Programs, Workshops & Events

Ongoing Programs


We've partnered with Educatonal Opportunity Program's Counselor Natalie Gonzalez to create a space for first-generation college students to connect with peers and allies in an effort to build community, answer your specific questions, and help you navigate your college experience. There's no need to sign up, just drop in when you can!

First Gen Forum, Weeks 3-9, 10am-11am

Course Mentoring with the ONDAS Peer Mentors

Need help in any of these courses? Our peer mentors excelled in them and are ready to help you learn effective note-taking and study strategies. See the Peer Mentoring Hours Calendar on our homepage for times.



Join ONDAS and your UCSB Chemistry Professors for ALEKS Satellite Office Hour sessions for STEM and non-stem majors. Your very own instructors will be on-hand and available to support students with ALEKS learning objectives of this intelligent tutorial system and be available to assist students with Q&A where students can gain the confidence and support they need to succeed.

The 3-hour session for Fall quarter will be broken down as follows: 

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: ALEKS&Me with Chemistry Professor Darby Feldwinn
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Open student work power hour
11:00 AM-12:00 PM ALEKS&Me with Chemistry Professor Bryanna Kunkel.

Faculty Mentoring Program: Table Talk

Application for Winter 2018:

This is an opportunity to develop relationships with professors who help make UCSB a world-class institution. We know that positive faculty-student interactions contribute to student academic success and we want to give you that opportunity with free dinner! We have three incredible professors who will be our mentors for the Winter quarter.

Table Talk; Create personal and meaningful connections with professors

Faculty Bios:

Dr. Dan Conroy-Beam (Psych & Brain Sciences): Dan uses an evolutionary perspective to understand how mate preferences are linked to actual mating outcomes. Specifically, he is interested in how mate preferences are integrated with one another computationally in order to make mating decisions. Dan's work combines agent-based modeling of mate choice evolution with studies of real couples to compare and explore candidate algorithms for how people select their mating strategies, evaluate potential mates, and regulate their relationships.

Dr. Ana M. Requeña-Johnson (Spanish & Portuguese): Ana M. Requeña-Johnson has a Ph.D. in Hispanic Literatures and Languages and a M.A. in Spanish, both from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Ana’s specialization is Golden Age and 20th Century Peninsular literature; her dissertation revisits the Homeric character of Circe in three important literary and historical periods in Spanish culture. Ana also works as a translator and interpreter for a local school district, leading to her recent interest in Translation Studies. Ana currently teaches at UCSB, and has previously taught Spanish at Allan Hancock College and Santa Barbara Business College.

Workshops & Events

  1. March 12, 2018 - 9:00am to March 16, 2018 - 5:00pm

Join us at these workshops to learn what's involved in research at UCSB!

  1. February 6, 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
  2. February 13, 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
  3. February 20, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
  4. February 27, 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
  5. March 6, 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Come learn from OSC Peer Mentor and EAP Peer Advisor, Kennady Reason, about the exciting...

  1. February 2, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Learn about how to prepare for winter quarter from the ONDAS Peer Mentors. We'll go over Study...

  1. January 30, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Three workshops to help you find your community


  1. January 29, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
  2. February 2, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
  3. February 16, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Having trouble adjusting to UCSB?

  1. January 29, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Engage in lively conversations with UCSB’s renowned faculty at Santa Catalina Residence Hall...

  1. January 25, 2018 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
  2. February 1, 2018 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
  3. February 15, 2018 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
  4. February 22, 2018 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

A space for first-generation college students to connect with EOP Counselor Natalie Gonzalez,...

  1. January 25, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
  2. February 1, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
  3. February 8, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
  4. February 15, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
  5. February 22, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
  6. March 1, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
  7. March 8, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
  8. March 15, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Thinking about which path to choose?

  1. January 24, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  2. January 31, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  3. February 7, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Welcome dinner for First-Gen and Transfer Students in the History Department

  1. January 24, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm