The Basic Needs Program exists to provide support to students experiencing a basic necessity insecurity. Our strategy focuses on short-term mediation while we work with students to find long-term solutions.

Dolphin Pantry Update:

The Dolphin Pantry has adjusted to a curbside pickup model. Curbside pickup is taking place every Tuesday from 12:30 p.m - 3:30 p.m.  Call 805-437-2067 when you are parked in the A5 parking lot (next to Arroyo Hall) and a staff member will bring a bag of groceries to you. Student ID or state ID is recommended. Individuals are encouraged to wear face masks.

Donations to the Dolphin Pantry are not being accepted at this time. To financially contribute to the Pantry please visit Help Student in Need section.

Content on the Resources section of the website is being updated regularly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Shining a light on a silent struggle

Just one year ago, Communication major Alviana Johnson was waging a silent struggle. After losing her apartment and her job, her dreams of completing college were slipping away. She slept in her car and came to class tired and hungry, wondering how she was going to make it through the day.

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Alviana Johnson
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