Counseling Services and Athletics Statement

Counseling Services and Athletics Statement

Statement from Director of Athletics Mark Massari regarding Isla Vista tragedy:

For over 70 years our beautiful beachside campus has been home to thousands of men and women who have represented UCSB through athletics. Today, 500 student-athletes and many of UCSB Athletics' student interns, managers and staff live alongside their fellow students and teachers, sharing a home, memories, a bond. They are woven into the fabric of a wonderful student body and community. 

Our love and thoughts are with the families and friends of those lost, injured and touched by this tragedy. We also thank the brave first responders and law enforcement personnel for their valor in action. With the campus we will continue to provide consistent updates to our coaches and student-athletes of the services available to them for all students and staff in the UCSB Athletics family. No one will go through this alone and we stand ready to assist any Gaucho student-athlete, intern, team manager, staffer and their families through this difficult time.

UCSB’s 24/7 counseling phone line is available to students, parents, and others at (805) 893-4411.

Updated information regarding extended hours and services at CAPS (counseling and psychological services), Financial Aid and Scholarships, Student Health, and Academic Advising can be found :

College of Letters and Science Academic Advisors will be available in the College from 9am -5pm (including during the lunch hour).

The ICA Building will be available for teams and student-athletes as needed, please check with your coach on planned times. Information on CAPS and other campus counseling services can be found in Womble Hall of Champions lobby, Barber Academic Center and Callihan Athletic Training Room.

May 27th was declared a Day of Mourning and Reflection. A memorial service at Harder Stadium on Tuesday afternoon at 4:00PM drew over 20,000 people.

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