A-Z Index

2 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z


Name Description

Parents & Family Weekend

Parents & Family Weekend is a campus-wide event created just for UC Santa Barbara families to explore the campus and our community.

Parents Fund & Outreach

UC Santa Barbara's Parents Fund creates a community of parents actively engaged in their students' college experience as well as provides the primary vehicle to philanthropically support the University.

Parents Page

Our Gaucho Parents website, two newsletters, the UCSB Parent Handbook, and staff members are excellent resources for you to use as you learn about UCSB.

Parking (Transportation & Parking Services)

Transportation & Parking Services, an innovative and self-sustaining department, supports the UCSB mission by providing safe and reliable parking, fleet services and transportation alternatives to our campus community.

Parking Map

Find parking lots and structures on campus.

Passport Photos (Instructional Development)

We have a walk-in service for taking Passport Photos in our studios.


You can avoid the hassles and long lines at the Post Office by making an appointment with us! We offer all the necessary forms, expedited service, and a friendly staff.

Personnel, Human Resources

Information for prospective UC Santa Barbara employees, new employees, current employees and more.


Pharmacology is a subject that integrates knowledge of biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, physiology, and chemistry to study the relationship between biological processes and therapeutic agents.

Phelps Hall Administrative Support Center (PASC)

The Phelps Administrative Support Center (PASC) provides administrative services for faculty and students in Comparative Literature, French & Italian, Germanic & Slavic Studies, Latin American & Iberian Studies, and Spanish & Portuguese.

Philanthropy, (Development Office)

Over the years, generations of supporters have demonstrated their altruism in a variety of ways, by offering financial resources, and by devoting time and attention to this cherished institution.


The study of philosophy at UCSB comprehends both the cutting edge of current philosophical research and the rich history of philosophy tracing back thousands of years.

Phone Directory

Find contact information for UC Santa Barbara staff or faculty members.

Photo Services (Instructional Development)

We provide professional-level photography for the UCSB Campus and affiliated organizations. We offer various services, from portraits and professional headshots to architecture, scientific, and event photography.

Physical Activities and Recreation

The Department of Recreation at UC Santa Barbara is committed to creating a healthy and welcoming campus environment for all students, faculty, staff and community members.


Currently housing three Nobel Prize winners, 16 memberships of the National Academies, and a host of award winning faculty, UC Santa Barbara's relatively small Physics Department is now ranked among the top five graduate programs in the Nation.


Physiology, the study of organismal function, represents the convergence of various disciplines, approaches, and perspectives in modern biology.

Planning and Design, Campus

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.

Planning Committee, Campus

The Campus Planning Committee advises the Chancellor on all matters relating to long range planning, major capital project development and physical environment.

Planning, Budget & Planning

The Office of Budget & Planning consists of five distinct, but linked, areas that work together to provide campus management with the necessary information and analysis to make decisions regarding the most effective allocation and use of campus resources.

Points of Pride (Facts and Figures)

Discover a few of the unique and impressive distinctions that reflect UC Santa Barbara's standing as a world class institution.


University of California Police Officers generally provide for the peace, safety, and security of persons and facilities on the University campus, properties owned, controlled, or occupied by the University of California.


The UCSB Policy Website is a central source for UCSB policy, information stewardship, delegations of authority, and conflict of Interest.

Political Science

For more than half a century, the Department of Political Science at UC Santa Barbara has been home to top scholars engaged in cutting edge research. The Department prides itself on first-rate teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Pollock Theater

The Pollock Theater is a destination for passionate moviegoers. Each screening in this state-of-the-art venue is an event, featuring a moderated discussion after presentation of a film or television episode.

Postal Service (at the UCEN)

The UCen Post Office is conveniently located on the lower level. You can buy stamps, send/receive USPS packages and U.S. mail.

Poster Printing (Instructional Development)

UCSB Photo Services provides poster printing services. We offer large format printing of research posters and imagery up to 44 inches wide.

Pre-College Programs, (Summer Sessions)

These programs give high school students the unique opportunity to take regular UC Santa Barbara courses.

Pre-Law Advising

Law is a complex, competitive field that remains a popular career option among students at UC Santa Barbara.

Presidency Project

The American Presidency Project (APP), non-profit and non-partisan, is the leading source of presidential documents on the internet. Our archives contain 128,874 documents and are growing rapidly.

Principles of Community

Through the creation and distribution of knowledge that advances the well-being of our state, nation, and world, we demonstrate our commitment to public service.


The UC Santa Barbara Privacy Office provides resources and guidance regarding the use and release of data as well as information about safeguarding privacy.

Procurement Services

Procurement Services is responsible for contracting for requested goods and services for the University at the best price and quality available.

Professional Women's Association

The UCSB Professional Women's Association was founded in January of 1993 and promotes the advancement of women at UCSB and serves as a voice for women in the discussion of campus issues.

Professional Writing

In the UC Santa Barbara Writing Program, students study and practice writing in academic, civic, and professional contexts.

Psychological & Brain Sciences

The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at UC Santa Barbara has cultivated a tradition of strong, empirically based teaching and research in contemporary experimental psychology.

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

Public Events (Event Management and Protocol)

The Office of Event Management and Protocol plans and orchestrates many major campus events, including Parents & Family Weekend and all of UCSB's commencement ceremonies. In addition, the office frequently assists individual campus departments in arranging special events and receptions.

Public Records

Information related to Public Records procedures at UC Santa Barbara.

Public Safety (Police)

University of California Police Officers generally provide for the peace, safety, and security of persons and facilities on the University campus, properties owned, controlled, or occupied by the University of California.

Punjab, 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.