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Welcome to the
Hub Basic Needs Center

We're here to help. Watch this video to learn more about the programs and resources we provide for food security, housing resources, and financial wellness for current UC San Diego students!

About Us

We got the Basics covered!

Basic Needs refers to the most essential resources required to thrive as a student, which includes access to nutritious food, stable housing, and financial wellness resources.

At The Hub Basic Needs Center (The Hub), we provide resource referrals for registered UC San Diego students from a collective of on campus program collaborations and off-campus program partnerships in the greater San Diego area.

If you are in need of emergency Basic Needs resources, start by filling out a Basic Needs Assistance Form:




Contact Us:

Location: Original Student Center Building A, Room E-100
9500 Gilman Dr #0802, La Jolla, CA 92093 

Phone: 858-246-2632





Winter Quarter 2024 Hours :


The Hub Basic Needs Center

Monday: 10am-4:30pm
Tuesday: 10:30am-4pm
Wednesday: 10am-4:30pm
Thursday: 10:30am-4pm
Friday: 10am-3pm

Triton Food Pantry - Winter Quarter

Student Center A:

Monday: 11am-1pm

Tuesday: 1:30pm-4:30pm

Wednesday: 12:30pm-5pm

Thursday: 12pm-4pm

Friday: 9:30am-1pm

Graduate Housing:

Monday: 1pm-6pm

Tuesday: 10:30am-2pm

Wednesday: 10:30am-1:30pm

Thursday: 3pm-5:30pm

Friday: 3:30pm-6:30pm


Personal Hygiene Pick-Ups

Did you know that The Hub Basic Needs Center offers hygiene products on an emergency basis? Fill out the Google Form and then schedule a pick up time using Calendly so we can prepare materials for you. 

Monday: 11am-3pm
Tuesday: 12:30pm-3:30pm
Wednesday: 11am-3pm
Thursday: 12:30pm-3:30pm
Friday: 11am-2pm

Assistance Forms

Basic Needs Assistance Form

If you are a UC San Diego student who is facing challenges with your access to adequate food, stable housing, or general financial resources, you're encouraged to complete this form. This form will be assessed to provide individual resource suggestions and options to meet with supportive staff for a Basic Needs Consultation.


CalFresh Assistance Form

If you have any questions about CalFresh eligibility or need assistance with your CalFresh application, please use this form.


Laptop Lending Program

Students with significant financial need are eligible for quarter-long laptop loans. The application is now available through the UC San Diego Service & Support portal. To navigate to the form, login with your student account and click Get Help, and then click the Laptop Lending Program link. Please send any questions to


Personal Hygiene Product Form

Do you need personal hygiene products? Fill out this Google Form to request items you may need, and to set up a pick-up time to retrieve your items from The Hub Basic Needs Center.


Other Assistance Forms

Check out our Other Assistance Forms page to connect with additional services and resources provided by our UC San Diego on-campus partners.


Storm Resources

View emergency resources for the recent storms in San Diego, including updates, nearby shelters, and contact information to report flooding as well as a map of power outages.

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Student Life Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Land Acknowledgement: This public acknowledgment serves to honor and respect Indigenous peoples and their land on which our campus resides. UC San Diego was built upon the territory of the Kumeyaay Nation. From time immemorial, the Kumeyaay people have been a part of this land. Today, the Kumeyaay people continue to maintain their political sovereignty and cultural traditions as vital members of the San Diego community.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement


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