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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.


As of November 14th, 2023, Moving Services rates have changed. Please see below for new rates. If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to reach out via Services & Support (About: Buying Goods & Services, Related To: Moving Services, More Specifically… Moving Services Billing).

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

  • $117 per hour, per person: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • $140 per hour, per person: before 7:30 a.m. or after 4:00 p.m. and weekends and holidays.
  • Priority/Same Day: $140 per hour, per person (as available)
  • Long Distance Surcharge Rate: $2/mi
  • Billable Square Feet Rate: $3/sq.ft.

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.