The University Centers Advisory Board (UCAB) reviews requests to waive all or partial tech fees for CSI-registered student organization events held within Price Center and the Original Student Center. Events held at the Student Services Center, Library Walk, Town Square, or Matthews Quad are not eligible to receive tech fee subsidies.

The tech fee subsidy program aligns with the mission and goals of University Centers, and is intended to support student organizations that have applied for, and exhausted, other funding sources, yet are unable to meet their event budgets.

UCAB encourages events which foster the Principles of Community.

UCAB recommends having the event be free, open to all undergraduates and graduates at UC San Diego, and engage both alumni and the San Diego community. As events bring participants to University Centers, UCAB favors those lasting more than three hours during operating hours, and off hours. In addition, to increase the profile of the Original Student Center, UCAB also favors events that take place in the Original Student Center. Finally, being part of a public university celebrating academics and service, UCAB would look highly upon events that are fundraisers or educational in nature such as conferences and lectures.

All CSI-registered student organizations are eligible to apply for a tech fee subsidy (up to $350 per organization, per academic year), but not all events are guaranteed funding.


  1. Ensure you have investigated other funding sources for your event
  2. Secure an official estimate of the tech or A/V costs of your event from University Centers. The UCAB is only able to help fund your event by waiving up to $500 (per organization, per academic year) of the tech or A/V costs that your event will incur.
  3. Complete the tech fee subsidy online request form. Two of the fields are marked as referring to a past, similar event that your organization may have hosted. The rest of the fields refer to the event for which you are requesting funds. Please complete all fields in this form as accurately as possible.
  4. You must meet with the Vice Chair of UCAB to discuss your request. *. You must bring the following materials with you:


* The UCAB cannot approve tech fee subsidies for events that have already occurred. You are encouraged to submit your online request at least three weeks prior to your event, and to meet with the UCAB Vice Chair at least two weeks prior to your event; the exception is the first three weeks of fall quarter. The UCAB will grant tech fee subsidies only after it has held its first meeting of the academic year. Tech fee subsidies will only be granted for events that take place during the academic year (fall, winter, and spring quarters).

** Every CSI student organization receiving a tech fee subsidy from University Centers, as approved by UCAB, will be required to acknowledge University Centers’ support/sponsorship on all marketing materials. Please bring a sample of your marketing materials when you present your subsidy request to UCAB.
Your Name:  
Contact Phone  
Contact Email  
Organization Hosting Event  
Event Name
Description of Event


Date of Event

Day Event Takes Place (M-Su)

Time Event Starts (not including set-up)

Time Event Ends (not including cleanup)

Location of Event:

Projected Attendance


Projected attendees from UCSD

Percent of attendees of Past Similiar Events were from UCSD
Open To All Students? Yes
Advertised To All Students? Yes
Event encourages alumni engagement? Yes
Event encourages engagement from the greater San Diego Community? Yes
Open to general public ? Yes
Is this a fundraiser? Yes
Is your event at the original Student Center? Yes

Ticket Price $

Please enter all other funding sources from which you have requested funding.

Total number of attendees of a Past Similiar Event hosted by your organiztion
Tech or A/V fees estimate $
Amount Requested $

Reservation Number : This should be visible on your tech fee estimate

Total UCAB subsidies this year
Please enter sum total of all tech fee waivers that have been awarded to you by UCAB since the Fall Quarter of this academic year, if known. Enter "0" if you have received no funds from UCAB since the Fall Quarter of this academic year.