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Moving Services

UCSD Moving Services coordinates and performs office and lab moves, uncrates large equipment and furniture, and assembles free-standing and modular furniture.

UC San Diego Moving Services:

  • Coordinates and performs relocation services of office furniture and lab equipment
  • Removes and disposes of excess furniture or lab equipment
  • Relocates excess furniture, materials or lab equipment to Surplus Sales
  • Provides uncrating and set up services of large lab equipment and furniture
  • Assembles free-standing and modular furniture, including sit/stand desks.
  • Mounts standard and glass dry erase white boards.
  • Mounts hanging shelves and storage cabinets.
  • Assists in setting up for special events.
  • Provides flags and podiums for UC San Diego events
  • Provides official off campus relocation services

Remember: All laboratory equipment must be cleared by Environment, Health & Safety and tagged prior to Moving Services handling the equipment. Contact the Environment, Health, and Safety Office Research Assistance Program (RAP) specialist assigned to your area.

Note: For excess material sent to Surplus Sales, a Surplus Transfer Request (STR) is required as Surplus Sales will not accept delivery of material without a completed STR.

Request Moving Services

Moving Services requests can now be submitted via the Logistics Portal!

The portal is a one-stop-shop for all Logistics services.

Note: The Logistics Portal requires a secure, VPN connection to access if not utilizing campus protected wireless or a campus ethernet connection. Learn more about VPN.

To request Moving Services
  • Login to the Logistics Portal
  • Select Single Sign-On from the login screen to login via your SSO
  • Click on the 'Logistics Request Form' icon (pictured right) to access all Logistics forms.
  • Select Moving Services and fill out the required fields

Note: once you submit your form, you will receive a you will receive a confirmation email


For Academic and Staff household moves and relocations, see Overview: Move/Transfer Expenses.

There is a 1-hour minimum charge for every move. After the first hour, the charge is in 30-minute increments per person.

Hourly Rates: Lab Equipment/Office Furniture Relocation

  • $73 per hour, per person: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • $96 per hour, per person: before 7:30 a.m. or after 4:00 p.m. and weekends and holidays.

Uncrating & Assembling Rates

Find the recharge rate for uncrating and assembling items.

How to Check Your Moving Service Charges: See the different ways to check your moving service charges.


Find answers, request services, or get help from our team at the UC San Diego Services & Support portal.