Programs, Workshops & Events

Ongoing Fall Programs

Office Hours with the OSC Peers

Need support navigating some of your courses? The OSC Peer Mentors are ready to help you learn effective strategies to succeed in your college career. Check out the OSC Calendar on our homepage for course mentoring offerings and times.

OSC Peer Mentor Course Mentoring

Real Talk

Looking for a community to join as a first-generation student at UCSB? Join us Tuesday mornings on Zoom to build first-generation college student community, socialize, and chat with EOP and OSC Peer Mentors!

Find the Zoom link on the flyer or on our calendar.

Real Talk


STEM Power Hour 

Do you have questions about pursuing graduate school in a STEM field? Meet Janine Chamorro, a doctoral student in Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology, and Nate Palmquist, a doctoral student in Material Science, and ask them anything and all about STEM graduate school experiences. Join them via Zoom Fridays 12:00-1:00 PM!



Grad School Guidance Pop-In 

Curious about graduate school? Sofi Sanabria, the OSC graduate student mentor, is more than happy to discuss topics, such as the statement of purpose, funding, the day-to-day life of a grad student, imposter syndrome, and more! Though we are dealing with uncertainty, it's important to continue to plan for the future. Join her via Zoom!

Grad School Guidance Pop-In with OSC Grad Peer Mentor Sofi


Academic Advising 

Do you have questions about your academic progress but unsure who to ask? College of Letters and ScienceAcademic Advisor, Jack Rivas, can definitely help! Set up an appointment by emailing him or requesting him on QLess.

Drop-In Academic Advising: Jack Rivas


Office Hours

Physical distancing does not mean you have to navigate the Fall quarter alone. Have questions or simply want to chat? We are more than happy to talk to you via Zoom. Check our calendar for the Zoom link.

Professional Staff Office Hours


Workshops & Events

Make some winter decor wherever you are with the OSC peers!

  1. December 10, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm


  1. December 9, 2020 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Make some winter drinks with OSC peers & share about your quarantine activities!

  1. December 7, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
  • Study and Self-Care Week

Join the OSC for a variety of...

  1. December 7, 2020 to December 11, 2020
  • Grad School Guidance: Color with Sofi

Would you like to talk to a first-gen peer about applying to graduate school while coloring?...

  1. November 20, 2020 - 10:00pm to 11:00pm
  2. November 20, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
  1. Drop-In
  2. Graduate School Guidance
  • First-Gen Zine Night

Come join us for a night of community-building and artistic expression! Learn from avid...

  1. November 17, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
  1. Workshop
  • First-Gen Remote Research: How to Get Involved Interested in research but don't know where to start?

Interested in research but don't know where to start? Join OSC Peer Mentor, Jackie, as she...

  1. November 10, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Graduate School and Funding Resources for EOP + First-Gen Students

Interested in learning the basics of graduate school and funding resources to fund your...

  1. November 4, 2020 - 5:00pm
  • Professor After Hours: Dr. Kimberly Tanner

Engage in lively conversations with renowned faculty. Learn about their research and college...

  1. November 2, 2020 - 5:00pm
  • First-Gen Remote Research: How to Get Involved Interested in research but don't know where to start?

Interested in research but don't know where to start? Join an OSC Peer Mentor, Jackie, as she...

  1. October 22, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm