Dear Student Residents of Graduate and Family Housing,

As we enter the mid-point of fall quarter, it’s important for all residents in Graduate and Family Housing to stay vigilant in the fight against COVID-19. 

Graduate and professional students are also researchers, scientists, medical professionals, and leaders on our campus, which means you already know how critical bi-weekly COVID-19 testing, symptom checking, awareness, and education are in keeping our community healthy. With this in mind, I ask that you continue to 1) test regularly; 2) symptom check daily; 3) encourage your colleagues to do the same; and 4) consider adding the confidential exposure notification app to your mobile device.

As a student living in university-owned housing, you are required to participate in daily symptom and exposure screening and in free regular testing (every 12-16 days). Please schedule a test right away if you haven’t tested in the past two weeks; here is a helpful video about how to schedule an asymptomatic test. Asymptomatic tests can be scheduled here: Free testing is also available to members of your on-campus household and can be scheduled by calling 619-543-8260. Below is information about the COVID-19 testing sites closest to your residential communities.

La Jolla Drive-Up or Bike-Up - Parking Lot P782 (map to this location)
9331 Athena Circle, La Jolla, CA 92037
Wear a mask, stay in your car or ride your bike, follow signage, drive/bike-thru the tent, no parking permit needed.

Campus Walk-Up - Price Center (map to this location)
9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, CA 92093
Wear a mask, walk into Price Center, follow signage, first-hour free parking in Visitor (V) spaces via ParkMobile app using zone number 4762.

Unless granted a special exemption approved by Student Health Services, students who have not been tested for more than 16 days will be referred to the Student Conduct Office for the progressive discipline process. For students who complete their COVID-19 test outside of UC San Diego, please send an email to and attach your result as well as your PID to ensure correct attribution. Your result will be added into your student health chart. See the full noncompliance policy.

Thank you for your continued help in keeping our community healthy and safe.   

James Antony
Dean, The Graduate Division