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Amenities & Services

Commuter Services

Commuter Fridge

A secure and monitored refrigerator, where students can stash lunches brought from home. Located in the gameroom. (Price Center, Level 2)

Commuter Kitchen

Kitchen area with microwaves, sinks, and hot water dispensers. (Price Center East, Level 1)

Commuter Lounge

Study tables and comfy couches. (Price Center East, Level 1)

Locker Rental

Commuter students can rent lockers at Price Center or Student Center. Locker rentals open the beginning of each quarter and you can elect to rent for the entire year, or by the quarter. Price Center lockers usually sell out quickly.

Locker Rental Fee

  • $15/quarter 

  • $45/academic year

  • $15/summer session

Locker Locations

  • Price Center East, Level 1 (near the Commuter Lounge)

  • Price Center West, Level 1 (Food Court, near Panda Express)

  • Student Center, Level 1 (near Taco Villa)

Rent your locker

Student Legal Services

SLS provides services to undergraduate and graduate student clubs, Greeks, honor societies, and other organizations.

All initial sessions are scheduled by appointment only, as we must verify at least one member of your organization is a registered student by checking a valid student ID card. Call (858) 534-4374 to schedule your appointment.

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Study Spaces

The Price Center has several individual and group study rooms available by reservation only. There are also LOTS of study and lounge spaces in and outside of Price Center that do not require a reservation. The Student Center also has several non-reservable study space options. See below for details.

Price Center Level 1

Reservable Study Rooms 1-8

  • Each room has a table and four chairs.

  • Power

Other amenities in general area include:

  • Commuter kitchen

  • Commuter lockers

  • Hole punch and stapler

  • Phone charging station

  • Printer

  • Restrooms

Study Room Reservation Policies & Guidelines

  • A maximum of two (2) hours is permitted

  • Are permitted once (1) per day, per user, regardless of length

  • May be made up to two (2) weeks in advance

  • Reservations are limited to currently enrolled, regular UC San Diego students, faculty, and staff with an UC San Diego email address.

Check-in Process 

Arrive for your reservation with:

  • Your UC San Diego ID card

  • Reservation confirmation


Price Center Level 2

Open Desk

Open Daily 8am -11pm 

8am - 4pm for Faculty & Staff

4pm - 11pm for Students

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Price Center Level 3

Coworking Corner

These 3 study spaces are temporarily available to all students and staff with a reservation. When guidelines change and student organization resume  meetings in person, this space will revert back to student organization use.

  • Port of San Diego / Executive Conference Room

  • Port of Ensenada / Huddle Room

  • Port of Long Beach / Office

Learn More

Study Room Reservation Policies & Guidelines

  • A maximum of two (2) hours is permitted

  • Are permitted once (1) per day, per user, regardless of length

  • May be made up to two (2) weeks in advance

  • Reservations are limited to currently-enrolled, regular UC San Diego students, faculty, and staff with an UC San Diego email address.

Check-in Process

Arrive for your reservation with:

  • Your UC San Diego ID card

  • Reservation confirmation


Reserve your space at

Questions? Email

No Reservations Needed

Price Center Level 1

Commuter Lounge & Kitchen

  • Study tables

  • Comfy couches

  • Kitchen area with microwaves, sinks, and hot water dispenser.

Triton Lounge

  • 28 computers (Windows)

  • Printer

Y Más!

(Price Center East, next to Burger King)

Take a break in the festive colors and flavors of this Mexican-inspired patio and market. A nice place to meet up with friends and study groups.

Price Center Level 2

Sun God Lounge & Computer Lab (SGL)

  • 9 computers (Windows)

  • 9 computers (Mac)

  • Restrooms

General seating and lounge areas

  • Phone charging station

  • Restrooms

Price Center Level 3

Study & Lounge Space

General seating and lounge areas

  • Phone charging station

  • Restrooms

  • Quiet

OUTSIDE @ Price Center

Price Center East Patio 

  • Heaters

  • Outlets to plug-in

  • Various seating locations

Plaza Lawn

  • Hammocks

The Park @ Matthews Quad & BioMed Library

  • Lawn chairs

  • Games

Food Services

Commuter Fridge (Price Center, Level 2)

A secure and monitored refrigerator, where students can stash lunches brought from home. Located in The Exchange/gameroom.

Learn More

Commuter Kitchen (Price Center East, Level 1)

  • Hot water tap

  • Microwaves

  • Vending Machines

Subway Vending Machine (located outside commuter lounge near ATMs)


Lost & Found

Lost & Found

Lost and found items in Price Center or Student Center can be turned in and claimed at either the Event Services & Reservations Desk or Open Desk, both located in Price Center. 

The Event Services & Reservations Desk is located on Level 3 of Price Center. Open Desk is located just off Library Walk on Level 2 of the Price Center. A Price Center map is available here.

All lost and found items turned into University Centers are logged into the campus-wide system. Through the system, if your item has been found, the University Centers staff will be able to help you locate where the item is held currently.

Submit a Claim for Lost Items

Submitting a claim is the fastest and easiest way to find out if your item has been found, or create a ticket in case the item is found at a later date. Claims submitted through the online portal will search both University Centers and Gilman Service Center Lost & Found databases. 

All found items held by University Centers are turned over to UC San Diego’s primary Lost & Found location, Gilman Service Center, every Thursday.

Marketing Services

University Centers can help student organizations and campus departments looking to promote upcoming events. On average, more than 33,000 people come through Price Center daily. Take advantage of our free marketing services around the student union to help boost your program or event.

Services are offered at no charge; promoted events must be open to ALL UC San Diego students.


Colorful, eye-catching banners can help boost awareness of campus events!

Campus organizations are permitted to create and hang banners at Price Center if they: 

  • Promote a campus event that is open to all students
  • Contain at least one upcoming date
  • Clearly identify the sponsoring organization 

 Banner Policies:

  • Banners must not be weighted with heavy objects (i.e. rolled newspaper, aluminum cans, etc.) In the past they have fallen and caused injuries.
  • Only one banner per event may be posted.
  • Banner space is first-come, first-served.
  • Banners may hang for no more than 2 weeks.
  • Only 1 banner per event or organization may be hung in the Price Center Plaza and Price Center Atrium during any given time period.

 Banners in Price Center Plaza:

  • May be attached with string, rope, or plastic zip ties (no tape) from all level 2 and 3 railings facing the Plaza (EXCEPT IN FRONT OF THE BOOKSTORE).
    • The UC San Diego Bookstore is not a department of the University Centers and they manage their own exterior storefronts.
    • They do not permit banners or flyers to be posted within 12-inches of their exterior walls without their permission.

 Banners in Price Center Atrium:

  • Banners may be attached with string, rope, or plastic zip ties (no tape) on the level 2 railing along the east railing (same side as Cross-Cultural Center) and south railing (same side as The Loft).
  • Banners may hang no lower than the railing metal mesh, (6-feet).

If your banner does NOT meet the criteria listed above but you would still like us to consider, please complete the form below. Otherwise, banners can be hung without approval if they adhere to the polices listed above.


Digital Announcements

Campus departments and organizations are encouraged to use Digital Announcements to help promote their events and activities.  Digital Announcements are displayed throughout Price Center on the Price Center Plaza Marquee and 20+ TV Monitors throughout level 1 of Price Center.

Price Center Plaza Marquee is a 40' state of the art video billboard that lights up the plaza. For best readability, use 7 words or less in your messaging. This service is a great way to supplement  your other marketing and outreach efforts.

Price Center TV Monitors are screens strategically placed  throughout Price Center, broadcasting each announcement for 10-20 seconds, multiple times throughout the day.  Create your own video ad and submit.  Email with any questions. 



Display Cases

Display cases throughout Price Center are available for student organizations and departments to promote their special events and programs.

Displays must promote an event or program that is open to all students.


Events Calendar & Weekly Email Newsletter

Want to reach all registered students? Over 44,000 students!?!

Submit your registered student organization event or campus-wide department event today! Once approved, ads automatically appear on our Events Calendar page, as well as the UC San Diego mobile app. In addition, the weekly Student Events Insider newsletter highlights events and directs to the Events Calendar ads, driving even more traffic to student events happening on campus.



Posters around the student union are a great way for everyone to see what's happening! 

Campus organizations are welcome to post flyers around Price Center and Student Center, provided they meet the following criteria:

  • Posters on display around the student union must be associated with a campus event, open to all students, contain at least one upcoming date, and identify the name of the sponsoring campus organization. 

 Follow postering rules: 

  • Only use blue painter's tape 

  • Post only on unpainted cement pillars or designated posting boards

  • Don’t post over another poster or move any to make room for yours

  • Maximum of 11-inches by 17-inches in size


 Places where posting is not permitted: 

  • Bookstore: within 12’ of the UC San Diego Bookstore or Sunshine Store exterior walls

  • Landscaping: Ground, trees, grass (no staked flyers or banners), or planters

  • Building Surfaces: Marble (beige) walls, glass, stucco, or painted surfaces

  • Fixtures: Lights, drinking fountains, surfaces adjacent to water fountains, Plaza concrete circle-stage, awnings, or stairway railings

  • Furniture: Tables, chairs, trash cans, ash cans, or recycling bins


  • All flyers/posters inside or around the Price Center are removed every Sunday by 3:00pm by the University Centers Custodial Services staff, (with the exception of Associated Students Programming and University Events Office cloth banners, which are excluded from this weekly removal procedure.)

  • Anything posted in unauthorized areas or causing a potential safety hazard will be removed.

  • Organizations should remove all posters within 48 hours after the associated event, in accordance with UC San Diego Posting Policies.

  • University Centers is not responsible for maintaining or securing flyers or banners.

Open Desk

Open Desk Logo

University Centers offers a hoteling-style study and work spaces where UC San Diego students, staff, and faculty can reserve individual workstations or a private office. Open Desk is the newest, most convenient place for the UC San Diego community to work or study.

Amenities include access to high-speed internet and Wi-Fi, sit/stand desk options, ergonomic office furniture and a docking station and monitor in the private office. 

Also located in Open Desk is the Nap Nook where UC San Diego students can reserve a quiet spot to relax, recharge, and nap in between studying! 

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday: 8:00am – 11:00pm

Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am – 8:00pm

*hours may vary depending on Price Center building hours or holiday closures.

How to Make a Reservation

University Centers’ Event Management System (EMS) requires a login to request an Open Desk space. Logins can be requested online. If you already have an account to reserve for your student organization or department, your account will already be active!

Once your account is active, submit your request online. You can reserve up to four (4) dates for up to four (4) hours at any given time.


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The Park


Picture of The Park logos and containers


The Park is an outdoor place where students, staff, and faculty can relax, study, build community, and engage with one another in a relaxing outdoor environment.

There are two locations, The Park @ Matthews Quad and The Park @ BioMed Library that are available daily, weather permitting. Lawn chairs in bright, school colors and a variety of outdoor games are set up on the lawns for your use. Activating these outdoor locations encourages respite, wellness and connection while taking in the beautiful San Diego weather and getting some fresh air.