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CASP OASIS Learning Communities (OLCs)


Group of UC San Diego CASP students holding a banner that reads TRANSFER OLC
2017 transfer students cohort gathers for a photo after their OLC. 

About OLC Seminars

CASP Learning Communities (OLCs) are 50-minute learning community seminars that give students an opportunity to engage with peers on topics ranging from transitioning into college to utilizing on-campus resources and more. OLCs provide a consistent, small group environment that provides a network of support. 

CASP OLCs take place Weeks 2–10 in the Fall Quarter, Weeks 2-9 in the Winter Quarter, and Weeks 2-9 in the Spring Quarter. 

As a reminder, OLCs are only required and open to CASP students in their first year at UC San Diego. 

Winter 2023 Quarter OLC Meeting Times

Note: CASP OLCs will be delivered through Zoom and in person.  Please pay attention to when registering to choose either an in person or Zoom OLC. Please check your UCSD email regularly for more information regarding OLC and UC San Diego Guidelines.

For questions, please contact Karen Van Ness (, Academic Support Coordinator.

CASP OLCs meet every other week for 50 minutes. Please pay attention to whether your session runs odd weeks (weeks 3, 5, 7, and 9) or even weeks (weeks 2, 4, 6, and 8).

Days and Times: Winter 2024

For students who entered as first-years:

Day Time Weeks Modality Staff
Tuesdays 10-10:50am Odd Remote Toni Saly
Tuesdays 2-2:50pm Odd In person Jessica Rammell
Wednesdays 10-10:50am Odd In person D'Shea Wade
Wednesdays 5-5:50am Odd Remote Karen Van Ness
Thursdays 2-2:50pm Odd Remote Maria Soto
Tuesdays 2-2:50pm Even In person Jessica Rammell
Fridays 11-11:50am Odd In person Ria Rodriguez
Fridays 11-11:50am Even In person Ria Rodriguez
Thursdays 2-2:50pm Even Remote Maria Soto

For students who entered as transfers:

Day Time Weeks Modality Staff
Tuesdays 10-10:50am Even Remote Toni Saly
Wednesdays 10-10:50pm Even In person D'Shea Wade
Wednesdays 5-5:50pm Even Remote Karen Van Ness

Locations of in-person OLCs:

  • All Tuesday, 2pm OLCs will be in the Raza Resource Centro classroom, Pepper Canyon Hall 104.
  • All Wednesday, 10am OLCs will be in the Cross Cultural Center's Comunidad Room, Second Floor of the Price Center.
  • All Friday, 11am OLCs will be in Center Hall 333, in the CASP/OASIS office.


You should have received the registration link in your email.   For any questions or concerns, please contact us at


Community Guidelines

Community Guidelines are guidelines that are made to create a safe space within the OLC. Each OLC has a different set of community guidelines, and the list is always changing! 

Here are the CASP OLC community guidelines:

  • Be Respectful (Attack the idea, not the individual) - those that share ideas should be respected and if need be the idea should be broken down, not the individual.
  • Listen to each other - respect includes active listening. Students must show full attention to their OLC leaders as well as their peers.
  • One mic, one star - When someone else is speaking there should be no one else speaking.
  • Embrace the silence - Silence is ok! Everyone processes information differently and this needs to be respected. 
  • "I" Statements - Be accountable for what you say. Students should not assume for their peers or other groups. 
  • Inclusive Language - Practice inclusive language for all identities.
  • Vegas Rule - Whatever is said in the space, stays in the space. However, whatever is learned in the space leaves it!
  • Lean into your discomfort - Practice trying to challenge yourself to share or contribute to the OLC. Everyone is part of this learning community! 
  • Have fun! - Self-explanatory :)