UC Santa Barbara General CatalogUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Computing Services

GOLD System

The GOLD System (Gaucho On-Line Data) enables students to search for open classes by instructor, day and time, requirements satisfied, etc.; register for classes; change their addresses; view registration information including class schedule, grades, and registration appointment times; check fees and financial aid information; and order official transcripts. The GOLD System is accessible at my.ucsb.edu.

There are computers available for student use in a number of locations across campus (e.g., the Davidson Library and the University Center). These can be used for the GOLD system, student email, and some other computer applications.

Student Email

Free email accounts are provided to all students by Instructional Computing. U-Mail, the student email service, is required by both instructors and university administration. Once you open your account you can have your U-Mail forwarded to your Yahoo, Gmail, or any other account of your choosing. For further information see www.umail.ucsb.edu or contact the U-Mail Help Desk at (805) 893-5542.

Computer Labs

Drop-in computing is provided by Instructional Computing’s Open Access Lab at Phelps Hall 1513. Other Instructional Computing labs in Phelps Hall and Kerr Hall are available for drop-in usage when not in use for instruction. Current schedules are available at www.ic.ucsb.edu or by phone at (805) 893-5252.

Software Workshops

Instructional Computing provides free software workshops throughout the quarter for a variety of popular software programs.

Visit www.ic.ucsb.edu or call (805) 893-3002.

Student Web Publishing

The U-Web service, a subsidiary of U-Mail, provides web publishing space for all students. Details are available at www.uweb.ucsb.edu and at the U-Mail Help Desk.

Student File Storage

The U-Storage service, also a subsidiary of U-Mail, provides safe and reliable storage space for your important files. Details are available at www.ustorage.ucsb.edu and at the U-Mail Help Desk.