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Basic Needs - The Hub

Basic Needs refers to the most essential resources required to thrive as a student, which include access to nutritious food, stable housing, and financial wellness resources.

At The Hub Basic Needs Center (The Hub), we provide resource referrals for registered UC San Diego students from a collective of on-campus program collaborations and off-campus program partnerships in the greater San Diego area.

UC San Diego Basic Needs Initiatives is a collection of services provided by campus partners to work with both undergraduate and graduate students who have concerns with access to Basic Needs resources. The Hub's services are categorized by Food Security, Housing Resources, and Financial Wellness.

If you have concerns with access to one or more than one type of Basic Needs resource, please complete a Basic Needs Assistance Form.



  • Soap (body & facial) 
  • Shampoo & conditioner (including natural hair care products) 
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Menstrual products (including new sustainable products) 
  • Socks & blankets 
  • Laundry detergent pods 

To access these FREE personal care products, please visit our Hygiene Product Google Form to select needed items and schedule an appointment time to collect those items at The Hub.


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