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Taking on the COVID-19 Pandemic Together


Thanks to the support of our community partners, UC San Diego’s coronavirus strategy has maintained low levels of infection on campus and helped define local, national and global responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. And even as we continue distributing vaccines to eligible individuals across San Diego County — including children 12 and up — our leading-edge Return to Learn program remains focused on maintaining the health and well-being of our community through innovative solutions, including wastewater sampling, on-campus vending machines stocked with self-administered COVID-19 tests, and expanded use of the CA COVID Notify app. With a gradual redensification of campus over the summer, we are aiming to return to full student and academic capacity by the start of the fall quarter.

To support our vaccine distribution — and keep us on track to resuming in-person activities this fall — UC San Diego established the COVID-19 Vaccine Response Fund. In addition to providing supplies, logistics, resources and mechanisms to administer the vaccine in accordance with federal, county and state-mandated guidelines, we are also identifying ways to ensure that vulnerable communities have equitable access to vaccines, including through mobile vaccine clinics.

Explore this infographic showing the impact of our community’s support for our COVID-19 response and browse the information below to learn more about our ongoing efforts to pursue groundbreaking solutions that protect the health and safety of our campus, our region, our nation and the world.

The COVID-19 Vaccine Response Fund will support UC San Diego’s ability to respond to and accelerate delivery of COVID-19 vaccines. Give Now Learn More


The pandemic has underscored the fact that students rely on UC San Diego for far more than their education. Philanthropic support can help our scholars access financial support, basic needs resources, student health services, and academic assistance.Give Now Learn More

Designed to detect cases of COVID-19 early, mitigate transmission risk, and guide university-wide safety decisions, UC San Diego’s Return to Learn Program is working to define a safe path for our campus to return to work, research and learning.Learn More

As of March 2021, more than 1,800 donors have helped UC San Diego advance a comprehensive response to the COVID-19 pandemic that includes transitioning to remote learning, supporting our health care efforts, exploring novel research, and defining what’s next.Learn More

Watch “The Fear Factor: Examining Mistrust and Vaccines,” featuring a discussion of negative public perceptions of vaccines, their historical drivers and how we can address past injustices and build confidence in this important health care technology. Learn More

UC San Diego HealthTalks are interactive, virtual conversations that give you direct access to our experts’ research and clinical care efforts — including those at the forefront of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. You have questions, we have answers.Learn More

For more information about opportunities to support UC San Diego’s coronavirus response, please contact Advancement and Campaign Communications at campaign@ucsd.edu or (858) 534-1610.

For more information about how UC San Diego is continuing to monitor the spread of COVID-19, please visit coronavirus.ucsd.edu.