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.

We Care

Represents the qualities we value most in our UCen culture. Our primary goal is helping others, and ultimately, this means our effort starts with ourselves. We must take care of ourselves, make good decisions, consider our actions carefully, and always strive to learn new things.


We make the campus a place of welcome for students, staff, faculty, and guests. Embedded in this value is a commitment to the people we serve and the resources we manage.


We conduct our work with the highest level of integrity. We take care to be transparent, communicative, fiscally responsible, and environmentally conscious.


We value team-based work to achieve excellence across all our services. Working together makes our organization stronger and we are able to bring to the table a variety of experiences and strengths.


We embrace opportunities to think differently about the ways we do our work in order to remain flexible to best practices and evolving needs of our customers. We value a living and learning environment that looks towards the future.


We respect the rights and dignity of others and are responsive to the needs of our diverse communities.


We provide excellent service in all we do, keeping students at the center of our mission. We take care with our customers and our colleagues. We take pride in helping the campus run smoothly and in supporting the academic mission of the institution.

As your colleagues at the UCen, we strive to promote a safe and enjoyable place to work, where learning to be our very best is rewarding and having fun is the norm.