On one hand, you could get ahead. On the other? It’s summer. Here are the real pros and cons of taking summer classes at UCSB.
Looking for an amazing spot near Santa Barbara to take your Instagram to the next level? Here are 5 sweet spots to meet all of your photo shoot needs.
Puppies and kittens are irresistible, but is ownership a smart choice for college students? Here’s what to know before considering any kind of pet at UCSB.
There's lots to experience in Santa Barbara. If you're a UCSB senior, be sure to check these gaucho must-dos off your bucket list before you graduate!
Need a break from Isla Vista’s beaches? The Santa Barbara coast has plenty to choose from! Check out these fabulous alternatives right in your backyard.
Do you wonder how to prep for interviews? Do you go blank when the questions start coming? Use this guide to head into your next interview with confidence.
Tired of the library and looking for a new place to study? We’ve ranked some of the best coffee shops in Goleta where you can get that work done.
Think you know your campus? Check out these overlooked or little-known UCSB treasures and make them part of your personal Gaucho lore.
Seniors are packing their bags as graduation nears. But where to go from beautiful UCSB? Here, a Gaucho’s guide to finding a new home after college.
Have your own personal barista, right in your dorm room or apartment: you! These easy coffee and tea recipes will get you revved up on the cheap.
Constantly reaching for those extra fries at the DLG? Find better alternatives in the dining commons that will leave you sustained and energized.
College is all fun and games until you sprain an ankle. If you find yourself stuck with crutches or a cast, check out these resources to help you stay on top...
These easy tips for decluttering your tech, living spaces, and cranium are well worth the very minimal effort. Get ready for a less stressful quarter!
Turns out, your student ID is good for more than just meal swipes. Check out these spots near UCSB that give the best student discounts.
A fourth-year Gaucho communication major names educators whose courses she would recommend in a heartbeat. Find out why they're worth taking—even at 8 a.m.!
Hungry UCSB upperclassmen know the best places to get fed on the cheap. Here are some of their top picks for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Here’s a dawn-to-dusk plan of activities on or near campus that can help you (maybe) enjoy Mondays more and start your week right.
Looking for a way share your time and talents with lovely Santa Barbara? These volunteer opportunities are fun, engaging, and great to add to the resume.
Landlords are looking to see that you've left your apartment the way you found it on move-in day. Here's help for showing them you deserve your money back.
Test your SB IQ: How to spot the best sunsets, perfect a killer study routine, satisfy your sweet tooth — things you know if you’ve truly mastered UCSB.
Not a fitness fan? There's plenty to do at the Rec Cen to feed your soul, ease your stress, expand your mind, and channel your inner artist. Check it out!
Forget Cabo and enjoy all that sunny SoCal has to offer! See sights, stars, seals, 4-D sims, and more, without breaking the bank during your spring break.
A cozy dorm room can be achieved without overspending on decorations. Here are 5 ways under $20 to create a space that feels a little more like home.
If you’ve got a bad case of the winter blues, slip on your dancing shoes and let music be your remedy at one of these events this quarter.
Google Calendar not quite your thing? Check out the apps below for better ways to organize and prioritize this finals week.
You don’t have to spend a lot to make your bae feel like a million bucks. Check out these $0 to $20 creative dates near UC Santa Barbara.
Learn how to see hit movies, rent textbooks, and nab some great school gear for free! In most cases, you won’t even have to walk off campus.
Broken bike? No bike? Bike path congestion? Whether you’re an established UCSB rider or a newbie, here are some bike tips to get (and keep) you rolling!