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Across the Internet, federal law enforcement and the FTC are seeing evidence of organized crime attempting to lure unsuspecting users to bogus COVID-19 information websites that quietly download malicious software. In addition, there has been a growth of spam, phishing and web-based advertising offering false COVID-19 advice. Learn more about protecting your devices.


Housing, Dining and Hospitality dining facilities are open with limited service. Seating options have been removed, and students living on campus are asked to use Grubhub to preorder meals and maintain a distance of six feet. Select vendors are open at Price Center for take-out orders, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., closed on weekends. The Hub Basic Needs Center and Triton Food Pantry will remain open through spring quarter, hours subject to change.


Working and studying remotely can alter family schedules. Resources to support families at home are available through the UC San Diego Early Care and Education Program. In addition, UC San Diego Recreation has launched Knock Around Kids with live classes and recorded videos on YouTube designed to entertain, educate and promote activity. And the entire family can take part in free mindfulness sessions held live in partnership with the Center for Mindfulness, The Sanford Institute, and the Compassion Institute.


For the safety and wellbeing of our community, Geisel Library and the Biomedical Library Building are closed effective Monday, March 16, 2020 until further notice. Virtual services are available: students can access digital collections; faculty may connect with a librarian for course planning; and research assistance is provided via email and chat.

Mental Health

If you are experiencing heightened feelings of anxiety about the virus and would like to access counseling services, there are resources available. Students may contact Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS); faculty and staff can reach out to the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP); and UC San Diego Heath employees may contact their Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider aligned with their medical coverage.


All Recreation facilities are closed until further notice. All campus community members are invited to join The Playground, a virtual space to get active, creative, meditative and stay fit through online classes, informative articles and more. In addition, you may sign up to receive daily instructional exercise videos called Get Up Tritons! that teach how to reverse the negative effects of sitting.


Transportation Services has adjusted services for the duration of spring quarter. Changes include: A, B, S, & D permits are now interchangeable in regular spaces; weekend parking rates will apply during the week; prorated refunds are available for payroll deduction or prepaid parking permits; and Triton Transit service is significantly reduced and will require UC San Diego ID at boarding.

Virtual Privacy

As UC San Diego modifies the ways in which we conduct business and interactions move online during this pandemic, please be mindful that general privacy requirements remain intact. Learn more about videoconferencing precautions, protecting information while telecommuting, privacy during online exams and more.

Zoom Meeting Safeguards

As large numbers of people turn to video conferencing platforms, reports of meeting intrusions (called “Zoom-bombing”) are emerging nationwide. As you continue the transition to remote teaching and meetings, we recommend utilizing one or more of these tips for managing online meetings and classes.