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IPPS Operations Status During COVID-19

IPPS is actively working to minimize the impact to your departments and maintain critical operations as concerns around Covid-19 continue to develop. This Blink page will be updated frequently with potential operational impacts in IPPS departments.

IPPS Status Updates as of July 29, 2020 

Tip: Refresh this page each time you visit to ensure you are viewing the most up-to-date information.

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Package & Freight Delivery

  • Daily deliveries to approved labs, offices that support labs, and other essential operations via request. Daily deliveries will include both backlogged items and new items received. Packages indicated as cold storage will not be left unattended unless requested. Pickup options are available for labs and essential operations that will be inconsistently on-campus. If one of the above options has not been requested and service is needed, complete the Logistics Essential Operations form.
  • Stay up-to-date with UPS and FedEx service guarantees impacted by COVID-19


Urgent orders can be requested via Services & Support.
  • Please include the required information listed below in your request.
    • Customer First/Last Name
    • Email Address
    • Preferred Phone Number
    • Building
    • Room
    • STORE Part #(s) – Product Description(s) – QTY(s)
    • IFIS Index
    • Oracle Financial String (Required: Project and Task; If Applicable: Fund)

Arrowhead Water Customers

  • All accounts have been placed on Will Call status unless requested.
  • If your location would like to resume water deliveries, please notify STORE via the Services & Support (SSO) tool.
To ensure a smooth delivery experience, please provide the following information:
1)      Account # and/or Location/Index Associated with Account
2)      Name(s) of Essential Personnel On-Site
3)      Best Contact Phone Number*
4)      Updated Water Bottle Delivery Quantities, If Applicable
*If your building is inaccessible, Arrowhead will call the contact phone number you provide to arrange delivery. If Arrowhead cannot get ahold of anyone at the number provided they will have to move on without servicing.


Access to Self-Store is limited to essential services only. Nonessential Self-Store access can be granted by appointment by submitting a case via Service & Support

Campus Mail

  • Mail code pick-up and delivery will incrementally resume to mail-stops that have locking mailboxes and are located in public spaces. Mail code account holders will be notified by email if /when their mail delivery resumes. This phasing-in of mail distribution will reduce the amount of in-person interaction and free up mail storage at our facility while providing ease of access to mail for numerous campus departments.
    • Campus mail not meeting the requirements above will be available for pickup at Campus Services Complex, Building A (map) on Greenhouse Lane between 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM (Mon-Fri).
    • Planning on taking a Lyft to claim your package? Use Lyft promo code UCSDRIDE for 50% off your next two rides (up to $5 savings per ride) that starts or ends within the UC San Diego campus and surrounding San Diego area. Valid now through September 27, 2020, at 11:59 pm. Limited redemptions are available.

Student Mail (undergrad)

  • Packages will be available for pickup at Campus Services Complex, Building A (map) on Greenhouse Lane, Monday - Friday between 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM (Mon-Fri).

Off Campus Students

  • Students that have moved off campus and will not be returning can change their mailing address in TritonLink and should update any businesses that currently send mail to their campus address with their new information.

Outbound Shipping

  • Fully operational. Submit a request for outbound shipments through the Logistics Portal.

Mailing Center - Open

Mailing Center is open Monday-Friday from 8 am - 2 pm. All customers are required to wear a face-covering to enter. To maintain social distancing, Mailing Center will only admit up to 4 customers at a time. For a list of services visit the Mailing Center homepage.

Moving Services

  • Fully operational. Submit a request for service through the Logistics Portal. Note: Expect delays due to backlogged requests or COVID-19 related needs.


Surplus Sales - Open by Appointment

Surplus Sales is open. Pickups have also resumed.

Surplus just launched new website enhancements to make it easier to submit pickup requests and purchase items for personal or departmental use. Visit https://surplus.ucsd.edu 

  • The Surplus warehouse/showroom at 7835 Trade Street is operating on limited hours by appointment.
    • To schedule an appointment please email surplus@ucsd.edu or call the office at (858)534-2844. All customers will be required to wear a face-covering and adhere to a symptom screening prior to entering the warehouse.
  • Note: Expect delays for pickups due to backlogged requests or COVID-19 related needs.


For more information regarding Travel, please visit the UC Travel Coronavirus Blink page

Strategic Procurement

All procurement teams are maintaining routine operations.


  • Scrips, checks, and Gift Cards will be available for pickup between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., Mon-Fri
  • Per the Campus Notice issued by Payroll, please encourage staff to enroll in Direct Deposit

Student Financial Solutions (SFS)

Small Business Development Office (SBDO)

UC San Diego is committed to serving the small and diverse business community by providing a list of COVID-19 funding opportunities and resources that may be available to you and your business. 

Visit COVID-19 Resources and Funding for Small Business for more information.

Campus Partnerships

Airbnb: UC San Diego Airbnb for Work is helping Basic Needs expand its ability to offer emergency housing to students.

Lyft: Learn what Lyft is doing to protect customers and drivers:https://www.lyft.com/safety/coronavirus 

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