Summer 2024 Services

Dear USP Students,

Welcome to Summer 2024! The Undocumented Community Resource Center (180 Cesar Chavez) is open Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Come to the center to study, grab snacks, and be in community!


We are excited to continue providing various services, resources, workshops and opportunities for you.  Go to our Events Calendar to stay in touch about events taking place throughout the semester. See you soon!


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!



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 Summer 2024 will close open soon. Apply here.


Wellness Groups & Workshops
Join other undocumented students to learn emotional management skills and find support in community.
HeartSpeak: HeartSpeak for Spring 2024 is still being finalized.

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