Graduate Resources

Key Resources

Graduate Division

The Graduate Division is a central location for resources regarding Graduate Student admissions and outreach, departments and programs, academic services, financial support, and career and professional development.

Graduate Student Support Network

The Graduate Student Support Network (GSSN) is comprised of various departments, offices, and units on campus that provide resources for Graduate Students including career services, couseling and psychological services, health and welness services, housing services, and more.

Graduate Student Resource Center

The Graduate Student Resource Center serves as both a physical and online space for graduate students to learn and share information about all aspects of graduate student life at UCSB. Services include Graduate Student Peer Advisorssample fellowship proposalsCareer and Professional Development resources, and GradPost: a graduate student blog dedicated to campus news, funding, professional development, events, and more.

Counseling & Psychological Services

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) is committed to providing timely, culturally appropriate, and effective mental health services to our diverse UCSB student body, as well as professional consultation to faculty, staff, and families. All registered students are eligible for services at CAPS.

Disabled Student Program

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 are responsible for ensuring that the Disabled Students Program (DSP) is aware of their disabilities and for providing DSP with appropriate documentation.

Office of International Students & Scholars

OISS provides immigration support for the UCSB community, advising for international students, and cultural programming.


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The university offers on-campus graduate student housing for single students and for families. Some students also choose to live in the surrounding communities of Isla Vista, Goleta and Santa Barbara. Once in Santa Barbara, you will have a chance to explore the many sights in the area.

Career Services

Career Services helps students and recent graduates of the University of California identify and fulfill their career goals. They serve as a bridge between the college experience and employment or graduate school, helping students and graduates apply what they have learned. Career Services event calendar and Resources are available.

Educational Opportunity Program

Whether you need help working through an issue, navigating resources, or looking to expand upon your current success, EOP counselors are here to assist you. EOP Counselors practice a holistic counseling approach that takes into account a range of factors that contribute to student success. In partnership and collaboration with other departments, counselors work with students individually and through group settings to address broader student issues.

Financial Aid Office

Central location for everything to do with financial aid, loans, grants, scholarships, work-study, and cost of attendance.

Multicultural Center

MCC offers a broad spectrum of events including lectures, panel discussions, films and videos, musical, dance, and dramatic performances, and poetry readings, which are all open to the general public.

Office of Judicial Affairs

Students who are going through an investigation or hearing, or who have questions or concerns about an accusation of misconduct or their rights regarding misconduct, should contact the Office of Judicial Affairs for assistance. Any member of our community who believes they experienced or witnessed a hate incident or crime is encouraged to report the incident to to Judicial Affairs.

Office of the Registrar

The official house of academic records, reigstration deadlines, academic calender, and tuition and fees.

Recreation Department

The Department of Recreation at UCSB offers a wide variety of activities, programs and services for students, faculty/staff & the community including recreational sports, group fitness, aquatics, and more.

Student Health Services

Central location for medical services, behavioral health services, pharmacy services, and wellness resources.

Transportation and Parking Services

At Transportation and Parking Services (TPS), students may purchase parking permits, pay or appeal parking citations, look up electric vehicle services, and sign up for Transportation Alternatives Program, which offers benefits to students who commute to UCSB by foot, skateboard, bicycle, bus, carpool, vanpool, or train. Graduate Students that are employed on campus 45% or more are qualified for an annual staff B permit.

Veterans Resource Center

The Veterans Resource Team (VRT) on campus is dedicated to supporting student veterans, active duty service members, reservists, national guardsmen/women and military dependents.

Women, Gender, & Sexual Equity Programs

Women, Gender, & Sexual Equity Department (WGSE) includes Women’s Center Programs, LGBT Resources, CARE: Advocate Office for Sexual and Gender Based Violence and Sexual Misconduct, and Non-Traditional Student Resource Center.