USP Services for Spring 2023

Dear USP Students,

Welcome to Spring 2023! The Undocumented Community Resource Center (180 Cesar Chavez) is open Monday through Thursday during the hours of 10am-5pm & Fridays 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
Book an Appointment with Deisy

Camille Simsuangco
Book an Appointment with Camille

Keziah Aurin
Book an Appointment with Keziah

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

EOP/USP Same-Day Appointments
Thursdays 1-4pm

February (Deisy), March (Camille), April (Keziah), May (Camille)



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
Wednesdays 1:00 – 4:00 PM


Emergency Grants

USP provides limited funding to students needing general or housing-related financial assistance. The application for Spring 2023 will open on February 22.

Apply for the USP Emergency Grants

USP Scholarship

USP is able to provide a limited amount of scholarships in the amount of $1, 500 to undocumented students who are facing significant financial need (i.e., no work authorization, graduate students, etc). Applicants will be prioritized based on financial need.

Apply for the USP Scholarship



Wellness Groups & Workshops
Join other undocumented students to learn emotional management skills and find support in community. Please reference the event calendar to find out about upcoming workshops.

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


The Marco Antonio Firebaugh Scholars program is an undergraduate research program that serves, undocumented, formerly incarcerated, and/or system-impacted undergraduate students.

Firebaugh Scholars receive funding and academic support to design and complete an independent faculty-sponsored research project over the course of one academic year. Scholars also receive support in applying to graduate school and post-baccalaureate opportunities.

Contact email:


Meet with the USP graduate student intern to ask for questions regarding graduate and/or professional school or to go over any graduate school application materials. If you wish to discuss application materials such as resumes, CVs, and or personal statements, please send all materials to

Miroslava is available by appointment or Wednesdays 11am-1pm at the Undocumented Community Resource Center.