The Basic Needs Program at CSUCI offers emergency food and toiletries, connects students to critical on and off-campus resources, and provides educational opportunities for students to take personal responsibility for their wellness and the well-being of their communities.

Dolphin Guardian Scholars

The Dolphin Guardian Scholars Program supports and empowers students who are foster youth, adopted, in guardianship or kinship care, and/or have experienced homelessness. Dolphin Guardian Scholars provides services aimed to meet the unique needs of displaced students to improve access, retention and graduation rates.

For further information about the Dolphin Guardian Scholars program, please email

Dolphin Pantry Hours of Operation (May 21, 2024 through August 22, 2024)

The Dolphin Pantry is located in Arroyo Hall 115 and is open on the following dates and times*:

  • Tuesday: 1pm to 4pm
  • Wednesday: 1pm to 4pm
  • Friday: By appointment


*or by appointment, email

Please note the hours are subject to change. Student/state ID is required, and masks are currently recommended. Hygiene and cleaning supplies are available upon request for students only.

Donations to the Dolphin Pantry are being accepted. Please email to coordinate the donation. 

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