Apply for SPACES Booklending Program

The Booklending Program strives to relieve the financial burden of higher education’s academic textbooks. We loan out textbooks to students for free on a quarterly basis.

Students who are interested in participating the Booklending Program must submit an application each quarter that they are interested in being a participant of the program. Allocation of books is based on need, as well as availability of books in our inventory.

To learn more and apply click here.

Masterpiece in Progress: A Spoken Word Event

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SPACES invites you to a night where activism and poetry get combined!
We invite you to share and recite with us your original work that explains the experience of living in America. Thus, we hope to retain you through empowerment words from your peers and our special guest Rudy Francisco!

Rudy Francisco was born and raised in San Diego, California. As an artist, Rudy Francisco combines activism and poetry to enlighten the minds of those who witness his performance. Rudy eloquently absorbs the experiences of those around him, synthesizes them and converts their stories into poetry. Furthermore, Rudy has made conscious efforts to cultivate young poets and expose the youth to the genre of Spoken Word Poetry through workshops and performances at schools and community centers. Rudy has also received admiration from institutions of higher education. He has conducted guest lectures and performances at numerous colleges and universities around the nation. In addition to his contributions to education, Rudy Francisco is also the co-host of the largest poetry venue in San Diego and has featured at countless venues and won the hearts of many with the honesty and conviction held in his words. Rudy Francisco is the 2007 San Diego Grand Slam Champion, a member of the 2008 Hollywood Slam Team (5th in the nation), placed 17th in the individual world poetry slam 2008 and is the 2009 National Underground Poetry Slam Champion.

More info on Rudy Francisco.

If you would like to read or recite your own work please fill out this form! Please expect an email from us confirming your performance.

If you have any questions please email us at

Apply to SIAPS College Tour 2017

Are you a high school student in the San Diego community? (10th-12th grade)? Has the thought of pursuing a higher education been on your mind? Are you interested in visiting college campuses? If so, we at UC San Diego’s Student Promoted Access Center for Education and Service (SPACES) would like to invite you to join our fourth annual Student-Initiated Access Programs and Services (SIAPS) College Tour!

To learn more, visit here.

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The deadline to apply is Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 11:59 pm.
All applications will be reviewed and applicants will be notified of their acceptance/waitlist/denial via e-mail by Tuesday, December 13, 2016.