About Student Wellbeing

Student well-being is integral to academic success, student development, and life satisfaction.  We, in Student Affairs, are committed to building relationships with our students such that together we generate optimal conditions for their well-being.  On this website, we provide links to a range of services related to well-being such as: assistance with basic needs (food, housing, finances); counseling and physical health resources, daily wellness centers and programs; social connection, and personal safety. 

For situations with a danger to self or others, contact UCPD at 911 or 805-893-3446.
If you are worried about a fellow student refer them here: Refer a Student.




  • Affordable housing resources (UCSB/IV), budget advising and workshops. 
  • Food related assistance with CalFresh application (which provides funds for groceries if eligible), food banks, prepared meals, cooking on a budget workshops.  
  • Help with an emerging issue such as eviction, health issue, food related crisis.


Food Security and Basic Needs Advocates located in the UCen

Hours: Mon-Thu 9:30 am - 6:00  pm; Fri 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

  • Brief therapy and group therapy
  • Urgent appointments
  • After hours Counseling (nights, weekends and holidays)


Tel. 805-893-4411

Brief Assessment Hours (to get connected to services): Mon-Fri 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Building hours:  Mon, Tue, Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm; Wed 10:00am - 4:30pm; Thu 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Campus Advocacy Resources and Education (CARE)

  • Support for anyone impacted by sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, & harassment, including crisis counseling, resource navigation, and accompaniment
  • Prevention and healing workshops
  • Free, confidential and available 24/7


Tel. 805-893-4613

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Health & Wellness

  • Personal skill development for emotional and physical well-being, meal preparation, sleep health, etc.
  • Drop-in weekly wellness spaces, campus wellness map, and opportunities for positive social connection
  • Daily meditation for stress management, weekly nap stations, free organic fruit


Tel. 805-893-2630

Office Hours:  Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm and pre-scheduled evening programs

Student Health Services

  • Primary care (mental health conditions, medication initiation and monitoring), dietician, immunizations
  • Behavioral health care: psychiatry, social work, and Alcohol & Drug treatment programs
  • Urgent care and after hours nurse line and LiveHealth Online (telemedicine) 


Tel. 805-893-5361
After Hours Nurseline: 1-877-351-3457

Hours: Mon, Tue, Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm; Wed 9:00 am - 4:30 pm; Thu 8:00 am - 7:00 pm