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Frequently Asked Questions

Have Questions? We have answers! 

  1. I want to become a Resident Assistant in the 2023-24 academic year. What is the first step?

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  2. Can I reserve a space in Sixth for my organization? Like the Lodge or a Conference Room?

    1. Yes! You can find the Sixth College Space Reservation Request Form here.
    2. Please note: 
      1. You must attach a UC San Diego Activity Planner documentation to your request:  https://returntolearn.ucsd.edu/campus-guidelines/event-planning/. If you do not, your reservation request will be denied.
      2. Non-Sixth College-affiliated organizations may be subject to a $50/hour charge for use of Sixth spaces.
      3. Requests must be received at least 5 business days in advance of a reservation, but no more than 15 business days in advance.
      4. Event planners (no designees) use this form to request a space reservation. 
      5. Sixth College staff, student organizations, and faculty are prioritized for all space reservations.
      6. With the exception of Sixth College student staff, no individual students may make reservation requests.
      7. Do not assume that a space is reserved unless you receive confirmation.
      8. Only 1 active reservation may exist at a time in the system for anyone other than Sixth College staff.
      9. Spaces managed by Sixth College Hub include:
        1. All areas of the East Lawn between Catalyst and Mosaic buildings (east of Scholars Drive, South of Muir College Drive, West of Ridge Walk, and North of Muir Lane).
      10.  Spaces managed by Sixth College Residence Life include:
        1. Kaleidoscope:  Lodge, Dogg House, 3rd floor Multipurpose Room, 7th floor terrace/CAT Garden/East Terrace, 7th floor, West Terrace
        2. West Lawn (west of Scholars Drive, South of Muir College Drive, West of Ridge Walk, and North of Muir Lane).
  3. Do I have to leave my on-campus residence over winter break?

    1. Sixth College Residences will remain open and available for our residents through fall, winter, and spring breaks and the shared facilities in their apartments or floor lounges may be used to cook during this time. There will likely be an HDH Dining location open for limited hours during the breaks.

 

Other FAQs (see below)

COVID & Monkeypox Information

Information about campus's COVID & Monkeypox protocols can be found on the Return to Learn Website.

 

For questions, contact: rtl@ucsd.edu or sixthrlstaff@ucsd.edu

Addresses/Mailboxes/Packages

Hospitality Information ("Hi") is a new operation launching in the Sixth College residential community to provide various services including support for mail and packages. The "Hi" Office is conveniently located in the Tapestry building next to the resident mailroom and Campus Shuttle stop on the southeast corner (main doors facing Scholars drive across from Sixth Market). This location will serve as your main package pick-up location. Hospitality Information will be open 7 days a week. Please find their hours and contact information here: https://hi.ucsd.edu/about-us/index.html

  • I'm having something shipped to me. What address do I use and what packages come to the office?

    • Address Form:
      • Your Name
        9450 Gilman Dr. # _ _ _ _ _ (mailbox #)
        La Jolla, Ca 92092- _ _ _ _ (Last four numbers of mailbox)
    • Please visit the "Mailroom Location and Information" section of the Hospitality Information ("Hi") to find more information.
  • How do I know what my address is? How do I get mail and packages sent to campus?

    • Please visit the "Mailroom Location and Information" section of the Hospitality Information ("Hi") to find this information.
  • How will I be notified that my package has arrived?

    • You will be notified via email. If you have not received an email to your UCSD email address, then the Hospitality Information (Hi) Desk Parcel Center does not have your package. The Hospitality Information (Hi) Desk is a new operation launching in the Sixth College residential community to provide various services including support for mail and packages.  
    • Please visit the "Packages and Parcels" section of the Hospitality Information ("Hi") to find more information.
  • What about normal mail, like letters and postcards?

    • Normal mail is sorted and delivered to your mailbox every weekday by 4p. Please check your mailbox daily. Please note, Mail Services does not resume distributing mail until after classes start for Fall Quarter instruction.
  • Can I send a package from the Hospitality Information "Hi" Office?

    • You may reject a package or return to sender, but the Hospitality Information ("Hi") Office does not ship packages.
  • I know my mailbox number, but how do I get my combination?

    • The Hospitality Information ("Hi") Office is your best resource and their team would be able to best assist you. You can call them (858-246-4634) or reach them by email (hospitalityinformation@ucsd.edu).  
  • I have my combo, but I can't open my mailbox! What can I do?

    • First, make sure you are following the instructions to open it as directed on the combo card. 
      1. Spin the dial 4 times to the LEFT to clear the combo and STOP at the first number of the combination.
      2. Turning back to the RIGHT, pass the second number once, then stop on the number the second time
      3. Go LEFT, straight to the third number.
      4. Turn RIGHT and pull to open.
    • If it still doesn't open,you will need to submit a Fix-It Request
    • Repairs typically take a week to complete.

Lock Outs

  • What happens if I get locked out?

    • Please visit the "Frequently asked questions regarding keys and lockouts" section of the Hospitality Information ("Hi") to find this information.
  • I've lost my key/ID! What do I do now?

    • Please visit the "Frequently asked questions regarding keys and lockouts" section of the Hospitality Information ("Hi") to find this information.

Maintenance and Custodial

  • My lightbulb is out! The sink is dripping! Our window screen is torn! I need...

    • For repairs or supply needs, please click on the "Fix It" button on our homepage.  If it is an emergency maintenance situation (e.g., flooding), call HDH Customer Service immediately at 858-534-2600 and put in a work order. Requests are addressed in priority order. Please refer to the Facilities and Building Services website for further information on the services provided.
  • What services does Custodial provide?

    • Custodial Services will vacuum the common areas, clean the bathrooms, restock toilet paper, and clean the laundry rooms. Additionally, they will wipe down and sweep the kitchen in the apartments. It is the student's responsibility to empty the trash and recycling.
Please refer to the Cleaning Services section on the Housing*Dining*Hospitality Custodial FAQs website for more detailed information.

Pest Management and Control

Posting Policy

Postings of any kind are not currently allowed in Sixth College nor Sixth College Residential Life at NTPLLN (including doors, windows, and columns).

We are currently updating our posting policy.  We anticipate installing digital signage equipment, which will allow campus departments and Registered Student Organizations to submit advertising for events.

For questions, please contact the Sixth College Dean of Student Affairs Office at (858) 822-5933 or at SixthSA@ucsd.edu.

Room Changes and Waitlists

Changing rooms should be seen as the last alternative when disagreements or differences in lifestyles or values arise between roommates. Most differences can be worked out if roommates communicate openly with each other. Resident Assistants have been trained in mediation and will be happy to help students work out their differences. The Director of Residence Life and Assistant Directors of Residence Life are also available to help resolve roommate issues.

Should you desire a room switch, please utilize the Housing Portal to be placed on the Room Change Interest List. Depending on the housing demand, you may be placed on a waitlist for your preference. Please note, any changes to room assignments is based on availability. Submitting a room change request does not guarantee that you will be offered a room change.

Move-In 2022

Below are answers to frequently asked move-in questions.

  1. Can I move in early?

    1. Students can opt for Early Move-In on September 14th or 15th, for a charge of $50/day.
    2. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate Early Move-Ins before September 14th due to very strict University move-in guidelines. If you arrive in San Diego before the 14th, you will have to find lodging elsewhere between the date you arrive and the date of your scheduled move in. Here is HOTEL INFORMATION for local hotels that offer discounts to Triton students and families. Airbnb may also be a more affordable option.
  2. How do I sign up for move-in?

    1. Through your Undergraduate Housing Portal.
    2. If you have questions about the Housing Portal, contact HDH Housing at ucsdhousing@ucsd.edu.
  3. Where do I go for testing/move-in?

    1. Please refer to the move-in letter sent to all Sixth residents on 8/19/2022 titled “PLEASE READ IMMEDIATELY: Sixth College Move-In Information”
      1. If you did not receive this email, please contact Sixth Residential Life Office at: sixthrlstaff@ucsd.edu.
  4. Do I have to sign up for a Testing Time and Move-In Check-In Time separately?

    1. No, they are a single sign up. On move-in day you go first to test during your selected time, then to the Residential Life check in. 
    2. Follow the instructions provided from your confirmation email:
      1. Your first step is to arrive at the testing site below based on your selected Testing & Check in Date. You must arrive at the testing site at your scheduled time slot. Please allow yourself ample time [15-30 minutes] to navigate campus, particularly if you are not already familiar with the testing site location. If you miss your reserved time, you will need to secure accommodations at your expense and arrive at the testing site the following morning.  If you arrive prior to your appointment, you will be asked to return at the correct time."
  5. If I arrive after 5pm or after testing closes (whichever comes first), will I be able to move-in after 5pm?

    1. No. You will not be able to move in until the next day. No exceptions. Here is HOTEL INFORMATION for local hotels that offer discounts to Triton students and families.
  6. Can my 2 helpers come back after my 45-minute move-in window if I want to shop for more items later in the day?

    1. No. Students may bring in their additional items on their own, but students’ 2 helpers may not re-enter the residential buildings after the 45-minute move-in window.
  7. Do I need to be masked during move in?

    1. Yes, indoors and whenever interacting with University staff/processes. Please bring your own KN95 or N95 mask.
  8. What are the protocols for COVID exposures? Are there Monkeypox protocols?

    1. Sixth College will have an outdoor check-in process as well as mandatory mask usage and strict sanitation protocols.
    2. For more information, please visit Return to Learn Website
  9. Will move-in carts be provided?

    1. Yes, we have a limited number of carts available for use at move-in. We recommend that people also bring their own equipment.
  10. When can I change rooms? I got a triple. Can I change into a double? My chosen roommates and I were placed in a triple with a random person. Can we switch out?

    1. The Room Change Interest List is traditionally activated on the Housing Portal during the 3rd week of Fall quarter. If you would be interested in changing the room to which you have been assigned, you may apply to the Room Change Interest List. In the meantime, you must move into your current room assignment. We cannot anticipate or ensure any particular outcome from applying to the Room Change Interest list. 
  11. Can I switch with someone else in my suite?

    1. Contact Sixth Residential Life Office at: sixthrlstaff@ucsd.edu.
  12. I have a housing accommodation issue. Whom do I contact?

    1. Please contact the Office of Students with Disabilities (OSD) at: osd@ucsd.edu
  13. Where do I send mail/move-in packages? When can I start receiving packages?

    1. Mailing will be available beginning Monday, September 26, 2022, AFTER you move into your space and have received your mailbox number. 
    2. All packages/deliveries in Sixth are delivered and may be picked up at the Hospitality Information desk. You can find more information on the HI desk website here.
  14. Is there a rental MicroFridge program in Sixth? Can we bring mini fridges?

    1. Unlike other areas, Sixth has microwaves and refrigerators in all of the common lounges and apartments. We do not offer rental services, but if a student wants their own refrigerator for their room, we do allow mini fridges that are 5 cubic feet or smaller in size and have a safe UL-approved electrical system (one per bedroom). They can be purchased at Wal-Mart, Target, Amazon, Costco, or similar store and can also be shipped to your mailing address after move-in for less than $219, which is less than the fee charged by the MicroFridge rental agency.
  15. How big is my room?

    1. Double and triple room dimensions in Sixth are about 10’x10’, although individual room sizes vary.
  16. Am I missing furniture? I don't see a dresser in my apartment room.

    1. Furniture in Sixth College Residences include the following:
      1. Residence Halls/Suites:
        1. Living Room
          1. Sofa, coffee table, 4 overhead adjusting lights
        2. Bedroom 
          1. Bed, desk, chair, wardrobe with 2 drawer insert
      2. Apartments 
        1. Living Room
          1. Sofa, coffee table, barstools for countertop, 4 overhead adjusting lights
        2. Bedroom 
          1.  Bed, desk, chair, closet
    2. You can find information about furniture dimensions here.
  17. Can I loft my bed and/or store some of my university-provided furniture?

    1. Students are not permitted to loft beds.
    2. Our custodial team does not store students' furniture, whether personal or university-provided.