Programs, Workshops & Events

Ongoing Programs

Winter 2019 Research Series 

Undergraduate research is a signature feature of the UCSB experience. Attend this series to learn about the research process, your peers’ experience with it, and their research projects!


Real Talk

Meet other first-generation college students while enjoying coffee, snacks and conversations!

Partner Drop-in Hours

Need advice? Come talk to an expert. Visit our campus partners in the OSC during the designated times below:

Professor After Hours 

Engage in lively conversations with UCSB renowned faculty

CLAS Workshops

Learn strategies for how to succeed this Winter quarter


Power Hour 

Discuss graduate school topics and more with an experienced PhD student.

STEM Power Hour

Discuss graduate school topics and more with an experienced STEM PhD student.

Financial Aid Series

February is financial aid awareness month. Come learn more!

Course Mentoring with the OSC Peer Mentors

Need help in some of your courses? The OSC Peer Mentors are ready to help you learn effective note-taking and study strategies. See the Peer Course Mentoring Hours Calendar on our homepage for course offerings and times.

Professor Office Hours

Come to office hours with your professor or TA at the OSC! See the Programs and Events Calendar on our homepage to see which instructors are holding their office hours this quarter at the OSC!

#FirstGen Boost! Program - Summer Session B

#FirstGen Boost is a summer program which introduces helpful resources for first-generation college students navigating the university. Check back in Spring 2019 for details about #FirstGen Boost Summer 2019.

Workshops & Events

Come learn about the research process from your first-gen and transfer peers who have conducted...

  1. February 21, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Do you ever feel incompetent? Well, you’re wrong. Science says so. Come to this workshop to find...

  1. January 16, 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Motivation is academic jet fuel. Come join CLAS tutor, Zingha to get advice about how to keep...

  1. February 20, 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Prepare yourself to apply for scholarships.

  1. February 14, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Internships 101 flyer

Want to get an internship, but not sure where to begin your search and exploration? Come to this...

  1. January 30, 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:45pm

Is writing difficult for you? Do you have trouble knowing where to start? Join this workshop,...

  1. January 22, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm