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The UC San Diego campus has been working vigorously to support our students through the COVID-19 pandemic and move to remote learning. We have compiled some of the COVID-19 campus resources that are available to you here.


Compilation of UC San Diego FAQs During COVID-19 and Remote Learning

UC San Diego Coronavirus Websites for Students

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for the UC San Diego Community. On this website you will find resources and relevant links for students, faculty, researchers and staff, as well as policies for university travelers.
  • As was announced in the April 5, 2021 campus notice: UC San Diego is planning to offer remote instances of key gateway courses so that students unable to enter the U.S. for Fall 2021 can make academic progress. In some cases, students impacted by visa or travel restrictions may need to make adjustments to their academic plans in consultation with their academic advisor (e.g., they may need to change the sequence in which they take certain courses).

COVID-19 Student Affairs Resources and Information

  • A list of resources including information about dining, housing, basic needs, insurance, and academic resources compiled by Student Affairs in close consultation with Associated Students (AS).
  • Planning During Uncertain Times: FAQs for Students: regularly-updated frequently asked questions to help provide key information for students. 

Coronavirus Information for International Students

  • A list of frequently asked questions about travel, enrollment, employment and campus resources for F-1 and J-1 international students.


COVID-19 FAQ on Educational Continuity

  • Given the rapid spread of COVID-19, UC San Diego needs to prepare to intensify the use of remote course delivery during Winter and Spring quarter, to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our community while enabling students to continue their academic progress. This FAQ includes answers to specific, non-technical questions about how we can preserve our educational mission.

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

If you – or someone you know - need(s) to speak with someone or are feeling overwhelmed, please refer to the resources below.

CAPS offers counseling to help students in crisis or who are feeling stress.

The Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs: The Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs - Alysson Satterlund - welcomes your questions, suggestions, and/or feedback at 858-534-4370 or .

The Undergraduate Colleges: The undergraduate college Deans of Student Affairs are available to provide personalized support and assistance:

The Assistant Dean of Student Affairs in the Graduate Division - April Bjornsen - is available to you at 858-534-3550 or .

The Graduate Division and Departments: In addition, the Graduate Coordinator or Faculty Advisor in your academic department are excellent resources as well.

International Students and Programs Office (ISPO)

If your studies are interrupted, we strongly encourage you to meet with an international student advisor to discuss possible implications for your immigration or academic status.

Basic Needs and Financial Assistance

The Hub: Basic Needs Center

The Hub: Basic Needs Center offers students the opportunity to engage in and link to Basic Needs resources.

iTable Food and Housing Security Program: 

This program specifically serves the unique needs of our international student population by providing them with immediate food and housing security resources. COVID-19 Update: With generous support from the Associated Students International Student Support Initiative, the iTable program now includes additional emergency and special relief funding for students experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19-related challenges. Please fill out the iTable Referral Form for support.

Student Health Services

Regardless of the type of insurance you have (UC SHIP or otherwise), Student Health services for COVID-19 care are available to all students.  

If students have symptoms of COVID-19 whether they live on or off campus, we encourage you to come to SHS for COVID-19 testing at no cost (again, regardless of insurance). Parking is free and convenient, directly in front of SHS.  

If a student knows that they have been exposed to a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, or the student has been informed by a health official that they have been exposed, please call Student Health Services at 858-534-3300 for clinical guidance and next steps, including testing.  

If students need to show a negative COVID test to travel and reenter their home country, Student Health Services is available to conduct the test. To schedule, students should call 858-543-3300. NOTE: There is a small administrative fee for COVID testing for travel clearance purposes. 

UC San Diego Housing and Quarantine Requirements

In continued support of UC San Diego students, on-campus housing communities will remain open and operational for Fall 2021. 

Students can expect to see changes, including enhanced precautionary measures, to protect their health and well-being.  If public health considerations cause the university to request students to vacate on-campus housing, students will not be charged for the unused portion of their housing and dining contracts.

For more information related to quarantine housing: 

Campus Quick Reference


Financial Aid & Scholarships Office


Graduate Division


Housing Dining Hospitality


International Students & Programs Office

 Office of Admissions

Student Success Coaching Program

Teaching + Learning Commons

The Colleges