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San Diego: Student Services

Student Personnel Services were offered in an integrated program made up of the several offices and services listed below. Each specialized in one aspect of student life.

Food Service
Office of Housing Services
Student and Alumni Placement Office
Student Health Service

Food Service
An 800-seat cafeteria was completed during the fall quarter, 1965. Prior to this time students dined in a temporary cafeteria. Before moving to the upper campus, meals were served from a snack bar adjacent to the Scripps Building.

Office of Housing Services
Office of Housing Services, begun in 1962, helped students secure quarters in on-camp residence halls and married students apartments, or in rooms, studios, apartments and houses in the surrounding community.

Student and Alumni Placement Office
Student and Alumni Placement Office served regularly enrolled students who needed part-time or summer employment, graduating students of all degree levels who were seeking full-time career opportunities in business, industry or government, and alumni of the University who wished assistance in job betterment or relocation. Wives of regularly enrolled students were eligible for assistance seeking employment. This service began a on limited basis in 1964 and continued with full service available in 1965.

Student Health Service
Student Health Service was in existence on the San Diego campus since August 1, 1964, and was housed temporarily in Bonner Hall. Medical consultation was available during school hours. Through an insurance plan carried by the University, medical and surgical care beyond that provided by the Student Health Service was available from a doctor of the student's choice, or another physician from the area when referred by Student Health Service personnel.

Night and weekend coverage for dormitory residents or those in nearby student housing was provided through an agreement with two qualified local physicians. Some drugs prescribed by health service physicians for acute problems were dispensed without cost to students. Several other services were provided on the campus including immunizations, first aid, and medical screening of personnel involved in use of radioactive materials.

Larger facilities were planned for the fall quarter, 1965. Expansion included additional physician coverage, overnight accommodations for minor illnesses, facilities for standard laboratory procedures, and services of a psychiatrist and counselor.


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