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Join Us in the Fight Against COVID-19 — and Help Those Affected by It


Although the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted nearly every facet of our lives, the development of several new coronavirus vaccines offers hope for the beginning of the end of the pandemic. And even as we continue distributing vaccines to eligible individuals across San Diego County, 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.

Together with our philanthropic partners, UC San Diego has helped define the next phase of our local COVID-19 response through UC San Diego’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund — and in the process, establish a forward-looking model for others.

To support our vaccine distribution, UC San Diego established the COVID-19 Vaccine Response Fund, which will provide supplies, logistics, resources and mechanisms to administer the vaccine in accordance with federal, county and state-mandated guidelines. And to accelerate vaccination efforts, UC San Diego Health is continuing to operate our vaccination superstation at RIMAC Arena on UC San Diego’s campus, the mobile vaccination unit for underserved areas, and a Hillcrest site.

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 UC San Diego COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund was established in March 2020 to expand clinical testing, accelerate research projects to better understand and track COVID-19, and assist impacted members of the UC San Diego community.Give Now

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

This first-of-its-kind program also provides philanthropic leaders a unique opportunity to support efforts to reopen campus and resume in-person activities in the safest way possible by uniting strengths in research, public health, data science and other areas.Learn More Contact Us

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.