It’s not every year that you go Gaucho for the first time. As a University of California freshman this fall, you’ll conquer housing, explore the city and rock everything there is to do in Santa Barbara. Add self storage solutions, and you’re ready to make the most of your new student life. And A-American is here to make sure it all goes smoothly, with this convenient first-time Gaucho Guide.
Step 1: Choose a Place to Live
Do you want to live on or off campus? What are your options in a residence hall, and how do they stack up with apartment living? The UCSB website features a dedicated portal for housing and residential services that covers everything. Start with the Welcome Video, tour different facilities, and check out campus dining options. Plan your new home away from home with streamlined online ease.
What’s the City All About?
You’re less than 100 miles north of LA in a city dubbed the Riviera of the West. That’s how perfect the climate is here on the Pacific Coast. Living healthy is the lifestyle of choice, and East Beach is everyone’s favorite workout spot. This is the birthplace of Earth Day, so enjoy green attitudes wherever you go. For an authentic taste of Santa Barbara, load up on local veggies at the State Street farmer’s market on Tuesday nights.
How Much Fun Can You Have?
From beaches and botanical gardens to roller blading and ballet, the city’s to-do list is endless. If you enjoy festivals, crack confetti eggs downtown during Old Spanish Days. When you need a dose of high-end retail therapy, window-shop along downtown’s State Street. Take in film festivals at the historic Arlington Theater, climb to the top of Storke Tower on campus, and meditate on it all at UCSB’s soothing Labyrinth.
Why Plan Self Storage Now?
That old saying about early birds and worms applies to staking out the extra space you’ll need for your transition from home to school. Start by checking out storage units online, and figure out how much square footage you’ll need. Your options range from walk-in closet space for boxes to larger storage units that can handle furniture. Get organized now with online account management, and arrange for move-in discounts that stretch student-budget dollars.
We know that you’re ready to start making plans, and we’re ready to help. A-American Self Storage offers affordable storage units for Santa Barbara students on and off campus. We always have the extra space you need to make college life easier. Good luck, Gaucho!