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Student Vaccination Appointments

San Diego County has opened COVID-19 vaccination appointments for anyone 16 years of age and older. Students are eligible for vaccination at any county vaccination site, including UC San Diego Health’s Vaccination Station at RIMAC. We encourage students to get vaccinated as quickly as possible.

COVID-19 Testing Options

On-site students and campus employees may fulfill required 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). Those completing their first-ever test must make an appointment. Future tests can then be conducted by visiting vending machines—which will soon require you to scan your campus ID card.

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UC San Diego Vaccination

Employees who have not yet received the COVID-19 vaccine are encouraged to do so while vaccine supply and appointments are plentiful. Vaccination appointments are available for all UC San Diego employees on campus at RIMAC, which can be scheduled directly by employees. To schedule your appointment, click “Register and check my eligibility” on California’s My Turn website and follow the prompts to schedule your appointment at RIMAC.

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Quick Guides


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

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

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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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Testing and Screening

All who are living, working and attending classes on campus are required to complete a daily symptom and exposure screening; those who report symptoms will be offered a test promptly. Student and employee asymptomatic testing for COVID-19 is offered on a weekly basis at no cost through UC San Diego Health.

Learn About Testing & Screening

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.

View the testing dashboard


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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