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Name Description

Calendars, Academic

The Academic Calendars & Deadlines page highlights deadlines for specific quarters, undergraduate fee deadlines, registration pass dates by quarter, final examination schedules and more.

California Alliance for Hispanic-serving Social Science Advancement

The California Alliance for Hispanic-serving Social Science Advancement (CAHSSA) is a collaboration among the campuses of the California State University (CSU) and the University of California (UC). CAHSSA works to align social science research initiatives with the Hispanic-serving mission of the majority of institutions of higher education in California.

California Alliance for Minority Participation, UCSB (CAMP)

The California Alliance for Minority Participation provides resources and opportunities to under-represented students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

California Ethnic and Multicultural Archive (CEMA)

CEMA, is a division of the Special Research Collections Department of the UC Santa Barbara Library. CEMA is a permanent program that advances scholarship in ethnic studies through its varied collections of primary research materials.

California NanoSystems Institute

CNSI's mission is to create a collaborative, closely-integrated, and strongly interactive environment that will foster innovation in nanosystems research and education and bring scientific and technological innovation into the economy and society.

Campbell Hall (Instructional Development)

Campbell Hall was originally designed as a lecture and recital hall. The building houses a standard proscenium stage and seating plan -- not the theater in the round one would expect from its exterior appearance. The seating capacity is 860 people on a single level with good sight lines and excellent natural acoustics.

Campus Advocacy, Resources & Education (CARE)

The CARE: Campus Advocacy, Resources & Education office at UC Santa Barbara provides confidential advocacy and support to students, staff and faculty impacted by sexual assault, dating/domestic violence and stalking.

Campus Associations; Student and Campus Associations, Clubs & Organizations

A listing of student departments and services at UC Santa Barbara.

Campus Calendar

What's happening at UCSB. From live music, networking, art/design, volunteering, athletics, comedy, theater, movies, and much more.

Campus Counsel

Campus Flora Project

CCBER's collections are available for use by university faculty, researchers, staff, and students as well as community members, including biological consultants, governmental agencies, and K-12 educators and their students.

Campus Learning Assistance Services (CLAS)

CLAS' greater purpose, beyond the role of simply serving students, is helping students take full ownership of their education.

Campus Mail Codes

Mail Services is dedicated to the timely processing and delivery of intra-department mail, U.S. mail, and related services.

Campus Map

Navigate UC Santa Barbara's beautiful seaside campus with our interactive map. Access the map from any device to find and get directions to campus buildings, parking lots, landmarks, and more. 

Campus Nature Walking Tour

CCBER offers nature tours of campus as well as tours of collections, ecosystems and flora.

Campus Office of Software Licensing

The Campus Office of Software Licensing (COSL) coordinates site licenses and volume purchases of specialized software to provide discounted pricing.

Campus Planning and Design

The Office of Campus Planning and Design is the recipient of several state and professional planning awards and is responsible for physical planning, environmental assessment, regulatory approvals, community planning, and long-range development planning.

Campus Planning Committee (CPC)

A source for all committees of capital development and programs.

Campus Tours

The UCSB Visitor Center offers guided walking tours and admission presentations.


Canvas is the learning management system for UC Santa Barbara courses and projects.


Everything in One Place. Engaging course content. Quizzes and grades. Data and insights. Student interaction with educators and peers. All right there in the Canvas LMS. Ready to support in-person, online, and blended learning.

Capital Development

The mission of the Capital Development Office is to assist the campus in maximizing the utilization of its existing physical facilities and acquiring the physical resources necessary to meet its instruction, research and public service goals.

Capital Internships

The UCSB Capital Internship Program offers wonderful opportunities, UC Center Sacramento (UCCS) and UC Washington Center (UCDC).  Both are UC Systemwide programs and available to students from all UC campuses. 

Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion, and Public Life

The Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion, and Public Life at University of California, Santa Barbara promotes discussion of how ethical teachings and values relate to civic life _ at local, national, and global levels.

Car Share

Find freedom with cars on campus by the hour or day.


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

Career Services

Career Services is here to help the students and recent graduates of the University of California identify and fulfill their career goals.

Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve

Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve protects a critically important Southern California estuary which supports many sensitive plant and animal species.


UCSB Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) defines a carpool as two or more UCSB employees commuting together and sharing ONE Faculty or Staff Carpool parking permit.

Carsey-Wolf Center

The Carsey-Wolf Center supports research, teaching, and public programming about media.


The UC Santa Barbara Cashier's Office secures proper campus cash collection deposits in accordance with regulations and guidelines.


Use the Academic Guide to find amazing classes, explore degree programs, and discover academic passions. Start your journey here.

Catalog, General

UC Santa Barbara's general catalog is a helpful roadmap as you explore the broad array of courses, programs, activities, and services available to you on our campus.

Catering, Special Events

Special Events Catering is a division of Residential Dining Services located in Carrillo Dining Commons specializing in fresh, healthy and delicious food prepared with top-notch customer service.

Catering, UCen

UCen Catering provides complete services to the campus community.

Cellular Biology

The Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology provides stimulating educational and research opportunities at the forefront of mechanistic life sciences.

Centennial House

The house adjoins University House, and was designed primarily for events held for and by University Support Group organizations and to provide a non-institutional setting for University meetings and seminars.

Center for Aging and Longevity Studies

The Center for Aging and Longevity Studies (CALS) brings together researchers, scholars, and educators from multiple disciplines in an effort to improve the human experience by augmenting healthspan, ameliorating age-related diseases, advancing the vitality of an aging population, and investigating the societal impact of extended longevity. 

Center for Bioengineering

The Center for BioEngineering (CBE) is a hub for research and teaching at the interface of biology, engineering and physical sciences.

Center for Black Studies Research

The Center for Black Studies Research at UC Santa Barbara supports interdisciplinary research on the social, political, historical, cultural, and economic experiences of communities throughout the African Diaspora.

Center for California Languages and Cultures

CCALC's mandate is to promote greater knowledge of the full range of California's rich linguistic resources past and present, including indigenous and immigrant languages, regional and ethnoracial dialects, subcultural speech styles, and activity-specific ways of using language.

Center for Cold War Studies

The Center for Cold War Studies and International History at UC Santa Barbara (CCWS) is a leading international center dedicated to the study of the Cold War era. It promotes discussion and scholarship on topics related to the study of the Cold War, broadly conceived.

Center for Complex and Nonlinear Science

The purpose of the Center of Nonlinear Science (CNLS) is to make these techniques available and demonstrate to researcher in nonlinear science that, when used in conjunction with more traditional tools, these emerging methodologies are capable of providing relatively ``complete'' characterizations of important classes of nonlinear phenomena.

Center for Control, Dynamical Systems, and Computation

The Center facilitates cooperation in control engineering, dynamical systems, and computation and their various interdisciplinary applications.

Center for Digital Games Research

The Center for Digital Games Research brings together UC Santa Barbara faculty from diverse fields to collaborate on the research and design of digital media, games, and game technologies.

Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology, UC

The UC Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (UC CEIN) studies the effects of nanomaterials on a range of biological systems in terrestrial, freshwater, and marine environments.

Center for Evolutionary Psychology

Evolutionary psychology has rapidly developed into a multidisciplinary integrative research framework within which cognitive scientists, neuroscientists, cultural anthropologists, evolutionary biologists, paleoanthropologists, hunter-gatherer researchers, primatologists, developmental psychologists, social psychologists, behavioral ecologists, and others are communicating and collaborating about issues of mutual relevance.

Center for Global and International Studies

Global Studies is an emergent field concerned with understanding the historical and contemporary phenomenon of globalization in all its aspects.

Center for Information Processing and Research (CIPR)

Research in the Department is categorized into four focus areas: Communications & Signal Processing, Computer Engineering, Control Systems, and Electronics & Photonics.

Center for Information Technology and Society

CITS is a vibrant and effective network of scholars dedicated to interdisciplinary research and education that seeks to understand and help shape the complex development, use, and social effects of information technologies.

Center for Innovative Teaching, Research, and Learning (CITRAL)

CITRAL is a research hub that promotes and supports inclusive, equitable, and just teaching and learning. We collaborate with others to systematically study teaching and learning and develop evidence-based programs and innovations across campus.

Center for Interdisciplinary Study of Music

The Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music (CISM) is an association of faculty and students at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) that promotes the study of music across academic disciplines

Center for Middle East Studies

The Center for Middle East Studies is a federally designated National Resource Center for Middle East Studies and offers graduate Foreign Language and Area Studies grants for Arabic language study as well as a very active program of films, lectures, seminars, and symposiums.

Center for Nanotechnology in Society (CNS-UCSB)

The NSF Center for Nanotechnology in Society at UCSB serves as a national research and education center, a network hub among researchers and educators concerned with societal issues concerning nanotechnologies, and a resource base for studying these issues in the US and abroad.

Center for Polymers and Organic Solids

CPOS is an interdisciplinary effort that merges efforts in physics, chemistry, polymer science and biology.

Center for Portuguese Studies (CPS)

The Center provides support for teaching and degree programs and promotes the study of the literatures, language and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world.

Center for Research in Electronic Art Technology (CREATE)

CREATE serves as a productive environment available to students, researchers, and media artists for the realization of music and multimedia works.

Center for Research in Financial Mathematics and Statistics (CRFMS)

The goal of the Center for Financial Mathematics and Actuarial Research (CFMAR) at UCSB is to encourage interdisciplinary research, and to provide national and international leadership in quantitative finance from different perspectives.

Center for Research on Women and Social Justice (CRWSJ)

Reflecting the mission of the university for the 21st Century, the Center for Research on Women and Social Justice brings together scholars, professionals, students, advocates, community leaders, and the concerned public to study women, men, and social justice through intellectual dialogue and scholarly research.

Center for Research, Excellence and Diversity in Team Scholarship

The Center for Research, Excellence and Diversity in Team Scholarship (CREDITS) is an integrated research and training program to increase and enhance Team Scholarship (TS) and collective intelligence capacity, effectiveness, and excellence. Diversity on teams is known to have positive effects on creativity, innovation, and productivity. Apart from its contribution to scientific breakthroughs and grand challenge problems, TS has beneficial impacts on individual research careers. Diverse TS projects garner more funding, and yield greater publication productivity, and higher impact publications.

Center for School-based Youth Development

The Center for School-Based Youth Development is a community of researchers devoted to developing a better understanding of the role of school engagement as a protective force in children's lives and that promotes academic, social, emotional, and physical well-being.

Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships

The Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships (CSEP) collaborates with faculty to develop initiatives for training the next generations of diverse scientists and engineers through partnerships, programming, and evaluation. 

Center for Scientific Computing

UCSB Center for Scientific Computing at CNSI was formed to promote the effective use of High Performance Computing in the research environment.

Center for Sikh and Punjab Studies

The Center provides institutional support for the study of the Sikh tradition, the region of the Punjab, and the Punjabi communities settled in other parts of the world.

Center for Spatial Studies

The vision of the Center for Spatial Studies is that spatial thinking and computing serve all disciplines and promote inter-disciplinary problem solving.

Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science (CSISS)

The CSISS Mission recognizes the growing significance of space, spatiality, location, and place in social science research.

Center for Spintronics and Quantum Computation

This multidisciplinary research center provides a focus for rapidly expanding research, education and training in spin-based electronics and quantum computation, with an emphasis on the potential realization in coherent electronic, magnetic and photonic nanostructures.

Center for Stem Cell Biology and Engineering

The mission of the UCSB Center for Stem Cell Biology and Engineering is to foster an interdisciplinary program of stem cell research and teaching in the emerging field of regenerative medicine.

Center for Taiwan Studies

The objective of CTS is to promote Taiwan-related scholarly activities in the social sciences, humanities, and other cultural areas in an academic venue in the United States.

Center for the Study of Macular Degeneration (CSMD)

A biomedical research unit dedicated to advancing basic biomedical research into the cellular, molecular, and genetic factors that contribute to the human ocular diseases that are known as macular degeneration.

Center for the Study of Sexual Minorities in the Military (Michael D. Palm Center)

The Palm Center is an independent research institute committed to sponsoring state-of-the-art scholarship to enhance the quality of public dialogue about critical and controversial public policy issues

Center for the Study of the Mind, SAGE

The SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind at the University of California, Santa Barbara is a catalyst for interdisciplinary study of the relationship of brain and mind

Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy

The Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy is an interdisciplinary research and education initiative at the University of California, Santa Barbara that aims to expand public understanding and discussion of important issues facing working people.

Central Stores (previously) - New name: Distribution & Logistical Services (DLS)

DLS is comprised of UCSB Mail Services, Surplus Sales, and Furniture Services.

Chancellor's Staff Advisory Council (CSAC)

CSAC provides a direct line of communication between the Chancellor's Office and UC Santa Barbara staff.

Chancellor, Office of the

Henry T. Yang was named UC Santa Barbara's fifth chancellor in 1994.

Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration

CCBER fulfills the university's mission of education, research, and outreach through its stewardship and restoration of campus lands and preservation and management of natural history collections.

Chemical Engineering

Our program seeks to produce chemical engineers who will contribute to the process industries worldwide.

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Our department represents all branches of chemistry, from materials chemistry to chemical biology.

Chicana/o Studies Department

The Chicana/o Studies Department engages students in the interdisciplinary study of Chicana and Chicano history, culture, and politics.

Chicano Studies Institute (CSI)

The Chicano Studies Institute is dedicated to advancing knowledge on cultural practices, the historical development, the experiences of immigrants and related socio-economic conditions, education, and the health of the Chicano-Latino population.

Chicanx/Latinx Cultural Resource Center (CLCRC) & El Centro

The Chicanx/Latinx Cultural Resource Center (CLCRC) provides a culturally enriched environment where students, faculty, and staff of all cultural and ethnic backgrounds can learn about a diverse culture.

Chief Information Officer, Office Of the

The Chief Information Officer provides oversight for all IT activities that contribute to planning, creating, and implementing a campus-wide IT vision, and for integrating them into UCSB's strategic plan.

Childcare Program & Services

Our program's class-size, ratio, experienced teachers and staff and even the environment itself, all combine to create an exemplary early care and education program.

Children's Center, Orfalea Family Children's Center

The Orfalea Family Children's Center, located on West Campus, and the University Children's Center, located in the Student Resource Building, provide child care for student, staff and faculty families within the University community.


The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies is dedicated to the study of the civilizations of China, Japan and Korea in all their richness and diversity.


The Department of Classics at UC Santa Barbara teaches a wide variety of undergraduate and/or graduate courses in Greek and Roman culture, society, history and archaeology, as well as a broad curriculum of Greek and Latin language and literature.

Classroom Services (Instructional Development)

The Classroom Services Office provides reliable and effective technical support and audio/video assistance for 100+ General Assignment classrooms, large staffed lecture halls, and campus events.


This site provides information about UC Santa Barbara classroom layouts, technologies, and furniture.  Instructors, students, and staff can use the site as a one-stop location for learning more about all of the campus's classrooms, including where they are located. For questions about this site, contact us at help@classrooms.ucsb.edu.


Provides information about UC Santa Barbara classroom layouts, technologies, and furniture. Instructors, students, and staff can use the site as a one-stop location for learning more about all of the campus's classrooms, including where they are located.

Clery Act Campus Security Report

In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), the UCSB Police Department publishes an Annual Security Report to provide information regarding campus safety and security policies, crime statistics, and resources to current and prospective students and employees.

Club & Guest House, The

The Club & Guest House has endured as the living room of the campus where members, faculty and staff, notable visitors from around the world, families of students and the local community come to relax, socialize, dine, meet and stay overnight in beautiful accommodations.

Club Sports

The UCSB Sport Club program is comprised of various student organizations that have a focus for a particular sport or for learning a new sport.

Coal Oil Point Natural Reserve

One of the best remaining examples of a coastal-strand environment in Southern California, the Coal Oil Point Natural Reserve protects a wide variety of shoreline and estuarine habitats.

Coastal Research Center

The Coastal Research Center of the Marine Science Institute facilitates research training that foster a greater understanding of the causes and consequences of dynamics within and among coastal marine ecosystems.

Cognitive Science

The Program provides an organizational structure that facilitates sharing of research interests and collaboration among faculty, and translates these activities into training opportunities for graduate students.

Collaborate (Instructional Technology Services)

Collaborate works with service providers across campus to promote the effective use of technologies in support of instruction.

College of Creative Studies

The College of Creative Studies is a small college for self-directed students within a world class research university, providing a rigorous, accelerated program facilitating original undergraduate work.

College of Engineering

UCSB Engineering provides students with the direct academic mentorship they need to build a successful career and to complete degree programs on time.

College of Letters & Science

The College of Letters and Science is an innovative and diverse academic unit that offers some 90 majors and 38 minors to more than 18,000 undergraduates and some 2000 graduate students.

Commencement Information

This website contains important Commencement information for graduation candidates, family, friends, as well as participating staff and faculty.


Communication is a versatile discipline that is vital to a wide array of careers including management, marketing, public relations, advertising, event planning, law, finance, government relations, social services, and media industry.

Communications Services

Communications Services is responsible for the campus-wide voice network, campus-wide cable television networks, inter-building communications physical infrastructure, and campus two-way/Public Safety radio systems.

Community & Organization Research Institute (CORI), (Institute for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research)

ISBER's primary mission is to facilitate and enable social science research.

Community Affairs Board

The AS/UCSB Community Affairs Board (CAB), UCSB's Volunteer Action Center, is dedicated to enhancing the educational experience of all UCSB Students by providing information and easy access to community service work.

Community Housing Office

One-stop resource for rental housing information and dispute resolution. Experienced staff answer questions and provide guidance regarding rental rights and responsibilities. Services available to students, faculty, staff, and property providers.

Community Relations, UC Santa Barbara

The UC Santa Barbara community stretches beyond the physical perimeters of the campus to include the greater Santa Barbara community, and it is our goal to build strong relationships with the people that live there.

Community Resources

This informational guide provides links to a selection of programs, performances, activities and resources of UC Santa Barbara that are available to community members, and provides information on university outreach programs that take place in the community.

Community Service Organization (CSO)

CSO (Community Service Organization) was created as an organization of students to act as a liaison between UCSB students and the Police Department.

Commuter Options

The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) serves those who commute to UCSB by foot, skateboard, bicycle, bus, carpool, vanpool or train. By reducing traffic congestion, traffic emissions and the demand for parking on campus, we conserve energy and contribute to a better UCSB.

Comparative Literature

The Comparative and World Literature Program at UC Santa Barbara affords maximal flexibility for students wishing to pursue a course of literary study across national, linguistic, and disciplinary boundaries.

Computational Science and Engineering

CSE is a rapidly growing multidisciplinary area with connections to the sciences, engineering, mathematics, and computer science.

Computer Engineering Program

The Computer Engineering Program at UCSB starts with a foundation of hardware and software fundamentals and extends that foundation with advanced elective sequences. Students then bring all this knowledge together in a capstone sequence that culminates in a Capstone Presentation Day.

Computer Science

Our department's mission is to be a leader in Computer Science research, to educate our students with a balance in theory and practice, and to create technologies that benefit society.

Computing Infrastructure

Enterprise Technology Services (ETS) contributes to UC Santa Barbara's mission of research, teaching, and community service by serving as a resource and catalyst in partnering with the campus community to efficiently deliver IT infrastructure and enterprise application services to faculty, students, staff, and affiliates; and increasing the value and effectiveness of campus IT investments and implementations.

Computing/IT Resources

A resource page for computing, communications and technology on campus.

Conference & Hospitality Services

Exceptional meetings and conferences are our specialty. We have hosted group events such as corporate meetings, retreats, seminars and camps for over 30 years.

Contracts & Property

Procurement Services is available to process and execute contracts for travel and entertainment *if* a contract is absolutely necessary.


Convergence is the magazine of engineering and the sciences at UC Santa Barbara.


An annual tradition held in the first days of the fall quarter, New Student Convocation is the University’s official induction ceremony for new students.

CORI (Institute for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research)

The Institute for Social, Behavioral and Economic Research (ISBER) is UCSB's Organized Research Unit for sponsored research in the social sciences and, to a lesser extent, other divisions of the university.

Corporate Relations, UC Santa Barbara

Partnering with UC Santa Barbara provides companies with access to world renowned faculty and scholars conducting research in the fields that will shape the future. UC Santa Barbara Corporate Relations can help facilitate that partnership.

Counseling and 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.

Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology

The CCSP Department adheres to a scientist-practitioner training model; therefore, heavy emphasis is placed on developing academic, research, and practitioner knowledge and skills.

CREATE (Center for Research in Electronic Art Technology)

CREATE serves as a productive environment available to students, researchers, and media artists for the realization of music and multimedia works.

Creative Studies, College of

The College of Creative Studies is a small college for self-directed students within a world class research university, providing a rigorous, accelerated program facilitating original undergraduate work.

Current Students

Here you'll find a collection of links to academic information and campus resources you should know about as a current student at UC Santa Barbara.

Current, The

The Current is UCSB's official news site updated daily with breaking news, events, and research news from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project

The UCSB Library invites you to discover and listen to its online archive of cylinder recordings; donate to help the collection grow; and learn about how these sounds and songs create an audio history of American culture.