Aiming for another safe and home-based Halloween weekend, UC Santa Barbara has partnered with its students and with the broader community to develop rules, regulations, safety enhancement and alternative events, Oct. 26-31.

The Recreation Center will host Hallowheels, starting at 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, offering roller skating, pumpkin painting, silent disco, photo booth, costume contests, e-sports, free food and candy, a spooky movie, s’mores, and cornhole.

The event is a collaboration of the Department of Recreation, Health & Wellness, Life of the Party, Gauchos for Recovery, and Woodstock’s Pizza.

The Associated Students Program Board will present its popular students-only concert event called Delerium, Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Thunderdome.

Off campus, the Isla Vista Community Services District (IVCSD) is throwing its first Halloween Community Festival, featuring live music, performances, art, food, games, workshops, and vintage clothing vendors.

The IVCSD festival will be noon-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 at Isla Vista Community Center, 976 Embarcadero Del Mar.

A haunted house, sponsored by IVCSD and St. George Youth Center (SGYC), will be open 6:30-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 27-28, at SGYC, 889 Camino Del Sur, followed by a pumpkin carving contest, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 30.

IVCSD will sponsor a safety station, staffed by UCSB community service officers, at Little Acorn Park, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28.

The (IVRPD), is also hosting a haunted pumpkin patch event in Anisq’Oyo’ Park, 7-11 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30 and Tuesday, Oct. 31.

All events are designed to make Halloween a locals-only occasion. The UCSB campus continues to team up on these efforts with community partners, including IVCSD, IVRPD, IVFP, the city of Goleta and Santa Barbara County.

As in past years, no overnight guests are allowed in any of UCSB residence halls, or in university-owned apartments (except Family Student Housing) from 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27 to 8 a.m. Monday, Oct. 30.

Campus officials have worked to develop a parking plan to help ensure the safety of students, faculty, staff, and others who are authorized to use campus facilities during the Halloween weekend. 

Additional measures will be put in place to discourage unauthorized use of campus parking facilities to gain access to Isla Vista during Halloween.

Effective Friday, Oct. 27, and Saturday, Oct. 28, the campus will be closed to overnight visitor parking. Campus checkpoints will be set up starting at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, and will continue as needed throughout the weekend to provide safety and security to the campus. Unauthorized vehicles will be denied access without prior approval.

To park on campus overnight on the dates identified above, all vehicles must be registered with valid “Reserved,” “A,” “B,” “C,” “H,” or annual “Night & Weekend” ePermit.

Short-term ePermits, including daily, 15-day night and weekend, and visitor permits issued from the TPS Permit Portal, Permit Dispensers, and ParkMobile will expire at midnight Friday, Oct. 27, and Saturday, Oct. 28. These permits are not valid for overnight parking.

Unauthorized vehicles parked overnight on campus are subject to a $300 citation and having the vehicle impounded at the owner’s expense. The enhanced parking restrictions will cease between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. to allow for normal business on campus.

As in previous years, a number of campus parking locations are subject to closure, and access will be limited to support enhanced safety and security measures.

In addition to parking lot closures, traffic in and around the UCSB campus will be impacted.

Access to El Colegio Road and/or Isla Vista may be closed for safety reasons if deemed necessary by law enforcement. If roads are closed, proof of residency may be required to enter. Certain roads in Isla Vista may be barricaded and closed to vehicular traffic.

The festival ordinance prohibiting amplified music at residences will be in place 6 p.m.-7 a.m. each day between Thursday, Oct. 26, and Monday, Oct. 30.