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University Centers has opened a hoteling-style office space where UC San Diego students, staff, and faculty can reserve individual workstations, a private office, and collaboration spaces. 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, docking stations, a monitor in the private office, as well as a 360-degree video conferencing system for hybrid meetings.

How to Make a Reservation

As a first time user you must create an account before you can reserve a space. See link below to start the process. Below are detailed instructions on how to make a reservation once you have an account.

  1. Create your account (account creation can take up to 24 business hours). You will not be able to create a reservation without an account.
  2. Click Reserve Now button below.
  3. On the UCSD Workspace Services site, click Reserve.
  4. On the new reservation page, under Location, click the magnifying glass and type Price Center West.
  5. Select your desired Date as well as Start and End Time.
  6. Under Layout, select Workspace (if reserving your own workspace) or Collaboration (if setting up a meeting).
  7. Click Search
  8. View available spaces per search requirements. You can click on List or Floor Plan for different views.
  9. Once you have selected your workspace, click Book.
  10. Under Subject, enter your Full Name.
  11. If everything looks correct, click the blue box Create Reservation.
  12. Your request will be reviewed by the Open Desk team and you will receive an email regarding the status of your request.

Activate Account

First time users must activate their account.


Reserve Now

When your account has been activated.


Available Spaces

Private Office

  • Sit/stand adjustable desk
  • Dual monitor set-up with docking station
  • High speed ethernet connection and Wi-Fi
  • Ergonomic office furniture 
  • Access to power




     *Client must provide laptop, charging cables, and any necessary adaptors

Individual Workstations

There are 10 individual workstations available to reserve.

  • 4 Sit/stand adjustable desks
  • Ergonomic office furniture
  • High speed ethernet connection and Wi-Fi
  • Access to power
  • Quiet zone area (workstations # 2 - 5)



     *Client must provide laptop, charging cables, and any necessary adaptors

Small Collaboration Room

  • Small group collaboration roomSmallCollaborationRoom.jpg
  • Boardroom style set-up, for up to 4 people
  • 40” monitor to connect to laptop
  • High speed ethernet connection and Wi-Fi




     *Client must provide laptop, charging cables, and any necessary adaptors

Large Collaboration Room

  • Hollow square, boardroom set-up for 12 people LargeCollaborationRoom.jpg
  • 80” monitor to connect laptop
  • Owl Pro 360-degree video conference platform 
  • High speed ethernet connection and Wi-Fi




     *Client must provide laptop, charging cables, and any necessary adaptors

Need to Know 

  1. Reservations are limited to a maximum of four hours per day. 

  2. Reservations are permitted once per day, per user, regardless of length. 

  3. Reservations are limited to a maximum of five (5) at one time 

  4. Reservations will be released if the user does not arrive within thirty (30) minutues of the scheduled start time. 

  5. Arrive with your UC San Diego ID card and reservation confirmation email. 

  6. It's always best to reserve your workstation in advance; however, feel free to stop by Open Desk during normal operating hours and our staff will be happy to assist you in making your reservation. 

  7. No computers are provided at Open Desk. The space is set-up to plug-in and connect.
  8. Other than a provided connection port, you will need to bring your laptop, chargers and adaptors to connect to the ethernet.
If you have any questions, please email


Hours of Operation


11/23: 8AM-6PM

11/24-11/27: CLOSED

11/28: 10AM-8PM

11/29: 8AM-8PM

11/30: 12PM-8PM

12/1: 8AM-8PM

12/2 - 12/4: 10AM-8PM

12/5 - 12/6: 8AM-8PM

12/7 - 12/9: 10AM-8PM

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