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We'll fill you in on the latest, greatest, most important, and FUN info pertaining to your resident student.

Spring Quarter 2022 

Upcoming Holiday

Memorial Day is observed on Monday, May 30th. The University will be closed on Memorial Day, Residence Halls and apartments will remain open. Dining Halls will have reduced hours and closures at select locations.


Triton Parent & Family Ambassadors 

Triton Parent & Family Ambassadors are parents and family members of UC San Diego students and alumni who support their student’s college experience and volunteer to help the UC San Diego community through several events. Learn about the program here


Return to Learn 

Students residing in campus-operated housing are expected to complete a SARS-CoV-2 PCR test no more than 24 hours after they return for the spring quarter, as well as again on Day 5, unless you have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 90 days. Effective April 4, assuming a low prevalence of the virus following the beginning of Spring Quarter, masking will no longer be required in on-campus residential housing.

As always, the Return to Learn website is where you will find the most up-to-date information about current campus requirements. 


Campus Safety 

There are many resources to use to stay informed of campus alerts, emergencies, and safety; in addition to preventative information to keep your student safe and well. You can view them all at parents.ucsd.edu/resources/campus-safety


Move-Out Information

Move-out information will be shared with your student via email in late April. The Housing Contract ends on Saturday, June 11th. Remember, at the end of the year you are responsible for removing all of the items you "move-in"! Donation bins, recycling, and trash dumpsters will be available. HDH has partnered with Campus Storage to assist with storage during the summer. Info can be found at campusstorage.com.


Questions?

If you have any questions related to housing, view our Frequently Asked Questions Page. If you still need assistance, please email us at housinginfo@ucsd.edu.


Winter Quarter 2022

Home Away From Home: Navigating On- & Off-Campus Housing

On Wednesday, February 16th HDH, Basic Needs, and Student Legal Services presented a webinar describing on and off-campus housing options. The webinar can be viewed here.


Upcoming Holidays & Breaks

César Chávez Day is observed on Friday, March 25th; Memorial Day is observed on Monday, May 30th. The University will be closed on these holidays, Residence Halls and apartments will remain open. Dining Halls will have reduced hours and closures at select locations.

Spring Break 2022

Spring Break logoSpring Break is from Sunday, March 20 to Sunday, March 26, 2022. Residence halls and apartments will remain open during that time. Select Dining Restaurant and Market facilities will open during break. 

If your student is looking to connect with other students during Spring Break, the Vice-Chancellor of Student Affairs has them covered this spring break! Check out the calendar of events at: vcsa.ucsd.edu/news/spring-break-2022

 


Continuing Student Housing Application

Recently eligibility emails were sent to students, sharing information on how to apply for on-campus housing for the 2022-2023 academic year. The letter also shared that the university was able to add 700 undergraduate beds to the housing inventory for the 2022-2023 academic year by providing a limited number of triples. UC San Diego continues to make housing offers based on a priority system and always does its best to accommodate as many students as possible who apply for on-campus housing.

Full information about the process including deadlines and eligibility requirements can be found here. The continuing student housing application opens on Tuesday, February 22nd. All applications must be submitted by Tuesday, March 1st.


Credits for delayed Winter Quarter arrival

Any credits your student may be eligible for will be posted to their campus account by the end of the Winter Quarter.


Parent & Family Programs

Parent & Family Programs at UC San Diego provides opportunities to family members to journey through UC San Diego alongside their student. Check out their website at parents.ucsd.edu.

View all of the campus resources available to your student.


 

TCAS LogoTriton Cash allows students to pay for food, laundry, books, and other supplies using their UC San Diego ID card. The Triton Cash Card is accepted at more than 60 locations, on- and off-campus.

You or your student can use cash, check, credit, or debit cards to deposit funds into the student's Triton Cash account. When the student presents the ID card to a vendor, the purchase amount is subtracted from the Triton Cash account.

  • Read about the benefits of using Triton Cash and how it works
  • Make a deposit to your student's existing Triton Cash account. 

Spring Quarter Billing Statement

The Spring Quarter Billing Statement will be available on Tuesday, March 1, and must be paid no later than Friday, March 18, 2022. Please take a moment to review the billing statement at students.ucsd.edu before March 1 to be sure your student’s Winter Quarter charges are paid in full. Students with “old debt” will be assessed an MDET HOLD which will prohibit any Aid/Loans and personal payments to pay Spring Charges.  Please reach out (or have your student reach out) before finals in March to offices that may offer assistance/advice/recommendations to help ensure old debts are cleared. Offices that may be able to help: Financial Aid, SFS, Housing, Cashiers Office.


Move-Out Information

Move-out information will be shared with your student via email in late April. The Housing Contract ends on Saturday, June 11th. Remember, at the end of the year you are responsible for removing all of the items you "move in"! Donation bins, recycling, and trash dumpsters will be available. HDH has partnered with Campus Storage to assist with storage during the summer. Info can be found at campusstorage.com.


Questions?

If you have any questions related to housing, view our Frequently Asked Questions Page. If you still need assistance, please email us at housinginfo@ucsd.edu.


Fall Quarter 2021

Hello Parents, Families, and Friends,

As students are well into fall quarter we want to provide you with some key information.

Veteran's Day Holiday

The University will be closed Monday, November 11. Dining Halls: reduced hours and closures at select locations.

Thanksgiving Holiday

The University will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 25-26 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Residence halls and apartments will remain open during that time. Select Dining Restaurant and Market facilities will open during this holiday. Please visit http://hdh.ucsd.edu/DiningHours for date and time details of each restaurant and market.

Price Center Eateries will also have modified hours of operations. Please visit: http://tritoncash.ucsd.edu/locations.asp for more information. 

Shuttle Service

The UCSD Shuttles will operate normal hours on Wednesday, November 24. There will be no shuttle service on Thursday and Friday. Only the campus loop shuttle will be in operation on Saturday and Sunday.

Winter Quarter Billing Statement

The Winter Quarter Billing Statement will be available on December 1 and must be paid no later than December 17, 2021. Please take a moment to review the billing statement at http://students.ucsd.edu before December 1 to be sure your student’s Fall Quarter charges are paid in full—students with “old debt” will be assessed an MDET HOLD which will prohibit any Aid/Loans and personal payments to pay Winter Charges.  Please reach out (or have your student reach out) before finals in December to offices that may offer assistance/advice/recommendations to help ensure old debts are cleared. Offices that may be able to help: Financial Aid, SFS, Housing, Cashiers Office. Winter Classes will be dropped if tuition is not paid by January 3. 

Student Wellness

As finals approach, chances are your college student is experiencing stress. The Zone is a student lounge that offers free well-being programs such as yoga, fitness classes, cooking demonstrations, meditation, and much more — all designed to help your student de-stress. UC San Diego also offers numerous tutoring and study assistance programs most of them free of charge, which can also help minimize your student's stress level.

Special Dietary Needs

Dining Services makes every attempt to accommodate students who require specialty diets. Individuals should contact our Registered Dietitian at HDHdietitian@ucsd.edu; they will then assist in coordinating with dining facilities so that your student gets assistance in identifying suitable menu choices. Details can be found here.

Student Jobs

HDH has a wide variety of exciting, engaging on-campus positions that offer experiential learning that is directly transferable to what's next.

  • No previous work experience needed; we will train you. Skills gained are included on Co-curricular record. Great experience for future employment
  • Flexible scheduling around your classes
  • Competitive wages and perq meal with every shift and opportunity for growth within the department
  • Largest employer of students on Campus… great way to make new friends!

 It’s easy to apply-

 Questions or concerns contact- dsjobscontact@ucsd.edu

GradGuard Renters Insurance

Grad Guard provides college residents with the ability to protect their belongings. Their coverage is exclusively built for students and campus residents with low deductibles and convenient monthly plans. For more information please click on the link below

https://gradguard.com/ 

UC San Diego Email Account

Please remind your student to check their UC San Diego email account frequently. All correspondence from the University is typically emailed to their UC San Diego email account and not their personal email accounts. 

Warn Your Student About Scams

We encourage you to speak with your student regarding potential scams and how to avoid them. We recommend that you only use University approved payment options when paying your student’s university bill. Be wary of third party companies claiming to make a payment to the university for you. For more information regarding approved payment options, please visit: https://sfs.ucsd.edu/student-accounts/how-to-pay-your-bill/index.html

Living in an increasingly connected world means students have greater access to information regarding potential schools, employment opportunities and their peers. However, the same can be said of the student.  Warn your student about when it is appropriate to provide personal information and when it is not (through social media, phone calls, or email).  If information is being requested from them, encourage them to always go directly to the source and to not click on any links from an email address they are not familiar with. 

Return to Learn

To find detailed information regarding the UC San Diego's Return to Learn Program, please visit:  https://returntolearn.ucsd.edu/ .

We encourage our parents and students to review the following: 

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:

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Housing Contract: The Fine Print

Have you had a chance to explore the details of your student’s current Housing • Dining • Hospitality Program?

We are always available Monday through Friday 8am - 4:30pm PST to answer any questions that you may have. Please call our main number at 858.534.4010 or email us anytime.

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