Campus Resources

There is always so much going on at UC San Diego and a service for your every need. Here are a few to get you started in the right direction. Looking for something not listed here? Email us at fye@ucsd.edu.

General

The Triton Food Pantry

The Triton Food Pantry is an emergency food relief service available free of charge to undergraduate and graduate students who experience having to skip meals because of financial challenges. The overarching goal is to provide students a reliable source of food so they can concentrate and achieve their fullest academic potential.

UCSD Bookstore

Central Cashier's Office

The Central Cashier's Office is responsible for processing cash and check payments made to the University. This includes payments and deposits for registration, housing, health insurance, parking permits, library fines, add/drop fees, and much more.

Financial Aid Office

It is the mission of the Financial Aid Office to ensure all admitted students can attend UC San Diego, regardless of their financial circumstances.

Housing, Dining, Hospitality (HDH)

Everything you need to know about living on campus at UCSD.

Registrar's Office 

Student Business Services

Student Business Services handles campus IDs, billings, direct deposit, scholarships, entrance/exit counseling, loan repayment, and others.

Academic Support Resources

Academic Advising

Undergraduate students at UC San Diego have a unique academic advising system to guide them through their academic career from admission and orientation through graduation. Students work with both College Academic Advisors as well as Department/Major Academic Advisors.

Academic Integrity Office

The Academic Integrity (AI) Office promotes and supports a culture of academic integrity in order to reinforce quality teaching and learning at UC San Diego. Understand the consequences of cheating and academic misconduct and how to prevent them.

Office of Academic Support and Instructional Services (OASIS)

OASIS is the learning center at UC San Diego and provides most of the free tutoring on campus in a collaborative, supportive environment. All UC San Diego students are eligible to receive OASIS services. Each year, OASIS serves 3,000 students in language, math, science, study skills, and writing as well as peer counseling and peer mentoring.

SPACES (Student Promoted Access Center for Education and Service)

SPACES is a center here at UC San Diego that strives to 1) increase the access to higher education, 2) increase the retention of UCSD undergraduates, and 3) increase the access to even higher education. (Post Graduate Education)

The Library

UC San Diego has two main library buildings: Geisel Library and Biomedical Library. (Fun Fact: Library Walk is named so because it connects our two libraries.) Librarians are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help with your research needs.

The Writing Center

The Writing Center supports students who are writing papers in the Basic Writing program (SDCC 1-4), the college writing programs, and all academic disciplines. Individual assistance is provided by undergraduate peer mentors who have been carefully selected on the basis of their writing skills and their ability to communicate with their fellow students. They can help with a range of issues including essay development, clarity, organization, argumentation, citation, and revision.

Teaching + Learning Commons
The Teaching + Learning Commons works with units throughout UC San Diego to engage with students in their academic and co-curricular pursuits to support them in achieveing their undergraduate, graduate, and career goals. Their ongoing initiatives include:

Their ongoing initiatives: 
Academic Internship Program (AIP)
Engaged Learning Tools
Supplemental Instruction
Math & Chemistry Tutoring 
Writing + Critical Expression Hub

Resource Centers and Services

Campus Community Centers

The Black Resource Center, the Cross-Cultural Center, the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center, the Raza Resource Centro, and the Women’s Center are collectively known as the Campus Community Centers. Together they facilitate interactive learning, promote self-awareness, foster leadership development, encourage dialogue, and challenge traditional notions of diversity.

International Students and Programs Office

The International Students &Programs Office (ISPO) offers a wide array of services and programs for international students and their dependents at UC San Diego in an effort to support their legal stay in the USA and help them achieve their personal,academic, and professional goals.

Office for Students with Disabilities

The Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) at UC San Diego works with undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students with documented disabilities, reviewing documentation and determining reasonable accommodations. OSD recognizes the unique challenges that some students with disabilities face, including student veterans, as disability impacts all areas of life (physical, mental, academic, and social).

Student Legal Services

Student Legal Services (SLS) provides services to registered UCSD undergraduate and graduate students, and to student organizations.

Student Veterans Resource Center

The Student Veterans Resource Center (SVRC) is committed to ensuring that military affiliated students successfully make the transition from the military environment to campus life, and are assisted in their progress toward completing their academic degree. The Center also provides opportunities for peer-to-peer support, mentoring and social networking. The SVRC is the primary campus resource and advocate for military affiliated students.

Undocumented Student Services

A range of services are available to undocumented students at UC San Diego. Our services are designed to provide caring, holistic, and individualized support.

Student Life and Involvement

College Student Life

Your college is a great place to start. Each college offers several student organizations, leadership, and involvement opportunities.

Revelle Student Life
Muir Student Life
Marshall Student Life
Warren Student Life
ERC Student Life
Sixth Student Life

Student Government

Associated Students: Associated Students represents and promotes active campus involvement through various programs in leadership, academics, and advocacy.
College Councils: College Councils provide student government within UCSD's six colleges. These groups develop policies and procedures, organize activities and projects, and allocate college funds.

Center for Student Involvement

The Center for Student Involvement facilitates rich opportunities for learning, community building, and engagement outside the classroom.Through engagement in student organizations, events, Greek Life, communication and leadership programs, resources for military affiliated students, and community service initiatives, students will find a place of belonging and personal growth, and will become experienced citizens and leaders.

Programs Abroad Office

PAO is here to assist you in your study abroad endeavors from application to departure! Come in for help selecting a program, completing an application, or preparing to depart.

Service Learning Opportunities

Want to tutor or intern in a local school, or support younger students who come to campus for learning opportunities? 

Career/Professional Development

Academic Internship Program (AIP)

The Academic Internship Program allows students to integrate academic theory and ‘real world' practice, to engage in research that explores the relationship between the two, and to gain hands-on experience in professional settings. Students must have completed 90 units and have a 2.5 minimum GPA to be eligible, but even students who don't meet the requirement yet should get to know the AIP application process in order to plan for it in their two or four-year-plans.

Academic Enrichment Programs (AEP)

AEP initiatives are designed to broaden your educational experience and encourage your pursuit of an advanced degree in any field. If you’re interested in pursuing Ph.Ds, medical degrees, or other advanced degrees, consider applying for one of the AEP programs. They focus on supporting students in 1) undergraduate research and 2) graduate/professional school preparation.

Career Services Center

The UC San Diego Career Services Center provides resources for undergraduates who are looking to broaden their career opportunities. The Career Service Center offers undergraduates access to internships, diverse and rewarding careers, connections, and support to effectively apply for jobs and graduate school.

Undergraduate Research Portal (URP)

By participating in undergraduate research, you can take advantage of everything UC San Diego has to offer as a premier research institution. The Undergraduate Research Portal (URP) helps you find research opportunities, create your own research profile, and find answer to your questions about undergraduate research at UC San Diego.

Health and Safety

Call Boxes

The UCSD Police Department provides call boxes in many UCSD parking lots and structures. Use these call boxes if you need Police Department assistance or a CSO escort

Campus Security

The UCSD Police Department provides information on what to do in the case of emergencies and other campus safety and security situations.

CARE: Campus Advocacy, Resources, and Education at Sexual Assault Resource Center

CARE is the UCSD advocacy and education office for sexual violence and gender-based violence (dating violence, domestic violence, stalking). They offer free and confidential services for registered UCSD students, staff, and faculty affected by sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking.

Community Service Officer (CSO) Program

The CSO Program employs only UCSD students and offers many safety-related services, including year-round campus safety escorts

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

CAPS is committed to promoting student mental health and well-being at an individual and organizational level, as well as the preservation and sustainability of an environment conducive to growth and lifelong learning. CAPS counselors are available at each of the six colleges and at the central office in Galbraith Hall.

Student Health Services

The UCSD Student Health Services mission is to facilitate the retention, academic advancement and graduation of students by maintaining their maximum health and wellness.Student Health Services provides quality primary medical care, including urgent care and support services such as laboratory, pharmacy, and x-ray.

Recreation/Wellness

The Zone

The Zone provides innovative programming that promotes skill development for healthy living, and introduces well-being resources to students; and to serve as a student space for relaxation, social connections and personal development. They offer free programs such as yoga & fitness classes, stress management workshops, therapy dogs, R&R Squad chair massages, and much more!

UCSD Recreation

UC San Diego Recreation is dedicated to enhancing wellness, fitness and quality of life for students, faculty, staff, and the community, by providing facilities, programs, activities and the opportunity to participate in cooperative and competitive programs. Programs include FitLife Programs, Rec classes and clubs, Intramural Sports, and Sports Clubs. 

Outback Adventures

The mission of Outback Adventures is to provide opportunities for challenge, leadership, community and environmental responsibility through adventure experiences. Outback offers a challenge course, trips and clsses, wilderness orientation, a climbing center, surf shop, and rental shop.

Mission Bay Aquatic Center

The Mission Bay Aquatic Center is one of the world's largest instructional waterfront facilities offering wakeboarding, sailing, surfing, waterskiing, rowing, kayaking, and much more. Operated by San Diego State University Associated Students and UC San Diego Recreation.

Commuting and Transportation

Commuter Student Resources

UC San Diego has services and resources to help support students living off campus. Learn more about transportation options, locker rentals, commuter lounges and more at: commuter.ucsd.edu.

Campus Map

UCSD Transportation Services
Public Transportation
UCSD Free Shuttle Service
ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Transport
Parking Permits
Commuting Options
UCSD Pedal Club
Triton Bikes Program
UCSD Bike Shop - for bike registration, rentals, repairs, and other bike/skate services

Holiday Airport Shuttle

Ride-Matching Service - a private network for faculty, staff, and students to coordinate carpools to and from campus

Car Rental Service (Zipcar)