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Student Employees

Login to UCPath online

First Time Accessing UCPath: Get step-by-step instructions on how to access UCPath online.

Need Help? If you need support with UCPath or have a pay-related issue.

Student Employees FAQ

I've just been hired. Can I start work now?

If you’ve done your onboarding appointment to complete new-hire paperwork and are cleared by your supervisor to begin, you may start work. However, if there’s a short time between your onboarding appointment and your start date, your job record and employee ID may not be setup in UCPath yet, so there may be delays in your access to the UCPath Online Portal and online timekeeping systems.

What AD Account should I use to access UCPath

  • If you were a student employee prior to UCPath deployment login with your AD or Business System Account
  • If you are a new student employee login with your Employee AD Account.
  • Questions about your Employee AD Account? Ask your supervisor.

How do I get paid?

There are three different options to receive pay:

  • Direct Deposit
  • UC Pay Card or
  • Paper Paycheck
We encourage you to enroll in Direct Deposit to avoid any pay delays as paper paychecks are now mailed on payday from a facility in Arizona. If you're already enrolled in Direct Deposit, you can make changes in UCPath online.

How to enroll in Direct Deposit?

  1. Login to UCPath online
  2. Select Direct Deposit under 'Income and Taxes'
  3. Add, update, or delete direct deposit information.
  4. To add direct deposit information: enter the bank routing number, the account type, the account number, and the direct deposit amount or percentage.

The initial Direct Deposit set-up may take up to two weeks to become effective.

How to sign up for a UC Pay Card?

The new UC Pay Card is a debit card that you can get without establishing a bank account, it does require a Social Security number. The UCPath Center will load your earnings onto your card every payday (with funds available that day) and you can use your card anywhere Visa cards are accepted. The ADP payroll services company will issue personalized UC Pay Cards at no charge to the employee. And, there will be no fees to use the cards at in-network locations.

Find instructions, the application form, and a link to FAQs here pdf link.

Which home address should I list in UCPath?

If you decided to receive a paper paycheck, make sure in UCPath your home address is the address where you would like the check to be mailed.

If you live on campus make sure to follow the official UC San Diego home address format for students when updating your address.

Student Name
9450 Gilman Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92092-0100 

For more information about receiving mail visit Triton Link - Student Mail Services

I've been paid, but something's not right. Who should I talk to?

  • First, you should contact your Department Timekeeper or HR Contact to ensure your hours were reported correctly and on time.
  • Once you verify time was reported, you should go to the UCPath online and submit a ticket via the "Ask UCPath" button.
  • Be as descriptive as possible in the ticket request, indicating that the issue is incorrect pay.

I missed a timesheet deadline. What should I do next?

  • First, if you have not yet submitted the missed hours, you should submit your timesheet.
  • If you have submitted the hours, but they were not submitted in time to meet the deadline, you should call 858-298-2732. This is a UC San Diego phone number that is reserved for "missed pay" expedited access only. You can call Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

If I have multiple jobs with UC, how will my earnings display on my paycheck?​

  • If you have more than one job with the same Job Title and Pay Rate, earnings from both jobs will display all on one line.
  • If, however, your jobs are different Job Titles and Pay Rates, you will see a separate line for each Job.