Self-Care and Life Balance
Finding balance between competing life priorities – such as school, work, family, hobbies, and self-care – can be a challenge. To avoid burnout or excess stress, learn to set and enforce boundaries that are right for you and your particular life circumstances. The balance among your priorities can change from day to day, term to term, and year to year, so it is important to routinely evaluate your own needs and not compare your balance to that of others.
The GradPost Life Section
Browse the Life Section of The GradPost to find articles, resources, and information related to self-care and life balance.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Short-term individual counseling, group counseling, and relaxation rooms.
Graduate Student Association
Weekly bagel hour and monthly happy hour
Health and Wellness
Workshops, field trips, weekly wellness centers, and more.
Adventure programs, group fitness classes, intramural sports, and more.
Providing a range of health services including women’s health, urgent care, dental services, and eye exams. Schedule appointments online and find out more about Gaucho Insurance.
Non-Traditional Student Resource Center
Office committed to serving all students coming from diverse backgrounds and life situations, including those who took time off before going to school, are transferring at an age older than most students, have families, or are re-entering.
Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity
A safe and supportive environment for all students, staff, and faculty, emphasizing resources for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex (LGBTQI) community, as well as allies and those who are questioning their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Features resources, events, student organizations, and workshops.
CARE Advocate Office for Sexual and Gender Based Violence and Sexual Misconduct
Program dedicated to anticipating and responding to the needs of students impacted by stalking, dating/domestic violence, and sexual assault by providing confidential advocacy and support.
Resources for Graduate Students with Children
Information on financial help, childcare options, and campus support.
CAMPUS ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS
Office of Student Life: List of All Student Organizations
UCSB Arts & Lectures
MultiCultural Center Events
Department of Theatre and Dance Events
Department of Music Events
Magic Lantern Films in Isla Vista
Carsey Wolf Center: Movies
Associated Students Program Board: Concerts, Films, and Other Events
Reduced-Price Movie and Attraction Tickets