We provide a network of support services for students that foster a greater sense of accomplishment, self-esteem, community, and belonging. The purpose of our programs is to better prepare students to advocate for themselves, succeed in school, and achieve their goals.
Wesley House Student Support Services are available to all students with low-income in San Diego County. For more information, please call 619-582-0773 or email Sagal at [email protected].
Student Food Pantry
The Wesley House Student Food Pantry is open to all students in need of food assistance, no ID necessary.
The food pantry is currently restocked during the mid-day break hours on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
Open Monday – Thursday
9 am – 11 am and 1 pm – 4:30 pm
9 am – 12 pm and 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
5710 Hardy Avenue, San Diego, CA 92115
Assistance & Referrals
We provide application assistance for financial aid and public assistance programs such as CalFresh and Medi-Cal. We also provide referrals for additional resources such as legal and housing support.
For more information, email Sagal at [email protected].
Affordable Supportive Student Housing
Wesley House Student Residence is the only affordable supportive housing in San Diego County that is specifically for full-time college students. Our housing and its wraparound support programs are tailored for the needs and demands of busy full-time students in both community college and university programs.
Wesley House is not just a place to live, it’s a community and circle of support. Our housing complex has a total of 11 units with the ability to house up to 34 students at a time. Units include studio, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom units.
CalFresh provides extra money each month to buy groceries! Many college students are eligible to receive CalFresh, which provides benefits on a debit-like card that is accepted at most grocery stores.
Apply online at getcalfresh.org or contact our office for assistance at (619) 582-0773.
Are you a student and a parent? You might be eligible to receive additional groceries. WIC provides nutritious food to keep you & your kids healthy and active at no cost to your family.
If you are an expectant or new mother, are breastfeeding, or have a child age 0-5, you may be eligible.
Get Covered CA
If you’re a California resident, you may be eligible to get healthcare through Covered California. You may also qualify for Medi-Cal or a subsidized health plan. Learn more at coveredca.com.
You may already receive healthcare through your college/university. Please check with your institution.
- City Height Farmers Market: Accepts EBT/SNAP. Open every Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm at 4325 Wightman St, San Diego, CA 92105.
- Cox Connect2Compete Package: If you receive government assistance, you may be eligible for discounted internet through Cox Communications. Learn more . . .
- AT&T Access Program: If you receive CalFresh, you may be eligible for discounted WiFi through AT&T. Learn more . . .
- Brightside Produce Stand: Located outside the SDSU Bookstore, Brightside Produce provides affordable fresh fruits & veggies with a pay-what-you-can day every Thursday.
- Amazon Fresh: You can buy groceries with your EBT card on Amazon.com with free deliveries for orders of $35 or more. Learn how to use CalFresh on Amazon.com . . .
- Prime Student: Get 6 months of Amazon Prime for free if you’re a college student! Learn more . . .
San Diego Hunger Coalition Resources
The San Diego Hunger Coalition offers resources to help college students find food assistance. These can help you get started, our team is here to help you reach the finish line if things get too complicated or confusing.
How to Apply for CalFresh
Calfresh for College Students
SDSU students, faculty, and staff are involved in a multitude of organizations as volunteers. We help build better communities, mentor children and youth, and provide a wide range of services that might otherwise go undone.
As a student, you’ll find there are many reasons to volunteer — to gain job experience, to meet new people, to share your skills and experience, or simply because it feels good.
See the Division of Student Affairs page about Ethical and Civic Responsibility.
The Pride Center
At The Pride Center at San Diego State University, you can find information pertaining to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, ally, and many other communities at SDSU. The Pride Center, which opened at SDSU in 2014, not only offers its own programming and services, but also acts as a hub for the vibrant resources of the SDSU campus – take a look around!
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Pride Center at [email protected].
Finding your place, making friends, and connecting academically and socially to campus are keys to your success at SDSU. Through websites, certificate programs, and other active programming, we aim to provide students living at home and commuting to campus with important tools to help make a positive connection to campus.
It can be very easy to fall into a routine of traveling to campus, going to class, and traveling back home. Challenge yourself to find an activity or organization on campus. Doing so will provide you with an on-campus support network, and a sense of a “home away from home.” Students who become involved on campus are more satisfied with their college experience and do better academically.
Challenges faced by commuter students
Many students are managing households and take care of multiple children, siblings, or older relatives, and this makes them selective with their time and campus involvement.
Take the steps to develop a sense of belonging to the SDSU campus. We want you to find a group of friends, a student organization, a research project, a community service event, or a mentor, that will help you to make SDSU your home away from home.