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  • Why I...Wednesdays @ Coast Community Room


    The "Why I..." Wednesdays series offers graduate students a weekly forum to become connected with students in other departments, learn about campus resources, establish a different mindfulness practice to incorporate into their schedule, and flexibly structured activities to promote reflexivity and work/life balance.

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Community Announcements

All ARCH Communities

Starting May 1st, the ARCH communities will have changes in personnel. Malia Mahi, Brandon Chulaluxsiriboon, and Katie Knoll will be managing the Mesa/OMS office. Ramona, Nathan, and Stanley will manage LJDS, Coast, Rita, and SGA communities.

Campus Events

New for 2016-2017!

Promo: Communter Dining Plan

Dining Services is piloting a new Community Dining Plan for staff, faculty, and students without an undergraduate Housing contract (ARCH residents, this means you!)

For a minimum deposit of only $50, this new account will give you a 20% discount at the registers of ALL HDH restaurants, markets, and food trucks. That is 20% off EVERY time you make a purchase! The plan is easy to use, too—it’s linked to your campus ID card, so all you have to do is:

  1. Find something yummy to eat at over 19 Dining locations on campus.
  2. Tell the cashier to use your “Community Dining Plan”
  3. Swipe of the card, and… you’re done!

Visit for more information.

Guns and Lethal Weapons

State law prohibits firearms on all property belonging to the Regents of the University of California. You may not keep any firearm on the property, even if it is registered. Possession or discharge of BB guns, pellet guns, air guns, stun guns, slingshots, firecrackers, knives, M-80s, and lethal weapons of any form – including martial arts equipment – is prohibited.


Annual Environment, Health & Safety, Fire Alarm Testing/Inspections:

EH&S and FIRE ALARM Schedule
  • May 22, 9310, 9321, 9331
  • May 23, 9334, 9344, 9355
  • May 24, 9366, 9369, 9383
  • May 25, 9388, 9393

Mesa & OMS

Memorial Day Closures

The office and mail services will be closed on Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day. We will return to normal business hours (8am to 9pm) on Tuesday, May 30.

Parking Permits & Enforcements

New OMS and Mesa parking permits are in full effect as of February 1st, 2017. Permits will be enforced Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 am and 6:00 pm at both Mesa and OMS parking lots and structure. Temporary guest permits will only be issued by the office upon request. New permits can be picked up from the Residential Office. While you are here, pick up your ARCH CONNECT T-shirt while supplies last, 1 per resident. Contact your friendly Residential Service Office staff for all the details.

Laundry Room Etiquette

Residential Service Office has received several complaints about laundry issues within our community. A reminder that the University is not responsible for laundry left in the machine or laundry rooms. Please be respectful of others’ property and always stay attentive to your wash/dry. Clean up your trash, don't be loud, the washers and dryers are for everyone, please share the folding area, don't force everyone to listen to your music, be polite and patient, and for crying out loud, please keep your clothes on.

New 2017-18 Rental Rates

Graduate Housing rental rates for 2017-2018 have been approved and are posted on the HDH website. As you know, Graduate, Faculty and Staff Housing is a self-supporting operation and receives no funding from the federal government, the University of California or the University of California San Diego. Current residents will be informed in writing in early May of rate changes as provided by your ARCH Rental Agreement. Please contact our office if you have any questions or concerns.

Mesa/OMS Maintenance Updates/Fire Alarm Testing

Annual Fire Alarm testing wraps up this month. Fire Safety Personnel will enter your apartment once to verify that your unit’s alarm is working properly. Below is the schedule and date your apartment will be entered and your alarm will be tested. Please contact the Residential Services Office with any questions.

Environmental Health & Safety Apartment and Balcony Inspection

Environmental Health and Safety Services will be inspecting each apartment and balcony in the buildings posted below. A member of EH&S and ARCH will enter your apartment to verify there are no health and/or safety concerns. Be on the lookout for postings on your door for the exact schedule. We will also provide you with more details via email.

  • Monday, April 24, 2017, APARTMENTS 2225 through 2412
  • Tuesday, April 25, 2017, APARTMENTS 2413 through 3126
  • Wednesday, April 26, 2017, APARTMENTS 3127 through 3314
  • Thursday, April 27, 2017, APARTMENTS 3315 through 3427
  • Friday, April 28, 2017, APARTMENTS 4101 through 4212
  • Monday, May 1, 2017, APARTMENTS 4213 through 4324
  • Tuesday, May 2, 2017, APARTMENTS 4325 through 4431

Recycling 101 Quick Facts

From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, household waste increases by more than 25 percent. Added food waste, shopping bags, packaging, wrapping paper, bows and ribbons—it all adds up. And it's not all trash, do your part and recycle what you can! The following recycling locations that are the closest to OMS/Mesa. Do your part!

  • Nexcycle Recycling Center

    7788 Regents Rd
    San Diego, CA 92122

  • All Green Electronics Recycling

    4504 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
    San Diego, CA 92117

  • Allan Company

    6733 Consolidated Way
    San Diego, CA 92121

  • Miramar Landfill

    5180 Convoy St, San Diego, CA
    San Diego, CA 92111

Keep our Community Clean

Please ensure that all personal items (toys, bikes, skateboards, kiddy pools, playhouses, etc.) are removed from the grass/turf areas on your scheduled mow days. Tuesdays-North & West Mesa, Wednesdays-OMS & South Mesa, Thursdays-Central Mesa. Any items not removed pose dangerous safety hazards for both UCSD equipment operators and Mesa residents. All items outside of your patio on the grass/turf must be permanently removed including, all potted plants, unused pallets, patio furniture, etc. These items are blocking existing irrigation heads and are causing grass damage and the potential for flooding.

Please be aware that smoking is not permitted anywhere in the Community or on University property

Please keep the community smoke free. Visit for resources to quit smoking. Potential brush fire could have serious consequences to our community, especially in a drought state that we are in. Reminder that Campus and Community policies need to be followed for the safety of you and your neighbors.

General Safety Considerations

Travel in well lit, busy routes. Avoid walking or parking in shadowy areas. Have your keys in your hand as you approach your door, and remember to be alert to what and whom is around you. Be especially aware of your surroundings when you may seem more vulnerable to an attack, e.g., during periods of stress, when you are upset or sick, or if you have been drinking. Use discretion and caution when taking shortcuts through isolated areas of the campus. Know the location of campus emergency telephones on routes to and from campus destinations. Use the UCSD Safety Escort Program, 858.534.WALK, available daily from dusk to dawn.


Sweet! It’s Friday!

Coffee & Sweets every Friday @ the Rita Office (2nd Floor). Due to the lobby being under construction and our coffee bar being down, we are offering free coffee/tea/cocoa service and sweets every Friday in the Leasing office at the 2nd floor. Come visit us and enjoy some caffeine and sugary treats…get ‘em while they last!