Resources & Services

For first-year students

FSSPSTEP

Programs/initiatives that support transitioning to UCSB

In the Summer

Freshman Summer Start Program (FSSP): Get a head start on coursework

GUIDES Summer Orientation (GSO): A 5-day orientation hosted by Associated Students
MESA Successful Transition Program (M-STP): A 3-week transition program for students in STEM fields

Orientation (for students): A 2-day complete orientation experience

Orientation (for parents/families): A 2-day experience for parents and families

Summer Institute in Mathematics and Science (SIMS): A 2-week intensive program

Summer Transitional Enrichment Program (STEP): A 1-week Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) experience

 

In the Fall

FirstGen Scholars Welcome: Connect with first-gen faculty and staff, and build your community

New Student Convocation: A ceremonial induction into the university

Week of Welcome Activities (Residence Halls Association): A list of welcome events and activities

Week of Welcome Activities (Student Affairs): A list of welcome events and activities

 

Ongoing
Real Talk: Learn about resources and socialize with peer mentors
Underground Scholars: Peer-driven support for formerly incarcerated students

Courses that support transitioning to UCSB

ED 10: Introduction to the College Experience

ED 20: Introduction to the University Experience

ED 20I: Introduction to the Research University for International Students

INT W20: Introduction to the Research University

INT 1: Introduction to Library Research 

INT 10: Transitioning to Academic Excellence

INT 89AA-ZZ: First Year Discovery & Linked Seminars

INT 94AA-ZZ: First Year Exploration Seminars

INT 95A: The Modern Research University

INT 95B: Introduction to Undergraduate Research
MATH 94: Group Studies in Mathematics

PHYS 16: Undergraduate Seminar
 

Video & social media resources
A Day in the Life of UC Santa Barbara

ONDAS Student Center on Facebook
ONDAS Student Center on Instagram
GOLD 101 Basics

GOLD 101 Academic Progress & Major Progress Check

GOLD 101 Schedule Planning 

College of Letters & Science Academic Advising 

College of Creative Studies

College of Engineering
 

For Transfer Students

STTP

 

Programs/initiatives that support transitioning to UCSB

In the Summer

Transfer Edge: An experience designed to immerse incoming transfer students
GUIDES Transfer Summer Orientation (GTSO): A multi-day orientation hosted by Associated Students
MESA Successful Transition Program (M-STP): A 3-week transition program for students in STEM fields

Orientation (for students): A 2-day complete orientation experience

Orientation (for parents/families): A 1-day experience for parents/family members

Problem-based Initiatives for Powerful Engagement and Learning in Naval Engineering and Science (PIPELINES): An 8-week immersive experience for science and engineering students

Summer Transfer Transition Program (STTP): An 8-day Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) experience
Transfer Talks: A space to meet other incoming transfer students
 

In the Fall

FirstGen Scholars Welcome: Connect with first-gen faculty and staff, and build your community

New Student Convocation: A ceremonial induction into the university

Week of Welcome Activities (Residence Halls Association): A list of welcome events and activities

Week of Welcome Activities (Student Affairs): A list of welcome events and activities

Ongoing

Coffee & Community: A weekly space for first-gen transfer students

Transfer Student Alliance: An Associated Students organization that eases the transition to UCSB 

Transfer Student Mentoring Program: Incoming transfer students are paired with a senior transfer student
Transfer Student Resources on GauchoSpace: Gain access to a multitude of resources
Underground Scholars: Peer-driven support for formerly incarcerated students

Courses that support transitioning to UCSB

ED 117M: Motivation and Learning for Academic Success

ED 118: The Research University and the Transfer Student Experience

INT W20: Introduction to the Research University

INT W188C: Transfer Exploration Seminar in Communication

INT W188E: Transfer Exploration Seminar in Economics

INT 111AA-ZZ: Entering STEM Disciplines

INT 112E: Entering Economics

INT 136AA-ZZ: Engaging Humanities Learning Community for Transfer Students

INT 186AA-ZZ: Transfer Exploration Seminars

INT 187AA-ZZ: Transfer Discovery & Linked Seminars
MATH 190: Special Topics in Mathematics
 

Video & social media resources

A Day in the Life of UC Santa Barbara

Transfer Student Experience

Transfer Student Center
Transfer Student Center on Facebook
Transfer Student Center on Instagram
GOLD 101 Basics
GOLD 101 Academic Progress & Major Progress Check

GOLD 101 Schedule Planning 

College of Letters & Science Academic Advising 

College of Creative Studies 

College of Engineering

 

 

Campus Resources

Academic Advising
College of Creative Studies Academic Advising
https://ccs.ucsb.edu/

College of Engineering Academic Advising
https://engineering.ucsb.edu/undergraduate/academic-advising

College of Engineering Academic Advising for Transfer Student
email Frances Fouch: francesf@engineering.ucsb.edu

College of Letters & Science Academic Advising
https://duels.ucsb.edu/advising

College of Letters & Science Academic Advising for Transfer Students
https://transfercenter.ucsb.edu/advising

Academic Preparedness/Success/Support
Campus Learning Assistance Services (CLAS)
http://clas.sa.ucsb.edu/

Educational Opportunity Program
http://eop.sa.ucsb.edu/

Office of International Students and Scholars
http://oiss.sa.ucsb.edu/

ONDAS Student Center
https://ondas.ucsb.edu/

Orientation Programs
http://orientation.sa.ucsb.edu/

Summer Sessions
http://www.summer.ucsb.edu/

Transfer Student Center
https://www.transfercenter.ucsb.edu/

UCSB Library
http://www.library.ucsb.edu/

Undergraduate Research Opportunities
https://undergrad.research.ucsb.edu

Basic Needs

AS Food Bank
https://foodbank.as.ucsb.edu

Basic Needs Resources
https://food.ucsb.edu

CalFresh at UCSB
https://food.ucsb.edu/calfresh

Miramar Food Pantry
https://www.housing.ucsb.edu/dining/food-pantry

Career/Professional Development
Career Services
https://career.sa.ucsb.edu/

Financial
Money Matters 
http://www.sa.ucsb.edu/docs/default-source/money-matters-worksheets/mm3-inside-final4ff6052149ef6aa8844aff00009b11c6.pdf?sfvrsn=0

Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
https://www.finaid.ucsb.edu/

Health & Wellbeing
Alcohol and Drug Program (ADP)
https://alcohol.sa.ucsb.edu/

Campus Advocacy, Resources & Education (CARE)
http://wgse.sa.ucsb.edu/care/

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
https://caps.sa.ucsb.edu/

Department of Recreation
https://recreation.ucsb.edu/

Health and Wellness
http://wellness.sa.ucsb.edu/

Student Health 
http://studenthealth.sa.ucsb.edu/

Student Wellbeing
https://wellbeing.ucsb.edu/

Housing & Transportation
Housing, Dining, & Auxiliary Enterprises
http://www.housing.ucsb.edu/

Transportation and Parking Services
https://www.tps.ucsb.edu/

Student Inclusion & Equity
Disabled Students Program (DSP)
http://dsp.sa.ucsb.edu/

Dream Scholars/Undocumented Student Services
http://www.sa.ucsb.edu/dreamscholars/home

Equity & Inclusion: Student Life
http://studentlife.sa.ucsb.edu/equity/about

Guardian Scholars Program
http://www.sa.ucsb.edu/guardianscholars/

MultiCultural Center
http://mcc.sa.ucsb.edu/

Non-traditional Student Resource Center
http://wgse.sa.ucsb.edu/nontrad/home

Office of Black Student Development
email: obsd@sa.ucsb.edu

Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity (RCSGD)
http://rcsgd.sa.ucsb.edu/

Veterans and Military Services
http://www.sa.ucsb.edu/veterans/home

Women’s Center
http://wgse.sa.ucsb.edu/WomensCenter/home

Student Involvement/Student Life
Associated Students (AS)
http://www.as.ucsb.edu/

Campus Activities
https://shoreline.ucsb.edu/groups

Registered Campus Organizations
http://osl.sa.ucsb.edu/campus-organizations/getting-involved-at-ucsb/browse

Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)
https://www.milsci.ucsb.edu/

Student Engagement & Leadership
http://www.osl.sa.ucsb.edu/

UCSB Shopping/Stores
UCSB Campus Store
http://campusstore.ucsb.edu/home

Convenience Stores
http://www.ucen.ucsb.edu/dining/convenience-stores-at-ucsb

 

Enrolling at a Research University

UC Santa Barbara is a tier one research university, globally renowned — and ranked — for our impact across the disciplines. What does this mean? You have opportunities to get involved in research and creative opportunities while at UCSB. To learn more about these opportunities visit the following websites: 

https://undergrad.research.ucsb.edu/
https://urca.ucsb.edu/
https://mcnair.ucsb.edu/
https://csep.cnsi.ucsb.edu/programs/undergrad
https://www.mrl.ucsb.edu/education/undergraduate-opportunities  
https://www.graddiv.ucsb.edu/admissions/outreach/uc-leads
https://oep.ucsb.edu/programs/smithsonian_scholars_project/

Many of your professors are both university teachers and cutting-edge researchers in their field. They are responsible for both producing research and teaching. If you have an interest in their field/discipline, visit them during their office hours to learn more about their research.