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Resources for Students With Dependents

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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/or 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 the Students with Dependents Community

Follow us on our official UCSD Students with Dependents Instagram 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 in being informed of community events and resources or staying connected, then please take a moment to subscribe to the UC San Diego: Students with Dependents eNewsletter to be part of 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

Our 2024 Students with Dependents Survey is now open until 2/26/24. 

Please take the time to fill out this survey to help uplift your voice and better inform our practices and available resources. 

As a thank you, 5 participants who complete the survey and include their email to be contacted, will be selected using a random number generator to receive a $40 visa gift card.

Survey Link:

Listen to a 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.

If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to provide updated information, please feel free to contact the Students with Dependents Coordinator via email at