UCSC Resources

If you are a UCSC student in need of emergency food, housing, or other basic needs assistance, you may contact the UCSC Dean of Students Slug Support Program directly by:

Phone: (831) 459-4446




UCSC's Slug Support Program is available to assist students facing a wide variety of issues to include difficulty acclimating to college, need for additional resources, and assistance with navigating campus operations. While the Slug Support Program does not provide counseling directly to students, we work very closely with Counseling and Psychological Services to get students the emotional and psychological support they need. Other actions Slug Support Managers may take: 

  • As needed, call upon other campus entities such as Counseling and Psychological Services, Financial Aid Office, Disability Resource Center, Academic Advising, Student Conduct, Campus Police and many others

  • Assist the student in accessing the most appropriate campus and community support services to address the presenting problems

  • Provide financial resources such as funding for food, emergency housing, and other essential needs

  • Follow-up with students to reinforce utilization of services provided and notify the referring party of significant outcomes as appropriate. 


Referrals to the Slug Support Program can be made both by the student and/or someone in the UCSC campus community.  If you are a student or know a student who needs support and/or resources, you can start by navigating to the referral page for instructions on making a referral for our services. If you have questions about basic needs resources here at UCSC or do not know where else to get support, the UCSC Slug Support Program can help.



Additional Resources


UCSC Emergency Fund 


- Encompass Community Services


- Places to stay while looking for housing:


-Off-campus Rental Listings


- Free Food - Food Pantries and Immediate Food Assistance: 


UCSC Housing resources