Basic Needs: Resources

Academic Support

Academic Enrichment Programs

Academic Enrichment Programs offer UCSD undergraduates the opportunity to obtain valuable research-oriented academic or professional preparation in virtually any academic major including science, math, engineering, social sciences and the arts and humanities.

Booklending Program at SPACES

The Booklending Program at SPACES (Student Promoted Access Center for Education and Service) strives to relieve the financial burden of higher education's academic textbooks. We loan out textbooks to students for free on a quarterly basis. Learn more and apply.


CASP, the Chancellor's Associates Scholarship Program, recognizes and supports talented local students with financial need and great potential and motivation to academically succeed at UC San Diego.


OASIS, the Office of Academic Support & Instructional Services facilitates the intellectual and personal development of UC San Diego students, particularly underrepresented and underserved students. We offer science and math workshops for students who are interested in attending student sessions to aid learning.

HMP-3 HOPE's Project Success

Raza Resource Centro offers free tutoring services through HMP-3 HOPE's Project Success that aims to further academic understanding in a variety of subjects including organic chemistry, general chemistry, physics, and genetics to name a few.

Campus Resources

CARE at the Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC)

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.

  • Phone: (858) 534-5793

Career Center

As part of our comprehensive commitment to career development, we strive to provide students with the quality training and tools necessary to find meaningful life work. Check out the Career Center to search student employment opportunities and much more!

Community Gardens

UC San Diego has several Campus Gardens and one San Diego community garden that promote education and the growth of sustainable food and local produce.

Commuter Resources

Spend your on-campus downtime at one of the 7 lounges designed for commuter students to eat, sleep, study, and relax. Also check out services online to assist your off-campus housing search.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

CAPS provides free, confidential, psychological counseling and crisis services for registered UCSD students. CAPS also provides a variety of groups, workshops, and drop-in forums.

  • Phone: (858) 534-3755

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Community Centers

Financial Aid and Scholarships Office

Financial Aid and Scholarships Office - Financial aid information for prospective undergraduates, continuing undergraduates, grad/professional students, parents, and veterans and their families.

Food – Free Community Distributions

Food – Farmers' Markets

Housing – Emergency Housing

In collaboration with Associated Students, the Council of Deans, and Housing, Dining, Hospitality short term housing options may be available to students who find themselves housing insecure for financial, family, relationship-violence or other safety or emergent needs.

Please contact your Dean of Student Affairs for more information.

College Deans of Student Affairs

  • Revelle: 858-534-3492
  • Muir: 858-534-3587
  • Marshall: 858-534-7395
  • Warren: 858-534-4731
  • Roosevelt: 858-534-2237
  • Sixth: 858-822-5953

International Students and Programs Office

Off-Campus Housing

Office of the Ombuds

Office of the Ombuds is an alternate channel for confidential, netural, and informal dispute resolution services for the UC San Diego Community.

Office for the Prevention of Harassment & Discrimination (OPHD)

OPHD works to resolve complaints of discrimination and harassment through informal resolution or formal investigation. Explains and clarifies University policies and procedures regarding discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Collaborates with other UC San Diego offices in resolving complaints. Offers a variety of training programs and workshops in the prevention of sexual violence, sexual harassment and all forms of discrimination for students, faculty and staff.

  • Phone: (858) 534-8298

Office for Students with Disabilities

Disabilities can occur in a variety of areas including: psychological, psychiatric, learning, attention, chronic health, physical, vision, hearing, and acquired brain injuries, and may occur at any time during a student’s college career.

Student Health Services (SHS)

Student Health Services provides quality primary medical care, including urgent care and support services such as laboratory, pharmacy, and x-ray. We have primary care physicians who are board certified in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine. Some of our physicians also have additional training and expertise in Gynecology, Sports Medicine, Rheumatology, Urgent Care, and Mental/Behavioral Health.

  • Phone: (858) 534-3300

Student Legal Services


These resource pages are here to help you navigate the resources available to you as a student-parent.

Student Success Coaching Program

Student Success Coaching Program is a cohort of first-generation college students connected to a success coach from their undergraduate college who is familiar with the resources and opportunities that exist for their success. Together, students and their coaches work on a student success plan that focuses on the strengths and passions that they bring to UC San Diego to find high-impact practices that directly support their goals -- such as research, mentorship, supplemental instruction, and more.

Student Veterans Resource Center

The Food Co-op

The Food Co-op is a non-hierarchical, non-profit, student-owned, & student-run cooperative located on UCSD campus.

The General Store Co-op

The General Store Co-op is a non-profit, student-run co-op designed to get students the best deals on food, supplies, and other great products.

The Zone

The Zone is a lounge for student well-being designed to promote healthy, balanced living to UCSD students. The Zone works to support students within the 8 Dimensions of Wellness.

Undocumented Student Services Center

The Undocumented Student Services Center at UC San Diego is committed to serving our undocumented students and students from mixed-status families through a holistic approach that encompasses professional guidance, academic support, legal services, counseling and psychological services, and other forms of individualized support.