Your Questions Answered
Question: What happens if a residential student tests positive during the summer?
Answer: UC San Diego has set aside a building for summer isolation housing for our students.
Individuals without roommates will need to isolate in place (in their current location). While isolating, students may briefly leave the bedroom for bathroom needs and to pick up food ordered through the Triton2Go mobile app
, maintaining masking at all times. Students in isolation may pick up masks and rapid antigen test kits for use after Day 5 at the Emergency Operations Center on campus (University Center 401, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.)
As a reminder, students who live in on-campus housing are required to comply with mandatory COVID-19 testing
, daily symptom screening and masking guidance
; isolate if they receive a positive COVID-19 test result; and follow quarantine guidance if they are exposed to COVID-19. Students can pick up a self-administered COVID-19 test kit at one of the numerous vending machines
across campus. Please drop off samples by 2 p.m. for results within 24 hours.
Question: Is housing open for Fall Quarter 2022?
Answer: Yes. On-campus housing communities and dining facilities will remain open with enhanced precautionary measures to help protect the health and well-being of students, faculty and staff.
Question: Will residential students be assigned housing based on vaccination status?
Answer: Housing assignments will not be based on vaccination status. The scientific modeling demonstrates a higher risk of viral infections on campus if unvaccinated students are housed together.
Roommates/apartment mates should not ask one another of their vaccination status. Room moves based on a student’s roommate’s known or unknown vaccination status will not be considered.
The science modeling has shown that there is a low risk of transmission if vaccinated and unvaccinated students are roomed together. Housing all unvaccinated students solely together would increase risk of infections.
For more information about Fall Quarter 2022 housing, please visit the HDH website