UCSB Mandatory Education

All incoming First Year, Transfer, and Education Abroad Program students must complete the three online courses and the Gaucho FYI webinar.

Students who do not complete these mandatory requirements will not be able to register for future quarters until the requirements are completed.

New Student Online Modules

Students will receive an email to their Umail account from EverFi, the company we have partnered with to provide our online education. The email will arrive from automated-message@everfi.net, and will provide you with a link to sign in using your UCSB NetID. Check your email and junk mail, and if you have not received the email by mid-September, contact sa-newstudentreq@ucsb.edu

Click on the Help button on the log in page or contact EverFi Support 24/7 at 1-866-384-9062. Students do not need to be logged in to the course to access Support. 

Additionally, you may want to review the Troubleshooting Guide and the minimum system requirements.

Our online courses work best with Google Chrome and Firefox browsers. Try accessing the course from another browser, which will most likely resolve the issue.

Additionally, you may want to review the Troubleshooting Guide and the minimum system requirements.

This most likely means your internet connection is having a hard time loading the videos. The video file is trying to load, but is not able to load far enough ahead (buffer) to keep up.

First, always make sure you are using the most up to date version of your browser for optimal performance.

Here are some tips for general users to follow:

  1. If you are experiencing freezing, looping, or starting then stopping, hit the "Pause" button (just once) and wait for the video to buffer. It can be tempting to stop/start the video, or click around to get things moving faster, but this can hurt the loading speed more, and even prompt the video start from the beginning again. You can watch the playbar to see how the loading is going. The more you let the video load, the smoother your experience will be.

  2. If you are experiencing looping or the next arrow does not trigger, try hitting “Back” or refresh the page to try and trigger the next arrow.

Try this first:

  1. Switch browsers. Use Chrome or Firefox when you can instead of IE.

  2. Update your browser to the most recent version.

  3. Clear Cache: http://www.wikihow.com/Clear-Your-Browser's-Cache

If you still can’t load it, try the following: 

  1. Close all other applications and tabs (i.e. iTunes, Facebook, YouTube, etc.).

  2. Ensure course is in its own browser window, not within a frame of the school portal or email client.

  3. Reboot the computer.

  4. If on a wireless connection, try a wired connection.

  5. Disable all popup blockers and 3rd party toolbars.

  6. Try accessing from a different network connection (computer lab, home, library, etc.).

If you seem stuck, your screen may be zoomed in too much causing you to miss a prompt or navigation button.

To reset your zoom:

  • On a PC or Chromebook, hit "control 0 (zero)"
  • On a Mac, hit "command 0 (zero)"

If that doesn’t work, try the following:

  1. Switch browsers. Use Chrome or Firefox if you can, instead of Internet Explorer.

  2. Check and update your browser to the most recent version: http://www.whatismybrowser.com 

  3. Clear Cache: http://support.everfi.com/sims/helpcenter/common/layout/SelfhelpArticleView.seam?inst_name=_Everfi&article_id=2020-1480216

It should take between 2 and 2.5 hours to complete Part 1 of all three courses. It should take between 15 and 20 minutes to complete Part 2 of the courses. Students will receive an email to complete Part 2 of the courses approximately 30 to 45 days after completing Part 1. Students do not have to complete the course in one sitting, you can return to the modules at any time. 

Yes, all answers are strictly confidential.

All new students must complete the online courses. If you would like to discuss your individual situation, please email sa-newstudentreq@ucsb.edu.

Gaucho FYI

Students can register for a Gaucho FYI webinar on Shoreline. 

All Gaucho FYI sessions will be online in a Zoom webinar format. You will receive more detailed instructions when you register for your webinar. 

You can change your Gaucho FYI webinar to another available webinar on Shoreline.

You can email newstudentreq@sa.ucsb.edu with additional questions. Please include your name and Perm Number.