About the UCen


The University Center is the Student Union at UCSB offering a variety of products and services to students, faculty, staff, alumni and campus visitors. Approximately 10,000 visits are made to the UCen on an average day with additional visits of 5,000-6,000 at our satellite operations. The UCen also provides jobs for approximately 500 students giving them a "real world" learning experience outside of the classroom.  We strive to contribute to the intellectual, cultural, social and recreational life of the campus.

The UCen S.U.R.F Philosophy


Be Positive at Work
Exceed Customers’ Expectations
“Recover” When Something Goes Wrong


Share Information
Provide Honest Feedback to Other Staff
Help Co-Workers—Be a Team Member


Show Up for Work and Know Your Job
Do What You Say You’ll Do
Take Responsibility---Don’t Blame Others


Choose to Have Fun at Work
Include Customers in Your Fun
Participate in UCen Staff Events