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Welcome to The Hub Basic Needs Center

We're here to help. Watch this video to learn more about the programs and resources we provide for food security, housing resources, and financial wellness for current UC San Diego students!

About Us

We Got the Basics Covered!

Basic Needs refers to the most essential resources required to thrive as a student, which includes access to nutritious food, stable housing, and financial wellness resources.

At The Hub Basic Needs Center (The Hub), we provide resource referrals for registered UC San Diego students from a collective of on campus program collaborations and off-campus program partnerships in the greater San Diego area.

If you are in need of emergency Basic Needs resources, start by filling out a Basic Needs Assistance Form:





Contact Us:

Location: Original Student Center Building A, Room E-100
9500 Gilman Dr #0802, La Jolla, CA 92093 

Phone: 858-246-2632


Service Hours:

View our hours for The Hub Basic Needs Center, Triton Food Pantry, and Personal Hygiene Pick-ups.
Additional hours for Calfresh In-Person and Virtual Walk-Ins, and FRN Distribution times can be viewed on our Hours Page.







Assistance Forms

Basic Needs Assistance Form

If you are a UC San Diego student who is facing challenges with your access to adequate food, stable housing, or general financial resources, you're encouraged to complete this form. This form will be assessed to provide individual resource suggestions and options to meet with supportive staff for a Basic Needs Consultation.


CalFresh Assistance Form

If you have any questions about CalFresh eligibility or need assistance with your CalFresh application, please use this form.


Student Affairs Technology Lending Program

The application process for the Student Affairs Technology Lending Program (SATLP) is closed for Winter Quarter, and will reopen for Spring Quarter 2023. After receipt of a completed application, a determination letter regarding the status of the application will be emailed within 5-7 business days to the UC San Diego email address on file. Please visit Return-to-Learn for an up-to-date summary of those services available through the Geisel Library Tech Lending Program. You may also contact Financial Aid to assess what funding resources may be available to you to potentially purchase computer equipment for more emergent needs. If you have additional questions, please email


Personal Hygiene Product Form

Do you need personal hygiene products? Fill out this Google Form to request items you may need, and to set up a pick-up time to retrieve your items from The Hub Basic Needs Center.


Other Assistance Forms

Check out our Other Assistance Forms page to connect with additional services and resources provided by our UC San Diego on-campus partners.


Student Life Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Land Acknowledgement: This public acknowledgment serves to honor and respect Indigenous peoples and their land on which our campus resides. UC San Diego was built upon the territory of the Kumeyaay Nation. From time immemorial, the Kumeyaay people have been a part of this land. Today, the Kumeyaay people continue to maintain their political sovereignty and cultural traditions as vital members of the San Diego community.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement


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