Basic Needs

A hub for food, housing, financial, wellbeing, technology, and academic resources. Drop-in advising and appointments are available. 

Campus Learning Assistance Services

CLAS is a comprehensive tutorial service for all UCSB students. CLAS offers individual and group tutorials as well as workshops in a range of subjects. International students for whom English is not their first language can meet individually with an English as a second language specialist to receive one-on-one assistance with any piece of the writing process—from analyzing an assignment to identifying and resolving problems with grammar, idioms, syntax, and organization.

Career Services

Career Services can assist you in locating employment before and after you have graduated. This office has a jobs database that lists campus jobs, short term employment and internships. The staff will talk with you about your cv and strategies for finding employment.

Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity

The Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity carries out a variety of programs and events to promote diversity of racial, ethnic, religious, political and cultural values for those who have historically been marginalized because of their sexual and/or gender identity.

Community Housing Office

The Community Housing Office can help you find long term or short term housing off campus. The office provides a range of services to students who rent off campus housing including help in resolving disputes with landlords.

Counseling & Psychological Services

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) is available to all registered students. The staff includes licensed psychologists and advanced graduate students in counseling. Students can contact CAPS for help in problem solving, stress, cultural adaptation, or other matters that might be causing limitations in fulfilling your academic and social activities. Counseling is on an individual and anonymous basis with respect for cultural difference. CAPS also offers "Let's Talk," a program that provides informal mental health conversations over the phone. International language options are offered!

Disabled Students Program

The Disabled Students Program provides equal access to academic services and campus facilities to all students.

Emergency Financial Assistance

Graduate Division

The Graduate Division offers comprehensive academic services to all graduate students. The Division’s online calendar is particularly useful for identifying important filing deadlines for each step of your academic progress. The Division administers some grants and other funding that it unavailable elsewhere. The Division’s website will point you to other campus resources that can help you solve a variety of academic and financial problems.

Housing and Residential Services

Housing and Residential Services can assist you in finding housing on campus or solve problems that might arise with your campus residence.

International TAs

International graduate students are an important part of the UCSB community, and International TAs bring unique experiences and perspectives with them that can greatly benefit their students and the university’s mission. But International TAs can sometimes find it difficult to understand and adapt to American university classes and culture. This Instructional Development website provides some basic guidance for those TAs. 

Legal Resource Center

The Associate Students Legal Resource Center assists students with legal problems. All consultations with staff attorneys are confidential. The Center attorneys cannot represent students, but can advise them on landlord tenant disputes, contracts, personal injury matters, consumer complaints, credit and debt problems, family law, motor vehicle tickets, employment problems, criminal citations, wills and probate, and traffic accidents.

Student Health Services

Student Health Services provide primary and urgent care for students. Urgent care services are provided on a walk-in basis. Primary care appointments can be made within one day. The Student Health Clinic can treat almost all ambulatory conditions. Dental services are also available.

Women’s Center

The Women’s Center has a library with literature on women and gender as well as a lounge and meeting rooms for students. It sponsors workshops and events relevant to general feminist issues, discrimination, domestic violence, identity questions, parenting, non-traditional students, sexual assault, and social justice.

Campus, Advocacy, Resources, and Education (CARE)

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