Grad Student Housing Events

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Don't miss out on upcoming events to help with your housing search! University & Community Housing Services is hosting two events that will connect you to resources, landlords, and options for next year. Get info, ask questions, and plan ahead!

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OISS limited services due to SEVIS outage on February 4

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On February 4, UCSB's Office of International Students & Scholars (OISS) will have services limited to document pick-up, document drop-off, advising, and delays in processing times. Please plan accordingly for time-sensitive requests, especially Travel Signature Requests and reprints of your I-20. Read on for more information.

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Check Your Pay Status in the UCPath Portal

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As the campus continues to acclimate to the recently implemented UCPath payroll system, the Graduate Division encourages all employed graduate students to be proactive in checking their pay status. Employees can view their paycheck statements in the UCPath Portal 48 hours in advance of payday. Read on for more information and helpful links.

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Profs at the Pub featuring 2018 National Book Award Winner and UCSB Professor Jeffrey Stewart

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Alumni Affairs and UCSB Affiliates​ invite you to a special Profs @ the Pub event! This Tuesday, January 29, come to SAMsARA Winery to hear National Book Award winner Jeffrey Stewart's insights on the birth and evolution of Jazz music. Profs @ the Pub is a free monthly speaker series for local alumni, faculty, staff, students, and community members at some of Santa Barbara's (and Goleta's!) favorite watering holes. RSVP today!

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Community bike sale

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UCSB's Community Service Organization is pleased to offer their quarterly bike sale being held this Saturday, January 26, from noon to 3:00 p.m. Hundreds of bikes are being offered for sale from $10 to $50, depending on condition. This price also includes the cost to register the bicycle. Read on for more info!

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Impact of government shutdown on CalFresh benefits

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The federal government shutdown will have some impacts on CalFresh ​that the UCSB CalFresh team would like to update you on. These changes may create challenges for you and/or students you work with​; you are encouraged to reach out to the CalFresh team for more information about resources that students can seek support from during the shutdown. Read on for more details.

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Become part of UCSB's Support Network for Undocumented Students

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You are invited to join the Support Network for Undocumented Students: a list of staff, faculty, and graduate students who support undocumented students. This list is intended to serve as a directory and resource for undocumented students and allies. The list will be public on ​the Undocumented Student Services (USS) website for community to access​. Sign up by January 22!

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UCPath Important Reminders: A message from the Graduate Division

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The Graduate Division sent out a message containing important UCPath reminders for faculty, staff, student workers, and academic personnel. Read on for information regarding how to sign up for your electronic W-2, how to update your personal information in UCPath, and how to access online UCPath demonstrations.

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H-1B and Permanent Residency Immigration Workshop

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There are a range of employment visas, as well as U.S. permanent resident statuses, that can allow you to work in the U.S. after you finish your program at UCSB. On January 18, join immigration law specialist Adam Green, a practicing attorney in the Los Angeles area, for a free workshop on employment immigration issues, particularly the transition from student statuses to employment statuses.

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Additional space in the library available for faculty and graduate students

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The Art & Architecture Seminar Room at the UCSB Library is now available as study space for UCSB faculty and graduate students, who will be able to enter the room by swiping their access cards using the newly installed card reader at the southwest entrance to the room. The room will be accessible for study after regular business hours. Read on for more details.

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Commencement 2019: Save the Date

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Mark your calendars! This year, the Graduate Division Commencement ceremony will be held on Friday, June 14th at 1 p.m. on the Commencement Green. This is a departure from previous years, when it has been held on Sunday at 4 p.m., and means that the spring filing deadline will be extended to Tuesday, June 18th. Read on for additional information!

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Library recess hours and closure for winter break

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The UCSB Library is currently open and operating on recess hours, but will close this weekend for winter break. 24/7 online access to research databases, electronic journals, and e-books is available to UCSB students, faculty, and staff during the closure. For detailed building and service desk hours, read on!

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Would you ditch your smartphone for $100,000?

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Did you know 1 out of 2 people say they couldn’t live without their smartphone? Yikes. Break the cycle with vitaminwater's scroll-free for a year contest (the "Contest"). How do ​you enter? It’s simple! Share on Twitter or Instagram what you’d do instead of scrolling with hashtags #nophoneforayear and #contest. Go scroll-free for a year, prove it, and you could win $100k. Deadline to enter is January 8, 2019.

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UCSB Diabetes Prevention Program

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Want to learn more about preventing diabetes? Check out the UCSB Diabetes Prevention Program. This is a free year-long program for individuals who are pre-diabetic or at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. By joining, you get access to information on diabetes related topics, a lifestyle coach, and group support. Attend an information session on December 12 and read on for application details.

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Free tickets for grad students to see Kronos Quartet on Dec 4

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UCSB Arts ​& Lectures is offering graduate students free tickets to see the Kronos Quartet! A response to the 2017 executive orders limiting travel to the U.S., Music for Change highlights the rich diversity of artistic voices from the original seven “banned countries.” On December 4, the Grammy Award-winning ensemble will perform a new program featuring music from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Get your tickets today!

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Pizza with the University Librarian

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Do you like free pizza? Would you like to learn more about the resources the UCSB library has to offer and chat with one of the UCSB Librarians? UCSB students are invited to join University Librarian Kristin Antelman for pizza and an open student forum on November 28 to chat about the UCSB Library. Space is limited.

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Apply to be an RA in San Clemente Villages for 2019-2020

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Interested in becoming a Resident Assistant (RA) in San Clemente Villages (graduate apartments) next year? Do you want to be a resource for the graduate community? Perks include housing and a monthly stipend. The online application is now open and will close on January 28, 2019. To find out more, come to the RA Info Session on Thursday, November 29, at 7pm in the San Clemente Center.

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