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UC San Diego Emergency Housing

Emergency Housing

Students in emergency situations may be eligible for Emergency Housing through UC San Diego. However, UC San Diego's emergency housing services are not transitional housing services. Emergency housing situations are often those consisting of safety concerns, unforeseen housing displacements, and other crisis situations. This resource exists to support students in emergency situations only.

UC San Diego Emergency Housing


  • Emergency housing is short-term (30 day maximum stay) for students facing imminent loss of housing or currently unhoused. Eligibility, length of stay, and location placement is determined upon assessment of emergency housing needs. 
  • Purpose: Support students in emergency housing situations only. Emergency Housing services are not transitional housing services for non-emergent situations. 
  • Emergency housing situations are often those consisting of:
    • Safety concerns 
    • Unforeseen housing displacements 
    • Staying/Sleeping in a car or public place
    • Other crisis situations 
  • Available to currently enrolled UC San Diego students. (undergraduate and graduate/professional students)
  • Need Emergency Housing?  
    • Complete Basic Needs Assistance Form staff will get back to you as soon as possible, no later than 2 business days. 
    • For students in housing emergencies that are time sensitive please complete the Basic Needs Assistance Form and email: basicneeds@ucsd.edu or call 
    • Emergency Housing referrals are reviewed daily. If eligible activations are not guaranteed for a same-day stay, however are addressed with timely care.