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Community Resources

We at The Hub understand the distress many students and non-students may be experiencing now. We have compiled a list of various resources below both on and off campus that are available for use. 

Our services are open to any registered undergraduate or graduate UC San Diego student. Take a look at our Resource Card, a small pocket-sized brochure that highlights the breadth of our services and resources, which can be viewed via PDF format.

University Resources: 

The Hub Food Support

We will be giving out need-based grocery gift cards to registered UC San Diego students. 

The Triton Food Pantries at both Student Center A (located next to The Hub) and Graduate Housing (a.k.a. "OMS" located at 3605 Miramar St.) have an updated Triton Food Pantry Guide (i.e. no appointment necessary!). Please see the Triton Food Pantry website for quarterly hours of operations.

Additionally, the pantry, in collaboration with DoorDash, United Way, and 2-1-1 San Diego is now providing users (within a 10-mile radius of campus) with deliveries of pre-packaged bags of food. Place your order at least 7 days before your schedule delivery date by filling out the Triton Food Pantry Delivery System Form

UC San Diego Grocery Shuttle

UC San Diego's Housing, Dining, and Hospitality (HDH) along with Transportation Services and The Hub have partnered to offer a free, weekly shuttle service to Convoy staring from The Village at Pepper Canyon, located on-campus, for both graduate and undergraduate students.

You can find various dining options there as well as grocery stores like 99 Ranch Market, Balboa International Market, Food 4 Less, Zion Market, Tropical Star Market and Restaurant, and H-Mart.

The Grocery Shuttle will be running every Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (excluding university holidays), every hour.

Here's a Google Maps link to the Grocery Shuttle - Convoy route, starting at Pepper Canyon North, with stops in Clairemont Mesa/Convoy. View the Grocery Shuttle - Convoy webpage for more information on the shuttle route including stops, and a Live Map of the route.

Check our Grocery Shuttle webpage and Affordable Grocery Store Map for more information!

Library Resources and Services

Please visit the UC San Diego Library's website to access the Library's updated resources and services made fully accessible to students for off-campus learning needs.

Undergraduate Colleges

Graduate Division

The Assistant Dean of Student Affairs in the Graduate Division, April Bjornsen, is available at 858-534-3550 or

Campus Wellness Resource Centers

If you are feeling overwhelmed or need additional support please connect with our campus wellness services: 

If you are worried about your situation and would like to explore your options on a personalized level, please reach out to your UC San Diego College Dean

UC Campus Reciprocity

The UC Basic Needs Reciprocity Resources Google document compiles the ongoing Basic Needs programs and services offered to all University of California (UC) students across all UC campuses.

As a registered UC student, you are eligible to access basic needs resources at any UC campus. Students farther from their home campus can access basic needs resources from another UC campus closer to them. Many basic needs assistance programs remain open or have continued hours of operation in accordance with COVID-19 safety guidelines.

Off-Campus Resources:

Housing Help San Diego

The Housing Help San Diego website is a one-stop resource to support San Diegans struggling to pay rent, stay housed and understand their housing rights during the pandemic.

San Diego Hunger Coalition

The San Diego Hunger Coalition has compiled a list of food assistance resources and information regarding Meals for Kids, Food Banks, WIC, CalFresh (SNAP), and Senior & Congregate Meals.

Check out their website for more information. 

Local Food Banks

Addressing Mental Health

  • San Diego County resources for managing mental health & coping.
  • The U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters
  • The National Child Traumatic Stress Network offers a resources to help with children facing traumatic experiences.
  • is a helpful resource that works with the local governments like the City of Vista to reduce drug related overdoses in communities and connects people in need of help regarding substance abuse and addiction treatment in California.


LGBTQIA+ Resources

This LGBTQIA+ Student Guide has guides to navigating college life.

This guide contains a wealth of knowledge including:

  • A database for scholarships and financial aid available to LGBTQIA+ students.
  • A list of resources universities may have, including workshops, peer support groups, and name change filing.
  • A guide to what your legal rights are and how you can receive compensation for hate crimes

For counseling and support, contact trained professionals at The Trevor Project or Trans Lifeline if you are not able to access university counseling services.

California Social Resource Database

The California Social Resource Database (CSRD), previously known as CaliResources, is an organization dedicated to helping those in need. The resource database serves to provide information towards food, employment, housing, education, utility, and other services specific to each county in California.

Internet Service Benefit Programs

Learn more about How to apply for the Affordable Connectivity Program by visitng

Here are a few of the issues this resource addresses: 

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) now offers an exciting new Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) to help students, low-income families, and others.

You may qualify for the ACP if at least one person in your household meets the following criteria:

  • Qualifies for the Lifeline Program
  • Is approved for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) or School Breakfast Program (SBP)
  • Has received a Pell Grant in the current award year
  • Is currently eligible for certain providers’ low-income programs
  • Receives assistance through SNAP, Medicaid, Federal Public Housing Assistance, SSI, or WIC
  • Participates in Tribal specific programs, such as Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribal TANF, or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations

Households can also qualify for the ACP if the household income is less than or equal to 200% of the federal poverty guidelines, which are specific to each state.

Check out this Guide for Affordable Internet Service Programs

What this resource addresses: 

View this list of view providers in your area and compare options based on your needs

View this list to see which Internet Service Providers have data caps

Affordable Home Internet



Best Internet Providers in San Diego

The BroadbandSearch website allows users to search for the best Internet and Television providers in your area. The Broadband Search team has put together extensive research on the providers and plans available across the United States, which includes download speeds, pricing, data caps, fine print, and more.

A Guide to College Storage

Most colleges don't have storage for students, and if they do, it's limited. It also might not be feasible to store belongings at your parent/guardian's place, especially if you're out of state or planning to study abroad.

That's where College Storage comes in. College Storage has complied all important information so you can find the best option for your needs -- from which features look for, how much you can expect to spend, and how to maximize your storage space. College Storage even found the top 5 college storage units to give you a place to start!