SE GSO Potluck:
Graduate Student Organizations:
- SE Graduate Student Organization (SE GSO)
The SE Graduate Student Organization (SE GSO) is a graduate student group that plans social events for graduate students and tries to maintain a community within the SE department. Past events include: Movie Nights, Trivia Nights, Potlucks, etc.
- Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA)
Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA): exists to advocate the rights and interests of our diverse community, to provide for the enjoyment of social, cultural, and service-oriented events, and for the betterment of academic and non-academic life of all graduate and professional students at UC San Diego.
- Jacobs Graduate Student Council (JGSC)
The Jacobs Graduate Student Council (JGSC) is the representative student body of Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego. We represent 2700 graduate students and 6 departments in the Jacobs School of Engineering.
- ASCE Geo-Institute at UC San Diego (GI at UCSD)
ASCE Geo-Institute at UC San Diego (GI at UCSD) is a Graduate Student Organization (GSO) whose members are specialized in Geotechnical Engineering either at the B.S., M.S. or Ph.D. levels.
Our Mission is to enrich the educational and professional development experiences of geotechnical engineering students, via means of:
- Increasing the awareness of the Geotechnical Engineering profession.
- Promoting better understanding of different geotechnical engineering aspects among students
- Creating a technical and intellectual events for graduate and undergraduate students,
- Establishing an influential network to aid in the professional development of graduate and undergraduate students via communicating with professional practitioners in the field of geotechnical engineering,
- Promoting for Geotechnical Engineering students and group among the practicing professionals in Southern California and nationwide,
- Supporting the UCSD Structural Engineering Department's mission and vision.
Most Used Graduate Resources:
- Graduate Division
Featured Events: list of upcoming events, student organization activities, and new resources and opportunities for graduate students.
- Available: Fall, Winter, Spring
- Available: Fall
- Triton Link
TritonLink: is an online portal to look up general student information in regards to academics, finances, and much more.
- International Students & Programs Office (ISPO)
English-in-Action Conversation Program: cultural exchange for students to grow more proficient in conversational English. Students are matched with other UCSD students/staff as well as members of the local community.
- Available: Fall, Winter, Spring
- Available: Fall, Winter
- Available: Summer
- Grad Life: Employment and Funding
Grad Life is a resource hub for all UC San Diego graduate students. The Grad Life website and social media accounts are managed by the Grad Life Intern, a current graduate student working out of the Graduate Division.
More information on financial support, tuition, employment, and other resources can be found here.
Resources for Students with Dependents:
- Childcare Reimbursement
- Dependents Experiencing Hardships
- Basic Needs
- Connecting with Other Students with Dependents
- The Zone
The Zone: is a lounge for students that features free programs such as yoga, meditation, Zumba, therapy dogs, and cooking demonstrations to help you achieve your optimal well-being. Available: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
- CAPS (Counseling & Psychology Services)
Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS): CAPS provide counseling to undergraduate and graduate students. We meet with students, couple, and groups to help with a variety of problems including depression, anxiety, adjustment difficulties, social and romantic issues, study skills and time management, among other issues. We also provide crisis intervention. We have a large number of providers, some of whom provide therapy in different languages, including Mandarin, Spanish, Farsi, Cambodian, Japanese, Nepali and Hebrew. Our services are free of charge and are confidential. Available: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
- Student Health Services
Student Health Services (SHS): provides quality primary medical care, including urgent care and support services such as laboratory, pharmacy, and x-ray. We have primary care physicians who are board certified in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine. Some of our physicians also have additional training and expertise in Gynecology, Sports Medicine, Rheumatology, Urgent Care, and Mental/Behavioral Health. Available: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
- CARE at the Sexual Assault Resource Center
CARE at the Sexual Assault Resource Center: UC San Diego's confidential* advocacy and education office for sexual violence and gender-based violence (dating violence, domestic violence, stalking). Available: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
- Athletics and Recreation
Athletics: UC San Diego sponsors 23 intercollegiate men's and women's sports at the NCAA Division II level. The Tritons compete primarily in California Collegiate Athletic Association, widely regarded as the premiere conference for D-II athletics.
Recreation: opportunities abound for every student’s interest and ability level.
Sports Facilities: works with Athletics, Recreation, student and staff organizations, and the community to maintain and schedule over 100 sports facilities — and to provide support services for special events that improve the quality of life on campus.
- Center for Mindfulness
Center for Mindfulness (CFM): a multi-faceted program of professional training, education, research, and outreach intended to further the practice and integration of mindfulness and compassion into all aspects of society.
- Center for Ethics and Spirituality
The Center for Ethics and Spirituality: provides students with secular counseling, discussion, and education programs relating to spiritual, moral, and ethical issues and questions that may arise within the UCSD community of students, scholars, workers, and campus affiliates.
Well-Being at UC San Diego: Feel good, get fit, be safe, and find resources for healthy, balanced living.
- i-Table Program
i-Table Program: specifically serves the unique needs of our international student population by providing them with immediate food security resources that are otherwise not available via other means.
- Basic Needs
- Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD)
The Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD): at UC San Diego works with undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students with documented disabilities, reviewing documentation and, through an interactive process with the student, determining reasonable accommodations. Available: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
- LGBT Resource Center
The LGBT Resource Center: is a diverse, open and public space for all members of the university community to explore issues relating to sexual and gender identities, practices and politics. It develops student leadership, builds workplace equity, promotes academic research, and provides resources.
- Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC)
Center for Advocacy, Resources, and Education (CARE) at the Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC): is the UC San Diego confidential advocacy and education office for sexual violence and gender-based violence (dating violence, domestic violence, stalking). Available: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
- Women's Center
The Women's Center: is a space in which people work collaboratively to foster the educational, professional, and personal development of diverse groups of women. The Center provides education and support to all members of UCSD regarding gender issues, with the goal of promoting an inclusive and equitable campus community.
- Student Veterans Resource Center
The Student Veterans Resource Center: is committed to ensuring that military affiliated students successfully make the transition from the military environment to campus life, and are assisted in their progress toward completing their academic degree. In collaboration with other University partners, the SVRC seeks to identify and mitigate the barriers to academic success that are specific to the military affiliated student community.
- Raza Resource Center
The Raza Resource Centro: team is committed to our student’s success and we work collectively to meet the needs of our students. The Centro is a lively space where students study, meet, write, get tutoring, and most importantly are in community
- Black Resource Center
The Black Resource Center: is a Campus Community Center that serves everyone at UC San Diego while emphasizing the Black experience. We promote scholarship, foster leadership, and cultivate community for students through the committed, collaborative effort and support of faculty, staff, and the broader UC San Diego community.
- Cross-Cultural Center
The Cross-Cultural Center: is committed to supporting the needs of UCSD’s campus communities by creating a welcoming and holistic learning environment for everyone. Our vision at the Cross-Cultural Center is to empower UCSD to recognize, challenge, and take proactive approaches to diversity for campus as a whole.
- Campus Safety Escort Service
The UCSD Campus Police provides escort service (someone to accompany you) to and from campus locations every night.
Safety escort service is offered 365 days a year from sunset to 1 a.m.
Call (858) 534-9255 or (858) 534-WALK.
- IDEA Center
The IDEA Center works to foster an inclusive and welcoming community, increase retention and graduation rates, and promote a sustainable culture of academic excellence among all engineering students at UC San Diego as well as provide engineering students with academic support and social engagement that enhances values of diversity for a global community.
Handshake is UC San Diego's database of off-campus jobs, internships, volunteer opportunities, and on-campus jobs (including work-study).
Register or log in to use the Handshake job and internship listings.
- Jacobs Portal
Jacobs School alumni are sought after by industry leaders for their engineering knowledge and ability to seek information and solve problems in a team environment. CAP provides you access to career opportunities brought to you by our Corporate Partners. Create a profile on the Jacobs Portal, and apply for career opportunities.
- UCSD Career Center - Graduate Advising
The Career Center at UC San Diego has information on how to find that ideal job, internship or experiential outcome. Connect with one of the Graduate Career Coaches.
- On-Campus Housing Options
UC San Diego ARCH Housing consists of six apartment complexes:Coast Apartments, La Jolla Del Sol, Mesa Residential Apartments, Single Graduate Apartments, and One Miramar Street , and the Rita Atkinson Residences.
See more information on:
- Off-Campus Housing Options
Living in San Diego, especially in La Jolla, is very expensive and it is important to set a realistic budget before beginning to look for a place to live.
Vacancy rates are very low in San Diego and it may take some time to find an apartment.
Be prepared to pay a security deposit equal to one month’s rent (which may be refunded upon leaving) in addition to the first month’s rent:
UC San Diego Off-Campus Housing Directory
UC San Diego's Off-Campus Housing Directory is a rental referral and housing information resource center with listings of apartment, house, and condominium rentals, available in a variety of areas around campus and the San Diego community. Roommates and room rentals are listed online. The Off-Campus Housing Directory is an excellent resource for waitlisted students.
In order to access the Online Housing database, you will need to input your student information. If you are not a student yet, email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a log-in and password.
- JSOE Dean's Office Feedback Form
New graduate student feedback form, available here
This form is NOT a survey (i.e. our goal is not to achieve a high response rate). This is an ongoing resource for graduate students to submit anonymous and/or confidential information--either positive or negative--about your lab culture, your relationship with your mentor, or anything else you might be struggling with or celebrating in your education. You can leave your name if you'd like a follow up, or you can submit anonymously. The form responses will be read by myself (as Associate Dean for Students), and will be kept confidential to the extent possible (please read the information at the top of the form for details).
The Dean's office will use information we receive to better understand students' experience and to implement programs or changes to improve students' experiences here in the Jacobs School.
- Office of the Ombuds
The UC San Diego Office of the Ombuds provides confidential, neutral, and informal dispute resolution services for the UC San Diego community. Its services supplement, but do not replace, other administrative processes at the University. The office works to facilitate communication and assist parties in reaching mutually acceptable agreements in order to find fair and equitable resolutions to concerns that arise at the university.