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Student Testing Requirement Update

Non-vaccinated students who are currently living in University-owned housing or coming to campus for any reason must continue to test weekly and complete the symptom screener daily. Fully vaccinated students do not need to test weekly any longer, only if they become symptomatic, but need to continue the daily symptom screening if they are living in University-owned housing/coming to campus for any reason. For students who are fully vaccinated, please fill out this form to be exempted from the weekly testing requirement. If you have additional questions, contact

Return to Campus

Plans for an incremental return to campus has commenced, with the intent to resume full campus operations by the start of the Fall Quarter. These plans are being created in strict compliance with public health guidelines and with a commitment to keeping our campus community safe and healthy. We are exploring strategies to promote greater work-life balance, with equity at the forefront.

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UC San Diego Vaccination

San Diego County has opened COVID-19 vaccination appointments for anyone 16 years of age and older. All students and employees are eligible to schedule a vaccination appointment at any county vaccination site, including UC San Diego Health’s Vaccination Station at RIMAC. We encourage all to get vaccinated as quickly as possible in order to protect the health and well-being of our campus community and our regional population.

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Quick Guides


Find key information about screening and symptomatic testing, campus safety, quarantine and isolation housing, student life, dining and more.

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Find key information about screening and symptomatic testing, campus safety, paid leave options, parent resources, remote work support and more.

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COVID-19 Testing Options

Students and campus employees who have been fully vaccinated (two weeks after final dose of vaccine) are no longer required to take part in weekly asymptomatic testing. Those who are not fully vaccinated, as well as those who develop symptoms, will continue to have access to COVID-19 testing through self-administered kits retrieved from campus vending machines (no appointment needed); provider-observed self-administered testing at Price Center (appointment needed); or provider-administered testing via drive thru (appointment needed).

Full Testing Details


Campus Safety

Public health is a collective effort. The entire campus community is expected to follow campus safety requirements to help prevent infection. Please review UC San Diego’s safety guidelines, including wearing face coverings, completing the daily symptom and exposure screening and maintaining physical distance.

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Town Halls

In an effort to provide regular updates and answer your questions about the fall plan, UC San Diego will host monthly town halls about the Return to Learn program and campus operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are not able to catch the live event, all of the webinars are archived on our Town Hall page.

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Return to Learn: Data and Privacy

Testing Dashboard

Find more information about COVID-19 testing and prevalence in the UC San Diego community. This dashboard is updated each weekday with numbers based on tests conducted by UC San Diego Health and UC San Diego Student Health Services.

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Your privacy is important to you, and it is important to us. UC San Diego is committed to treating all medical information generated as a result of the Return to Learn program with a high level of privacy and security protections. Learn more about the information we process, how it is used and how we protect it.

Learn more about privacy

Questions and Answers

We have conferred with our campus experts to bring you the latest information in response to your most urgent questions.

Find answers about Return to Learn

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Join the Fight: COVID-19 Fund

Make a gift to the UC San Diego COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund to help ensure our response to the global pandemic remains agile. Your support expands clinical testing, accelerates research on virus transmission and assists university community members impacted by the disease.

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