UCSB Resources and Links

Academic Advising (College)

College of Letters & Science Academic Advising

College of Engineering Academic Advising

College of Creative Studies Academic Advising

Academic Advising for Transfer Students


Educational & Professional Development

Career Services

  • Academic and career exploration
  • Internship opportunities, workshops, and career fairs
  • Graduate school information and guides
  • Resumé building guides
  • Interviewing skills and mock interviews
  • Services available to use for up to one year after graduation date
  • Contact: career-help@sa.ucsb.edu
  • https://career.sa.ucsb.edu/

Campus Learning Assistance Services (CLAS)

  • Drop-in tutorials in math, science, economics, writing and foreign language
  • Math, Science, Economics tutorial groups
  • Study skills workshops and coaching
  • Writing workshops
  • http://clas.sa.ucsb.edu/

Summer Sessions

UCSB Library

  • Study space, group study rooms, Late Night Study for UCSB students (10pm-8am)
  • Course reserves
  • Research support, instructional services
  • Online articles and databases
  • http://www.library.ucsb.edu/

Undergraduate Research

  • Learn about what research is and how to get started with research
  • Learn about available research opportunities
  • Find funding for your research
  • Network with people all over campus in various research fields
  • https://undergrad.research.ucsb.edu

Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities (URCA)

  • Facilitates equitable access, opportunities, and support for students producing knowledge 
  • Grant programs - Undergraduate Reseach and Creative Activites (URCA) Grant, Transfer Student Research Award, Faculty Research Assistance Program (FRAP)
  • Showcase opportunities - Undergraduate Research Colloquium, Colloquium Unbound, Digital Colloquium, Undergraduate Research Slam, URCA Journal
  • Workhops and info sessions
  • https://urca.ucsb.edu/


Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

Money Matters PDF

AS Food Bank & Miramar Food Pantry

Basic Needs Resources

  • List of food security and other basic needs resources on campus and the Isla Vista community
  • Information about food resources, housing resoruces, financial resources, wellbeing resources, and technology resources
  • In-person and virutal advising available on a drop-in basis or by appointment 
  • http://food.ucsb.edu/

Health & Well-Being

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

  • UCSB mental health services
  • Individual and group counseling, long and short term counseling, single-session therapy, ADHD screening
  • Get started at CAPS by calling (805) 893-4411 or submitting a CAPS Services Request Form online for
  • http://caps.sa.ucsb.edu/caps-home

Mental Health Peer Program

  • Drop-in peer counseling
  • Massage and Egg chairs 
  • Workshops - understanding and coping with stressors, coping with academic anxiety, etc
  • School Anxiety Program (SAP) - three 1-hour long one-on-one session with a peer who will help you learn important time management, coping, and relaxaton skills to reduce your anxiety 
  • http://www.ucsbmhp.com/

Student Health Services (SHS)

  • Full sprectrum of primary care services - acute or urgent medical needs, management of chornic conditions, mental health diagnosis and medication management, contraceptive counseling and prescription, vaccinations. and more 
  • Behavioral health services - psychiatric services, Alcohol and Drug Program, Social Work Services
  • On-site pharmacy
  • General Medicine, Psychiatry, Physical Therapy, Nutrition Counseling
  • http://studenthealth.sa.ucsb.edu/

Alcohol and Drug Program (ADP)

  • Safety Information and Overdose/911 Response Guide
  • Education and Prevention Programs
  • Confidential Counseling and Treatment
  • Gauchos For Recovery program
  • Device & Screen Management information
  • Naloxone and Fentanyl Test Strip distribution
  • https://alcohol.sa.ucsb.edu/

Life of the Party (LOTP)

  • Student-run organization that advocates for safe partying and hosts alternative events to ensure safe and healthy community 
  • Alcohol and drug safety tips and combination information 
  • Pre-party prep information
  • https://adp.sa.ucsb.edu/lotp

Disabled Student Program (DSP)

  • Temporary/Injury and Long Term disability accomodations 
  • Reading Services and Note-taking Services
  • Test-taking Accommodations
  • Help writing letters to instructors
  • Workhops - Self-Advocacy, Social-Emotional Skills
  • Contact: 805.893.2668 or DSP.Help@sa.ucsb.edu
  • http://dsp.sa.ucsb.edu//

Health and Wellness

  • Programs aimed towards improving student well-being
  • Guides and resources about various health topics, such as meditation, sleep, stress reduction, eating disorders and body image, nutrition, and more
  • Rejuvenation Stations, Mindfulness Meditations, Sleep Challenge, and more
  • http://wellness.sa.ucsb.edu/

Department of Recreation

  • provides programs, services, and facilties which promote an active, balanced lifestyle that contributes to the development of social, emotional, and physical health
  • Wellness and fitness classes, adventure programs, aquatics programs, intramural sports and e-sports, Gaucho R.E.C
  • https://recreation.sa.ucsb.edu/


Social, Cultural, & More

Associated Students (AS)

  • Non-profit organization and deparrtment of UCSB campus funded by student fees
  • Dozens of boards, committes, and commissions that are organized through A.S to enrich student life and give students services and opportunities not offered by the administration
  • Community Affairs Board (CAB) – Volunteer Opportunities
  • Student involvement in Student Government and Leadership
  • http://www.as.ucsb.edu/

AS Program Board

  • Student-operated non-profit organization funded by lock-in fees, aims to coordinate fun and educational events for the UCSB community 
  • organize community events, movie nights, concerts at The Hub, and Storke Shows
  • Organize large, yearly events, such as Extravagnza, The Warm Up, and Delirium
  • Curate playlists on Spotify
  • https://aspb.as.ucsb.edu/

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

  • Focus on serving students who are income eligible and first generaion college students.
  • Mentorship, academic programs, one on one couseling and advising, campus student support service referrals and social/cultural programming 
  • Get help addressing academic, career, financial, and personal concerns
  • Cultural centers - African diasporic Cultural Resaource Center, American Indian and Indigenous Cultural Resource Center, Asian Resource Center, Chicanx/Latinx Cultural Resource Center & El Centro, and Middle Eastern, North African, South Asian Resource Center
  • AS/EOP Grant
  • Contact: 805-893-4758 or EOP@sa.ucsb.edu
  • http://eop.sa.ucsb.edu//

Resource Center for Sexual & Gender Diversity 

  • UCSB's LGBTQIA+ center. Exists to ensure LGBTQIA+ students have the support they need to succeed at UCSB
  • Has a lounge where students can study and spend time between classes, a computer lab with free printing, free snacks, free safer sex and menstruation supplies, and more!
  • Various programs and events, Colunteer Program, Mentorship Program, Student org meetings, and more
  • https://rcsgd.sa.ucsb.edu/

Guardian Scholars Program

  • Provides academic and personal support for students who were in the foster care system
  • Services include academic support, enrichment services, student advocacy, career guidance, peer networking, housing assistance and financial aid advising.
  • http://www.sa.ucsb.edu/guardianscholars/

Housing and Residential Services

MultiCultural Center (MCC)

  • Safe space for students of color, LGBTQ, and international students
  • Hosts several events throughout the academic year
  • Jackson Social Justice Legacy Scholarship Interns 
  • Annual Socail Justive Conference 
  • http://mcc.sa.ucsb.edu/

Undocumented Student Services (USS)

  • https://uss.sa.ucsb.edu/
  • Provides general counseling to all students seeking support pertaining to being undocumented, having undocumented family members or loved ones, and other relevant issues.
  • Includes topics such as ways to navigate college as an undocumented student, feedback on scholarship essays, graduate school as an undocumented student, life, family, roommates, stress, opportunities available to undocumented students with/without DACA, referrals to financial resources, wellness support, internships, leadership opportunities, basic needs, legal services and more.
  • Offers a variety of other resources, such as the Dream Scholars Resource Team, USS Mentoring Program, Monarch Lounge, and more
  • USS Grocery Voucher Program - the Grocery Voucher Program is available for students who demonstrate financial need and are not eligible for CalFresh with a focus on UC Santa Barbara undocumented students. Undocumented students are able to receive 2 grocery vouchers ($100 in total) per quarter. Grocery vouchers are distributed at the Food Security and Basic Needs Advising Center at the UCen.
  • https://uss.sa.ucsb.edu/resources/basic-needs

Student Engagement & Leadership (SEAL)

  • Promotes undergraduate and graduate student engagement and development through co-curricular programs, including campus organizations, freaternities and sororities, leadership development, and civic engagement
  • SEAL offers leadership opportunities through new and continuing initiatives, campus organizations, and events 
  • https://seal.sa.ucsb.edu/

Veterans and Military Services

Women, Gender and Sexual Equity

  • CARE (Campus Advocacy, Resources & Education) - Provide confidential advice and support to individuals impacted by interpersonal violence
  • RGSGD (Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity) - safe, supportive, and welcoming environment/resources for LGBTQIA members
  • Non-Traditional Student Services - for students ages 25+, students with dependents, or re-entering students. The center offers child care grant, priority registration, and lockers!
  • Women's Center - host events/training/workshops; advocate and promote research on diverse gender related topics

UCSB Campus Store

Transportation and Parking Services