The First Year Experience is a 9-course follow-up to your New Employee Orientation. The FYE will help you navigate your first year as UC Santa Barbara staff and will invite you to explore the vast opportunities and support services available to YOU and your newly hired colleagues.

Join us monthly via Zoom and get to know fellow newbie‘s and trusted facilitators from across our campus community!

Although this program was created with a new employee in mind, these learning experiences have proven to be useful at all levels and are open to all staff. 



40 Minutes of Insight + Fun!

July 9 + October 1

Professional Development


We've Got You Covered!

July 16 + October 15

Get Moving

with TPS

August 6 + November 5

Employee Services


Here for YOU

August 20

Staff Groups


Get Connected Stay Connected

September 3 + December 3

Performance Matters


Maximize Your Performance

November 12

Diversity, Equity + Inclusion


Expand Your DEI Vocabulary

November 19

Advantages of Employeeship


Beyond Benefits

December 10

Working with Faculty


The Relationship and YOU

December 17

Where Beauty Meets Brilliance


Look Forward by Looking Back

FYE Learning Experiences

Professional Development- We've Got Your Covered

Professional Development

Discover HR Training Courses and PaCE programs available during/after the workday. Learn how to fund the dream of continuing training and development!

Get Moving with TPS

Alternative Transportation (TPS)

Explore all the different options to find your way to our beautiful campus...parking permits your only avenue! Enjoy 1:1 guidance based on your typical commute.

Employee Services: Here for you

Employee Services

Explore all the different resources available to you through Employee Services.

Staff Groups: Get Connected, Stay Connected

Staff Groups

Engage with the diverse staff groups on campus. Learn all the ways to get connected and find your much- needed community!

Performance Matters: Maximize Your Performance

Performance Matters

Discover ways to share your accomplishments and communicate a year in the life of your career in dialogue with your supervisor. Invest in your performance, it matters.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Expand Your DEI Vocabulary

Diversity, Equity + Inclusion

How we talk about diversity, equity and inclusion matters. This learning experience will welcome you to feel seen, heard, challenged, connected and transformed.

Advantages of Employeeship: Beyond Benefits


Take advantage of the discounts, activities and services made available to you as a staff member! Venture through the perks beyond the benefits!

Working with Faculty: The Relationship and You

Working with Faculty

Create an open communication channel, build buy-in around your work, and learn how to become the owner of the staff/faculty relationship.

Where Beauty Meets Brilliance: Look Forward by Looking Back

Activism and the Campus Community

Recognize the history of activism on our campus and inspire future change. Let's look back and look forward in support of our ever-changing campus community.