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Many of the resources provided below were compiled by The Hub Basic Needs Center at UC San Diego. Explore what other resources they have to offer for students and staff.

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Food Security

Triton Food PantryTriton Food Pantry Pick Up Service Instructions

The mission of the Triton Food Pantry is to provide a discreet service to UCSD students in need of food. Our goals are to ensure that every student has enough energy to get through the day and that no student should give up a single meal for any reason. We aim to build a network of food resources and awareness about food insecurity so that every UCSD student has nutritious fuel to achieve academic success.

Learn about when the Triton Food Pantry is open and schedule a pick up.


CalFresh is California's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that awards those who are eligible with monthly grocery benefits based on individual need to help supplement their food budget and buy food. Check to see if you are eligible for CalFresh.

Because of the pandemic, counties are receiving a higher volume of applications than normal. It may take longer than usual to hear back. If it’s been more than two weeks and you haven’t gotten any mail or phone calls from your county, or you want to contact your county office, you can find their phone number here.

Apply for CalFresh HERE!

San Diego Food Bank

The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and our North County Food Bank chapter are continuing their food distribution programs during the COVID-19 crisis.  The Food Bank is committed to providing food assistance and resources to the 350,000 people they serve every month and those affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Please note that the Food Bank’s 200 food distribution sites throughout San Diego County are continuing to operate for families and seniors to receive food assistance during this crisis. The Food Bank is actively monitoring federal, state and local government guidelines daily and taking necessary precautions to ensure that the food and products that they distribute to their clients remains safe and that their food distributions and volunteer activities can continue.

You can call 2-1-1 or 1-866-350-FOOD (3663) to find the closest food bank to you or you can go online to the San Diego Food Bank's website for more information.

Physical Health

Student Health Services

STUDENT HEALTH IS OPEN! Due to the current COVID-19 situation, following are SHS hours of operation for these services:

Lab, X-Ray, Pharmacy, Urgent Care, Nurses Clinic, and Groups 1-4:

  • Mon-Weds  8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Thursday  9:00 am-4:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am-4:00 pm
We are encouraging all sick patients to contact the SHS Advice Nurse through MyStudentChart or call 858-534-3300 before coming in or if you have questions.  This is free to any UCSD student regardless of insurance. We encourage students with mild illnesses (no fever or shortness of breath) to stay at home and socially distance themselves until they feel better. If you do visit Student Health, there is a separate entrance for patients without fever or respiratory symptoms.

How to Stop the Spread of COVID-19 - Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Wash Your Hands Often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid Close Contact

Cover Your Mouth & Nose With a Cloth Face Cover When Around Others

  • You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
  • Everyone should wear a cloth face cover when they have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up other necessities.
    • Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
  • The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
  • Do NOT use a facemask meant for a healthcare worker.
  • Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.

Cover Coughs and Sneezes

  • If you are around others and do not have on your cloth face covering, remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow and do not spit.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Clean and Disinfect

  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them. Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
  • Then, use a household disinfectant. Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work.

Monitor Your Health

  • Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Take your temperature if symptoms develop.
    • Don’t take your temperature within 30 minutes of exercising or after taking medications that could lower your temperature, like acetaminophen.
  • Follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.

Mental Health

Counseling and Psychological Services 

CAPS Video Visits:

Confidential counseling and psychiatric services for registered UCSD students via telemedicine video visits. Meet with a CAPS counselor or psychiatrist virtually, through the MyStudentChart app. To start the process, schedule a Brief Telephone Assessment via phone at (858) 534-3755 or online at

Single Session Video Visits:

Confidential counseling, in one session, to focus in on a specific issue. Meet with a CAPS counselor virtually, through the MyStudentChart app. To start the process, schedule a Brief Telephone Assessment via phone at (858) 534- 3755 or online at

Brief Telephone Assessment:

Speak with a CAPS mental health counselor for a confidential & free evaluation to help find the best service for your needs. Go to to schedule online.

Let’s Talk:

Drop-in consultation services to students who are seeking informal support and assistance with mental health and campus resources. Let’s Talk sessions are designed to provide practical strategies, information, and support regarding general wellness-related issues. This is a great opportunity to chat with a CAPS counselor and ask questions about your well-being, accessing resources, and getting connected with CAPS. Zoom in:


iFlourish is an online self-improvement program. CAPS offers three self-guided technology programs that provide evidence-based interventions designed to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. They are desktop, mobile, or tablet-friendly. They are free, anonymous, and available exclusively to UCSD students. Please sign up using your UCSD email address at 


  • Tracks mood anad activity
  • Evidence-based tools
  • Personalized recommendations for improvement

MindWellU (MWU)

  • 30 day challenge
  • Takes 5-10 mins per day
  • Learn and practice mindfulness
  • Invite friends to join you

TAO (Therapist Assisted Online)

  • Comprehensive, interactive workbook
  • Overcome mental health challenges through evidence based strategies
  • Journaling, mindfulness, assessments


On Campus Housing

Sixth College Housing 2020-2021North Torrey Pines Living & Learning Neighborhood Conceptual Image

Sixth College students will be living in the brand new North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood starting Fall 2020, so make sure to be keeping up with all deadlines provided by Housing, Dining, and Hospitality (HDH) whether you are a first year or a continuing student.

Check out our Residence Life page to find out more about 2020-2021 housing in Sixth.

Stay Informed!

UC San Diego and HDH are closely monitoring COVID-19 and are making updates and changes accordingly to adhere to any new city or state guidelines as they come up. Be sure to be checking your email and the HDH COVID-19 Updates website to make sure you have the most up-to-date information on housing for Fall 2020 and beyond.

Off Campus Housing

UC San Diego Off Campus Housing Services

Need help finding off campus housing? You can find everything you need to get started on the Off Campus Housing Services website. There you can find property listings for rent, a roommate search portal, and additional resources for off campus housing and commuting!

Find out more about Off Campus Housing!

Rental Assistance Finder

Find organizations in your area to support with rent assistance. Most government agencies will assist you with finding a rental that participates in their subsidy program. Many non-governmental and non-profit agencies will assist you with emergency rental funds so you can stay in the rental that you already live in. Most of the time funds are paid directly to the landlord. Be prepared to provide proof of residence and financial need.

Find a Rental Assistance Program that works for you.

U-Haul Self Storage and Moving

U-Haul offers 30 days of free self-storage and one-way truck or trailer rental at participating locations. See which locations near you are participating to help you with any temporary moving you may need to do.

Learn more about their Self Storage and Moving Services

Financial Support

UC San Diego Financial Aid 

If you are an incoming student and/or have questions about your current financial aid package, please contact the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office via email at or during their Virtual Counseling hours Monday - Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. via Zoom at

UCSD Short Term Emergency Loans

Limited emergency loan funds are administered by the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office and are offered in small amounts to help students in critical short-term emergencies. Short-term emergency loans:

  • Range in amounts from $500–$1,000
  • Can be borrowed once per quarter
  • Usually must be repaid within 30 days with a documented source of repayment
  • Are subject to a $20 service charge per emergency loan
  • Cannot be used to pay registration and tuition fees. Students can utilize the Triton Installment Plan to assist with registration and tuition fees.

Contact the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office to apply!


If you have lost your job because of COVID-19 you could be eligible for unemployment. Unemployment Insurance (UI) is an employer-paid program that provides partial income replacement when you become unemployed or have your hours reduced and meet all eligibility requirements

File an Unemployment Claim HERE!

Job Opportunities


We encourage you to visit Handshake to review new open remote positions for student employees. You will find remote positions already posted as the campus seeks to hire student employees to provide faculty with additional IT instructional support.

UC San Diego Student Affairs hosted a “Student Employment Options (PDF)” webinar on March 26 to answer frequently asked questions for student employees and their supervisors.

Triton Career Boost: Virtualcareer-center

The Career Center is holding many virtual events and workshops for students seeking assistance with getting a career started and looking for employment. To learn about what events are coming up you can visit the Career Center website or can go on Handshake and click "Events" to see which ones are coming up.

Navigating Employment During COVID-19

Created by the UC San Diego Career Center and International Students and Programs Office (ISPO)

To find job opportunities specific to Sixth College, check out the Sixth News You Can Use newsletter, which is posted online and emailed to you every Sunday at 6 p.m.


Asian Pacific Islander Middle Eastern Desi American (APIMEDA)

APIMEDA Programs and Services encourages community development, enhances coalition building with and within the APIMEDA students, staff and faculty, fosters greater visibility for the diversity within the APIMEDA community, and helps students gain skills for success in their future careers. 

Contact Information

858-822-0525 | | Website


Black Resource Center

The Black Resource Center is a Campus Community Center that serves everyone at UC San Diego while emphasizing the Black experience. We promote scholarship, foster leadership, and cultivate community for students through the committed, collaborative effort and support of faculty, staff, and the broader UC San Diego community. 

Contact Information

858-534-0471 | | Website


Cross Cultural Center

Our vision at the Cross-Cultural Center is to empower UCSD to recognize, challenge, and take proactive approaches to diversity for campus as a whole. As part of the UC San Diego Campus Community Centers, we value differences and building relationships at all levels of the university and experience community and diversity through a broad lens.

Contact Information

858-534-9689 | | Website


Intertribal Resource Center

We are focused on supporting Native American students and promoting educational access in our tribal communities. The ITRC provides a supportive community space, academic support services, mentoring/leadership development, co-and extra-curricular programming, and non-academic support. 

Contact Information

858-822-0048 | | Website


LGBT Resource Center

The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center at UC San Diego provides a visible presence on campus and enhances a sense of connection and community among LGBTQIA+ faculty, staff, students, alumni and the UC San Diego Community. Let the LGBT Resource Center be your home away from home.

Contact Information

858-822-3493 | | Website


Raza Resource Centro

We exist because of a strong student, staff, and faculty activist movement aimed at establishing a more inclusive campus. The Raza Resource Centro team is committed to our student’s success and we work collectively to meet the needs of our students.

Contact Information

858-822-0072 | | Website


Women's Center

The Women’s Center serves as a resource for the entire campus community while placing the experiences of diverse women at the center through the resources we provide, the programming and learning opportunities we facilitate, and the dynamic community space that we create.

Contact Information

858-822-0074 | | Website


Student Veterans Resource Center

The Student Veterans Resource Center (SVRC) is committed to the success of our military-connected students. We serve student veterans, military service members, their family members, and ROTC. In collaboration with campus and community partners, we support the academic, personal, and professional success of our students.

Contact Information

858-534-5080 | | Website


Student Promoted Access Center For Education and Service (SPACES)

The Student Promoted Access Center for Education and Service (SPACES) is to act as an empowering dynamic on campus where UCSD students collaborate to achieve greater educational equity. This encompasses equal access to higher education, undergraduate retention and graduation, and matriculation to graduate and professional schools.

Contact Information

858-534-7330 | | Website


Sustainability Resource Center

The UC San Diego Sustainability Resource Center (SRC) opened in 2009 and serves as a hub for materials and initiatives related to local, national, and global sustainability. The Sustainability Resource Center is a collaborative effort between UC San Diego Sustainability and the Student Sustainability Collective (SSC).

Contact Information

858-534-4515 | | Website


Undocumented Student Services

UC San Diego's Undocumented Student Services office is committed to serving our undocumented students through a holistic approach that encompasses personal guidance, immigration legal services, advocacy, community building, and referrals.

Contact Information | Website


International Students & Programs Office (ISPO)

We will enrich the academic, research, and intercultural experiences of international students, provide the highest levels of knowledge and expertise in advising and immigration services within a welcoming and supportive environment, and advance global education and engagement efforts, in partnership with campus departments and units, at UC San Diego.

Contact Information

Contact Form | Website


Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD)

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, through an interactive process with the student, determining reasonable accommodations.

Contact Information

858-534-4382 | | Website


Student Organizations

Not all of the communities on our campus are represented by a resource center on campus, so another way you can find community is through a student organization. The Center for Student Involvement has a database of all currently registered organizations on campus that you can get connected and involved with.

Student Organization Database | Contact an Advisor


On Campus Dining Halls

Dining facilities and markets will be open for students, staff, and faculty with additional measures in place based on San Diego County public health orders. You can find out what new measures are in place on the HDH COVID-19 FAQ before heading to your favorite spot.

Students will be able to utilize Dining Services’ robust mobile ordering platform, Triton2Go, to place their orders in advance to help limit crowds and wait time.

Price Center

The Price Center eateries are open for take out! Select vendors are open to serve students and faculty while keeping in mind the health and safety of their staff. Some vendors are offering ordering through the food pickup and delivery app, Grubhub.

Explore what Dining Options are available and their hours, which are subject to change.

Food Delivery Services

If you would prefer not to go in person to get meals, you can download a food delivery service app to order food and get it delivered to your location. Some popular food delivery apps include:

New Restaurants Coming in 2021

UC San Diego has announced the six independent restaurants that will be coming to the North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood in 2021. You can read the Eater San Diego article that explores the restaurants coming and what you might expect to see there! The new restaurants include:

  • Shōwa Ramen
  • Fan-Fan 
  • Tahini
  • Plant Power
  • Copa Vida
  • Blue Bowl

Get Involved


Get Involved in Sixth College!

Sixth College has many different college-specific opportunities for getting involved in the Sixth community. If one of the current opportunities does not match your interests, you can also create your own student organization with the assistance of our Coordinator of Student Activities.

To find out what current involvement opportunities we have, you can visit our Involvement Opportunities page!

If you want to create a new organization, you can find the steps on our Student Leader & Org Resources page!



Get Involved at UC San Diego!

One of the best ways to get involved is through student organizations! UC San Diego has over 500 registered student organizations every year and that list is constantly growing. The Center for Student Involvement has a database of all currently registered student organizations for you to explore and learn more about. This database will update throughout the year as new student organizations register.

Explore the currently registered student organizations on the Student Org Database

If you can't find any organizations for your interest, you can create your own! You can find out how to create one on the Center for Student Involvement's Get Involved website.

Find out how to Register a New Student Organization. 

Campus Support

The Zone

The Zone is UC San Diego's lounge for student health and well-being under Health Promotion Services. We aim to continue providing free wellness programs that promote healthy living, personal development, and well-being resources. Experience The Zone for yourself today... you have nothing to lose, except the stress!

Contact Information

(858)-534-5553 | | Website


Office of Student Conduct

The Office of Student Conduct provides leadership for the student conduct process through its central coordinating, training, and advising role. Our office receives and processes student conduct complaints while offering consulting and advising to faculty and staff regarding potential (and/or actual) student conduct cases and incidents. We meet with students to resolve student conduct incidents and answer their questions about the student conduct process. 

Contact Information

858-534-6225 | | Website


Student Legal Services

Student Legal Services (SLS) offers counseling and education on legal matters for UCSD students. Services include: free, confidential counseling on legal topics for individuals and groups, education programs, including a full schedule of workshops each quarter, referrals to a private attorney, and support for students interested in legal careers, such as service-learning opportunities, internships, advice and information.

Contact Information

858-534-4374 | | Website


CARE at SARC (Sexual Assault Resource Center)

CARE at the Sexual Assault Resource Center is the UC San Diego confidential* advocacy and education office for sexual violence and gender-based violence (dating violence, domestic violence, stalking). CARE provides violence prevention education for the entire UCSD campus and offers free and confidential services for students, staff and faculty impacted by sexual  assault, relationship violence and stalking.

Contact Information

(858) 534-5793 (24 hour) | | Website


International Students and Programs Office

ISPO's team of expert staff provides the highest levels of knowledge and expertise in advising and immigration services to international students at UC San Diego. Advising is provided through virtual Zoom Advising, email, and our online advising guides.

Contact Information

Contact an Advisor | Frequently Asked Questions | Immigration Policy Updates

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