Academic Advising (College)

College of Letters & Science Academic Advising

  • Students may drop in to meet with an academic advisor in the TSC, or schedule an appointment to meet with an academic advisor in Cheadle Hall at

College of Engineering Academic Advising

College of Creative Studies Academic Advising

Educational & Professional Development

Career Services 


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  • Part-time, full-time, on-campus, off-campus, and work-study positions are listed on Handshake
  • Available to all registered students with an active UCSB NetID and to all UCSB alumni
  • Click here to learn more

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

Summer Sessions

UCSB Library


Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

Basic Needs Resources

Money Matters PDF

Health & Well-Being

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

  • CAPS Overview of Services
  • CAPS is committed to providing a safe, inclusive, and affirming enviornment to ensure that all students remain psychologically healthy in pursuit of their goals.
  • CAPS provides Individual Therapy, Group Therapy, and Teletherapy
  • School Anxiety Program
  • To set up an appointment, visit CAPS (Building 599) or call 805-893-4411 for a first-time appointment

Student Health Services (SHS)

  • Nurses and health counselors for all students
  • Same day appointments usually available
  • General Medicine, Psychiatry, Physical Therapy, Eye Care, Dental Care, Pharmacy
  • Massage, Meditation, Nutrition, Stress Management

Alcohol and Drug Program (ADP)

  • Education and Prevention Programs
  • Confidential Counseling and Treatment
  • Recovery Support
  • Learn how to help a friend

Disabled Student Program (DSP)

Health and Wellness

  • Supports the flourishing of students as they navigate the University experience for academic success and a fulfilling life
  • Programs and events aimed towards improving student well-being
  • Quarterly Meditation Program
  • Dog Therapy Day
  • Weekly Wellness Centers and much more

Department of Recreation

  • Numerous facilities that suit your interests
  • Wellness and fitness classes
  • Intramural sports and clubs
  • UCSB Adventure Programs

Social, Cultural, & More

ONDAS Student Center (OSC)

  • Promotes the success and retention of first-generation college students with an emphasis on the first-year transition and underrepreseted student experience, but open to all students!
  • Provides mentoring and academic support in a learning-centered space for students to connect with faculty, staff, and peers in order to grow personally and excel academically
  • Contact:

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

  • Focus on low-income and first generation undergraduates, but see anyone!
  • Peer Advisor Program, cultural programming, support services
  • Get help clarifying academic, career, financial, and personal concerns
  • Contact: 805-893-4758 or

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) - Cultural Centers

MultiCultural Center (MCC)

  • Safe space for students of color, LGBTQIA+, and international students
  • Shared community space that provides platforms for critical dialogue and services to uphold a safer, welcoming space that validates marginalized identities
  • Hosts several events throughout the academic year

Veterans and Military Services (VRC)

Undocumented Student Services (USS)

  • Committed to fostering a safe, nuturing, and supportive environment for prospective and current undocumented students, students with mixed-immigration status families, and students from refugee backgrounds
  • Provides general counseling to all students seeking support pertaining to being undocumented, having undocumented family members or loved ones, and other relevant issues
  • Provides free immigration legal services to UC students and their immediate family members
  • Contact:

Office of Black Student Development (OBSD)

  • Advances the experiences of all Black students, advocates for their needs, and fosters their personal and academic achievement through graduation and beyond
  • Through the development of innovative and sustainable programs and services aimed to increase the recruitment, retention, academic achievement, holistic support, and self-advocacy of the Black community, the OBSD addresses the needs of the Black student community and holds themselves and the university responsible to meet those needs.
  • Works to engage, develop, and activate experiences to promote an inclusive campus experience that fosters a sense of belonging and leaders of social change
  • The OBSD has four pillars: Academic Success, Holistic Support, Recruitment and Retention, and Advocacy

Women, Gender and Sexual Equity

  • CARE (Campus Advocacy, Resources & Education) - Provide confidential advice and support to individuals impacted by interpersonal violence
  • 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

Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity (RCSGD)

  • Exists to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, and questioning, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) students have the support they need to succeed at UCSB
  • Facilitates the intersectional inclusion and representation of the identities, experiences, and concerns of LGBTQIA+ students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members
  • Promotes the celebration, development, scholarship, and success of the LGBTQIA+ community through advocacy, education, programming, and resource creation and referral
  • Provides a space where students can study, spend time between classes, a computer lab with free printing, free snacks, free safer sex and menstruation supplies, and many other resources
  • Contact: (805) 893-5847

Non-Traditional Student Resource Center

  • For undergraduate students who are over 24 years old (25+), graduate students who are over 28 years old (29+), students with dependents, or re-entering students
  • Provides a community space for students whose life experiences may differ from traditional students
  • Provides staff that can guide students to resources and help manage challenges associated with achieving academic goals
  • Contact: (805) 893-5869 or

UCSB Guardian Scholars

  • Supports the academic and personal success of students who have been part of the foster care system
  • Helps to ensure that incoming students have a smooth transition into the UCSB community and are provided with a network of services to enhance their educational experience
  • Program services include academic support, enrichment services, student advocacy, career guidance, peer networking, housing assistance, and financial aid advising
  • Contact: Stephany Rubio, Guardian Scholars Program Coordinator at (805) 893-5631 or

Basic Needs Resources

Associated Students Food Bank

Housing and Residential Services

Office of Student Life (OSL)

  • Campus organizations, Greek Life, and leadership development
  • Assistance in emergency situations, problem solving, intellectual and personal development

Associated Students (AS)

  • Offer FREE concerts and shows
  • Community Affairs Board (CAB) – Volunteer Opportunities
  • Student involvement in Student Government and Leadership

UCSB Bookstore

Transportation and Parking Services

  • Parking permits
  • Commuter options: TAP, bicycle program, bus programs, and more