Happy 2021 🥳🥳 The first ever AS President special election is almost here!
Campaigning begins *tonight at 8pm* Supplement with list of candidates, photos, and statements will be live tonight: https://elections.as.ucsb.edu/supplement-w21/
Voting is Week 2, Jan 11 to 14.

Here is the Fall Quarter 2020 report for the Office of the President! Despite being remote, we are proud of being able to adapt and what we have accomplished this quarter. We are looking forward to continue our work throughout the rest of the year. Please reach out if you have any suggestions or comments for future projects!
 

Happy first day of winter quarter Gauchos!
 
We hope everyone enjoyed their winter break. In order to deliver to tenants’ needs, IVTU has curated a “Freshmen Success Guide.” Not just limited to freshmen, this guide provides a 101 of Isla Vista for those who are new to IV. Disclosing details about moving in, rights & responsibilities, moving out, online resources, and much more. The guide is included below and can also be found on our website at ivtu.as.ucsb.edu/files/2020/12/IVTU.FSG_.pdf
 
In addition, IVTU offers free, housing-related consultation appointments to all UCSB students and Isla Vista residents. Appointments are available through Zoom, FaceTime, Skype, or over-the-phone. These appointments can be used to discuss a variety of housing-related topics, including lease review, habitability concerns, roommate problems, security deposit questions, and more. Visit our website ivtu.as.ucsb.edu for more info.
 
Here’s to an amazing winter quarter!
 

 
Welcome to Week One Gauchos! With the beginning of the quarter, it’s not only important to focus on academics, but also yourself as well. For some, the change in the weather and seasons can really affect an individual’s mental health. Swipe → to learn more about seasonal affective disorder #MentalHealthMonday #UCSB
 

A.S. Journalism Workshops kick off today! First up, intro to reporting. Find the link and more info here: https://mediacenter.as.ucsb.edu/journalism-workshops/


Wanting to take control of your finances and budgeting for 2021? Take the guilt and shame out of money by developing a solid plan for managing expenses, debt, and saving in college. Pro tip: it’s not all about avoiding the coffee shop and avocado toasts. Build smart money habits now so you can graduate with the financial confidence and savvy to tackle post college life!

Community Financial Fund (CFF) has invited Dr. Emily Schwartz to speak in a Zoom webinar as part of their financial literacy webinar series. All registered attendees will be entered in a drawing for Doordash gift cards! Winners must be present to claim the prize.

Dr. Schwartz has been called the “Bill Nye of Personal Finance” based on her ability to make financial concepts approachable and applicable. For nearly 10 years she’s facilitated the MoneyMoments program on the Arizona State University campus and has helped thousands of college students find financial confidence and build critical money skills.


Community Financial Fund (CFF)’s quarterly financial literacy grant workshop signups are back for Winter! Mark your calendars! Signups will open at 8pm PST on Weds 1/13 at cff.as.ucsb.edu. Our workshops are extremely popular and tend to fill up very quickly after sign ups open, so please plan ahead!

All UCSB undergrads are eligible to to sign up to receive the $200 grant once per school year. To receive the full grant, applicants must attend the Zoom workshop, pass a financial literacy quiz, and submit an essay on the application by the due date.


Community Financial Fund (CFF)’s quarterly financial literacy grant workshop signups are back for Winter! Mark your calendars! Signups will open at 8pm PST on Weds 1/13 at cff.as.ucsb.edu. Our workshops are extremely popular and tend to fill up very quickly after sign ups open, so please plan ahead!
All UCSB undergrads are eligible to to sign up to receive the $200 grant once per school year. To receive the full grant, applicants must attend the Zoom workshop, pass a financial literacy quiz, and submit an essay on the application by the due date.
 
Coastal Fund’s mission statement is to provide funds to preserve, protect, and enhance the terrestrial and marine habitats associated with the shoreline of the University of California, Santa Barbara through preservation, education, open access, research, and restoration. The Coastal Fund is bound by its mission statement and seeks to fund projects that align with its core tenets to protect the local coastal environment. Applicants should demonstrate a strong connection between their project and the Coastal Fund mission statement.
 
Coastal Fund grant applications must be submitted in connection with a UCSB affiliated department, registered nonprofit, or government agency. Unaffiliated individuals cannot apply for funding. While Coastal Fund does not set a limit on the amount of funding an applicant may request, applicants should note that we typically allocate $150,000 amongst 15-25 projects each quarter. Two separate applications have been developed based upon the amount requested, with minor funding available for proposals under $1,000 and major funding available for proposals over $1,000. Additionally, we encourage you to watch our Virtual
 
Grant Workshop to learn more about the Coastal Fund grant process before submitting your grant applications. The Workshop will also include a transcript if needed!
For more information on application deadlines, specific requirements and downloadable application forms, please feel free to check out the Coastal Fund website (link https://coastalfund.as.ucsb.edu/) or email Coastal Fund @coastalfundoutreach@as.ucsb.edu.

A breakdown of COVID-19 cases within the entire Santa Barbara county. Please be mindful that there are no ICU beds available in Southern California and continue to stay home to save lives.
 

Interested in writing, photography, illustration, or videography? Join us at orientation next Tuesday to find out how to get involved with The Bottom Line! All levels of experience welcome. https://tinyurl.com/TBL1-2021