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Student Activity Hub

Learn about the Student Activity Hub (SAH), a next generation analytical platform that helps drive data driven decision making in support of student success.

About the Student Activity Hub

Tableau dashboardThe Student Activity Hub (SAH) combines information about all graduate and undergraduate students into a single repository. Academic analysts, advisors, and faculty can access the curated data through supported reporting and visualization tools: Tableau and Cognos.  For more support and live demos visit the Student Analytics Community of Practice.

In the initial phase, the SAH is designed to make institutional and operational reporting easier by providing access to 15 years’ worth of student data featuring retention, graduation rates, enrollments, demographics, class scheduling, and more. In later phases, real-time learning data fed from the learning management system will allow for analysis, group building, and messaging of students based on a multitude of criteria.

SAH is Live

The Student Activity Hub is in production. New data elements and enhancements are added regularly. View the Current Release Notes (login required) on the project collab page.


Contact the Registrars office for access.  Once your access is approved, your Department Systerm Administrator (DSA) will provision you to the appropriate Active Directory (AD) group. Access to the data is made available through our supported analytical tools, Cognos and Tableau.

Data availability

Once you gain access, we'll send you instructions on how to get started in addition to information on our Communities of Practice. Being part of the community will ensure you get the most out of the system. 

  • Available packages include current and census student demographic information.
  • Use the search box to enter the package name in either Cognos or Tableau.
  • For information on getting started with Cognos, visit the Cognos Training page.
  • For information on getting started with Tableau, visit the TableauTraining and Resources page.

Data set


Package/Data Source

Cognos  Tableau

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from Tableau Desktop (pdf)

Enrollment Courses, Class Sections, Grades, Units



Enrollment Census Same as Enrollment but changes per term stop on Census Date SAH-EnrollmentCensus-View available available
Major Minor Primary Major, Secondary Major, Primary Minor, Secondary Minor SAH-MajorMinor-View available available
Major Minor Detail Changes to majors or minors SAH-MajorMinorDetail-View available available
Retention Progressed # Years, Retained # Years, Graduated within # Years SAH-Retention-View available
Retention Census Same as Retention except changes per term stop on Census Date SAH-RetentionCensus-View available available
Retention Detail Progressed, Retained, Graduated SAH-RetentionDetail-View available
Retention Detail Census Same as Retention Detail except changes per term stop on Census Date SAH-RetentionDetailCensus-View available
Majors Minors Census Same as Majors Minors except changes per term stop on Census Date Coming Soon Coming Soon Coming Soon
LMS Assignments, Finals, Grades Coming Soon Coming Soon Coming Soon

Helpful links

Note: this page has a friendly link that's easy to remember: http://blink.ucsd.edu/go/sah.