A place where you can
make waves.

One of the biggest benefits of working at UC San Diego is the location. Situated in Southern California, San Diego is known for its diverse terrain and incomparable beauty. There’s a plethora of beautiful beaches and scenic hiking trails, outdoor activities, shopping, dining, and family attractions. When you live and work here, you can have all this and more - all year round!

The Weather

It’s obvious, you won’t need to check the weather app often. San Diego has consistent weather and blue skies all year round which make for some beautiful sunsets.

The Beaches

San Diego is home to some of the most pristine stretches of sand. Whether you like to spend the day relaxing on the beach, surfing the waves of the Pacific Ocean, kayaking or paddle boarding — you can do it all!

The Food

Take your taste buds on an adventure! San Diego is known as a food lover’s paradise. There are many excellent independent restaurants and top-notch cuisine.

The Location

You can take a fun day trip or a weekend getaway. Head two hours northeast in the winter for snowboarding or skiing, drive up the coast for some wine tasting, or hop on a quick flight to Mexico — the experiences are unlimited!

The Vibe

It’s easy to feel welcomed in San Diego and find like-minded friends. Whether you are running errands or going to a local event, it’s a t-shirt and flip flop lifestyle.

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UC San Diego has a thriving studio apartment community located downtown. Units are furnished and short-term lease options are available. The apartments range from 317 square feet to 502 square feet in. Each unit is fully-furnished and features floor-to-ceiling windows, a stacked washer/dryer and a large walk-in shower. The apartments are also equipped with innovative space saving features, such as a queen-size Murphy bed/sofa system, hinge-down multi-purpose desk and an automated pocket walk-in closet system.

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