A-Z Index



Name Description

Ocean and Coastal Policy Center

The general goal of the OCPC is to investigate the nexus between science, organizations and ecosystems.

Ocean Physics Laboratory (OPL)

OPL's primary interdisciplinary science topics Include: Ocean Optics, Optics to investigate oceanic processes, Scales of oceanic variability, Biochemistry, Hurricanes, Ocean Eddies, Monsoons.

Oceans to Classrooms

Through Education and Outreach, MSI provides an ocean view of the world to over 20,000 students of all ages annually.

Off Campus Studies - Professional and Continuing Education

As the continuing education division of UC Santa Barbara, we are open to all adults who seek professional and personal development. We also offer Open University to UCSB and international student programs.

Office of Education Partnerships

The Office of Education Partnerships works to increase the college-going rates of low-income students and those who will be the first in their families to pursue higher education.

Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

The UC Santa Barbara Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships provides students with the financial resources and related services necessary to achieve their educational goals.

Office of Information Systems and Technology (OIST)

The Office of Information Systems and Technology (OIST) provides information services and technology to support UCSB's teaching, research, and public service goals.

Office of Instructional Consultation (Instructional Development)

At the Office of Instructional Consultation (OIC), we provide pedagogical training, advice, resources, and confidential consultations for UCSB faculty and graduate students.

Office of International Students & Scholars

OISS serves UCSB's international students and scholars as well as departments who work with the international population. OISS provides immigration support for the UCSB community, advising for international students, and cultural programming.

Office of Judicial Affairs

Our mission is to maintain the integrity of the academic and co-curricular experience for all students and to ensure campus safety and security through the investigation and adjudication of University policy violations.

Office of Public Affairs and Communications

The Office of Public Affairs and Communications is responsible for providing strategic communications support for UC Santa Barbara, working with both internal and external audiences.

Office of Research

The Office of Research helps the university community secure support for their research and creative activities.

Office of Strategic Asset Management

The Office of Strategic Asset Management provides leadership and a broad range of professional services to support a variety of campus development initiatives. This includes: Physical planning, environmental assessment, regulatory approvals, community planning, and long-range development planning for all campus projects; Support for all third party development partnerships, including real estate property acquisitions, leases, licenses and easements, and other real property related matters; and, Provide development and management oversight of campus faculty and staff housing communities.

Office of Technology & Industry Alliances

The primary mission of UCSB's Office of Technology & Industry Alliances (TIA) is to build the foundation for long-term, productive and mutually beneficial relationships between UCSB and its industry collaborators.

Office of the Ombuds

The Office of the Ombuds at UC Santa Barbara provides confidential consultation services to faculty, staff, students, parents, or anyone else with a campus-related concern.

Office of the Registrar

Provides information on registration & enrollment, calendars & deadlines, fees and more.

Office of the Student Advocate

Peers specially trained in a variety of disciplinary matters, helping you to reach an appropriated resolution to your problem.

Open Space (North Campus)

The North Campus Open Space (NCOS) Restoration Project, on the former Ocean Meadows Golf course and adjacent open space, restores the upper arms of Devereux Slough with funding from partner agencies.

Optoelectronics Technology Center (OTC)

The Optoelectronics Technology Center (OTC) was established to facilitate fundamental advances in photonics and optoelectronics by a team of faculty in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and Materials Departments.

Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies

The mission of the Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies is to provide an intellectual and programmatic focus for the University's activities in global, international, and area studies.

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.


Our Student Orientation program will introduce you to the UCSB campus, student life, important student services, and academic expectations at the university level.