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Welcome UC San Diego Students with Dependents.

The University of California San Diego (UCSD) Students With Dependents website is here to assist students, who may identify as a student parent, caregiver, and guardian, in navigating the resources available to them on and off campus.

Students with dependents have many responsibilities. The University of California San Diego supports your academic achievement amidst the unique challenges and additional responsibilities you face as a Student with Dependent(s).

Browse through the web pages in this section to become familiar with the services and resources that are available to you as a Student with Dependent(s).

Connect with other Students with Dependents

Follow us on our official UCSD Students with Dependents Facebook Page. We will use this page to post events and also connect followers.

If you are looking for a student-run group to connect with other Students with Dependents, then you can visit the Students Parents At UCSD Facebook group (student-run).

In addition, if you would like to join the Parents and Caregivers (PAC) student organization, then please click here. PAC also create blogposts that relevant to the the Students with Dependents experience. You can check out their blog here

If you play the dual role of being a faculty or staff member, or you would like to connect with just other parents, guardians, and caregivers, then please check out the Parents, Guardians & Caregivers Association - UC San Diego Facebook page to connect with other students who have families for advice, support, friends, and much more.

If you are interested being informed of community events and resources or staying connected, then please take a moment to fill out this UC San Diego: Students with Dependents Engagement Google Form and subscribe to our listserv. 


Check out this Students with Dependents Resource Guide, provided by Triton Transfers


 In addition, please check our calendar below for any upcoming events! 

New Announcements

Congratulations to the 2021 UCSD Graduates with Dependents

Listen to new podcast that we had participated in Spring 2021!

TRITON TOOLS & TIDBITS: Students with Dependents

Do you care for a child or loved one and are working on your degree. This episode shares resources to support you and an opportunity to connect with other students with dependents at UC San Diego.

LIVE WELL - BE WELL: Let's Talk Men's Health Month

On this episode of Live Well Be Well, we honor Men's Health Month, including Father's Day! Featured on this episode are special guests from Case Management Services, as well as a student advocate fighting for increased support and resources for students with dependents.

Statement on Standing with our Asian Community Members 

On March 3rd, 2021, the Chancellor released a campus-wide statement condemning the string of violence perpetrated against the Asian, Asian American, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander communities. An 83-year-old woman was randomly attacked on a San Diego Metropolitan Transit System trolley on February 8; a 91-year-old man in Oakland was pushed face down into a sidewalk; and an 84-year-old man died recently after being assaulted on his morning walk in San Francisco. These accounts, and many others including physical and psychological harm, are deeply disturbing tragedies. 

The recent rise of violence has been connected to hate-mongering, scapegoating, and racism as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Student Affairs Case Management Services recognizes and condemns all acts of anti-Asian racism and violence. We stand in solidarity with our Asian, Asian American, Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander communities at UC San Diego, in our local community, in the U.S. and around the world.
 We acknowledge the anger, exhaustion, frustration, and pain that you may be experiencing, and we understand the re-traumatization that occurs when events like this take place.We encourage you to take the space you need to process and grieve the events of January 6th, 2021. If you or someone you know needs additional support, please reach out to the you Dean of your college or the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs for the Graduate Division. We are here for you. 




In order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and to comply with county orders and university policies, we will not be hosting any in-person meetings or gatherings until further notice.

Students can request information regarding Students with Dependents by contacting Maria Nessim at mnessim@ucsd.edu

Please visit our COVID-19 Resources and Ideas webpage

For more information regarding UC San Diego's operations during this time, please visit coronavirus.ucsd.edu.

All students and campus employees, regardless of vaccination status, must complete a SARS-CoV-2 test on the day they return to campus for the Winter Quarter 2022.

Students who wish to explore the different types of exemptions regarding their compliance can do the following things.

· Medical Exemption: An excuse from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine due to a medical contraindication or precaution.

· Disability: A physical or mental disorder or condition that limits a major life activity and any other condition recognized as a disability under applicable law. “Disability” includes pregnancy, childbirth or a related medical condition where reasonable accommodation is medically advisable.

· Religious Objection: A covered individual’s objection to receiving the COVID-19 vaccine based on that person’s sincerely held religious belief, practice or observance.

· Deferral: An approved deferral of vaccination based on pregnancy. Pregnancy deferral will extend throughout the term of the pregnancy and until the covered individual returns to work or instruction, as applicable.

· Partially Vaccinated: An individual who has not completed their two-dose vaccine series, or received their final dose fewer than two weeks ago.

· Remote Exemption: A student who will be taking ALL their courses remotely. They have no intentions of arriving on campus for academic or extracurricular reasons.

For the most updated information, please visit the Return to Learn website.