Space at Scripps Oceanography


Reserving a Room

Various rooms can be reserved for events and meetings at SIO, with different points of contact. The SIO Department oversees the following rooms:

  • Eckart Fishbowl
  • Eckart SeaCave​
  • Eckart Computer Lab Classroom 225
  • Eckart Lecture Hall room 227
  • Eckart Conference room 229
  • Eckart Classroom 236
  • Hubbs Hall room 3300
  • Nierenberg Hall room 101
  • Ritter Hall room 229
  • Spiess Hall room 330
  • Vaughan Hall room 100
  • Vaughan Hall room 147
  • Vaughan Hall room 300
  • Vaughan Hall room 328
  • Vaughan Hall room 348

To reserve, please check the room availability on this calendar first and then email

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Borrowing Audiovisual Equipment

The Department offers LCD projectors, GoPros, Macbooks, Mac VGA/HDMI adapters, and video cameras for check out. Please contact the Assistant Student Affairs Coordinator (858.534.3206) in the Eckart Building, 2nd floor reception area for availability and checkout.

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Reserving Surfside

Surfside is intended for the sole use of the Scripps graduate student community.

  • To reserve, the primary contact must be a current Scripps graduate student.
  • To reserve Surfside, please fill out this online form. You can check the space's availability on this calendar.
  • If the space is available, current SIO graduate students can gain key card access to the southern door using their ID.
  • If planning on serving alcohol, an alcohol permit request form must be filled out three weeks in advance per UCSD PD. The alcohol permit request form can be downloaded here and submitted to, please allow a few days to review in addition to the three weeks advance submission.
  • The alcohol permit needs to be reviewed by the SIO Department and then signed by the UC San Diego Police Department before the request is approved. Events with more than 25 guests may be required to use a licensed bartender to serve alcohol.

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Furniture/Office Problems

Ph.D. students will be assigned office space and a key from the Section Heads of their Research Division. If appropriate, students can request office furniture by contacting the facilities contact for your research division.

If you are unsure of which research division that you belong to, please ask your advisor. If you are an incoming student and do not have an advisor, please contact the department office, Gilbert Bretado.


Business Office

Staff Contact





Will Rivera


x 4-1875


Jackie Tran

Facilities/Offices/Keys x4-4243


Megan Smith


mas006@ucsd.ed u

x 4-6852


Maria Rivas


x 4-1927


Adrielle Wai

Facilities/Offices/Keys x4-0646


Anne Footer


x 4-1802

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Pier Access

To request key card access to the pier, graduate students can fill out this request form.
If volunteering (such as with SCOPE) or leading a tour as a TA, please contact the PI or outreach coordinator.

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Computer Labs

Graduate students can access the computer lab in the Eckart Building, on the second floor in room 220B Monday through Thursday 8 am - 7 pm and Fridays 8 am - 5 pm. The facility includes a Macintosh and a PC computer, printers, a scanner, and a plotter printer.

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Printers & Poster Printers (Plotters)

Graduate students can use a plotter located in the Eckart Building, second floor, room 220B. The plotter prints images 36 inches wide and up to 150 feet long on glossy paper.

Before printing, please visit the official website and set up a Laser Printing account to pay.

Please note that the process can be confusing and time consuming.  Please refer to this handy student-written guide.

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Special Collections at Scripps include:

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