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From: Thrive: Basic Needs at UCSB <no-r...@shoreline.ucsb.edu>
Date: Thu, May 16, 2024 at 10:00 AM
Subject: Basic Needs Student Newsletter

Welcome to the UCSB Thrive Basic Needs Newsletter!

We are halfway through the quarter! Keep going strong and taking care of your wellbeing as you finish up midterms!

UCSB Thrive

What's Happening this Week?
May 16th - May 23rd

1. Announcements
  • UCSB Wellness Survey
  • UCSB Library Technology Feedback Survey
  • UCSB Library Makerspace
  • Job Opportunities
  • June Temporary Housing
  • Summer Access Grant
  • IV Parking Focus Group and Town Hall
  • Fix-It Fair
  • Overdose Awareness Week
2. Events
  • Self-Care Supplies Event
  • APIDA Heritage Month Garden Party
  • IV Community-Wide Yard Sale
  • Natural Dyes Workshop
  • Hanging Plants Workshop
  • Planting Veggie Scraps
  • Painting and Planting Workshop
3. Spring Hours
  • Basic Needs Advising Center
  • AS Food Bank
  • Miramar Pantry
  • Health and Wellness Center
  • Career Services
4. Recipe of the Week
  • Jicama Citrus Salad

UCSB Student Wellness Survey

The University of California is undertaking a multiyear process to enhance the quality of student mental health and wellness services. Part of this effort is validating methods to better understand students' well-being and service needs. Make your voice heard with this wellness survey!

Scan the QR code below or click the button to take the survey!

UCSB Library Technology Feedback Survey

Make your voices heard and let the UCSB Library know what technology resources you use from them and what technology you wish they had in their Tech Survey!

Use the button below to submit your feedback!

The UCSB Library Makerspace

The Library Makerspace is open! The Makerspace is a unique interdisciplinary learning environment that provides an expansive assortment of unconventional learning tools. 

You can register for the Makerspace as a Canvas course!

Content and resources includes 3D printers, laster cutters, vinyl cutters, and more!

Job Opportunities

UCSB Basic Needs and UCSB Sustainability are currently hiring! If you are looking for an on campus job consider one with these organizations! Having an on campus job can also help you qualify for CalFresh!

If you are interested in applying you can find all these jobs on handshake.com!

UCSB Sustainability
Student Engagement Intern, Edible Campus Program & Sustainable Food Systems
Job #8915603
Due 5/19

Bilingual (Spanish/English) Garden Educator, Edible Campus Program
Job #8905281
Due 5/19

Garden Educator, Edible Campus Program
Job #8939515
Due 5/19

Bilingual Garden Operations Coordinator, IV Community Center (Spanish and English)
Job #8947278
Due 5/18

UCSB Basic Needs:

Basic Needs Marketing and Outreach Intern
Job # 8959940
Due 5/25

CalFresh Advocate and Basic Needs Peer Advisor
Job # 8959995
Due 5/25

June Temporary Housing

If you are looking for a place to stay in between leases or university housing contracts, then it is highly recommended that you look into UCSB Conference & Hospitality Services’ June Temporary Housing! The housing is available from June 15th - July 2nd.

Questions can be directed to confe...@housing.ucsb.edu

If you need financial assistance to help with the cost of your stay, you can email the Financial Crisis Response Team at financi...@sa.ucsb.edu to book an appointment to request financial support.

Summer Access Grant

UCSB is offering a Summer Access Grant (previously known as the housing incentive) during Summer 2024. This incentive credits eligible students enrolled in 12 units or more with up to $1000 to offset summer housing expenses, on and off campus!

Additional requirements include:

1. Being UCSB Scholarship Eligible
2. Being California Resident or AB540 Eligible 

The application is now open until June 1st! If you do not know if you will be taking 12 units over summer you can still apply in case you do as the grant is given out on a first come first serve basis.

If you have questions about this grant stop by the Food Security and Basic Needs Advising Center in the UCen!

IV Parking Focus Group and Town Hall

The Isla Vista Community Services District (IVCSD) has been gathering data and community feedback to develop potential solutions aimed at alleviating the persistent parking challenges that have impacted our community for far too long. They are starting the second round of focus groups, and they need UCSB & SBCC students' valuable input.

Join them on Thursday, May 16th from 5:30pm-6:30pm (TODAY) at the Isla Vista Community Room to review these proposed solutions and share your feedback.

RSVP below and get entered into a raffle to win a 20 dollar Caje gift card! You also get volunteer hours for your participation!

Fix-It Fair
Mark the day! The Fix-Fair is back this Friday, May, 5/19 from 1-4pm. Fix-It Fair is a volunteer-driven community event aimed at reducing waste in our landfills by promoting the repair and reuse of items, rather than their replacement. 

Come get your items repaired, or stop by to drop off/ pick up clothes! Last Fix-It Fair of the year!!🧑‍🔧🧵🪡👖👕🛠️🪛🚲🛹💍🧑‍🌾🪴

Hosted at the IV Community Center!

Self-Care Supplies Event

Join COSWB to stock up on self-care supplies to take care of your wellbeing as your power through the second half of the quarter!

Day: Thursday, 5/16/2024
Time: 3pm - 5pm
Where: The Arbor

Check out their instagram to check out this event and others hosted by COSWB

APIDA Heritage Month Garden Party

Celebrate APIDA Heritage Month with Health & Wellness in collaboration with Edible Campus Program and COSWB at their Garden Party! Come plant Asian vegetables, make jeow som, and learn about the history of the APIDA farming!

Day: Friday, 3/17/2024
Time: 1pm - 2:30pm
Where: St. Micheal's Church

IV Community-Wide Yard Sale

In an effort to reduce the amount of waste produced in IV during move-out🗑️, IVCSD is organizing a community-wide yard sale! Now is the time to start thoughtfully minimizing your belongings to avoid throwing things away in June!

Don’t have a front yard? Sell your items at the IV Community Center!

These spots are limited - so sign up fast with the button below 

Day: Saturday, 5/18/2024
Time: 10am - 2pm
Where: All of Isla Vista!

Natural Dyes Workshop

Learn how to extract natural dyes from fruit seeds, vegetable skins, and flowers in this workshop by Edible Campus! They will provide supplies but you can also bring your own fabrics and things you wish to dye. Anything from socks, yarn, hats will work, as long as it is a natural fiber like cotton and linen since they tend to work best. They will have pizza and snacks so bring your friends for a night out!

Day: Friday, 5/17/2024
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Where: SRB MPR

Hanging Plants Workshop

Join Edible Campus for their Hanging Plants Workshop! Learn to select, mount, and care for your sky-bound garden in a session designed for instant impact. Perfect for adding vertical drama or refreshing your living space with a touch of greenery.

Day: Saturday, 3/18/2024
Time: 2pm - 3pm
Where: Methodist Church Garden

Planting Veggie Scraps

Discover the joy of sustainable gardening in this workshop, "Planting veggie scraps" and Learn how to give your kitchen scraps a second life by regrowing them into fresh vegetables. This quick and practical session covers the basics of selecting scraps, sprouting roots, and plant care. Ideal for anyone looking to reduce waste and grow their own food, regardless of space constraints.

Day: Saturday, 5/18/2024
Time: 2pm - 3pm
Where: Methodist Church Garden

Painting and Planting Workshop

Are you ready to celebrate springtime? Interested in learning about sustainability and environmental organizations on campus? Join the RCSGD for an afternoon of pot decorating and planting on the SRB Mountainside Lawn! Pots, seeds, and decorating materials available during the event, while supplies are available!

Day: Tuesday, 5/21/2024
Time: 2pm - 4pm
Where SRB Mountainside Lawn


Overdose Awareness Week

Next week is overdose awareness week! Are you passionate about overdose prevention, or just want to learn more about it? Join us for a night of FREE catered food from Super Cucas, great community, & find out how to get involved!

Check out the AS COSWB Instagram Below!

Basic Needs Advising Center Hours

The Basic Needs Advising Center is a hub for all your basic needs questions. The Basic Needs Office is located in the UCen. You can stop by any timeduring open hours without an appointment to ask questions or get help applying for CalFresh.

AS Food Bank Hours

The AS Food Bank is located in the UCen at the back of the food court on the second floor. You can go anytime they are open to pick up groceries. Be sure to bring your access card! You can also order online for mobile order pick-up here.

Miramar Pantry Hours 

The Miramar Pantry is located in the Sierra Madre Villages in student housing. You can go any time they are open to pick up groceries. The pantry has a unique assortment of food because they also have refrigerators to store perishables.

Health and Wellness Center Hours

The Health and Wellness Center has a unique assortment of services available to students. They have tea, quiet places to study, weekly meditation, and weekly massages! They are located on the first floor of the Student Resource Building. 

Career Services Hours

Career Services hosts many events and job fairs. Visit their physical location for help with job finding and resume building!

Jicama Citrus Salad

Try out this super easy and refreshing Jicama Citrus Salad!


  • 8 Tangerines, Peeled and Sliced
  • 1 Pound Medium Jicama, Peeled and Cubed
  • 2 TBSP Lemon or Lime Juice
  • 1/4 Cupped Fresh Chopped Cilantro
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste


  1. Just mix everything in a bowl and done! Chill until ready to eat!

Global Studies Undergraduate Advising Team
Meghan Zero + Taylor Ross + Undergraduate Peer Advisors
Email: global-...@ucsb.edu|Appointment info here  

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