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February 3, 2022

Thank You

Each day at UC San Diego, there is a finely tuned workflow of data modeling, nose swabbing, wastewater sampling, molecular sequencing and contact tracing. These and many other public health measures have been introduced and improved over the past two years to be able to safely resume teaching, learning and research.
We would like to thank our students, staff and faculty for their patience, flexibility and commitment as we respond to the unpredictable course of the pandemic and weather these trying times together. Please know that each decision made is based on direct evidence from continuous data modeling and a multi-layered approach that incorporates risk mitigation, viral detection and intervention.

Welcome Back

We are delighted to welcome back our campus community for in-person learning and working. To support your return, many campus services have also resumed in-person services.
  • UC San Diego Library: Geisel Library and the Biomedical Library Building are fully open. Masks must be worn at all times and food and drink are prohibited. Plan your visit.
  • Recreation: Indoor and outdoor services have resumed, with fitness facilities at RIMAC, Main Gym, Triton Fit Park, Canyonview and others now open. See facility hours.
  • Campus Dining: Restaurants are open–including HDH, University Centers and the Student Center–with orders on a to-go basis only and masks required indoors. See HDH hours and menus | See University Centers and Student Center hours and menus.
  • The Hub Basic Needs Center: Undergraduate and graduate students may visit The Hub for food support, housing resources and financial wellness tips. Visit The Hub.
  • Bookstore and Sunshine Market: Regular store hours have resumed with the main bookstore–including the service window–and the Sunshine Market open. Learn more.
  • Campus Zoom Spaces: For those seeking a private space to learn or meet remotely, there are many study rooms and computer labs available. See campus Zoom spaces.
This is not an exhaustive list. If you don’t see a service or department you are seeking listed here, please visit their website directly for updates. 

Timing Your Test

For those who are using self-administered test kit vending machines on campus, please submit your sample by 2 p.m. for the most timely return of results. Samples submitted after 2 p.m. will not be picked up until 8 a.m. the following day.

    Town Halls

    Faculty & Research Town Hall

    Feb. 23 at 2 p.m.
    Join us as campus leaders share updates on the Return to Learn program and address your questions related to campus operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Tritons Care Feature

    Your Questions Answered

    Question: If I test positive for COVID-19 at a clinic outside of UC San Diego, how do I report my results to the university? 
    Answer: To report a positive test result received outside of UC San Diego:
    • Students: Please contact Student Health Services at 858-534-3300.
    • Employees: Please report your result to the Testing Support Line at 619-543-8260.
    Per mandate of the County of San Diego, all positive test results are reported to the County of San Diego Public Health Department. Learn more on the Exposure and Contact Tracing webpage.

    Question:  I am a student who has already received a COVID-19 booster. How can I take part in the Booster Bucks initiative?
    Answer: Students who have already been boosted are eligible to receive $10 in Triton Cash as part of the Booster Bucks initiative. Just follow these instructions:
    Students who are eligible to receive a booster but have not yet done so can make an appointment here.
    Question: I’m a student who recently had COVID-19. How do I make sure the school knows about it to ensure my booster eligibility is extended for 90 days?
    Answer: If you are eligible for a booster but recently were positive for COVID-19, you will have up to 90 days after being infected to receive your booster. Please follow up with Student Health Services to report your positive COVID-19 diagnosis and any positive PCR tests conducted outside of UC San Diego. Your date for boosting will then be extended by up to 90 days after your COVID-19 infection date in order to remain compliant with the UC mandate.
    If you have specific questions or would like to submit feedback about the Return to Learn program, please email
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