USP Services for Fall 2023

Dear USP Students,

Welcome to Fall 2023! The Undocumented Community Resource Center (180 Cesar Chavez) is open Monday through Thursday, 10am-5pm, and Fridays from 10am-2pm. Come to the center to study, grab snacks, and build community!

We are excited to continue providing various services, resources, workshops and opportunities for you in a hybrid modality. Please reference our Events Calendar to stay in touch about events taking place throughout. See you soon!


Undocumented Student Program


Deisy Leanos Meza
Meet with Deisy

Camille Simsuangco
Meet with Camille

Keziah Aurin
Meet with Keziah

Have questions about academics, residency, financial aid, housing, and more? Make an appointment to meet with our academic counseling staff!

Same-Day Appointments

Same-Day appointment slots open at 9:00am every Tuesday and Thursday. Visit to sign up for an appointment!

Camille: Tuesdays 1-3pm (Virtual only)
Keziah: Thursdays 1-3pm (Virtual & In-person)



Do you have questions about Financial Aid? Every Wednesday from 1-4pm, log-in to get in line and speak to a Financial Aid Advisor. Please make sure you select to get into the FASO/Partner Advising Queue. You will then be called via phone once it is your turn to speak to the advisor to get your questions answered.

Satellite Advising Hours of Operation
Beginning September 6th
Wednesdays 1:00 – 4:00 PM


Emergency Grants

USP provides limited funding to students needing general or housing-related financial assistance. The application for Fall 2023 will open on September 27th and will close on December 1 or when funds run out.

USP Scholarship

USP provides scholarships up to $1, 500 per academic year to students without work authorization. The application for 2023-2024 will open on September 27th.


Wellness Groups & Workshops
Join other undocumented students to learn emotional management skills and find support in community.
HeartSpeak: Tuesdays 4:15-5:30 at the UCRC (180 Cesar Chavez)

HeartSpeak is a weekly support space centers social connection as a foundation for wellness, racial trauma-healing, and resilience during difficult times. Each session will offer a conversational support space, as well as beginner-level meditation skill practice. Additional coping tools will be offered as collective group needs arise. No prior experience necessary to join.

Sign up here ( to learn more. A brief phone conversation with the group facilitator, Diana Peña is required to make sure it’s a good fit for your needs.

Let’s Talk/Drop-In
Let’s Talk is a casual consult with a licensed mental health provider, which can help you explore resources and discuss how counseling might be helpful. Reserve a 25-minute consult slot at this link:

Note: Let’s Talk is not appropriate for students needing urgent help or in the middle of a crisis. Please call CAPS at (510) 642-9494 to speak with a same-day advice counselor. If you are needing help when CAPS is closed, please call the after-hours crisis line at (855) 817-5667.

Scheduled Appointments
Individual appointments will continue to be offered in person and virtually (i.e., phone or zoom). To schedule an appointment, call:

Dr. Bianca Barrios
(510) 664-5342

Dr. Diana Peña
(510) 664-7483

USP Mental Health Services Contact Info
(510) 664-5342


Please schedule remote appointments through our online booking system for non-DACA renewal related inquiries, DACA renewals online booking system, or  email us at, or contact your caseworker for assistance with a legal matter. Thank you for your cooperation and support.


Undocumented students in graduate and professional degree programs have access to Office for Graduate Diversity and the Undocumented Student Program services such as immigration legal support, mental health support, financial support, and a full-time Undocumented Graduate Student Specialist. Reach out to us for the support!

Read about UndocuGrad resources here