Pre-Arrival

Greetings from the UCSB EAP Campus Office!

You are probably excited about your upcoming departure to the United States and your upcoming academic year! We are your first point of contact here at UCSB, and we look forward to meeting you!

Please see below for your UCSB EAP Coordinator's contact information according to your last name. (If it is urgent, you can meet with either coordinator):

  • Ms Genesis Herrera (last names A-L): genesis@eap.ucsb.edu, +1 805-893-5735. Drop in hours: Mondays 1:30-3:30pm, Tuesdays 1:30-3:30pm, Thursdays 10am-noon in South Hall 2431.
  • Ms Adrienne Wheeler (last names M-Z): adrienne@eap.ucsb.edu, +1 805-893-5662. Drop in hours: Mondays 10am-noon, Tuesdays 1:30-3:30pm, Thursdays 1:30-3:30pm in South Hall 2431.

A few friendly reminders for once you arrive on campus:

  • Update your current living address and phone number on GOLD. You are required to do this everytime you move to a new address here in the US.
  • For questions on UCSB-related matters such as course enrollment, BARC, campus involvement, academic and personal support, come to the EAP Office in 2431 South Hall. You can have these questions answered by our Peer Advisors Monday-Thursday 9:30am-4pm and Friday 9:30am-2pm. If you neet to speak with Genesis or Adrienne about a specific problem, please come during their drop in hours (listed above), or email them to schedule an appointment.

Frequently Used References:

For pre-arrival questions: UCEAP Pre-arrival instructions for Winter 2018 or Fall 2017.
For what to expect while at UC: UCEAP Student Guide
For visa-related and immigration questions: UCSB Office of International Students & Scholars (OISS)
For GOLD, Umail, BARC, KIOSK Student Handbook, and more: MyUCSB Start Page

Winter 2018 Pre-arrival Email Archive (PDF versions)

1: Welcome & Perm Number Info

2: Class Enrollment & Prerequisite Clearance (College of L&S)

2: Class Enrollment & Prerequisite Clearance (College of Engineering)

3: Housing Bulletin, attached El Colegio Flyer and Tropicana Flyer

4: Health Insurance and Immunizations

5: Enrollment Follow-Up


Fall 2017 Pre-Arrival Email Archive (PDF versions)

1: Getting Started

2: Housing Bulletin and Tropicana Housing Flyer

3: Class Enrollment 

4: Enrollment & Prerequisite Clearance (College of L&S)

4: Enrollment & Prerequisite Clearance (College of Engineering)

5: UCSB Housing Application Deadline June 10th

6: Enrollment Follow-Up

7: Housing Bulletin & Survey and Tropicana Housing Flyer and 6549 El Colegio Flyer

From UC Reciprocity: UCSB-bound Arrival Resources

8: Health Insurance, Immunizations, Payments

9: EAP Buddy Program, Working, and Getting Involved at UCSB

10: Gaucho FYI, AlcoholEdu Haven, Health & Safety and Gaucho FYI, AlcoholEdu and Haven (PDF version of the instructions with links)

11: Banking and Cell Phones

12: Check-In, Biking, Buses

13: Welcome, Crashing, EAP Hours

14: Reminders