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November 2019

Hello Parents, Families, and Friends,

Winter is Around the Corner

As students begin the final stretch of the fall quarter and winter break is fast approaching, it is important that we provide you with some key information. Finals are around the corner and soon your student may be home for the holidays..

Veteran's Day Holiday

The University will be closed Monday, November 11. Dining Halls: reduced hours and closures at select locations.

Thanksgiving Holiday

The University will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 28-29 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Residence halls and apartments will remain open during that time. Dining Restaurant and Market facilities will be closing earlier than usual (most by 3 pm) on Wednesday, November 27. All Markets and Dining Facilities will be closed from November 28-29, and select Market locations will be open on Saturday, November 30h. Dining will reopen with dinner in select restaurants on Sunday, December 1. Certain market locations will be open on Saturday with limited hours. Please visit for date and time details of each restaurant and market.

Price Center Eateries Hours 

Eatery Name

Business Hours





General Store




Jamba Juice




Panda Express




Round Table Pizza




Rubio’s Fresh Mexican




Santorini Greek Island












Tapioca Express








Triton Cash account can be used at these Price Center Eateries as well as many off-campus locations. Click on the link for a list of locations.

Shuttle Service

The UCSD Shuttles will operate normal hours on Wednesday, November 25. There will be no shuttle service on Thursday and Friday. Only the campus loop shuttle will be in operation on Saturday and Sunday.

Winter Quarter Billing Statement and Housing Charges

The Winter Quarter Billing Statement will be available on December 3 and must be paid no later than December 13, 2019. Please take a moment to review the billing statement at before December 3 to be sure your student’s Fall Quarter charges are paid in full—students with “old debt” will be assessed an MDET HOLD which will prohibit any Aid/Loans and personal payments to pay Winter Charges.  Please reach out (or have your student reach out) before finals in December to offices that may offer assistance/advice/recommendations to help ensure old debts are cleared. Offices that may be able to help: Financial Aid, SFS, Housing, Cashiers Office. Winter Classes will be dropped if tuition is not paid by January 17.

Student Wellness

As finals approach, chances are your college student is experiencing stress. The Zone is a student lounge that offers free well-being programs such as yoga, fitness classes, cooking demonstrations, meditation, and much more — all designed to help your student de-stress. UC San Diego also offers numerous tutoring and study assistance programs most of them free of charge, which can also help minimize your student's stress level.

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

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 7 am – 1 am.  Check out Dining Menus and Hours for more information.

Special Dietary Needs:

Dining Services makes every attempt to accommodate students who require special diets. Individuals should contact our Registered Dietitian at; they will then assist in coordinating with dining facilities so that your student gets assistance in identifying suitable menu choices. Details can be found on the HDH Wellness Website.

Doing Laundry using your Triton Cash Account:

Student residents will be able to access and use the laundry facilities in their housing communities by depositing funds into their Triton Cash account. Their Triton Cash 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 Triton Cash accounts online now.

Visit the Online Card Office to activate your online card office profile if you haven't already.

Student Jobs:

HDH has a wide variety of exciting, engaging, on-campus positions that offer experiential learning that is directly transferable to what's next.

  • No previous work experience needed; we will train you.
  • Skills gained are included on Co-curricular record. Great experience for future employment.
  • Flexible scheduling around your classes
  • Competitive wages and perq meal with every shift and
  • Opportunity for growth within the department
  • Largest employer of students on Campus… great way to make new friends!

It’s easy to apply-

Questions or concerns contact-

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.

Warn Your Students Against Scams:

We encourage you to speak with your student regarding potential scams and how to avoid them. We recommend that you only use University approved payment options when paying your student’s university bill. Be wary of third party companies claiming to make a payment to the university for you. For more information regarding approved payment options, please visit

Living in an increasingly connected world means students have greater access to information regarding potential schools, employment opportunities, and their peers. However, the same can be said of the student.  Warn your student about when it is appropriate to provide personal information and when it is not (through social media, phone calls, or email).  If information is being requested from them, encourage them to always go directly to the source and to not click on any links from an email address they are not familiar with.

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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 email us anytime.

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