Get your flu shot by November 19

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The UC Office of the President has mandated Influenza vaccinations (flu shots) for all faculty, staff, and students who will be working, living, or learning on a UC campus anytime during the 2021-2022 flu season, no later than November 19, 2021. Graduate students can sign up to receive their flu shot at Student Health. Read on for more details!

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A&L Justice for All series

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The Justice for All series confronts the inequalities that shape our policies, our institutions and our lives. In this series public figures, organizers, thinkers and doers expose deeply embedded injustices and call for a more equitable future. Events are free for UCSB students with a valid ID. Read on to learn about two upcoming events!

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You are invited to October Grad Brunch

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All graduate students are invited to the first Grad Brunch of the academic year. Grab a burrito and other breakfast snacks and meet your fellow grad students on Wednesday, October 20 from 10 am - 12 pm at MCC Courtyard (in front of the entrance to the GSA lounge)! The event is first come, first serve and grab and go only. Make sure to wear your mask and maintain social distancing guidelines.

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Sign up for the School Anxiety Program

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Students who experience stress and anxiety related to their academics and milestones may feel like their ability to complete tasks, maintain a schedule, and prepare for midterms/finals/milestones are impacted. If this resonates, you might benefit from attending the School Anxiety Program (SAP). SAP is designed to provide students with skills and tools to help manage stress and anxiety surrounding workload, milestones, & academic anxiety. SAP integrates a peer-to-peer model, where you work directly with a Mental Health Peer, who is a UCSB student. Read on to learn more and sign up!

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Serve as a paid GSA representative on committees

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The GSA is seeking representatives to sit on campus committees, report back to the GSA with the committee's details, and share graduate student opinions. Committees range in time commitment from a few hours per quarter to weekly meetings throughout the year, and representatives are paid for their time based on the hours spent with the committee ($50 to $250 per quarter). Apply by October 24. Read on to learn more!

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Graduate student study hours at the Women's Center

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Are you having trouble focusing or aren’t sure where on campus you can get your work done? Come to the Women's Center EVERY MONDAY this quarter for study hours and make some friends along the way! The Center will provide a very intentional space for you and coffee as well. Study hours begin October 18th at 5pm.

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STS Futures Initiative: Global STS series

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Join the STS Futures Initiative on Thursday, October 21, 2021 from 10 - 11:30am for its second workshop, “Global STS II: Decolonial Praxis in STS.” This workshop will feature STS leaders who are pioneering new publishing opportunities in STS, expanding the Euro-American “canon” in STS, and building STS communities in Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East. Read on to learn more!

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"What Is a Shakespeare? Shakespeare and Global Media" research group at UCSB

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You are invited to join the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center's new research focus group: "What is a Shakespeare: Shakespeare and Global Media." This interdisciplinary group of graduate students and faculty is focused on investigating the notion of ‘global Shakespeare.’ The group is holding two introductory meetings on October 5th at 4pm and October 7th at 11am. Read on to learn more!

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Wednesdays at the Women's Center: Planting our roots at UCSB

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Join the Women's Center on Oct. 6th to build community with other graduate students. Explore how the Women's Center can be a resource and talk about what events you would like to see throughout the year. Stop by and take home a free plant to make your space feel like home! Read on to learn more.

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UCSB housing resources

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Looking for housing resources? The Graduate Division has compiled a number of housing resources for graduate students. Read on to learn more!

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Announcing new AVC of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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The UCSB Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Office is excited to announce the appointment of Dr. Sharon Tettegah as an Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Dr. Tettegah joined their team as of July 1, 2021. Please join the DEI Office in congratulating Dr. Tettegah on her new appointment!

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Workshop on the temporary amendment to the UC residency and policy guidelines

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The Residency Unit of the Office of the Registrar will be holding a live Zoom training session to discuss the Temporary Amendment to UC Residency and Policy Guidelines and further information on the residency reclassification process for continuing graduate students. This training will take place on Thursday, July 15 at 9 am. Read on to learn more and to RSVP!

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