UCSB is a unique close-knit community, servicing the needs of a highly diverse group of scholars, students, faculty, and staff.
The Digital Resource Packet provides a comprehensive list of offices on campus that coordinate services for students.
Student Affairs and Administrative Services Building (SAASB), Room 1101
The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) is the one place on campus that can assist you in all matters that relate to your visa status whether you hold an F-1 or J-1 visa. The OISS staff can answer your questions concerning how your academic program will affect your visa status. OISS can help you with questions about work or internships. They can help you in the event of an emergency. OISS is also the place to meet other international students. They can put you in touch with the international student associations on campus. OISS sponsors cultural events and workshops to enrich both your academic and social life. Their office has a lounge and computer stations that are available to international students during office hours.
Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships (CSEP): CSEP offers professional development seminars and workshops for science, engineering and math graduate students on a variety of topics including personal skill building; communicating science; teaching and mentoring; and career development. To hone these skills, graduate students can serve as mentors and/or teachers for K-12 students; community college and/or university undergraduates; and other community partners through our various programs. All of the programs organized by CSEP welcome graduate student participation. Those interested should refer to the online program descriptions and contact the appropriate coordinator.
Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE): WiSE, a non-profit organization, was founded in Spring 2001 to promote equal opportunity for women and girls in science and engineering and improve their scientific and career advancement. WiSE encourages the participation of all science/engineering undergraduates, graduates, researchers, faculty, and professionals in the Santa Barbara area. WiSE hosts a weekly coffee hour, which serves as an informal event to socialize and recruit students who are interested in their activities.