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Parents & Supporters

Welcome to our new and returning parents and supporters! You play one of the most important roles in our students lives and we appreciate you being here.  This page strives to provide updates so you know what is happening here in Housing and Dining too! 

As a gentle reminder, the housing contract for students 18 and over is with Housing and your student.  Communications about housing processes will be sent direct to the student. 

Housing for Fall 2023-24

Continuing students will be participating in the Room Selection Process.  There are many steps to the process, so please make sure your student is aware of the deadlines they need to meet.  Failure to comply with a deadline or meet other eligibility requirements will remove their housing guarantee

New incoming students looking for housing information on when they can begin applying for housing can find information on our Important Dates website. The first step to starting your housing application is by hitting "Accept" on the offer of admission by the admissions deadline! 

Waitlist for Housing

Continuing students who missed the Room Selection Application deadline or who did not meet the eligibility requirements for the housing guarantee can sign up for the Fall 2023 waitlist beginning April 3, 2023.  

Contracts are offered based on date in which you applied, the gender of roommates in the space available, available spaces and room type, and the location of the vacancy.  Students are responsible for updating their information through the waitlist form. 

Students looking for housing accommodations for Spring Quarter 2023 can begin applying on February 24, 2023.  The waitlist closes on May 1, 2023.  Students offered from the waitlist for Spring Quarter can move-in beginning April 1, 2023. 

Housing for 2022-2023

Information regarding Housing for the 2022-2023 academic year is available on our Housing Contract and Rates page.

Take a moment to explore some of the details of your student’s Housing and Dining program via the links below:

Housing Experience Questions?

Now that your student has moved in, if they have any questions regarding their housing experience or related to Facility concerns, they should contact their Residential Life Office.

Dining Plan Options

Your student can make changes to their dining plan in their Housing Portal until 11:59 p.m., October 2, 2023. Explore the   Dining Plan options that are available.

Triton Cash

Triton Cash is the University’s pre-paid spending account that is linked directly to your student’s campus ID card. Triton Cash can be used for laundry, at all HDH markets and Dining locations, and at 50+ locations on and off campus!

Triton Cash is also the payment method for all onsite laundry facilities in the Residence Halls and apartments. Machines are not coin-operated. Wash is $1.25 per wash and $1.00 per dry.

Access your Triton Cash account, check balances and load funds through the Transact eAccounts Portal.  Students will receive their Triton Cash bonus (depending on their meal plan) the week of October 3rd. 

Your Student's Bill

For our returning parents and supporters: be sure to check your student's University Billing Statement to ensure that all University charges have been paid. Their bill can be assessed at the University Billing & Payment page.

For our new incoming parents and supporters: We encourage you to visit our University Billing & Payment page to familiarize yourself with the billing process. We recommend that you work with your student so you can be set up as an “Authorized Payer”. Authorized payers have their own login to access their student's bill and make a payment, if needed. They also receive copies of all billing statements. To find out more about how to become an authorized payer, please check the Parent & Family Programs.

Installation Payment Option: Triton Registration Installment Plan

There are 3 installment plans available to pay for Housing fees: Full, Quarterly or Monthly. If your student receives any form of financial aid, whether it be loans or grants, we recommend that they select Quarterly since financial aid is disbursed to the student’s account on a quarterly basis. When the students filled out their preferences during the Housing contracting period, they were able to indicate which installment plan they preferred. Your student will be emailed regarding changing their installment plan (if needed) before the Housing charges are applied. To take full advantage of the benefits of this program you must apply prior to the first billing due date of each quarter.

Return to Learn

To find detailed information regarding the UC San Diego's Return to Learn Program, please visit:

We encourage our parents and students to review the following and check these pages often for updates:

Parent and Family Programs

We understand the impact families have on their student’s success. Along with the information provided here, we encourage you to visit our Parent and Family Programs page for even more resources and ways you can stay connected with the campus to partner with us in helping your student succeed.

A few wonderful resources are listed here:

Additional Resources:

We are happy to answer any questions that you may have. Please call our main number at 858.534.4010 or email us anytime.  Our business hours are Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.