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Resources for Moving to San Diego

Moving to a new area for school can be exhilarating – and daunting. Here are some resources our out-of-state students found helpful in moving to the San Diego area.

See also our Moving to Seattle resources.

Note: We cannot vouch for information provided by other websites.


  • Search our Housing Board of rooms and rentals available near campus.
  • Many students find housing on Craigslist San Diego.
  • has comprehensive, up-to-date information for housing in the University Town Centre neighborhood, 5-10 minutes from campus by car.
  • Ask people who know the area — or contact Bastyr Admissions to connect you with someone who does.


Driving, Voting and Licensing

Child Care

  • is a popular site for finding nannies and other day care options.
  • Students ­can use the After Hours forum on MyBU to search for or collaborate on day care.



  • Bastyr University California has its own campus library and study room.
  • Students have access to Kenmore campus library resources, including staff assistance, online databases and digital collections.
  • Students also have lending privileges at the UCSD Biomedical Library.
  • The San Diego Public Library has 35 branch locations, including the North University branch a few miles from campus.

Groceries and Food

Recreation, Fitness and Yoga

Medical and Emergency Care

  • All students are enrolled in a student health plan that covers visits to Bastyr University Clinic.
  • For additional insurance coverage, Alison Scott, associate director of admissions and student services, can provide a list of potential options.
  • includes a searchable listing of hospitals and urgent care centers in the San Diego area.
  • The California Naturopathic Doctors Association can help you find an ND in San Diego.


  • The Sorrento Valley Post Office is just a few blocks from campus.
  • Amtrak offers affordable shipping rates for non-furniture items you may want to bring with you.

Meeting People

  • Several students recommend for meeting people with shared interests.

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