Welcome to the AVC/DOS website, which is home to Student Life: a collection of 11 units and numerous initiatives in the Division of Student Affairs. It is my privilege to provide leadership to a team of passionate student affairs professionals that strives to create a campus environment that Supports Every Student's Success through these programs and services.

Among many other things, Student Life units and initiatives:

  • Advocate for the perspectives and needs of students as significant campus constituents,
  • Champion genuine inclusion of all students and their myriad intersecting identities in our learning community, and
  • Encourage student engagement in order to foster civic engagement, leadership, and career success.

Please take some time to explore the different resources offered by Student Life. I invite you to connect with me and my colleagues through social media, by email, in person, and at campus events throughout the year.

We look forward to meeting you! Go Gauchos!
Katya Armistead, Ed.D., Assistant Vice Chancellor & Dean of Student Life

Learn more about AVC/DOS Armistead and the Student Life Leadership Team

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Chancellor Yang


Congratulations to all undergraduate and graduate degree awardees!

Campus Organizations Fair as Storke Plaza

Events Calendars

Find out what's happening on campus today and get involved! At UCSB, there is something for everyone.

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New Student Education

New undergraduates must complete AlcoholEDU, Sexual Assault Prevention, Diversity & Inclusion, and Gaucho FYI education modules.

Student Life wishes to acknowledge the traditional custodians of this place and all land upon which the University is located, and pay our respects to the Chumash Elders past, present and future for they hold the memories, the traditions, and the culture of this area, which has become a place of learning for people from all over the world.