University Support

As instructors, we are part of a larger university system that can help you thrive academically and personally at UCSB. We are best equipped to help you with questions and advice related to this course, but we can help direct you to resources on campus. Below is a short list of some of those resources, but please feel welcomed to come to us with any questions.

Disabled Students Program

We are committed to facilitating students with any disabilities. If you have a disability you may request academic accommodations through the UCSB Disabled Students 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.  Please make your requests for needed accommodations through the online system as early in the quarter as possible to ensure properarrangement. 

Managing Stress and Mental Health

You may feel overwhelmed due to stress over coursework, relationships, family needs, cultural differences, depression, and other personal challenges that can interfere with your ability to succeed and thrive. If you find yourself, or another student, in need of support, please do not hesitate to reach out to Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), 24/7 at (805) 893-4411 and

General Academic Support

For general academic support, students are encouraged to visit Campus Learning Assistance Services(CLAS) early and often. CLAS offers instructional groups, drop-in tutoring, writing and ESL services, skills workshops and one-on-one consultations. CLAS is located on the third floor of the Student Resource Building, or visit

Food Security and Calfresh

If you are facing any challenges securing food or housing, and believe this may affect your performance in the class, you are urged to meet with a Food Security and a Calfresh Advocate, who is aware of the broad variety of resources that UCSB has to offer (see their drop-in hours at You are also urged to contact your instructors if you are comfortable doing so. Please visit for additional resources including Calfresh, the AS Food Bank, and more.

For a general list of services, see the Office of Student Life, Campus Resource Guide: