URGENT NEEDS:

UC Police Department (UCPD)

911 or (805) 893-3446
Danger to yourself or others


After Hours Counseling 

(805) 893-4411
Press 2 to speak with a counselor 


Bias or Hate Incident Response

UCSB Incident Report Form  


Financial Crisis Response Team

financialcrisis@sa.ucsb.edu
Eviction, financial emergency or urgent food-related issue


Interpersonal Violence, Stalking, and Sexual Assault Advocacy

(805) 893-4613


Undocumented Student Services

(805) 893-5609
Students or immediate family members are detained or at risk of deportation

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Resources

Incident Services If you have witnessed or experienced issues related to discrimination and/or harassment, please know you are not alone in the process. The Campus has various confidential and reporting resources available.  Music Department Diversity Officer: Professor Stefanie Tcharos

reporting an incident

University of California's system wide intolerance report form

If you experience or observe behavior that is inconsistent with our Principles of Community, please report it. You may report anonymously or by name, the following issues: Expressions of Bias, Hate Speech, Hate Crime, Graffiti/Vandalism, Intimidation, Bullying or Physical Violence, Bias Incidents, Hostile Climate, Other Campus Climate Issues

Title IX & Sexual Harassment Policy Compliance Office

The mission of the TIX/SHPC is to ensure all UCSB community members fulfill the campus’ commitment to create and maintain a work and academic environment free of sex discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual violence. File a Title IX report.

Grade Disputes

Students should first discuss their dispute with the instructor and the faculty in charge of the course to see if the issue can be clarified and resolved. If it cannot, it should be discussed with the department chair. If the department agrees that the grade was issued fairly, but the student does not agree, the formal process for disputing a grade can be found here.

From this policy: Grades "may only be appealed on the grounds that the grade (or the number of units) was based on an evaluation of the student's work by criteria that were not clearly and directly related to student's performance in the course for which the grade was assigned." Additionally, "This appeal must be submitted before the end of the term following the term in which the grade was assigned." You can find the Dean of Undergraduate Education for the College of Letters and Science here.

 

 

wellness & crisis resources

UCSB Office of the Ombuds

The Office of the Ombuds at UC Santa Barbara provides confidential consultation services to faculty, staff, students, parents, or anyone else with a campus-related concern. The ombuds addresses workplace issues, interpersonal conflict, academic concerns, policy questions, and many other problems, whether as a first step, last resort, or at any point along the way. The Office of the Ombuds is dedicated to ensuring fairness throughout the University and regularly makes recommendations for systemic change.

CARE Campus, Advocacy, Resources, and Education (CARE)

UC Santa Barbara’s confidential advocacy and education office for interpersonal violence (sexual violence, relationship violence, and stalking). We offer free and confidential services for students, staff, faculty, alumni, community members, and friends/loved ones impacted interpersonal and gender-based violence and we provide violence prevention education for the entire UCSB campus

UCSB Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

UCSB Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) is committed to providing timely, culturally appropriate, and effective mental health services to the diverse UCSB student body, as well as professional consultation to faculty, staff, and families. All registered students are eligible for services at CAPS. When help is needed in sorting out a personal concern, CAPS is a resource for learning new skills in building self-confidence, relating to others, reducing stress, solving problems, and identifying options.

UCSB Food for All & Crisis Response

The UCSB Food for All website includes links to information on food pantries and prepared meals, food security and Calfresh Advocates, and nutrition, as well as emergency funds, the Financial Crisis Response Team, and UCSB and Isla Vista housing. UCSB recognizes that students may experience a variety of unique challenges and remains committed to supporting them. If you find yourself in urgent need of resources – be it food, housing, finances, or any other basic needs – know that there are campus/community solutions available to you. Start here for a roadmap.

Alcohol and Drug Program

The Alcohol & Drug Program works in partnership with many campus departments, students, and the community to promote a healthy and safe campus environment. Using science and evaluation-based prevention models, the Alcohol and Other Drug Work Group and Taskforce make recommendations for all program, policy, and enforcement issues related to alcohol and other drugs. This comprehensive effort works to reduce high-risk drinking by:

  • Educating students about responsible alcohol use 
  • Providing early intervention and confidential counseling for those who need help
  • Altering the environment to limit access to alcohol by underage students and providing alcohol-free social options
  • Ensuring compliance with substance abuse policies and laws, and consequences for policy violation

Health and Wellness

Health & Wellness supports students as they navigate the University experience for academic success and a fulfilling life. Some of their popular events include Pet Therapy Week and weekly meditation sessions.

Student Health

One of the main concerns for UCSB staff and faculty is the health and well being of your student. Attending college can be challenging for many students due to stress, fatigue and social pressures. Many services and programs on campus help students to maintain their physical, mental, and social health. Additionally, students are supported when such challenges arise in a variety of ways, including counseling, education, and intervention.

 

 

registration & record administration

Schedule of Classes

UCSB Schedule of Classes (course listing) - contains information about offerings each quarter for the past 3 years.

UCSB Gaucho On-Line Data (GOLD)

Log on to GOLD , How to use GOLD

Gauchospace

GauchoSpace is the learning management system for UCSB courses and projects built using Moodle, an open source learning platform. Instructors can create online sites for posting course materials, creating student assessment activities and to communicate with students. Read more here.

UCSB Office of the Registrar

The UCSB Office of the Registrar is a resource for information on enrollment, fees and residency, student records, and academic calendars. For forms, see this page. Forms include: 

financial offices

UCSB Billing Accounts Receivable Collections (BARC)

The UCSB Billing Accounts Receivable Collections (BARC) unit is the UCSB campus centralized receivable system. This computerized system produces a monthly statement for any amounts owed to the university, such as registration fees, campus housing charges, phone bills, library fines, and student health services, to name a few. The Billing Accounts Receivable Office consolidates all sundry debts owed to the University for charges that may be incurred through any University department, identifies delinquent debts, and disburses financial aid. Click here to access your BARC account.

UCSB Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

The UCSB Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships is here to assist you with all of your financial aid related needs and their goal is to provide UCSB families with the services necessary to achieve their educational goals. They are committed to providing accurate, user-friendly, responsive, and respectful service to students and their families. 

Disabled Student Program

Students with disabilities are responsible for ensuring that the Disabled Students Program (DSP) is aware of their disabilities and for providing DSP with appropriate documentation. DSP is located at 2120 Student Resource Building and serves as the campus liaison regarding issues and regulations related to students with disabilities. The DSP staff works in an advisory capacity with a variety of campus departments to ensure that equal access is provided to all disabled students. Students with disabilities attending UCSB can be assured of receiving the same core support academic services offered throughout the University of California's System-wide chain of campuses.


 

Education and Career Planning

Music Undergraduate Advising

UCSB College of Letters and Science Academic Advising 

College advisors provide students with assistance regarding academic planning, but they also connect students to a wide variety of services across the campus. The College of Letters and Science Academic Advising (undergrad) office also houses a number of academic programs that add value to a student's UCSB education, including UCDC, the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Program, the Freshman Seminar Program, and the College of Letters and Science Honors Program.

If you need to access certain forms, like late adds or drops, incomplete grade request, or change of major (among others), go here.

UCSB Career Services

UCSB Career Services is here to help the students and recent graduates of the University of California, Santa Barbara identify and fulfill their career goals. UCSB Career Services serves as the bridge between the college experience and employment or graduate school, helping students apply what they have learned.

 

 

Supporting Individual Student Identities

Opening New Doors to Accelerating Success - ONDAS

Resources for first‐year, first‐generation and/or under‐represented minority students, http://ondas.ucsb.edu/ 

Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS)

Challenges being an international student, https://oiss.ucsb.edu/students/student-advising

UCSB Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity (RCSGD)

The Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity (RCSGD) at UC Santa Barbara facilitates the intersectional inclusion and representation of the identities, experiences, and concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members. RCSGD staff and volunteers, in collaboration with campus partners, promote the celebration, development, scholarship, and success of the LGBTQIA+ community through advocacy, education, programming, and resource creation and referral.

The RCSGD uses intersectional and social justice lenses to work toward trans justice, queer justice, racial justice, and other forms of justice by examining and combating oppressive systems, including white supremacy, heterosexism, misogyny, patriarchy, and xenophobia.

Guardian Scholars

The UC Santa Barbara Guardian Scholars Program supports the academic and personal success of students who have been part of the foster care system. Program services include academic support, enrichment services, student advocacy, career guidance, peer networking, housing assistance and financial aid advising.

Undocumented Student Services

At UC Santa Barbara, Undocumented Student Services (USS) is committed to fostering a safe, nurturing, and supportive environment for prospective and current undocumented students, students with mixed-immigration status families, and students from refugee backgrounds. USS practices a solution-focused, intercultural, intersectional, and social justice approach that provides personalized support, programs, services, and resources. USS offers general counseling, programming, legal services, support groups such as Empowerment Circle, UndocuQueer, and UndocuTrans. They also offer a Dream Lending Library to provide an opportunity for undocumented students to borrow books they may need, free of charge.

Campus Life

Office of Student Life (OSL)

OSL is home to registered campus organizations, including fraternities and sororities, and student leadership development programs. We also host a variety of special initiatives including After Dark Late Nite Social Programs, CommUnity Grants, and Student-Initiated Outreach Programs. Primary services include:

  • Helping students to find out how to get involved, deepen their sense of belonging at UCSB, and build practical skills for their lives and careers. 
  • Advising and support for leaders of 500+ registered campus organizations.
  • Individual and group leadership development programming. 
  • Recognition and advising of social fraternities and sororities and their governing councils.  

UCSB Access Card

The UCSB Access Card is the official identification card of the University of California, Santa Barbara. Issued to all members of our community, it is required for identification, access to essential campus services, and offers prepaid convenient accounts for making purchases on and off campus. Your UCSB Access Card is your key to:

  1. Official University ID
  2. Library Card: Check out Library books and materials with the ID Card you already carry.
  3. Meal Card: Use your ID Card for meal swipes in all University Dining Commons.
  4. Door Access: Access to Res Halls, campus buildings, classrooms, computer and science labs.
  5. Event Pass: Attend Athletic Dept. events and certain AS events for free.
  6. Bus Pass: Ride the MTD Bus for free.
  7. RecCen: Use your ID Card for full use of gym facilities and equipment.

UCSB Housing, Dining, & Auxiliary Enterprises

UCSB Housing, Dining, & Auxiliary Enterprises provides housing and associated residential life services for UCSB's undergraduate student, graduate student, and faculty population. While the majority of functions at UCSB operate during the traditional “40-hour” workweek, H&RS operates on a 24-hour daily basis throughout the year. The scope of the services offered can be compared to those of operating a small city. The business of HDAE involves the entire range of services associated with the administration of that small city, including physical and capital planning, maintenance and upkeep, community supervision and safety, and support services.

UCSB Transportation and Parking Services

UCSB Transportation and Parking Services is an innovative and self-sustaining department that supports the UCSB mission by providing safe and reliable parking, fleet services and transportation alternatives to the campus community. 

UCSB Rec Cen

More than a gym, the rec can houses adventure programs, aquatics, campus point rental center, gaucho R.E.C. classes, group fit & group cycle, intramural sports, and sport clubs.