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


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.

Table Talk: Faculty Student Mentoring Program

Applications for Fall 2017 are now closed. Please check back for Winter Quarter Table Talk Application!

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 two incredible professors who will be our mentors for the Fall quarter.

Table Talk; Create personal and meaningful connections with professors

Faculty Bios:

Dr. Joseph Blankholm (Religious Studies): Dr. Blankholm's research focuses on atheism and secularism, primarily in the United States, showing how the boundaries between secular, spiritual, and religious have shifted over time and how these shifts impact the ways we think about religion. Most recently, he published on religious indifference, nonbeliever organizations, secularist lobbying, and the complex entanglements of secularism and humanism. 
Dr. Richard Wittman (Art History): Dr. Wittman specializes in the cultural history of architecture and town planning in seventeenth-, eighteenth-, and nineteenth-century Europe. His primary interest lies in the emergence of modern configurations of space, society, and publicness, which he approaches through the history of architectural theory, criticism, and public discourse; the emergence of the modern public; and the evolution of architectural patronage in changing political contexts.

Workshops & Events

Join us at ONDAS for a week...

  1. December 8, 2017
  2. December 7, 2017
  3. December 6, 2017
  4. December 5, 2017
  5. December 4, 2017


  1. November 16, 2017 -
    4:00pm to 5:00pm

Join us at the OSC on Tuesday, November 14th from 3 pm to 4 pm as we learn from AS Food Bank & Cal Fresh on how to get free, fresh produce, services that AS Food Bank offers, and the CalFresh program! 

  1. November 14, 2017 -
    3:00pm to 4:00pm

It can be difficult staying health during stressful times. Come learn self-care methods such as positive body image, healthy eating habits, and exercise at this presentation by the Department of Health & Wellness on November 7 from 3 pm to 4 pm at the OSC!  

  1. November 7, 2017 -
    3:00pm to 4:00pm

Want to learn tips on how to save money? Join us at the OSC on Tuesday, October 24 from 3 pm to 4 pm for a presentation that will cover financial aid packages, work-study, loans, and budgeting. 

  1. October 24, 2017 -
    3:00pm to 4:00pm
  • ONDAS Celebration flyer

Join us in celebrating the OSC as we begin our first full academic year! Mingle with OSC staff,...

  1. October 5, 2017 - 2:00pm