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Student Resources – IV Tragedy

Student Resources – IV Tragedy

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) phone consultation is available 24/7 at (805) 893-4411.

In response to the Isla Vista Tragedy on May 23, 2014, departments across UC Santa Barbara have increased their support services to make sure students feel safe and supported.



Phone consultation is available 24/7 at (805) 893-4411. CAPS is open regular hours, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Walk-in appointments are available. For more information, visit http://caps.sa.ucsb.edu

  • "Living After the IV Tragedy": Join us for a group discussion at 4 p.m. June 3 and June 4, in the Women's Center Conference Room (SRB).
  • Community 24/7 Disaster Distress Hotline: The Helpline is staffed by trained counselors from a network of crisis call centers located across the United States. (800) 985-5990.


  • June 2-June 13: The Financial Aid office remains open regular business hours, 9 a.m.-Noon and 1-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • June 17: The front desk will be closed from 9 a.m.-Noon. Phones will remain open during regular business hours.
  • June 18-June 20: The front desk will be closed all day. Phones will remain open during regular business hours.
  • June 23-September: The front desk will be closed on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 9 a.m.-Noon. Phones will remain open during regular business hours.

Appointments: Advisers and managers will be available for one-on-one appointments. Please call (805) 893-2432 to schedule a phone or in-person appointment. If you think you may need to withdraw or take incompletes in your coursework, we strongly encourage you to first speak to an academic counselor in your college. Also, if you please feel free to contact a specific staff member (http://www.finaid.ucsb.edu/Staff.aspx).

Emergency Loans: To apply for an Emergency Loan, visit our office. You can apply for a maximum of $1,000 and the loan will be issued as a check that you must pick up from the BARC office after 3 p.m. on the following business day after you apply for the loan. We will not require that students have pending aid to receive a loan. For more information, visit http://www.finaid.ucsb.edu.

STUDENT HEALTH — Updated May 31, 2014

Student Health will be open regular hours. To make an appointment, call (805) 893-3371 or go to our website and login to the Gateway. For general information, call (805) 893-5361 or go to our website at http://studenthealth.sa.ucsb.edu.

ADMISSIONS — Updated May 29, 2014

Admissions staff is available to new and prospective students by phone 10 a.m.-Noon and 1-4 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, at (805) 893-2881 (Press “0” to bypass the phone tree.), email at admissions@sa.ucsb.edu, or visit http://admissions.sa.ucsb.edu.


ACADEMIC — Updated May 30, 2014

  • Students with academic-related questions should speak with their college’s adviser(s).

    • Letters & Science: 1117 Cheadle Hall. Walk-in advising available from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., including the lunch hour, through June 6. An adviser also will be available during the afternoons, at the Student Resource Building. Students can call to speak to an adviser at (805) 893-2038.

    • College of Engineering: Come in person to Harold Frank Hall, Room 1006, or call (805) 893-2809.

    • College of Creative Studies: Come in person to speak to Cholle Person or Sara Sterphone.

    • Graduate Division: Graduate students may come in person to speak to an academic adviser, 9 a.m.-Noon and 1-4 p.m. Monday through Friday, at Cheadle Hall, Room 3117; or email gradacademics@graddiv.ucsb.edu or call (805) 893-2277.

    • International students on the F-1 or J-1 visas should consult with staff in Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) about their immigration status/options if they are considering dropping below a full course of study or withdraw from the university. OISS: (805) 893-2929

COUNSELING — Updated June 4, 2014

  • Counseling & Psychological Services 24/7: (805) 893-4411 or http://caps.sa.ucsb.edu

  • Student Health: (805) 893-5361 or http://studenthealth.sa.ucsb.edu

  • UCSB Hosford Clinic: From Noon-7 p.m. though June 11, free brief counseling is available for individuals, couples, and families affected by the Isla Vista Tragedy. Spanish-speaking counselors are available most days. Call (805) 893-8064 to schedule an appointment. Speakers and group facilitators are available to talk about trauma and recovery with campus and community groups. Visit http://www.education.ucsb.edu/hosford for more information.

  • UCSB Human Resources Academic & Staff Assistance Program (ASAP): For trauma debriefing, facilitation of group meetings, one-on-one counseling, and referrals to additional resources, visit http://www.hr.ucsb.edu/employee-services/counseling-consultation, call (805) 893-3318, or email john.berberet@hr.ucsb.edu.

  • Optum Behavioral Health Insurance: Optum Behavioral Health clinicians are available through the faculty and staff insurance program. Visit http://www.liveandworkwell.com for a provider directory and other online resources. Call (888) 440-8225 for assistance in finding a provider.

  • Mindfulness Meditation: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. June 2-5, and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. June 6, in the American Indian Cultural Resource Center (AICRC), first floor of the Student Resource Building. Guidelines given every half-hour. Available to students, staff, and faculty.



The UCen is offering extended hours, beginning May 31. Meeting rooms will be open for use as study rooms, in addition to all public spaces, computer labs, laptop rooms, and study rooms. Beginning June 7, at 9 a.m., through June 12, at 1 a.m., the UCen will be open 24/7 for UStudy duringFinals Week. During this time, free coffee, tea, snacks, and massages will be provided. Campus Learning Assistance Services (CLAS) will offer review sessions for large classes, in Corwin Pavilion, and — in collaboration with the Library — Corwin Pavilion will be open June 7-11, from 9 p.m.-2 a.m., as a study hall. More information about the UStudy Center schedule can be found in the PDF below.