Pre-Arrival

Greetings from the UCSB EAP Campus Office!

David Palm and Adrienne Sifontes will be your first points of contact here at UCSB. We are thrilled you are coming to UCSB! We are happy to help answer any questions you may have before you arrive, while you are here, and even after you've returned home.

You are assigned a coordinator based on your last name, but you can meet with either of us if it is urgent:

Last names starting with A - K

  • UCSB EAP Coordinator: David Palm
  • Email: david@eap.ucsb.edu  
  • Phone: +1 805-893-3892
  • Drop-in hours (no appointment needed): Mondays 10am-12pm, Tuesdays 1:00-3:00pm, Thursdays 1:00-3:00pm in South Hall 2431
  • Appointments outside of drop in hours: please email David 

Last names starting with L - Z

  • UCSB EAP Coordinator: Adrienne Sifontes
  • Email: adrienne@eap.ucsb.edu
  • Phone: +1 805-893-5662
  • Drop-in hours (no appointment needed): Mondays 10am-12pm, Tuesdays 1:30-3:30pm, Thursdays 1:30-3:30pm in South Hall 2431
  • Appointments outside of drop in hours: please email Adrienne 

For questions about 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 David or Adrienne about a specific problem, please come during their drop in hours (listed above), or email them to schedule an appointment.

For questions about your DS-2019, visa, travel signature, or immigration realated matters, please contact the UCSB Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) in the Student Resource Building room 3130. They are open Monday-Friday 10am-12 and 1-4pm. Call 805-893-2929 to make an appointment, or attend their drop in hours on Wednesday from 10am-12 and 1-4pm. Or, email Carli Fowler at carli.fowler@sa.ucsb.edu

Helpful Resources:

For pre-arrival questions: UCEAP Pre-arrival instructions  or see the email archive below
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 

Academic Training: Information Sheet, Request Form

Things to do at UCSB, in Santa Barbara/Goleta, and California: Reciprocity Bucket List

Winter 2019 Pre-arrival Email Archive 

1: Welcome & Perm Number Info

2: Immunizations & Health Insurance

3: Class Registration & Prerequisite Clearance (College of Letters & Science)

3: Class Registration & Prerequisite Clearance (College of Engineering)

4: Housing. Attachments: Tropicana Gardens, The Purple House, Housing in the Community 

5: Class Registration Follow-up

6: CALI Training & BARC Payments

7: Crashing Classes & Reminders

8: Upcoming Events & Getting Involved

 

Fall 2018 Pre-arrival Email Archive 

1: Welcome & Perm Number Info

2: UPDATED Housing Bulletin May 22: Attachments: Tropicana Flyer 1 (year), Tropicana Flyer 2 (1 or 2 quarters)

From UCEAP Reciprocal Exchanges: UCSB-bound UCEAP Reciprocity Students Fall 2018: Pre-Arrival Instructions

3: Class Registration 

4: Prerequisite Clearance (College of Letters & Science)

4: Prerequisite Clearance (College of Engineering)

5: Housing Info & Survey UPDATED

6: Class Registration Follow-Up

7: Health Insurance, Immunizations, Payments

8: UCSB Mandatory Education & Reminders

9: Working & Getting Involved

10: Crashing Classes & More

11: Welcome Reception & Reminders

12: Academic Training & Emergency Contacts

13: Upcoming Events & Getting Involved