Student Resources

  • Due to the increasing safety concerns caused by the COVID-19 Coronavirus, as of Monday, March 16, the campus has suspended in-person services. However, we are still providing services remotely.

    Academic Counseling 
    You can still schedule your appointment using Starfish. When booking your appointment, please provide the best phone number for the counselor to reach you. Please be sure that you are logged into your Pipeline email account at the start of your appointment.

    Front Desk Services 
    During regular business hours, counseling assistants will be available to answer urgent questions via email:

    academiccounselingcenter@pipeline.sbcc.edu 

    they will respond to you in the order received. If you call our office at 805-730-4085 during business hours, you will be able to leave a voicemail and we will respond as soon as possible.

    Other Resources 
    If you don’t yet have a primary academic counselor, you can ask a quick academic counseling question through our online form, Ask Me.

    If you don't have a computer at home, the Luria Library will have additional Chromebooks available for long term check out.

  • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) provides access to a wide variety of software without ever having to set foot on campus. Think of it as remote controlling a loaner computer here on campus, only from anywhere in the world and from any device. We've prepared some instructions and a video explaining how students can use VDI:

    Student instructions for accessing VDI

  • Santa Barbara County Department of Behavioral Wellness - 24/7 Crisis Access Line 1-888-868-1649

    The SBCC WELL's Staying-In Self-Care Kit
    https://www.thewellsbcc.com/selfcare-kit

    Top mental health apps to help students deal with stress and anxiety

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
    Suicide awareness and prevention resources are available in English and in Spanish

  • SBCC is working hard to provide as many portable computers (Chromebooks) as possible to those who do not have access to a computer, laptop, or tablet at home. These Chromebooks are available for check-out for the rest of the semester. Below is information about these loans and resources you may need to transition to taking your classes online.

    The following is information about Chromebook and Mobile hotspot checkout for the Summer II session. Please note below the dates/times, location (along with a link to a map) and an email contact if you have any questions. 
     
    When:
    • Monday June 29, 11AM-4PM
    • Tuesday June 30, 11AM-4PM
    • Wednesday July 1, 11AM-4PM
    • Thursday July 2, 11AM-4PM
    • Tuesday July 7, 11AM-4PM

    Where: At the entrance or behind Luria Library (walk or drive, access via fire road (use this map).

    If you are unable to pick up during the scheduled times, please email circulation@pipeline. sbcc.edu


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    Si está inscrito en cursos de verano II, computadoras portátil (Chromebooks) y puntos de acceso móvil estarán disponibles para alquilar en las siguientes fechas y horarios. Estos dispositivos son solo para estudiantes y empleados de verano que no tienen una computadora/tableta/computadora portátil o acceso a Internet confiable.

    • lunes, 29 de junio, 11AM-4PM
    • martes, 30 de junio, 11AM-4PM
    • miercoles, 1 de julio, 11AM-4PM
    • jueves, 2 de julio, 11AM-4PM
    • martes, 7 de julio 11AM-4PM


    Dónde: Detrás de la Biblioteca Luria (caminar o conducir, acceder a través del camino de emergencia (use este mapa).

  • Here’s how to return the devices you have borrowed, depending on your enrollment:

    Return Dates for Students Not Taking Summer Classes 

    Location: Behind the Luria Library (access via fire road)

    Wednesday, May 6, 4-7 pm
    Thursday, Friday, Monday, Tuesday (May 7, 8, 11, 12), 9 am - 3 pm
    Wednesday, May 13, 4 - 7 pm
    Thursday, May 14, 9 am - 3 pm

    You will get a due date notification from the library for materials to be returned by 5/8/20. We know you may need a few extra days to finish up final papers and assignments, so no penalties or fines will be charged for late materials, provided that the materials are returned before the end of May.  

    Return Dates for Students Taking One or More Summer I or Summer II Classes:

    Devices currently checked out will be automatically renewed for students enrolled in Summer I or Summer II. The devices will need to be returned by August 8th. Specific days and times, and location, for returns will be announced in summer.

    Social distancing measures and safety precautions will be taken when returning equipment. 

    If you have any questions, please contact circulation@sbcc.edu. 

    Good luck with your finals!

    En español

    Aquí le mostramos cómo devolver los dispositivos que tomó prestados, según su inscripción:

    Fechas de regreso para estudiantes que NO toman clases de verano

    Ubicación: Detrás de la Biblioteca Luria (acceso por carretera de incendios)

    Miércoles 6 de mayo, 4-7 pm
    Jueves, viernes, lunes, martes (7, 8, 11, 12 de mayo), de 9 a.m. a 3 p.m.
    Miércoles 13 de mayo, 4 - 7 pm
    Jueves 14 de mayo de 9 a.m. a 3 p.m.

    Recibirá una notificación de la fecha de vencimiento de la biblioteca para que los materiales sean devueltos antes del 5/8/20. Sabemos que puede necesitar unos días adicionales para terminar los trabajos finales y las tareas, por lo que no se aplicarán multas ni multas por los materiales atrasados, siempre que los materiales se devuelvan antes de finales de mayo.

    Fechas de regreso para estudiantes que toman una o más clases de verano I o verano II:

    Los dispositivos actualmente retirados se renovarán automáticamente para los estudiantes matriculados en el verano I o verano II. Los dispositivos deberán devolverse antes del 8 de agosto. Los días y horarios específicos y la ubicación de las devoluciones se anunciarán en verano.

    Se tomarán medidas de distanciamiento social y precauciones de seguridad al devolver el equipo.

    Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con circulation@sbcc.edu.

    ¡Buena suerte con tus finales!

  • Commencement Archive

    Congratulations Class of 2020!

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    I know many of you were disappointed about the decision not to hold an in-person Commencement this year. We are also saddened that this will not be possible. Our SBCC team worked diligently to ensure there is a meaningful virtual commencement for our graduates.  In addition, we are committed to having an in-person ceremony at a later date. All current graduates will have the opportunity to participate in the in-person ceremony. You will have several months’ notice before this ceremony so that you can make plans, should you wish to participate.

    Dr. Utpal K. Goswami
    Superintendent/President

  • The SBCC Information Technology department has compiled a document that provides some steps you can take to create a more cyber secure home:

    How to make sure you are cyber secure when working from home

  • We recognize that computer and internet access is a significant issue for a number of our students. We have developed a multi-pronged solution to address this matter:

    • If you would like the opportunity to bring a mobile or laptop device to access campus wifi, we are making that option available. Those wishing to do so may park in West Campus Parking LOT 4-D, East Campus Parking LOT 1-A, East Campus Parking LOT 1-B (see map showing the wifi strength in purple and orange). In order to participate, you must remain in your personal vehicle to observe social distancing.

      Campus Security will be monitoring the campus and will be asking students to stay in their vehicles and not sit on campus property (refrain from using picnic tables, seating areas or grouping). Please understand this is to comply with social distancing orders from Public Health officials.

      Here are some important tips regarding the campus during its online operations and student wifi and computer protocol:

      Regarding campus access for students:

    1. Please stay in your vehicle while utilizing campus wifi
    2. Restrooms on campus are closed, please plan accordingly.
    3. Be mindful to not drain your vehicle battery.
    4. Maintain at least TWO parking stalls between your and other vehicles.
    5. The Library will continue offering Chromebook checkout. After check out, you are asked to return to your vehicle or home. Check our Student Resources page for more information on Chromebook checkout and what you need to do to obtain a hotspot.

    You may contact Campus Safety at 805-730-4200 with any safety matters.

    • The College has placed an order to purchase 500 internet hotspots and will provide them to students with the highest financial need, on a first come first serve basis. [Note: Due to heavy demand, there will be a supplier based delay in receiving hotspots.] Students in need of a hotspot should fill out the attached form.

    SBCC Hotspot Request Form

    (The college has also placed an order for a limited number of Chromebooks bundled with hotspots for students who may need both a Chromebook and a hotspot. The same form can be utilized to make this request.)

  • The Cartwright Learning Resource Center is happy to announce that we will have our Online Virtual Computer Lab and Computer Tutors available beginning Thursday, April 16th.

    To accommodate diverse needs we will offer the following ways you can connect with LRC Computer Tutors and Computer Lab Staff:

    • Chat Online (also available on the CLRC website)
    • Online Appointments to chat and/or video conference
    • Drop-in hours via Chat/Zoom (coming next week)

    Computer Tutors can assist all currently enrolled SBCC students with computer questions while they are completing their assignments! This includes questions about Canvas, Zoom, Google Docs, Pipeline, Proctorio, and other learning support applications.

    Virtual Lab Hours (Summer)

    • Monday and Thursday. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Tuesday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Visit us at the SBCC LRC Virtual Computer Lab!!

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    Your success is important to us. We will continue to support you this semester with tutoring. 
    Your instructors and tutors will be reaching out to you.

    Schedule of tutors 
    (including NetTutor, an online provider of tutoring services)

    Please refer to SBCC Continuity of Tutoring and Learning Support, which outlines our resources for students during this time.

    If you have any questions not addressed in this document, please contact Dr. Vandana Gavaskar at vsgavaskar@pipeline.sbcc.edu
     or Jason Levy at jalevy@pipeline.sbcc.edu.

    Please note: all requirements to visit tutors and/or the Writing Center are waived for Spring 2020.

    Writing Center

    The Writing Center is still available to support students with any and all writing assignments for the remainder of Spring Semester.

    We are trying to keep our remote support as simple and flexible as possible so that we can meet the needs of all students. We are available Monday-Thursday from 11 am-7 pm and on Friday from 9 am-3 pm. Any student who wants support can call the Writing Center at (805) 730-4463 or email us at writingcenter@sbcc.edu to start the process. From there, we will help them find the best resources for their needs, including the possibility of connecting them with one of our tutors.

    Please let us know if you have a writing-intensive class without a tutor and would be interested in the possibility of "embedding" a specific Writing Center tutor in your course. We would need to work out some logistics to do this, so we want to gauge the level of interest before moving forward with this as an option.

  • Although we miss being able to help you in person because the library building is closed, the library is offering many services online and this is a great time to explore what the library has to offer. Don't know where to start? Get Help is for you!

    Online services by librarians will be available throughout the Summer Semester at these hours: 
    Monday - 8a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Tuesday - 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Wednesday - 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. 

    Thursday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

    Use our online chat service or text (805) 699-5874‬ during these times

    You can also email or Zoom with library staff.

    Additionally, you can:

    • Email questions you have about your library account or renewing books: circulation@sbcc.edu
    • Email questions about interlibrary loan: ill@sbcc.edu
    • Use one of our many online guides to information you might find for online learning, research, and personal renewal:
      • Free Resources - This guide provides recommended links for free resources to help you work, study, and play from home -- including some of SBCC's textbooks.
      • Library Tutorials - This guide provides links to online videos and tutorials for do-it-yourself help conducting research, using library resources, and thinking critically about information.
      • Chromebook Guide - This guide contains information about borrowing and using SBCC Chromebooks.
      • Library Services for Online Students - This guide provides recommended resources for library research and services that are fully online.
  • There has been a slight change in scheduling for the virtual computer labs being hosted by Academic Technology Support. For the last couple weeks we have hosted individual virtual computer labs for the Business Division, Digital Arts Center, and Language Labs. Beginning Monday, April 20th, we will begin hosting one large virtual computer lab for students needing assistance in accessing class software available within our Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and assistance using Zoom to connect with online classes. We will no longer host individual computer labs virtually for the Business Division, Digital Arts Center, and Language Labs. The new times that the combined virtual computer lab will be hosting are
    • 9:30am to 8:00pm, Monday through Thursday (until further notice)
    • 9:30am to 3pm, Friday (until further notice)
     
    The link to join the virtual computer lab through Zoom is: 
     
    Additional student support information can be found at the following links:
  • Drop-In Math Lab support has moved online and is now available! We are here to help!
     

    To access the lab online click the link below:

    Online Math Lab Portal  
    • Login to your Pipeline Google account if prompted (username@pipeline.sbcc.edu)
    • Find a tutor in the Tutors Online Now section with an open meeting room
    • Click on the link to open the Video chat room and start talking with your tutor
     

    Current Tutor Schedule

    Current Hours:

    • Monday - Thursday: 10am-6pm
    • Friday - Sunday: 12pm-6pm
    • Closed May 23, 24, 25 for Memorial Day weekend.

    Information is also listed on our website SBCC MathLab and Facebook page.
  • Food Pantry Drive Thru Food Distribution
    When: Wednesday 7/8 from 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    Where: West Campus Parking Lot 5-1
    What: Free prepackaged bags of nonperishable foods 
    *While supplies last*
     
    Important: Please practice safe social distancing for this event. 
    • Only 1 household per car 
    • Walk up station available if you do not have access to a car. (please stay in cars if possible)
    • Please disinfect all items when you get home

    Vengan a la distribución de comida

    Cuándo: Miércoles 8 de Julio de 2:30 a 4:00 pm 
    Dónde: Estacionamiento del Campo del Oeste (West Campus) Piso 5-1
    Qué: Bolsas preempaquetadas de alimentos no perecederos 
    *Hasta que se acaben las bolsas*

    Importante: Mantenga las reglas de distanciamiento social para este evento.  

    • Solamente 1 familia por vehículo 
    • Si no tiene auto, puede venir en persona, pero mantenga 6 pies de distancia de los demás (pero si viene en auto, mantengase en su auto porfavor)
    • Desinfecte todos los artículos cuando llegue a casa.
  • SBCC Student Health and Wellness On-Site and Off-Site Support Services and Resource Guide

    Student Health and Wellness Services is closed for in-person counseling and medical appointments due to the elevated threat of COVID-19 in the Santa Barbara area.

    Telehealth Support
    In order to meet the needs of our students during this difficult time, we will be offering telehealth support to students. If you are having an emergency, please dial 911.

    Mental Health Support
    Contact Lacey Peters at ljpeters1@pipeline.sbcc.edu or Alyson Bostwick at bostwick@sbcc.edu and a Personal Counselor will reach out to you via email or by phone regarding mental health support, resources, and referrals. (Please include your K number and phone number in the body of the email).

    Medical Support
    Contact Laura Fariss at llfariss@sbcc.edu and an RN will reach out to you via email or by phone regarding medical support, resources and referrals. (Please include your K number and phone number in the body of the email).

  • Access Online Tutoring and find an SBCC tutor here.

  • There have been questions about excused withdrawals and refunds. If you are still currently registered in courses beyond the date of March 13, 2020, and are impacted by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, you may request an Excused Withdrawal (EW). The college is currently formalizing a process for students to make this request—this may take a week or so. My suggestion to students is to continue with your coursework since you will have ample time (at least to the end of April) to get an excused withdrawal without impacting your GPA. Concerns surrounding excused withdrawals, providing for Pass/Fail option and refunds have been major topics system-wide for the California Community Colleges. In addition, the recently passed Federal bill has implications for financial aid. It is worth waiting for additional information before making this important decision to withdraw. We will provide more information once details are finalized.

  • SBCC Zoom Backgrounds

    How do I set up a Zoom Virtual Background? 
    Click here for instructions
    *Sadly, it appears that Zoom does not currently support Virtual backgrounds for Chromebooks