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UC San Diego COVID-19 Information

For updated information on UC San Diego's response to the COVID-19 fast-evolving situation, please visit returntolearn.ucsd.eduUC San Diego and UC San Diego Health leadership are working closely with federal and state officials to help slow the spread of COVID-19. For the most up-to-date guidance on health and safety, please visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

All questions can be directed to the UC San Diego Emergency Operations Center at Your inquiry will be directed to the appropriate unit for a response.


Return to Learn Program

About the Program

UC San Diego’s Return to Learn Program aims to broadly test students, faculty, and staff on campus on a recurring basis for the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. This evidence-based program, which includes plans for contact tracing and isolation housing for on-campus resident students who test positive for the virus, is intended to better position UC San Diego to resume in-person activities when fall classes begin in September 2020.

Students in on-campus housing are encouraged to participate in the initial phase of UC San Diego’s innovative COVID-19 screening program.

For more information, please visit

Student Health Services central number 858-534-3300 and is covered by RNs during off-hours and on weekends. 

Student Quick Guide

This guide provides undergraduate, graduate, and professional students with the key information that they need to have a safe and successful fall quarter. Students can learn more about remote learning resources, student services, and other updates on the Student Affairs COVID-19 page.

Click here to access the Return to Learn Student Guide.

Keep Learning Remotely

The remote learning environment can be challenging, but it's still possible to thrive and learn effectively. The Teaching + Learning Commons in partnership with departments across UC San Diego has developed webpage Students have access to remote learning strategies, tools, and resources that will help them succeed in their transition to digital learning.

UC San Diego Admissions FAQs

For questions regarding your admission to UC San Diego and Remote Learning for non-residents, please visit the Admissions Frequently Asked Questions Page:

Winter Quarter: Planning During Uncertain Times

We understand that you need to make decisions regarding housing soon and have questions about how instruction will be delivered. It is UC San Diego's intention to provide both in-person and remote instruction and a residential experience for our students. Rest assured that our plans will be guided by our top priority: maintaining the health and well-being of every member of our Triton community.

The Vice-Chancellor of Student Affairs has created a Frequently Asked Questions page to help provide key information to our Triton community. It will be regularly updated as more information becomes available. Click here to access the full list of FAQs.

Fall 2021 Schedule of Classes FAQ and More 

To help you plan and register for your Fall 2021 classes, please view these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

For the latest information, please keep checking the Return-to-Learn website. In the meantime, here is a quick overview as of August 14, 2020:

  • UC San Diego is presently planning to offer about 30% of our Fall 2020 courses using an in-person or hybrid modality, with the rest taught remotely. Continuing students have already enrolled in fall courses, choosing their preferred class modalities directly; entering students are now starting to enroll. We will be tracking enrollments, classroom space and course modality changes in real-time, and working with departments and colleges to make necessary adjustments. Meanwhile, Information Technology Services is upgrading the WiFi in residence halls and improving classroom technology to support hybrid and simulcast courses. 
  • To make the classroom experience healthier for faculty and students, the campus will be requiring face coverings in class, providing personal lapel microphones for instructors, enhancing the daily cleaning schedule, providing sanitation supplies in each classroom, improving ventilation in campus buildings, and specifying social distancing requirements for classroom ingress, usage, and egress. Based on a suggestion from faculty, we are identifying outdoor spaces for potential instructional use.

COVID-19 Impacts on CASP

To help our Chancellor's Associates Scholars, we have compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to provide guidance regarding remote learning. You can view our FAQs by clicking here.