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Starbucks @ Price Center 

University Centers Starbucks is YOUR Student Union coffee house! As a licensed store, our 70+ student baristas are specially trained to create and serve all your Starbucks favorites. 


Price Center West, Level 1                                                 
Phone:  (858)534-5562


Mon-Thurs: 7am - 9pm

Fri: 7am - 8pm

Sat: 8am - 8pm

Sun: 9am - 8pm

 Hours subject to change during select holiday closures


Need coffee for a campus event or meeting?

Starbucks @ Price Center accepts recharges. A campus ID and vaild project number are required. 
Email us at or stop in at least 24 hours in advance to place your order.  

Coffee Traveler
Includes  96 fl.oz. of freshly brewed coffee, cups, stir sticks, swetteners, and creamer.
Serves about 12. 

Pastries & Baked Goods 
A variety of croissants, scones, muffins and more can be added to your to-go order.
Call for details and pricing. 

Contact Us

We are happy to answer any questions about to-go orders, employment opportunities, etc.

Interested in working at your Student Union Starbucks? Check Handshake for available positions. 



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Does this location accept mobile orders? 
At this time we only accept GRUBHUB orders for quick and easy pick-up. Currently, we do not accept mobile order through the Starbucks app.  

Are recharges accepted at this location?
Yes! A campus ID and valid project number are required for any recharge orders. 

Can I use my Starbucks card to earn stars/rewards at this store?
Yes, you can earn rewards when you use your Starbucks card at this location. However, rewards cannot be redeemed at this time.

Can I reload my Starbucks gift card at this location?
Yes, you are able to reload Starbucks gift cards. Gift cards are also available for purchase at this location.

Are ceramic mugs available ‘for here’ coffee orders?
Yes, just ask your barista when you place your order. We also sell reusable white cups ‘at cost’ to encourage reduction in waste. This single-walled, recyclable cup can be used at least 30 times. A sleeve is recommended for very hot drinks. Reusable white cups hold 16 fl oz. and are top rack dishwasher safe, however, hand washing is recommended. Do not microwave.

How many students are employed at this Starbucks location?
University Centers typically has about 70 student Starbucks baristas on staff, with 2-3 student leads. 

Are the baristas considered Starbucks employees or university employees?
All employees working at Starbucks at UC San Diego, a licensed store, are University Centers employees and undergo the same training requirements as partners in corporate Starbucks locations.

How does Starbucks at this location benefit UC San Diego students?
There are several benefits to UC San Diego students:

  • As a licensed, self-supported store, profits become an allocated component of University Centers’ budget, which help maintain University Centers, your student union.
  • Employing approximately 70 students, providing leadership opportunities for student leads, along with community engagement.
  • Creating a community resource, known as a ‘third place’, a place for conversation and a sense of community. A third place other than school and home.
  • In a recent UC San Diego retail survey, over 72% of students who participated requested Starbucks.
  • Starbucks Corporate is providing a $5,000 annual scholarship for UC San Diego students, which focuses on issues related to sustainability.

Where can I learn more about the $5,000 Starbucks Sustainable Learning Scholarship?
To learn more about the scholarship, please visit  Starbucks Scholarship.

This location does not sell bottled water, why?
University Centers made the commitment to not offer bottled water, in support of the UC Zero Waste Initiative.

Does Starbucks at UC San Diego participate in recycling and composting?
Yes! Roger's Communtiy Garden on campus picks up used coffee grounds for recycling and composting and we also offer used coffee grounds to interested customers at no charge.

Does Starbucks comply with the UC San Diego Fair Trade policy?
Yes, University Centers Starbucks adheres to the Fair Trade policy. Starbucks purchases coffee that is Fair Trade Certified or C.A.F.E. Practices verified. Their commitment to purchasing sustainably sourced coffee and tea is well documented in its Global Responsibility Report.

What is C.A.F.E Practices?
It is one of the coffee industry’s first comprehensive set of sustainability standards, verified by third-party experts. The scorecards include more than 200 social, economic and environmental criteria. Conservation International and Starbucks worked together to launch Coffee and Farmer Equity (C.A.F.E) Practices in 2004.

Conservation International’s C.A.F.E. Practices is independently audited by the same organization which audits the Fair Trade USA program, SCS Global Services. In 2012/13 the UC San Diego Fair Trade Committee conscientiously voted to include this verification system based on the merits and efficacy of its criteria.

How does the C.A.F.E Practices program benefit local farmers?
Starbucks pays a premium for its coffee. These premiums are paid to farmers, cooperatives and other organizations that positively impact the lives and livelihoods of coffee farmers and their communities. This is a holistic model which includes: responsible purchasing practices; farmer support; economic, social and environmental standards for suppliers; industry collaboration; and community development programs.

Where can I learn more about Starbucks Sustainability efforts?
Visit the Starbucks corporate site: