Graduate Student Resources



  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS): Integrative and student-centered services designed to support students towards their academic success, personal development and well-being while at UC San Diego.
  • Office of Students with Disabilities (OSD): UC San Diego welcomes students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors who have disabilities and wish to participate in the academic endeavors, professional opportunities, and campus events available in our community. In a collaborative effort to share campus resources for and about people with disabilities, this site provides resources to encourage all campus partners and constituents to engage in UCSD programs and activities.
  • Pregancy Resources
  • Suicide Prevention:
    • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1 (800) 273-8255
    • Speaking of Suicide: A site for suicidal individuals and their loved ones, survivors, mental health professionals and the merely curious.
  • UC Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP): UC SHIP is a student-focused benefits package for UCSD graduate and undergraduate students, including strong medical, behavioral health, pharmacy, dental, and vision care benefits. UC SHIP is compliant with the Affordable Care Act requirements and works to complement your care at the Student Health Services right on campus. Enrollment is automatic for registered students; waiver application is also available.

International Students

Professional Development

  • Career Center: As part of their comprehensive commitment to career development, they strive to provide students with the quality training and tools necessary to find meaningful life work.
  • Student Veterans Resource Center: for military-connected students to access peer mentoring, group study sessions, information and referrals, workshops, and more.
  • Teaching + Learning Commons:
    • Programs for Graduate Students & Postdocs
  • JSOE IDEA Center
  • The Bernard and Sophia Gordon Engineering Leadership Center

Student Organizations

  • MAE Peer-to-Peer Mentorship & Advisory Committee: The MAE Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Mentorship and Advisory Committee was founded to increase advising support for MAE graduate students in a peer mentorship capacity and to improve communication between grad students and the department.
  • Center for Student Involvement: Find a place of belonging and personal growth and become experienced citizens and leaders through engagement in student organizations, events, Greek Life, communication and leadership programs, and community service initiatives.
  • Graduate & Professional Student Association: The GPSA is the official representative body of graduate and professional student at UCSD, which exists to advocate for the rights and interests of our diverse community, to provide for the enjoyment of social, cultural, and service-oriented events, and for the betterment of academic and non-academic life of all graduate and professional students at UC San Diego.

Tax Resources

MAE Staff are neither authorized nor trained to answer specific tax questions from students, but the resources below may help answer your questions.


  • Graduate Division Dissertation/Thesis Formatting Workshops: Graduate Division Academic Advisors review the Dissertation/Thesis submission process and give a brief overview of formatting.
  • Teaching + Learning Commons
    • Graduate Student Writing Room: Dedicated time and space for you to work on your writing project. We set individual goals then work quietly, together. No RSVP or commitment required, just come and work! Every Monday through Thursday | Writing Hub, Geisel West, 1st Floor | 9:30am - 10:30am (free coffee).
    • Graduate Student Writing Retreats: Intensive writing time plus strategies for more positive and sustainable writing habits. Best for students who are working on a long-term writing project. RSVP and refundable deposit required. Visit the Teaching + Learning Commons website on Grad Writing Retreats for more information.
    • One-On-One Consultations: Graduate student consultants can work with any project, at any stage, and help you meet your writing goals. By appointment only. Visit the Teaching + Learning Commons Writing Hub for more information.


On Campus Services

  • Student Legal Services: Student Legal Services can give legal education, counsel, and referrals to UCSD Students. Access the link for additional information and appointment scheduling.
  • Basic Needs Center: The Hub Basic Needs Center provides resources for connections to nutritious food, Calfresh, stable housing, and financial wellness resources.
  • Basic Needs Assistance Form: If you are a UC San Diego student who is facing challenges with your access to adequate food, stable housing, or financial resources, you're encouraged to complete this form
  • Calfresh: CalFresh food benefits are funds that can be given to help supplement their food budget and buy food. Follow the link for additional eligibility and application information. 
  • Triton Food Pantry: The mission of the Triton Food Pantry is to provide a discreet service to UCSD students in need of food. All current UCSD undergraduate and graduate students can access this service. 
  • Financial Aid and Financial Literacy Resources: Information on Financial Aid resources, as well as comprehensive information on budgeting and financial literacy. 
  • Jobs on Campus: Information to help you connect you to job resources. Find job postings, career fairs, and job readiness information by accessing the links.
  • Undocumented Student Services: Personal guidance, immigration legal services, community building, partnerships, and referrals for Undocumented Students.


Title IX Resources

Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 states: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."

  • Office For the Prevention of Harassment & Discrimination (OPHD): OPHD's mission is to educate the UC San Diego community about issues of bias, harassment and discrimination and to assist with the prevention and resolution of these issues in a fair and responsible manner.
    • Report Bias: Promote a respectful and tolerant campus climate by reporting bias incidents involving members of the UC San Diego community.  UC San Diego is committed to the highest standards of civility and decency toward all as reflected in the UC San Diego Principles of Community. The university rejects acts of harassment and discrimination, works to resolve concerns, and investigates known facts to determine if university policies have been violated.
  • NASA

University Extension

  • Student Grant Program Vouchers: University Extension offers Student Grant Program vouchers for up to $500 off of their courses. Students must be enrolled in 12 or more units and must have been enrolled in 12 or more units in graduate standing in the previous quarter. The Ph.D. advisor will distribute information about vouchers on a quarterly basis.