Santa Barbara Response Network (SBRN) is a nonprofit organization that mobilizes caring volunteers with training in how to provide compassionate social support in the aftermath of tragic events. Provides Psychological First Aid support and referrals.

STESA (Standing Together to End Sexual Assault) 

24/7: (805) 564-3696 

Standing Together to End Sexual Assault (STESA) – Formerly the Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center, empowers people through healing and social change to eliminate all forms of sexual violence. We are committed to transforming lives by providing services and education to meet the needs of our diverse community.


SBCC The Well 

(805) 965-0581 ext. 4702

SBCC Student Health Services’ The Well Program offers a diverse range of health and wellness services and programs.


AS LRC (Legal Resource Center) 

(805) 893-4246

The Associated Students Legal Resource Center provides free legal educational services to the UCSB campus. 

AS EVPLA (External Vice President for Local Affairs)

The External Vice President of Local Affairs serves as the representative of Associated Students of UCSB on all issues concerning Isla Vista and the broader Santa Barbara community, and coordinates all efforts concerning those communities.

Alcohol and Drug Program (UCSB)

(805) 893-5013

Provides free and confidential counseling to self-referred students, students referred by someone else, and students concerned about a friend’s use of alcohol or drugs.

CARE (Campus, Advocacy, Resources, and Education)

24/7: (805) 893-4613

CARE is UC Santa Barbara’s confidential advocacy and education office for interpersonal violence (sexual violence, relationship violence, and stalking). 

CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) 

24/7: (805) 893-4411

CAPS is committed to providing timely, culturally appropriate, and effective mental health services to our diverse UCSB student body, as well as professional consultation to faculty, staff, and families.

Life of the Party

A UCSB student-run organization that advocates for safe partying and hosts alternative events to ensure a safe and healthy community. Check out their Pre-Party Prep and other tips, like getting informed on the dangers of mixing drugs and alcohol.

UCPD (UCSB Campus Police) 

(805) 893-3446


Associated Students Safe Transportation Program

Associated Students student leadership has established a Safe Transportation program to assist undergraduate UCSB students with safe vehicle rides to and from campus between the hours of 6pm and sunrise through a reimbursement process for rides (up to $12 per ride) through Uber, Lyft, Taxi services, etc. The Safe Transportation Reimbursement Application can be found at this link:

Balcony Collapse And Cliff Erosion

Please be aware of the risk of balcony collapse. Unfortunately we’ve had a number of balcony collapses in the past when there are too many people on a balcony.

There is a constant risk of cliff erosion along the oceanside of Del Playa. As much as seven feet of ground have collapsed at one time along the oceanside properties. There is even greater risk after a strong rainfall/rain season.

Please stay mindful of your environment and consider avoiding overcrowded spaces and riskier situations.

CSO Safety Escort Service and Safety Stations

(805) 893-2000 – 7am-3am Every Day

The CSO (Community Service Organization) Safety Escort service is available every day from 7am to 3am. Call (805) 893-2000 to have a CSO walk or bike with you anywhere on campus and throughout Isla Vista

There are Safety Stations at Little Acorn Park and Window to the Sea Park on Fridays and Saturdays from 8pm-2am. There will also be a Safety Station this Saturday from noon-2am at Little Acorn Park.

Good Samaritans
The UCSB Responsible Action Protocol, (see page 6 of the Student Code of Conduct) which is similar to the California Good Samaritan Law, protects students who make a 911 call on behalf of themselves or someone needing assistance.

Register Your Party
Be a responsible party host by registering your party with the IV Foot Patrol. If there’s a noise complaint, the IV Foot Patrol will call you to help prevent a ticket from happening. 

Restrooms and Handwashing Stations

There are a number of parks in IV with public restrooms: Anisq’Oyo’ Park, Little Acorn Park and Perfect Park on the Embarcadero Del Norte side of the park. There will be additional portable restrooms and handwashing stations available at the Pardall Center and at Little Acorn Park over the weekend.

Other Safety Tips:

  • Stay aware of your environment
  • 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
  • If your friends have been drinking, check on them. Stay with them if they need help
  • Attend a Pre-Deltopia training (see under events)
  • Expect there to be DUI patrols in the area – make sure you have a designated driver if you’re hitting the road
  • Get tested for COVID-19 before gathering with others
  • Naloxone kits and Fentanyl Test Strips are available anonymously and at no cost through Gauchos for Recovery and can be reached at 
  • Remember to lock your doors and windows to prevent theft 


The UC Police Department and the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office share jurisdiction of Isla Vista and both law enforcement agencies will have an increased presence in Isla Vista over the weekend. In addition, California Highway Patrol will likely have sober driver checkpoints.

For more information on law enforcement plans for Deltopia attend the  Isla Vista Community Safety & Support Forum on Wednesday, March 30th (see events) and/or the virtual Law Enforcement Community Briefing on Saturday, April 2 (see events) 


In addition to the laws and ordinances shared below, please stay aware of the evolving County COVID public health information.

Below is a list of some of the most common citations and arrests made during Deltopia in Isla Vista. You should pay close attention to the special Festival Ordinance that is in place over the weekend.  

If you or a friend has received a citation, please visit the AS Legal Resource Center to receive free legal education (UCSB students only).


The festival ordinance (7-70.01) is in effect April 1, 2 and 3 from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning.

This ordinance prohibits persons from playing live or recorded music which can be heard outside your residence. It also bans 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.


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.


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).


Definition: Any person under the age of 21 years who has any alcoholic beverage in his or her possession, closed or open, on any street or highway or in any public place or in any place open to the public is guilty of a misdemeanor.


Definition: Any person who is found in any public place under the influence of an intoxicating liquor, drug, controlled substance, or any combination thereof in a condition where he or she is unable to exercise care for his or her own safety or the safety of others, or by reason of being under the influence interferes, obstructs or prevents the free use of any street, sidewalk, or other public way (e.g., passed out in a public place), is guilty of a misdemeanor.


Definition: Every person furnishes (sells, provides or gives) or causes to be sold, furnished, or given away, any alcoholic beverage to any person under the age of 21 years is guilty of a misdemeanor.


Definition: Any person who: (1) unlawfully fights in a public place or challenges another person in a public place to fight (415(1) PC); (2) maliciously and willfully disturbs another person by loud and unreasonable noise (415(2) PC); or (3) uses offensive words in a public place that are inherently likely to provoke an immediate violent reaction (415(3) PC).


Definition: It is a misdemeanor for any person to urinate or defecate in or upon any street, sidewalk, alley, plaza, park, beach, public building or public maintained facility, or any place open to the public or exposed to public view. This section shall not be construed so as to prohibit lawfully constructed restroom facilities designed for the sanitary disposal of human waste.


Definition: No person shall have in his or her possession on any public street or public area any bottle, can, or other receptacle containing any intoxicating liquor which has been opened, or a seal broken, or the contents of which have been partially removed.


Definition: A party becomes a public nuisance when it results in at least three or more violations of local or state law or ordinance including, but not limited to: battery, trespassing, criminal threats, disturbing the peace, vandalism, arson, MIP, fires, or unlawful fireworks. A party is also a public nuisance when a keg is placed where the public can view it, or when the conduct of persons in attendance results in unsafe behaviors that are likely to cause injury to persons and property (e.g., moshing, throwing objects like rocks or bottles, and crowd surfing).


Additional guidance and commonly asked questions from the AS Legal Resource Center.

IVCSD-UCPD CSO Safety Stations

in Little Acorn Park, 12pm-2am April 3

a free escort home: 805-893-2000, PPE and water distribution regularly Friday and Saturday nights 9:45pm-4am @ Little Acorn Park

More resources for mental health, housing, and COVID-19 safety: 

UCSB Health Ambassadors

Little Acorn Park, 11:30am-4:30pm April 3

PPE and water distribution. Covid-19 safety information

April-3-inIV Challenge: Free $25 DoorDash Vouchers:


The Associated Students and the Dean of Students Office are giving away 1,000, $25 DoorDash Vouchers to UCSB Students who complete the following steps.

  • Commit to taking a COVID test during the first two weeks of Spring Quarter.
  • Commit to wearing a mask in public spaces
  • Commit to avoiding large gatherings
  • Read the short UCSB Safety Promise
  • Take a picture of yourself (preferably wearing a mask), post it to your social media account and include the hashtag #April_3_inIV.

Brought to you by Associated Students Office of the External Vice President for Local Affairs (EVPLA) in collaboration with the following community and campus collaborators:

  • AS Beloved Community
  • AS Community Affairs Office
  • AS Environmental Affairs Board
  • AS Isla Vista Tenants Union
  • AS KCSB Radio 91.9FM
  • AS Legal Resource Center
  • AS Office of the President
  • AS Pardall Center
  • AS Program Board
  • AS Safe Transportation Task Force
  • Isla Vista Community Services District
  • Isla Vista Foot Patrol (SBSO and UCPD)
  • St. George Youth Center
  • UCSB Alcohol and Drug Program
  • UCSB Community Services Officers
  • UCSB Department of Recreation
  • UCSB Department of Transportation and Parking Services
  • UCSB Division of Administrative Services
  • UCSB Division of Student Affairs
  • UCSB Housing, Dining & Auxiliary Enterprises
  • UCSB Life of the Party
  • UCSB Police Department
  • UCSB University & Community Housing Services

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