Programs, Workshops & Events

Ongoing Programs

Professor After Hours 

Engage in lively conversations with UCSB's renowned faculty as they candidly share the ups and downs of their careers in academia. Food is provided!

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:



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.


Course Mentoring with the OSC Peers

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. The #FirstGen Boost Summer 2019 is coming soon! Stay tuned. 

Workshops & Events

Learn more about the application process and hear from students who have studied abroad.

  1. April 8, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Oreos & Origami Flyer

For study and self-care week, take a break from studying by eating oreos and making origami! 

  1. March 14, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Come join the mental health peers to learn about stress reduction and sleep hygiene!


  1. March 13, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Study and self-care week flyer

Study & self-care week is here! Come by the OSC for extended hours and the self-care room (coloring books, workshops, snacks, exam materials and more!)

  1. March 11, 2019 - 9:00am to March 19, 2019 - 7:00pm

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

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