Graduate Student Resources

Employment

Health

  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS): Integrative and student-centered services designed to support students towards their academic success, personal development and well-being while at UC San Diego.
  • Office of Students with Disabilities (OSD): UC San Diego welcomes students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors who have disabilities and wish to participate in the academic endeavors, professional opportunities, and campus events available in our community. In a collaborative effort to share campus resources for and about people with disabilities, this site provides resources to encourage all campus partners and constituents to engage in UCSD programs and activities.
  •  Suicide Prevention:
    • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1 (800) 273-8255
    • Speaking of Suicide: A site for suicidal individuals and their loved ones, survivors, mental health professionals and the merely curious.
  • UC Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP): UC SHIP is a student-focused benefits package for UCSD graduate and undergraduate students, including strong medical, behavioral health, pharmacy, dental, and vision care benefits. UC SHIP is compliant with the Affordable Care Act requirements and works to complement your care at the Student Health Services right on campus. Enrollment is automatic for registered students; waiver application is also available.

International Students

Professional Development

  • Career Center: As part of their comprehensive commitment to career development, they strive to provide students with the quality training and tools necessary to find meaningful life work.
  • Teaching + Learning Commons:
    • Programs for Graduate Students & Postdocs

Student Organizations

  • Center for Student Involvement: Find a place of belonging and personal growth and become experienced citizens and leaders through engagement in student organizations, events, Greek Life, communication and leadership programs, and community service initiatives.
  • Graduate Student Association: The GSA is the official representative body of graduate and professional student at UCSD, which exists to advocate for 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.

Tax Resources

MAE Staff are neither authorized nor trained to answer specific tax questions from students, but the resources below may help answer your questions.

Writing

  • Graduate Division Dissertation/Thesis Formatting Workshops: Graduate Division Academic Advisors review the Dissertation/Thesis submission process and give a brief overview of formatting.
  • Teaching + Learning Commons
    • Graduate Student Writing Room: Dedicated time and space for you to work on your writing project. We set individual goals then work quietly, together. No RSVP or commitment required, just come and work! Every Monday through Thursday | Writing Hub, Geisel West, 1st Floor | 9:30am - 10:30am (free coffee).
    • Graduate Student Writing Retreats: Intensive writing time plus strategies for more positive and sustainable writing habits. Best for students who are working on a long-term writing project. RSVP and refundable deposit required. Visit the Teaching + Learning Commons website on Grad Writing Retreats for more information.
    • One-On-One Consultations: Graduate student consultants can work with any project, at any stage, and help you meet your writing goals. By appointment only. Visit the Teaching + Learning Commons Writing Hub for more information.

 Miscellaneous

Housing

Title IX Resources

Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 states: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."

  • Office For the Prevention of Harassment & Discrimination (OPHD): OPHD's mission is to educate the UC San Diego community about issues of bias, harassment and discrimination and to assist with the prevention and resolution of these issues in a fair and responsible manner.
    • Report Bias: Promote a respectful and tolerant campus climate by reporting bias incidents involving members of the UC San Diego community.  UC San Diego is committed to the highest standards of civility and decency toward all as reflected in the UC San Diego Principles of Community. The university rejects acts of harassment and discrimination, works to resolve concerns, and investigates known facts to determine if university policies have been violated.
  • NASA

University Extension

  • Student Grant Program Vouchers: University Extension offers Student Grant Program vouchers for up to $500 off of their courses. Students must be enrolled in 12 or more units and must have been enrolled in 12 or more units in graduate standing in the previous quarter. The Ph.D. advisor will distribute information about vouchers on a quarterly basis.