2016 Grad Slam Logo

April 4-15, 2016

​In 2016, the Graduate Division awarded more than $15,000 total in cash and prizes at the Grad Slam competition, and all entrants received a custom mug and tote bag. The final round of the Grad Slam was held on Friday, April 15, from 3-4 p.m. in Corwin Pavilion. The winner of UCSB’s Grad Slam advanced to a UC-wide competition​ on Friday, April 22, held at LinkedIn’s state-of-the-art campus in San Francisco. (Click here to see video from the UC-wide Grad Slam.)

Also, be sure to check out events for the 2016 Graduate Student Showcase, which ​ran concurrently with the Grad Slam and recognized the ​essential contributions of graduate students to the academic mission of UC Santa Barbara.

To see the results and videos from ​the 2016 competition, head over to ​the Final Round Recap article!


Over $15,000 in cash and prizes were awarded this year!

Prize Levels:

​Grand Prize – $5,000

Final Round Runners-Up –  $2,500 each (2 prizes total)

​All Other Final Round Presenters – $750 each (7 prizes total)

A​ll Semifinalists – $50 each (​30 ​gift card prizes total)

The Grad Slam is made possible through the generosity of our corporate sponsors:




Preliminary Rounds

Click here to view the full preliminary round schedules and winners.

Semifinal Rounds

Click here to view the full ​semifinal round schedules and winners.

Final Round

Click here to view the full ​final round schedule and winners.



Contact Robert Hamm, Director of Graduate Student Professional Development at UCSB.