Living On and Around Campus

There are a variety of resources available for transfer and commuter students at UC San Diego. Below are a few key resources.  If you need assistance finding resources that are not listed on the Warren College website, contact the Warren College Student Affairs Office at wardean@ucsd.edu or call (858) 534-4731.

Housing Options and Resources

UC San Diego opened its first transfer student housing complex in Fall 2009.  The Village at Torrey Pines is a community of apartments and retail spaces designed especially for transfer students. This community includes resident apartments featuring modern amenities and a sleek design aesthetic. Plus, they are affordable, and in a great location - many even have breathtaking ocean views.  Directly adjacent to the residential living spaces, The Village Place & Market is filled with a selection of your favorite foods, fresh produce, coffee, and supplies.

The Off-Campus Housing office receives and maintains up-to-date rental listings from various landlords and homeowners in the community. They also provide samples of tenant-landlord forms, rental agreements, and local rental rate information. Online housing listings and message boards are also available.

The Commuter Student Services Office can assist you in making UCSD your "home away from home." In addition to various activities designed for commuter students, the office publishes a Commuter Resource Guide that provides information every commuter student should know (such as where to find study space, commuter lounges, computer labs and their hours, transit maps... even motorist assistance).

Parking and Transportation Services

The Parking and Transportation Office provides resources to students on available parking options on campus as well as many commuting alternatives with options to, from, and around campus.  Their staff can assist students with parking permit questions, campus parking citations, maps, bus schedule and route information, and other resources.


UCSD offers a variety of options for undergraduate and graduate students with children. The UCSD Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC) provides full-time child care for children of full-time UCSD students, staff, and faculty and is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Parents who meet income guidelines may be eligible for subsidized care.  The goal of the center is to provide a meaningful experience for children 3 months to 6-1/2 years of age. ECEC also offers referrals to local services and other resources to parents of young children.

UCSD students, faculty, and staff interested in part-time child care can enroll preschool age children in in morning or afternoon sessions at Mesa Child Development Center.  The center offers 2 half-day sessions on weekdays and accepts children between the ages of 2-1/2 and 5 years old.

UCSD also offers a Babysitting Resource Program to help parents find UCSD students who are interested in caring for children.  The UCSD Babysitting Resource Program is open to UCSD staff, faculty, and students who are parents. Access is via your Single Sign-On username and password. All listed babysitters are registered UCSD students. 

UCSD's lactation program provides lactation rooms on campus nursing mothers. To use the facilities, register with the Women's Center.

Read more about UCSD's resources for students who are parents.

Student Lounges

Student Lounges offer a place to relax, meet people, and study. Warren College has two lounges available for use by our students: a student lounge (first floor of the Computer Science and Engineering Building), and a newly renovated 24-hour lounge named The Courtroom that opened in Winter Quarter 2010 located next to the Warren College shuttle stop and the Student Activity Center (SAC).  To obtain keypad information for the new 24-hour lounge, visit the Dean of Student Affairs Office (Room 1148).

In addition to Warren College lounges, there are study and gathering spaces in Price Center and at each of the colleges. Some lounges are open until late evening; check each lounge for specific hours. There are also game rooms at the Price Center, Muir, Revelle, and Warren Student Activities Center.