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How to Request Moving Services

Learn more about services and rates offered by UC San Diego's Moving Services

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

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

To request Moving Service

  • Login to the Logistics Portal: https://logistics.ucsd.edu
  • Select Single Sign-On from the login screen to login via your SSO
  • Look for the 'Logistics Request Form' icon (pictured right)
  • Click on the icon to access all Logistics forms
  • Select Moving Service and fill out the required fields

Note: once you submit your form, you will receive a confirmation with documentation for your service.

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Logistics Request Form 



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
  • 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: Surplus Sales will not accept delivery of material without a completed Surplus Transfer Request (STR).

*If you need to completely relocate a UC San Diego Office, please review this checklist

*If you need to close or relocate a UC San Diego Laboratory, please review this checklist.

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

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Request Moving Services

To initiate your move request visit the Logistics Portal and fill out a Moving Services request form.

*If your request is of an urgent nature, contact the Moving Services Coordinator at 858-864-3957.

Review service rates

A department index number is the only form of payment accepted by Moving Services. There is a 1-hour minimum charge for each Moving Services staff performing a service. After the first hour, the charge will be calculated in 30-minute increments. 

Hourly Rates: Lab Equipment or 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.

Uncrating & Assembling 

Moving Services provides the following uncrating and assembly services:

  • The uncrating of office furniture or lab equipment
  • Assembly of office furniture or lab equipment
  • The setup of office furniture or lab equipment
  • The removal of existing office furniture and lab equipment
  • The disposal or recycle of crating material

Departments have the option of having furniture or equipment uncrated or assembled at the Trade Street warehouse or onsite at the department’s location. The hourly rates listed above will apply to furniture or equipment assembled onsite. 

The uncrating and/or assembly price list can be found here.

Check Moving Services charges

To review charges against a specific index following a completed move: 

  1. Access FinancialLink
  2. Click the Reports button on the left of the screen
  3. On the Reports screen, choose Operating Ledger under the IFIS Core Reports heading
  4. Log in
  5. Choose the desired Accounting Period
  6. Enter the index number, which you can find in your service request confirmation email 
  7. Click the Submit Form button
  8. Scroll down to Supplies and Expenses
  9. Find the following description:
  10. Find the Moving Service Job Number on your printed copy of the Moving Service Form. Match it to the entry listed on the FinancialLink report, then click the number for a STORE Recharge Statement detailed summary.

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