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Kitchen Exchange

Kitchen Exchange


Due to concerns of cross-contamination with regard to COVID-19, we will be temporarily closing the Kitchen Exchange as a precaution to protect both our campus community and staff until further notice. Thank you for your understanding. 

For Returns ONLY:

Please contact either Liz Wills @ (858) 232-7545 or Judy Vacquier @ (858) 361 0418 and we will arrange to meet with you.



The Kitchen and Exchange Rental Service is a service provided by Oceanids, a UC San Diego support organization. International post-doctoral fellows, visiting scholars, and faculty who are staying at UC San Diego for one year or less are eligible for this service.

Kitchen equipment and baby furniture are available for a very small rental fee depending upon the condition and number of items. A deposit is also charged which is refunded upon return of articles in reasonable condition. 

The Kitchen Exchange is located off of Library Walk, next to the Career Services Center


For emergencies only, please contact Liz at (858) 232-7545 or email Please provide your name, telephone number and message.  Your call will be returned promptly. 

During the summer months, please contact Judy Vacquier via email at or 858-361-0418 for returns!