HDH Grad and Family Housing

UC San Diego Housing for Graduate Students, Families, Staff and Faculty.

Operating as usual

Photos from UC San Diego Transportation's post 04/23/2024
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Photos from HDH Grad and Family Housing's post 04/23/2024

Graduate and Family Housing is so appreciative of the programs organized by our GFHConnect team and Community Assistants. Fostering a connection for all those that live at GFH. A great example was the Grad Student Wellness Fest in collaboration with campus partners!

Interested in one of the upcoming free community events? Keep an eye out for the GFHConnect programing emails and check out the community event calendar! ⭐



Happy Earth Day! 🌎


Spring Cleaning: Brighten Your Space with a Sparkle Bucket!

Did you know you can check out a variety of cleaning supplies from your Residential Services Office at no cost? Whether you need to dust, wipe, sweep, or give your space a thorough vacuum, we’ve got you covered. Just swing by the housing office and ask for a vacuum or a "sparkle bucket" filled with all the essentials for a spotless home. It’s easy, convenient, and free—because a clean space is a happy space!


✨ Meet Our Community ✨

Jay Padilla-Coley – Program and Community Development Coordinator

Jay is thrilled to have joined the GFH Connect team and brings with him over 12 years of experience in higher education, serving in a variety of roles. He is a firm believer in lifelong learning and is also known for his interests in food, board games, music, theater, and video games. Jay moved to San Diego with his spouse and their two dogs, Merlin and Achilles, to support his spouse's career. He looks forward to growing and learning with everyone at GFH!

What is your favorite part of working for GFH? "My favorite part of working at GFH is the wonderful people I get to work with. We often talk about the importance of creating community for our residents. However, it doesn't stop there because we have created community at the workplace too. It's truly something special and makes me excited to come into work and see everyone."

We are so grateful for the wonderful energy Jay brings to our community!


Have items you need to donate or items you need for your space?! Check out the HDH Donations Program!


GFH Connect Block Party is around the corner! ✨


We wish you the best of luck this Spring quarter! 💛


The UCSD Future of Work Conference will be held the week of April 1-5th!!

For more information check out the Career Center website:

"In this Future of Work (FoW) conference, we'll explore the dynamic landscape of the future workforce. From embracing constant evolution to fostering innovation, join us to navigate the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Learn how to adapt and thrive in uncertainty, where skills, agility, and collaboration are the keys to success."


You've Got This: Encouragement for Finals Week

Finals week is a testament to your hard work and dedication throughout the quarter. Remember, it's not just about the books; it's about balance and support, too. Take moments to breathe and recharge—your best is more than enough.

As you find your study rhythm, here's are some strategies that might enhance your focus:
• A quiet place to study can sometimes make all the difference in concentration. You can reserve a study room for yourself or your study group here: Community Room Reservations.
• Stay hydrated and remember to nourish your mind and body.
• Breaks are your friends; they help retain what you learn.

Most importantly, Graduate and Family Housing staff are rooting for you every step of the way. If you need a space to study or just a word of encouragement, we're here. You're not alone on this journey.

Good luck—though we know you won't need it. You're prepared for this, and we're excited to see you shine!

Photos from HDH Grad and Family Housing's post 03/22/2024

📚 Exciting news for our book lovers – a new chapter is about to begin at GFH! We're thrilled to announce that the GFH Community Book Share is coming soon, conveniently located next to Tierra. This 'Little Library' initiative is a collective effort by the Nuevo East office and our skilled maintenance team, who are bringing this project to life as a gift to our community. It's a space designed for sharing the joy of reading, exchanging favorite tales, and connecting over stories. While our staff has been gathering books to kickstart the collection, we welcome and encourage your contributions to the library once it has been installed. Stay tuned for its debut and get ready to swap, share, and enjoy books with your neighbors! 📚

Photos from HDH Grad and Family Housing's post 03/22/2024

Professional Clothing Drive presented by the Triton Transfer Hub & HDH Graduate Family Housing. Accepting professional related clothing such as blazers, suits, ties, dresses, skirts, dress pants!

Collecting during winter and spring quarter! 💙💛

Drop Off Sites: Mesa Nueva Cala Lobby and Nuevo East Exchange Building Lobby.

Photos from HDH Grad and Family Housing's post 02/27/2024

The Black Graduate Experience Living Learning Community (BGELLC) came together this month for a Black History Month Book Club. In honor of Black History Month, we want to thank the team who helps manage, cultivate, and curate this space in our community!

BGELLC is designed to affirm and celebrate Black scholarly excellence and Black culture -- not just during this month, but on a consistent basis. We hope this Living Learning Community continues to provide our residents with a safe space of expression, learning, and community. Graduate & Family Housing will continue to support and be grateful for the brilliance and excellence that these UCSD students encompass!




Join us in celebrating Women's History Month at Grad Open Mic Night, where graduate students can either perform or simply listen, amplifying the diverse talents of grad students in our academic community. By fostering an environment of empowerment and self-expression, let’s create a space to recognize and uplift the unique contributions of women!


Graduate students from UC San Diego School of Medicine,
UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and UC San Diego Herbert Wertheim School Of Public Health are all invited to this week's Health Sciences Student Wellness and Resources Fair!

Learn more: http://tinyurl.com/8ckwc3c2


⭐ Meet Our Community ⭐

Mariko Zaragoza – Resident Relations Coordinator

Mariko has over ten years of experience in customer service from the kitchen & bath industry and now dedicates her skills to enriching the lives of residents at Graduate & Family Housing. She is not only committed to creating a welcoming community but also brings her expertise to crafting the content of our newsletter, aiming to keep it relevant and engaging for all residents. If you have ideas or feedback for the newsletter, please feel free to reach out!

What is your favorite part of working for GFH? "I'm inspired by the brilliant minds around me, in our residents as well as our student staff. Knowing that the people I support will be the ones solving climate change, driving technological breakthroughs, and making medical discoveries fills me with immense pride and hope for our future."

We are grateful for all of Mariko's hard work here at GFH! 💛


We appreciate your feedback! ✨

You can find several suggestion box flyers around your community. The anonymous suggestions are read and reviewed directly by our Graduate and Family Housing Advisory Committee!


Calling all UC San Diego students and community members! We want to hear from you.

UC San Diego continues to undergo a period of unprecedented expansion to support our students’ living, learning, and working environments on campus.

You’re invited to share your insights and experiences with a team of architects and planners in order to help ensure that future campus projects reflect the evolving needs of UC San Diego’s students and community members.

Free food will be provided and the first 50 registrants will receive a complimentary parking pass for the day of the event.

Please RSVP at the following link: tinyurl.com/ucsdcharrette222


We wish you all the best of luck this winter quarter!! ⭐

Reminder: All offices & mailrooms will be closed Monday January 15th, 2024 for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.


☕️ Craving a warm drink and somewhere to work? APIMEDA Grad Café is back in session for winter! ❄️

Join us every other even Friday from 11AM-1PM at the APIMEDA Programs & Services Office (2nd floor of PC, above Rubio's) to connect with other APIMEDA Graduate & Professional students and gain support in writing, research, and grad student life. 🙌

RSVP at tinyurl.com/apimeda-grad-cafe-wi24 or with the link in our bio. See you there! 😊


The Farmers Market is Back!! 🍓🍊🥕💐🌮🥙🌯🍕

Every Tuesday from January 9 – March 19
10:00 – 2:00 PM

Vendors include: Brothers Products, Bubba’s Hawaiian Snack Shack, CAKED, Cocina de Tamales, Coxinha Store, Heritage Family Farms, House of Bao, La Creperie, La, Flamme Francaise, Maldonado Growers, Matcha Cafe Maiko, Papa’s Garden
Red Sambusas, SoCal Lemonade, The Green Bar, Turkish Grill


The Women’s Center Graduate Sunset Cafe is a space for graduate students to socialize, de-stress, and study! We will offer arts and crafts to de-stress after class, food and drinks to re-energize your bodies, and a quiet space to get work done. The cafe provides a chance for graduate students to prioritize their mental health by encouraging balance in their lives. Join us every Tuesday beginning 01/16 (excluding 01/23)!

Kick Off 2024 with Changemaker Week 01/11/2024

Kick Off 2024 with Changemaker Week As part of Changemaker Week 2024, UC San Diego invites the campus community to join in a transformative weeklong celebration from Jan. 13-20 dedicated to igniting change and fostering the spirit of activism.


This weekend, join fellow UC San Diego students, staff, faculty and alumni as we march in San Diego’s beloved Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade and honor the legacy of Dr. King by coming together for a Day of Service at Mission Bay High School.

Register: https://bit.ly/48rLKqG

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Graduate & Family Housing

UC San Diego's, Housing• Dining• Hospitality Graduate and Family Housing Division, is committed to supporting the academic mission of the university by providing customer focused housing. As a self-supporting operation, we recognize the importance of fiscal responsibility in order to maintain below-market rates. We continuously strive for open communication, consistent operating practices, and respect for diversity and individual needs. In support of the environment, we engage in sustainable practices and partner with vendors who share in our common goals. We embrace customer choice by providing flexible options and value-added amenities with a forward-looking approach and openness to new opportunities.

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