Thousands of prospective students toured campus Saturday for Spring Insight, acquainting themselves with the academic atmosphere.
Hosted by the UCSB Office of Admissions, the annual open house offered a series of seminars and tours for admitted applicants and their families. Marc Fisher, senior associate vice chancellor of Administrative Services and campus architect, said the event was designed so it wouldn’t suffer from campus construction.
“The contractors, D-Kal and Campus Design & Facilities made a huge effort to prepare for approximately 10,000 visitors to our campus this weekend,” Fisher said in an email. “We are very proud of our beautiful campus. This cleanup allows us to showcase that beauty during Spring Insight.”
Due to the arrival of Isla Vista’s infamous holiday “Floatopia” on Saturday, the university’s reputation faced bigger problems just next door. The Isla Vista Foot Patrol issued many citations and made several arrests — primarily alcohol related — throughout the day.
Associate Director of Admissions Lisa Przekop said the day-rager that crammed Del Playa with nearly 10,000 partiers reflected poorly on the community.
“Unfortunately, some students participating in past DP-Topia events have behaved in a way that hurts our reputation as a serious academic institution,” Przekop said in an email.