October 8, 2020

To:    Campus Community

Fr:     Garry Mac Pherson, Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services

Re:   Halloween 2020 Campus Parking and Events

         Friday, October 30 through Sunday, November 1

Campus officials have worked diligently to develop a parking plan to help ensure the safety of our campus community of students, faculty, staff, and others who are authorized to use campus facilities during the Halloween weekend 2020.  The California Department of Public Health COVID-19 orders require UC Santa Barbara to restrict access to campus.  Visitors are not permitted on campus outside of designated coastal access areas.  Additional measures will be put in place to discourage unauthorized use of campus parking facilities to gain access to Isla Vista during Halloween.

Effective Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31 the campus will be closed to overnight visitor parking.  Campus checkpoints will be set up beginning at 5:00 pm on Friday, October 30 and will continue as needed throughout the weekend in order to provide safety and security to the campus.  Unauthorized vehicles will be denied access without prior approval. 

In order to park on campus overnight on the dates identified above, all vehicles must display a valid “Reserved”, ”A”, “B”, “C”, “H”, “22 IVA”, “38 IVA”, or an Annual “Night & Weekend” Parking Permit.

Daily, Visitor and 15-Day Permits issued from the Permit Dispensers will expire at Midnight, Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31.  These permits are not valid for overnight parking.  Unauthorized vehicles parked overnight on campus are subject to a $300 citation and having the vehicle impounded at the owner’s expense.  The enhanced parking restrictions will cease between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to allow for normal business on campus.

As in previous years, a number of our campus parking locations are subject to closure and access will be limited to support enhanced safety and security measures.

In addition to parking lot closures, traffic in and around the campus will be impacted.  Access to El Colegio Road and/or Isla Vista may be closed for safety reasons if deemed necessary by law enforcement.  If roads are closed, proof of residency may be required to enter.  Certain roads in Isla Vista will be barricaded and closed to vehicular traffic.

Please visit our Halloween Information web site at for information on parking restrictions and campus checkpoints.

Departments with special parking needs during Halloween should contact Chris Zbinden, TPS Guest Services/Enforcement Manager, via email at as early in advance as possible.  This will allow us to better plan the logistics of parking to meet your needs and hopefully help you avoid any difficulties with parking.

We will be making every effort to ensure the safety and security of our community on Halloween weekend.  This is a top priority for our campus.


October 6, 2020

TO:  Campus Community

FR:  Caitlin O'Hara, Senior Writer/Publicist, UCSB Arts & Lectures

RE: UCSB Arts & Lectures announces new Race to Justice series

Introducing Race to Justice - a new suite of events that takes an in-depth look at systemic racism from every angle, including abolition, underlying conditions, reparations, criminal justice and more. Interdisciplinary and cross-departmental, this season-long series engages leading activists, creatives and thinkers to expand our understanding of racism and how race impacts society, and to inspire an expansive approach to advancing racial equality. 

On sale now!

Race to Justice events from October - January are virtual, including:

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist (Mon., Oct. 19)

Brittany K. Barnett, attorney and advocate for criminal justice reform (Tues., Oct. 27)

Rhiannon Giddens, award-winning musician, historian, writer and podcaster (Sun., Nov. 15)

John Lewis: Good Trouble: Film Screening & Q&A with Filmmaker Dawn Porter (Tues. Nov. 17)

Sister Helen Prejean, the nation's foremost leader in efforts to abolish the death penalty (Thurs., Nov. 19) 

Nikole Hannah-Jones, Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of The 1619 Project (Tues., Dec. 8)

Ta-Nehisi Coates, groundbreaking author of Between the World and Me (Tues., Jan. 12) 

Isabel Wilkerson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Caste: The Origins of our Discontents (Tues., Jan. 26)

View the full lineup.

Virtual presentations will be followed by a Q&A with the audience. Virtual events are created exclusively for UCSB Arts & Lectures and can be watched by anyone, anywhere. Most are hour-long programs starting at 5 p.m. Pacific and most will be available for ticket buyers to replay for one week.

Virtual Pack: $80 (includes 8 events) / Advance tickets start at $10

FREE for UCSB students (registration required)

Tickets and More Info: | | (805) 893-3535 

Remote ticket office business hours are Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific.  

Mainstage events will be complemented by extensive outreach activities for UCSB students. As part of Arts & Lectures' Thematic Learning Initiative, free adult learning activities will provide interested individuals and community groups with the tools to further explore race in society and promote change.

Arts & Lectures is proud to present this series in association with the following UC Santa Barbara campus partners: Department of Black Studies; Center for Black Studies Research; Division of Social Sciences; Division of Humanities and Fine Arts; Division of Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences; Division of Student Affairs; Gevirtz Graduate School of Education; Graduate Division; College of Creative Studies; College of Engineering; MultiCultural Center; The Carsey-Wolf Center; UCSB Reads; Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor.


October 5, 2020

TO:  UCSB Community

FR:  Jennifer Lofthus, Policy Coordinator 

RE:  Revised Campus Regulations

Dear Colleagues,

After a multiyear effort, with input from stakeholders across the UC Santa Barbara campus, the newly revised Campus Regulations are now available. The Campus Regulations govern a swath of campus activities including speech, posting, use of facilities, etc. – all pertinent to campus staff and faculty – in addition to student government and campus organization activities. 

The Campus Regulations can be found online and I have attached the revised policy, as well as a redline version with tracked changes, for your convenience.  Substantive changes to the Campus Regulations include:

  • Page 10 - added a definition for University Housing: any residence hall or apartment complex owned, operated, or maintained by the university. 
  • Page 19 - removal of the reference to "Free Speech Areas"
  • Page 57 - a change in the number of proposed quarters of suspension in which a student is eligible to waive their right to a hearing and accept the sanction from four to ten quarters. 
  • Page 63 - an addition of the Restorative Justice Conference as a hearing process
  • Page 66 - the sanction of "exclusion" is no longer a reportable sanction when students request disciplinary clearance letters. 

If you have any questions, please contact Suzanne Perkin in the Dean of Student’s Office.


Jennifer Lofthus

Campus Policy Coordinator


September 30, 2020

TO: UCSB Campus Community

FR: Sam Horowitz, CISSP CISM, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)       

       Kip Bates, Associate CISO 

RE: Kicking Off National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM)

****This message is being sent on behalf of Sam Horowitz and Kip Bates. Please do not reply to this message.****

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) and we are celebrating for our fifth year at UCSB. NCSAM aims to promote awareness about cybersecurity by educating faculty, staff, students, and other members of our community about ways to protect themselves and the campus. Hackers continuously bombard UCSB with cyberattacks. Our networks and servers include security measures that thwart most, but not all, of these attacks. Each of us plays a critical role in protecting our data, PCs, and mobile devices. With all of our security protections, it’s often easier for a criminal to hack you than your computer. 

This year, the Systemwide Security Awareness Team has created over two dozen remote events during October to help create awareness for you and your colleagues. Highlights include:

  • Tips on how to use Zoom securely
  • Insightful industry discussions
  • Cyber-safety for families
  • Suspenseful movie events
  • Comedy improv
  • And much more!

Let’s spread the word and pass this message to others in your organizations so everyone can participate in NCSAM!

Visit our NCSAM 2020 Events page to see what we’ve planned, register to attend, and download your location’s NCSAM Zoom background!

Remember, you are the front line of cybersecurity. When you open an infected attachment or click a bad link, you can instantly render all other protections moot, but you are not alone. No single person, university, or business can secure the Internet. Each one of us has a part to play. Securing our mobile devices, computers, networks, and private information requires a collective effort. You can make the Internet safer and more secure for everyone by using more robust cybersecurity practices.


To:       Department Heads, Managers and Business Officers

Fr:       Cynthia Señeriz, Director, Human Resources

Re:      Flu Vaccination Clinic, September 30 - October 7, 2020

As previously announced, flu vaccinations are mandatory as of November 1, 2020, for all staff, students and faculty living, learning, or working at University facilities during the 2020-2021 flu season. Please ensure that your staff understand this requirement and are made aware of the information below regarding the flu vaccination clinic that will be held at the Recreation Center from September 30 - October 7, 2020. If you have staff working on site, please print, post and/or distribute the attached flyer to help as many employees as possible receive this information. The vaccination is free, as is parking in Lot 16 (no permit required). Please note: Advanced registration, either online (links below) or by phone at (844) 251-6524 is required.


The clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. outside the Recreation Center on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, Sep. 30
  • Thursday, Oct. 1
  • Friday, Oct. 2
  • Monday, Oct. 6
  • Tuesday, Oct. 6
  • Wednesday, Oct. 7

(Free parking is available in Lot 16.)

The clinic will be administered by LabCorp, Inc. Appointments are required by logging onto LabCorp’s registration page and entering your employee identification or student PERM number. Those who don’t have internet access can call (844) 251-6524 to register and make an appointment. Information is available in both English and Spanish.

Faculty or staff members seeking a medical exemption or an accommodation should log onto HR ServiceNow and complete a Medical Exemption/Accommodation Request. Students should submit their request using the UCSB Student Health Gateway patient portal.

Questions can be directed to Additional information about the clinic is available on the campus’s COVID-19 Information portal and in a Q&A on The Current. More information about the mandatory influenza vaccination can be found on UC’s FAQ page.

Flu Vacc Clinic Coral.pdf

This is not a full list of links. Please check the actual welcome week calendar as new links will be posted daily during welcome week.

Move in (mostly virtual this year)(September 27th onward)

Be sure to the check the housing and undergraduate pages as new links will be posted daily during welcome week.

New International students are required to complete additional training.

Welcome (September 29th)

UCSB's Virtual New Student Convocation is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, from 3:00-4:00 p.m. for all new freshmen and transfer students in the entering class.

Approximately 5,000 new UCSB freshmen and transfer students are expected to attend this ceremonial induction into the University designed to promote the values of scholarship, leadership, and citizenship.

Links will be posted on the welcome week calendar and page the day before the event.

COVID-19 Response Update


The Following Labs:

  • CSIL/Honea Lab Harold Frank Hall Rooms 1138/1140
  • AUHLL CENTER Engineering 2 1401
  • ENGINEERING II Room 3236
  • The Cooper Lab Teaching Classroom ESB 1003

Will be CLOSED Until Further Notice

Please expect changes and refer to the email from Chancellor Yang



August 17, 2020

TO:   UCSB Community

FR:    Jennifer Lofthus, Policy Coordinator 

RE:    Notice of Issuance of the Automated License Plate Reader Policy


Dear Colleagues:

I write today regarding this issuance of a new policy allowing for an Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) system on the UC Santa Barbara Campus – an essential and required component of administering a virtual parking permit program.  The policy is attached for your convenience and will also be posted to the campus policy and procedures website.

The proposed ALPR policy went out for comment on October 1, 2019 for a full 90-day review. After the review period was complete, campus stakeholders reviewed the comments received and made changes to the proposed policy, accordingly.  Substantive changes made to the ALPR policy in response to comments received are as follows:

  • Changes to allowable uses under the Campus Safety umbrella (Section III.C.2);
  • Removal of the UCPD as authorized users of the system (Section III.F);
  • Removal of “law enforcement” and “other public agencies” as approved for sharing of information (Section III.K);
  • Addition of requirement of external law enforcement agencies to coordinate with UCPD if ALPR information is necessary for an investigation or if sharing is otherwise required by law (Section III.K); and
  • Removal of “academic research” as a valid use for which ALPR information may be shared (Section III.K).

 Virtual Permit Program Update:

Over the 2020-2021 academic year, TPS will begin the testing phase of UCSB’s virtual permit program.  During this testing phase, decals will still be required, but virtual permits will allow TPS to validate your parking privileges through your vehicle license plate as well. TPS will reach out to existing permit holders to remind them to update vehicle information associated with their parking accounts to ensure accuracy during this phase.  The goal is to fully roll out virtual permits in time for the July 2021 permit renewal cycle at which point your vehicle license plate will serve as your permit.

Additionally, as part of the testing phase, TPS will roll out mobile payments for visitor parking in pilot areas allowing campus visitors to purchase parking directly from a mobile application and eliminate the need to interact with a permit dispenser.

As the new virtual permit system comes online and new parking options and features become available, TPS will be communicating directly to the campus community.

If you have any questions about the new virtual permit program, please contact Suzy Nespor at suzy.nespor at

If you have any questions about the policy, please email me at: Jennifer.Lofthus at


Jennifer Lofthus

To the College of Engineering, 

I hope this letter finds you and yours happy and healthy during these unprecedented times. I am writing to inform you of a few key updates in an effort to keep our students, faculty, and staff informed as possible. 

First, I’d like to share some exciting news. The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a five-year, $23.7 million grant to UCSB and UCLA to be joint partners in the BioPolymers, Automated Cellular Infrastructure, Flow, and Integrated Chemistry: Materials Innovation Platform (BioPACIFIC MIP). Nearly twenty CoE faculty and staff are involved, and more than half of the senior investigators are women or members of an underrepresented minority group. The MIP establishes the first user-facility in the nation that combines automation and high-throughput experimentation in synthetic biology and material synthesis to develop new bio-based polymer materials. You can read more about the MIP and other college news in the stories that are included below.  

Second, in light of recent events, college administrators have begun to examine issues of diversity and equity in our institution while deepening our commitment to, and expanding our actions to ensure that equality and inclusivity frame our actions. We must and we will do more, beginning by engaging with diverse audiences in the college and beyond, and listening to the voices that arise from them. We want our students, faculty, and staff to participate in the process, because we will be stronger by working together. As a small but important step in the process, the college launched a diversity webpage ( ), which includes our commitment to diversity, a statement endorsed by myself and our associate deans. By posting this statement, we pledge that our words will lead to actions appropriate to reaching our goals. The webpage is a work in progress, and we will continue to add content in the coming months, including our short-term and long-term goals. 

Finally, while a majority of us continue to work remotely, a handful of approved research projects in the College of Engineering have returned to campus according to a detailed, staged plan for a methodical and cautious ramp-up of on-campus research. The college launched a website (
) intended to be a one-stop shop for those seeking information about the research ramp-up. The website includes: access and operation plans for each building where the college conducts research; contact information for building committees; a place to submit comments and suggestions regarding the reopening plan; frequently asked questions; and links to important sources of additional information. 

Stay well and have a happy and safe summer,

Rod C. Alferness
Dean UCSB College of Engineering

TO: UC Santa Barbara Campus Community

FR: Kevin Schmidt, Director, Networking, Communications & Security Services, Enterprise Technology Services (ETS)

RE: Reminder - Next Core Router Installations Scheduled for July 15, 20, and 23

*****This message is being sent on behalf of Kevin Schmidt. Please do not reply to this message.*****

Dear UC Santa Barbara Campus Community,

As a reminder, the following work will occur this week and next.

On July 15 between 12:01 and 6 a.m., the core router migration will link the old and new core systems and move the campus internet connections to the new core. Please plan for a network outage during this time.

On July 20 between 12:01 and 4 a.m., we will migrate an internal routed interface and do not expect the network to be impacted.

On July 23 between 12:01 and 4 a.m., we will migrate an internal routed interface. The campus wireless network will experience service disruptions.

We will continue to update you via email, at,, and on the UCSB IT LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter pages as we complete these milestones. You can subscribe to to receive notices of service impacts at UCSB.

If you have questions or need assistance, please email Thank you.



July 10, 2020

To:    Campus Community

Fr:      Sam Horowitz, Chief Information Security Officer

Re:    Scammers are exploiting COVID-19 contact tracing program

As COVID-19 cases grow in our community, the chances that you may have been near someone who has the disease is increasing. Because of the contagious nature of the disease, health officials use contact tracing to try to identify people who may have been exposed to the virus before they show symptoms. California has a contact tracing program called California Connected. Unfortunately, scammers have taken advantage of the program in an attempt to defraud you.

Scammers are impersonating contact tracers so that they can profit from the current public health emergency. Along with calls, scammers are sending out links in text messages about fictitious COVID-19 cases. Scammers may ask for information such as your social security number, financial information, and other sensitive information not required for authentic contact tracing. The Federal Trade Commission wants you to know:

  • Real contact tracers won't ask you for money
  • Contact tracing doesn't require your bank account or credit card number
  • Legitimate contact tracers will never ask for your Social Security number
  • Your immigration status doesn't matter for contact tracing, so real tracers won't ask
  • Do not click on a link in a text or email

Legitimate contact tracers may call, email, text, or visit your home to collect information. They will only send you texts or emails indicating when they will contact you and will not ask you to click or download anything. The information a legitimate contact tracer may ask you for include: your name and address, health information, and the names of places and people you have visited. 

You can find information about California Connected at In Santa Barbara County, you can find COVID-19 information at In Ventura County, you can find COVID-19 information at

Note: Scammers are also using SMS/text message telling students that the university rescinded their admission for the coming school year. UCSB does not use SMS/text messages for admissions. UCSB students can check the status of their admission at the Student Affairs Admissions portal.  

TO: UCSB IT Staff (CSF listserv)

FR: ETS Messaging and Collaboration Team

RE: UCSB to Move Classic Hangouts to Hangouts Chat November 30, 2020


*****This message is being sent on behalf of the ETS Messaging and Collaboration Team. Please do not reply to this message. If you have any questions about the transition from Classic Hangouts to Hangouts Chat, please contact us via the IT Services Catalog or call x5000.*****




Beginning Monday, November 30, 2020, all departments are required to use Hangouts Chat for direct messages (DMs), group messages, and team discussions as Hangouts Classic will be deprecated. We recommend that you switch to Hangouts Chat any time prior to November 30.


As many of you know, Google announced in 2019 it would retire Classic Hangouts, and transition the direct messaging and video components of Connect G Suite for Education to Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet.


Please inform your customers to do the following well before November 30:

  • Explore the new Web experience at
  • Download the new mobile app for Android or iOS.
  • Recreate any group messages as Rooms in the new Hangouts Chat interface.


Where can users find their old chats?

  • If users turned their History on while using Hangouts, they can see all their direct messages in Chat. If users turned their history off while using Hangouts, they can only see direct messages from the previous 24 hours.  
  • All previous Classic Hangouts conversation history will be accessible in Gmail.


What are the limitations of Hangouts Chat?

  • Group messages from Classic Hangouts will not migrate to Hangouts Chat. Group message history is available via Gmail and; however, users need to recreate any Hangouts groups in Hangouts Chat as Rooms.
  • Google Voice is not available through Hangouts Chat.


Where can users go for help?


Please watch your email over the coming months for further information to the general campus community.


If you require technical assistance:


  • For problems or time-sensitive requests, please contact IT Core Services - Service Desk at (805) 893-5000 or x 5000.
  • For all other services, please submit a self-service request at
  • ETS-provided services include service level agreements (SLAs) for response and resolution time as our commitment to your technical needs. 


Thank you.


The ETSC Service Desk

June 18, 2020

Dear Members of Our Campus Community,

Earlier today, the United States Supreme Court released a historic decision to protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). This is a profound victory for all the DACA recipients who contribute to our campus and to our communities every day. Together, we celebrate this proud moment for our students, and acknowledge the long and hard road it took to get here. I join with UC President Janet Napolitano and my fellow UC chancellors in applauding today’s ruling. Please see below for our joint letter to the UC community.   

We understand that it has been a difficult process awaiting the DACA ruling, particularly in the midst of other stressors caused by the pandemic and the national climate. We are committed to supporting the well-being, safety, and success of our undocumented students. We will continue to maintain financial aid, provide co-curricular opportunities and resources, and continue to improve our community of inclusion. While we celebrate what this victory means for immigrant communities, we also acknowledge the ongoing challenges they face, particularly those who do not hold DACA status. As a campus community, we want to emphasize our commitment to continue to be a leader in advocating for our undocumented students. 

For more information about resources and support available through our Undocumented Student Services program and Dream Scholars Resource Team, please visit Staff and faculty are invited to attend our Undocumented Student Services campus partner meeting to learn about what this decision means to our students and how we can provide support and advocacy. Click here to register. 

I would like to thank all of our students, faculty, and staff who work so hard to help us be an informed, compassionate, and supportive community. At UC Santa Barbara, it is part of our core values to provide all students with access to an outstanding education, and to work collaboratively to foster an environment that allows for the realization of the full potential of every member of our community.   


Henry T. Yang

Joint letter on DACA decision from President Napolitano and UC Chancellors

To the UC community:

We write to you on a historic day for the University of California, for our nation, and for the hundreds of thousands of DACA recipients across the country who live, work, and study in our communities.
UC was the first university in the nation to file a lawsuit challenging the federal government’s proposed rescission of DACA. Over the past three years, we have worked together to advance our case through the courts and to advocate for DACA recipients on every front. And today, our collective efforts paid off.

We applaud the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the administration’s arbitrary attempt to end a policy that has enabled some 650,000 immigrants – brought to the U.S. as children – to live and work in the only country they know as home.
Today, we send our sincerest thanks to the individuals from the University who submitted declarations establishing the factual record for our case, to UC Legal and other UC staff who worked tirelessly for almost three years to pursue and support this litigation, all of the other plaintiffs who took a risk by stepping forward, the legal team at Covington & Burling for providing pro bono support, and all of you for standing with us in support of undocumented members of the UC community.

As UC leaders, we’ve heard from many students, staff, and their families about the impact of DACA on their lives. DACA recipients in the UC community come from a wide range of countries, yet many of them shared similar stories: the initial joy and relief of being able to study and work in this country legally, without fear of deportation; the despair of learning that their immigration status might keep them from pursuing academic or professional opportunities if DACA protections were rescinded; and the anxiety about whether their DACA application would be used against them or their loved ones.
These people – their hopes and their potential – were at the heart of the University’s lawsuit challenging the rescission of DACA. At every step in our case, we were acutely aware of the tangible, harmful impacts of ending the DACA policy on the lives of these individuals and their families, and on the communities where they are valued contributors. Today’s decision is a hard-won victory for these DACA recipients, their families, and our whole community. It is a victory for justice and due process. And it is a victory for what is legal, and what is right.
The Court today has held that the government must properly account for its decisions and cannot simply act on a whim. But it’s also important to remember that more work remains to be done, and we need you to stand with us.
The UC community must speak with one voice in calling on Congress to pass legislation to permanently protect DACA recipients and provide a path to citizenship. We must stand together to demand comprehensive immigration reform that would bring stability and certainty to families, workers, businesses, and communities across the nation. And we must speak out for our most fundamental values of diversity, inclusion, compassion, and justice.

At the University of California, we will continue to vigorously defend the privacy and civil rights of undocumented students and all of our community members, and to provide free legal services through the UC Immigrant Legal Services Center and dedicated undocumented student centers on our campuses.
UC will never remain silent when unlawful actions threaten our students and community members. We are so grateful for all of you who have joined with us to ensure that UC remains a safe and welcoming place – and a beacon of opportunity – for all.

Yours very truly,

Janet Napolitano
President, University of California

John A. Pérez
Chair, University of California Board of Regents

Gene Block 
Chancellor, UCLA

Nathan Brostrom 
Interim Chancellor, UC Merced

Carol T. Christ
Chancellor, UC Berkeley

Howard Gillman 
Chancellor, UC Irvine

Sam Hawgood 
Chancellor, UC San Francisco

Pradeep Khosla
Chancellor, UC San Diego

Cynthia Larive 
Chancellor, UC Santa Cruz

Gary May 
Chancellor, UC Davis

Kim Wilcox
Chancellor, UC Riverside

Henry Yang
Chancellor, UC Santa Barbara

TO: UC Santa Barbara Campus Community

FR: Kevin Schmidt, Director, Networking, Communications & Security Services, Enterprise
      Technology Services (ETS)

RE: Reminder: Next Core Router Installation & Network Outage June 15-16

*****This message is being sent on behalf of Kevin Schmidt. Please do not reply to this message.*****

Dear UC Santa Barbara Campus Community,

As a reminder, the campus network will be unavailable between 11 p.m. on Monday, June 15 and 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 16 due to the Core Router Replacement project. 

Additionally, on June 18 between 2 and 6 a.m., the planned outage in Noble Hall will impact the following connected buildings: 235 Life Sciences Building, 251 Psych Expansion, 504 Bio III, 526 Webb Hall, 539 Bio Sci Annex, 543 University House, 544 Noble Hall, 546 Woodhouse Lab, 551 Psychology, 558 Associated Students and MCC building, 569 Surge I, 571 Bio II, and 575 Cloud Lab.

We will continue to update you via email, at,, and on the UCSB IT LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter pages as we complete these milestones. Please note that you can subscribe to receive notices of service-impacting events at UCSB.

If you have questions or need assistance, please email

Thank you.


Dear Members of Our Campus Community,

The images of George Floyd shake us deeply to our core, as do the recent killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and Tony McDade. Our hearts are heavy and we are profoundly saddened and outraged. We are yet again, as a university community and as a country, confronted by acts of injustice that are beyond measure.
On behalf of the UC Santa Barbara community, we offer our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and Tony McDade. But words have little meaning unless we also recognize the devastating effects of racism and discrimination on our country. In an earlier message to our campus community from the Office of Black Student Development, we are reminded that our UC Santa Barbara Principles of Community “are not just a value statement, but a call to action to enact inclusion daily and to stand up to injustice.”

We share the anguish, outrage, and grief of our black community. We stand together in solidarity against hate and injustice.

We know that many in our campus community also are affected by the recent events, and we want to express our care, concern, and support, and to remind you of resources that may be of help.
Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) at (805) 893-4411 or by submitting a CAPS Services Request. Counselors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Academic & Staff Assistance Program (ASAP) is available at (805) 893-3318 or

Office of Black Student Development (OBSD):


Henry T. Yang


NOTE: For anyone who is in need of support, there are many additional campus partners to assist with your needs. The following was listed after the link and placed below the Chancellor's message for ease of viewing.

EDIT: phone numbers added June 8th:

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”
-Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.