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Academic Resources


This website allows you to see all of the courses and instructors planned for the quarter, similar to GOLD.
This website shows the teaching assignments each quarter for physics classes.
CLAS offers drop in tutoring as well as study groups and workshops for students that need help.Study groups and workshops require a one time pre-registration Drop-In offers help with the following subjects (registration not required but bring your UCSB ID) You can find the location and time here
  • Language
  • Writing
  • Biology & Chemistry
  • Math, Physics & Engineering
  • Economics & Statistics

Physics Advisors quick links

With the addition of the new gauchospace page for Physics advising, we thought it would be helpful to have a brief description of what kind of help they can provide, as well as some quick links to make appointments with your advisors.
Physics is indeed a challenging discipline and requires a solid foundation in mathematics. Students enter the University with various levels of preparation, and as upper-division students who have been through the 20 series, we are hosting Math Workshops for Physics Majors.
Our workshops introduce necessary mathematical concepts for college-level physics to facilitate success in the UCSB Physics 20 series. If you are interested in attending, please add yourself to our Slack workspace (mathematicswo-qbe7840.slack.com)!
Communication, questions, and distribution of workshop PDFs will be managed through the Slack, so we encourage you to join. Material from previous quarters will be available for the curious. Let’s work together in Slack! It’s a faster, simpler way to talk shop, share files, and get work done.

Join here. Please feel free to contact any of us:
  • Davis Thuillier, dsthuillier@ucsb.edu
  • Ryan Willat, rdwillat@ucsb.edu
  • Max Prichard mlprichard@ucsb.edu

If you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you at the workshops, and best of luck in this class, major, and university despite the challenging times ahead of us.
Sincerely,
The UCSB Physics Math Workshops Team
The Diabled Students Program (DSP) provides students with academic accommodations to students with disabilities that impact their academics. It is highly recommended that you apply if you have any of the disabilities listed on their website.

UCSB


The Office of Ombuds provides confidential consultations with campus related concerns. This may be workplace issues, interpersonal conflict, academic concerns, policy questions or other concerns. The Ombuds are here to help you develop options and act as a neutral third party. They offer consultations and meditations for students. The Office of the Ombuds is dedicated to ensuring fairness throughout the University and regularly makes recommendations for systemic change.
Location: 1205-K Girvetz Hall
The ONDAS center is designed to help and build a support network for first generation students through University. First generation students have a lower retention rate than other students. The ONDAS intends to support students to raise graduation rates with an emphasis on the first year transition and underrepresented student experience. They provide mentoring and academic support in a learning-centered space for students to connect with faculty, staff, and peers in order to grow personally and excel academically. They provide a quiet study space, printing, opportunities to meet with professors and more! Location: Kerr Hall 1150
Campus, Advocacy, Resources, and Education (CARE) is UC Santa Barbara’s confidential advocacy and education office for interpersonal violence (sexual violence, relationship violence, and stalking). We offer free and confidential services for students, staff, faculty, alumni, community members, and friends/loved ones impacted interpersonal and gender-based violence and we provide violence prevention education for the entire UCSB campus.
Location: Student Resource Building (SRB)

Wellness


This website was developed to provide a centralized source of information regarding healthy and sustainable food options at UCSB and in the local community. This site also serves as a hub for learning about the campus food justice movement and efforts to reduce food insecurity and create a more sustainable and just food system.
A subpage on UCSB Basic needs that guides you through the CalFresh application process, with everything you need.
UCSB's mental health resource, who are able to provide timely, culturally appropriate, and effective mental health services to students, faculty, and staff. During the COVID-19 crisis, CAPS will remain operational while adhering to safety measures to protect the health of the community.
Students’ health and well-being is embedded in the campus culture and valued as integral to everyone’s success at UC Santa Barbara and post-graduation. Students are engaged in habits that strengthen their well-being, are compassionate people who advocate for the health of all individuals. UCSB Health and Wellness support this kind of student wellness and growth through a variety of programs and resources that can be found at their website, or at physical locations that can be found here.

Skills


Our wonderful ex-graduate student Eric Jones designed a coding crashcourse on GitHub, specifically designed for Physics majors. This is a great starter resource for bash, git and python!
A free resource where you can learn computer languages like R, python, html, java, and much more!
Software Carpentry aims to help researchers get their work done in less time and with less difficulty by teaching them basic research computing skills. Hands-on workshops will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems. Workshops are free and typically half-day workshops in the mornings or afternoons. Topics taught can include Bash, Git, R, and/or Python.

Software Licenses for UCSB Students

There are a lot of software licenses that are available for free to UCSB students ranging from Office 365 to Mathematica and MATLAB. The following list is free for everyone: The following is specific to Physics Labs:
  • Digilent, compatible with digilent, or digilent compatible devices (Waveform 127A/BL,128A/BL and lower-div labs)
  • Pulse VPN, a virtual network that connects you to eduroam, allowing access to campus resources like the library website and others.

Clubs