Campus Resources for Students

Practice Room Keys

Keys are issued to qualifying students who are active in the Music Department. Please review the Practice Rooms and Keys policy for more information.

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

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.

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.

UCSB Graduate Division

The UCSB Graduate Division facilitates and coordinates graduate education for 3,000 students as they pursue knowledge, innovate and collaborate. Their goal is to promote academic excellence in graduate degree programs; to foster a diverse and inclusive graduate community of domestic and international students; and to cultivate for all graduate students both an intellectually challenging and socially supportive academic environment.

UCSB Gaucho On-Line Data (GOLD)

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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. 

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. 

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 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.

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.

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 Food for All

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 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.