Housing for Incoming Undergraduates

Parent Portal

September 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Summer is winding down, and soon your student will be starting a brand new chapter in their lives. Before that eventful day arrives, our office felt it was important to update you on some essential information.

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Room Assignment Portal

Students can now access their room assignment portal which will provide them with a variety of information regarding move in. MyRoomAssignment will detail such information as:

  • Move in date/time
  • Roommates and their contact information
  • Assigned Space (Res Hall or Apartment; Single, double, triple, etc.)
  • Dining Plan Options
  • Early Move-in Option

Room assignment portal login.

Dining Plan Option

One of the options that students will be able to select through the MyRoomAssignment Portal is the Dining Plan. Students will be able to log in and choose the plan that best suits their needs. Students must select a Dining Plan by September 8, 2017. All Dining Plans will become active on the first day of the Housing Contract, Saturday, September 23, 2017. Contract Dining begins with lunch on Saturday, September 23.

Go to the Dining Plan website for more information.

Move-in Date and Time

To better regulate traffic flow and avoid crowded conditions, students are assigned a specific move-in date and time. Your student can view their assigned move-in date and time by visiting the MyRoomAssignment portal. Information will be updated in the portal regarding September Orientations and specific move-in dates. Your student may also have an opportunity to change their assigned move-in date and time on a first-come, first-served basis in the room assignment portal.

If you have any questions regarding move-in, please contact the Residential Life Office of the area that your student will be residing in. Their contact information is available on the Contacts page.

University Statement and Housing Charges

The first Housing charge will be assessed during the week of September 11. Your student can view and pay their housing bill after September 15. Your housing charges must be paid by the statement deadline date - October 20, 2017. Please visit tritonlink.ucsd.edu for instructions on how to pay their University billing statement.

Please review the following information with your student:

  • Direct Deposit: Having direct deposit not only makes receiving refunds a breeze, it is also very easy to set up. Please go to the Direct Deposit page to sign up.
  • Authorized Payer: Set up your parent/guardian as an authorized payer so they can receive billing reminders and login (with their own username and password) to view your bill and make a payment. Visit Billing & Payment and click on “Authorize a parent/payer,” to set this up.

Residence Hall and Apartment Cost and Payment Schedules are available on the Rates and Services page.

***University tuition charges have already posted to your student’s September University billing statement and must be paid by September 22, 2017.

Grad Guard Renters Insurance

Grad Guard provides college residents with the ability to protect their belongings. Their coverage is exclusively built for students and campus residents with low deductibles and convenient monthly plans. For more information please click on the link below https://gradguard.com/.

Dining Hours for the Academic Year

Curious about when and where your student can use their dining dollars? Our Dining webpage has been updated to display standard academic hours. Daily, our campus has options available from 7am – 1am. Check out http://hdh.ucsd.edu/DiningMenus/ for more information.

Special Dietary Needs

Dining Services makes every attempt to accommodate students who require specialty diets. Individuals should contact our Registered Dietitian at HDHdietitian@ucsd.edu; she will then assist in coordinating with dining facilities so that your student gets assistance in identifying suitable menu choices.

Laundry Account

Residents will be able to access and use the laundry facilities in their housing communities by depositing funds into their laundry account. Their laundry account is synced up to their school ID and will be automatically available to use from the moment they arrive on campus. Students and parents are able to make deposits to their laundry accounts online.

Visit the Online Card Office to make a deposit.

For our Mesa Residents: The Mesa laundry facilities do not accept the Laundry Account. They accept quarters and Visa/MC.

UC San Diego Email Account

Please remind your student to check their UC San Diego email account frequently. All correspondence from the University is typically emailed to their UC San Diego email account and not their personal email accounts.

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Were you unable to attend June orientations? Check out our Parent Orientation video.

Housing Contract: The Fine Print

Have you had a chance to explore the details of your student’s current Housing • Dining • Hospitality Program?

We are always available to answer any questions that you may have. Please call our main number at 858.534.4010 or e-mail us anytime.

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