All incoming First Year, Transfer, and Education Abroad Program students are required to complete three online modules on alcohol and drug use, prevention of sexual violence, partner violence and stalking, and diversity, equity and inclusion, in addition to a Gaucho FYI Zoom webinar.

2023 Online Modules

Incoming UC Santa Barbara students will automatically receive an email from Vector, the company we have partnered with to provide our online education, with instructions to complete the online courses, including deadlines.

If you have not received an email from by mid-September, please first confirm that the email is not in your Junk/Spam folder before emailing us at

Please include your name and UCSB perm number so that we can best assist you.

2023 Gaucho FYI

Gaucho FYI is a mandatory Zoom webinar program that has been developed to introduce new students to a variety of health and safety topics. The webinar must be completed during the first three weeks of fall quarter.

To log into UCSB's Shoreline and register for a Gaucho FYI session (Note: you must be logged into Shoreline to see the Gaucho FYI webinar options).

Please note: Each of these online modules and the Gaucho FYI webinar are required of all new First Year, Transfer, and Education Abroad Program students. If you do not complete all of these modules and Gaucho FYI by the deadlines, a block will be placed on your account which will prevent you from registering for Winter quarter courses.

Content warning: In sharing prevention information, we recognize that there may be instances where this information may be difficult for students. If you would like to speak to anyone about your experience as you progress through the courses, UCSB CARE Advocates are available confidentially 24 hours a day at 805-893-4613.

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UCSB Substance Abuse Policy
UCSB Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Policy

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions and our Troubleshooting Guide for additional information.
If you have a question not answered in the FAQ or Troubleshooting Guide, email and include your name and UCSB perm number so that we can best assist you.

2022 Gaucho FYI Presentation

The following is a link to last year's presentation

2022 Gaucho FYI Presentation  
(Watching the previous year's presentation will not satisfy the requirement for new students.
This is a reference for continuing students and new students who have already completed the requirement.)

Campus & Community Resources for Individuals Impacted by Sexual Violence, Sexual Harassment, or Other Prohibited Behavior: 
Campus and Community Resources for Individuals Impacted