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Student Guide

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This guide was created by existing students to pool and organize information we thought would be particularly useful to incoming students at Scripps. If you notice anything missing, please let the Graduate Office know, and don’t be shy to get involved.

Academic Requirements

  • Registering for classes
  • Program Requirements
  • Departmental Exam
  • Annual evaluation
  • Qualifying
  • Defending
  • Establishing Residency

Stipend & Salary

  • Funding Levels
  • Pay Dates
  • Direct Deposit
  • Payroll & Timesheets
  • Taxes
  • TA

Small Grants & Business Office

  • Departmental Small Research Grant
  • Other Grants
  • Business Offices
  • Mailing Addresses

Purchases, Reimbursements and Travel

  • Reimbursement for Food for Events/Hosting a Speaker
  • Marketplace and Supply Purchases
  • Attending a Conference
  • Travel Card
  • Travel Health Insurance


  • Scripps Graduate Student Parking
  • UC San Diego Parking Permits
  • Bus Pass (U-Pass)
  • Shuttle Services
  • Pedal Club
  • Carpool

Space at Scripps

  • Reserving a Room
  • Reserving Surfside
  • Furniture/Office Problems
  • Pier Access
  • Computer Labs
  • Printers & Poster Printers (Plotters)
  • Collections

Scripps Student Resources

  • Career Planning
  • Scripps IT
  • Mailing Lists (List Servers)
  • Staff Council Committees
  • Library
  • Course Reserves
  • Scientific Diving
  • Safety Escort
  • Birch Aquarium
  • Help and Advice

Student Groups & Committees

  • TG
  • Student Groups

UC San Diego Campus Resources

  • Extension Vouchers
  • Registrar’s Office
  • Student Health
  • GSA
  • UC San Diego Housing
  • CAPS
  • Support for Student Parents
  • Office for Students with Disabilities


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