FSSP Student Life

Build Your Community

A vibrant peer and academic support structure is essential to student success. FSSP supports you in creating this foundation by connecting you with academic advisors, student-support counselors, and internationally recognized faculty. In addition to the emphasis on academics, the program offers numerous opportunities for you to start forging friendships through virtual social activities. Among the large cohort of FSSP students, you will find a community of friends you can rely on throughout your time at UC Santa Barbara.

Social Events

FSSP offers a large variety of activities outside of the virtual classroom so students can unwind, connect, and recharge through fun shared experiences. Our dedicated team is working diligently to design social activities that appeal to a multitude of interests, ranging from game nights to guided tours of some of Santa Barbara’s hidden gems. More details will be shared in the coming weeks, but you can count on entertainment and a sense of camaraderie that will make your transition to campus life that much more exciting. 


Health and Wellness

With the physical, mental, and social well-being of our students in mind, FSSP features a robust Wellness Program component . Students benefit from individualized drop-in opportunities to connect with faculty, academic advisors, career counselors, and student affairs professionals with expertise in nutrition, stress management, alcohol and drug awareness, relationships, fitness, and health counseling. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in virtual activities related to mindfulness, meditation, yoga, and more to find your zen.

Housing and Dining

Since Summer Sessions will be delivered via remote instruction, on-campus housing will not be available during Summer 2020. In support of our students, the campus is offering a Housing Incentive so that students living outside of university-owned housing may qualify for additional aid. For more details and to apply, please visit our 2020 Summer Housing Incentive webpage. Students facing exceptional circumstances that may necessitate campus housing during the summer should reach out to Housing for assistance. 

For more information about food resources around UC Santa Barbara, please visit the Associated Students Food Bank website.

For basic need resources, please visit the Student Needs Advising Center website.