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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 approval of two new coronavirus vaccines in December offers hope for the beginning of the end of the pandemic. And even as we begin distributing vaccines to eligible individuals across San Diego County, our leading-edge Return to Learn program continues to focus 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.

To accelerate vaccination efforts, UC San Diego Health, together with San Diego public health officials and the San Diego Padres, have launched the Vaccination Super Station near Petco Park to quickly and safely vaccinate up to 5,000 individuals daily beginning with health care workers, recently expanding to individuals 75 years of age and older, and aiming to further expand to other eligible tiers (contingent on vaccine availability). And to support our vaccination efforts, UC San Diego has 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.

Together with our philanthropic partners, UC San Diego is helping define the next phase of our local COVID-19 response — and in the process, establish a forward-looking model for others. Explore below to learn more, and join us as we pursue groundbreaking solutions to protect and enhance 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 the COVID-19 vaccine. 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

Explore volunteer opportunities supporting the COVID-19 Vaccination Super Station near Petco Park.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

To date, over 1,600 donors have helped UC San Diego to 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

During times of crisis, it can be difficult to sort fact from fiction. In response, physicians at UC San Diego Health launched the COVID-19 Grand Rounds Series, a limited, six-part video symposium focused on topics related to the pandemic.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.