Below are some resources our out-of-state students found helpful in moving to the San Diego area, but also feel free to reach out to our admissions staff at (858) 246-9700 or email

Take a Virtual Tour of Campus

  • See what our California campus has to offer for the best educational and recreational environment. Take a virtual tour!


Visit our section on Housing for resources and information.


  • 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.


Driving, Voting and Licensing

Health Insurance and Medical Care

  • All students are enrolled in a student health plan that covers visits to Bastyr University Clinic.
  • For additional insurance coverage, the Office of 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.

Child Care

  • is a popular site for finding nannies and other day care options.
  • Students ­can use the Childcare 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

Meeting People

Several students recommend for meeting people with shared interests.

Other Questions?

Our admissions staff is happy to answer question or put you in touch with student peer advisors. Contact the office at (858) 246-9700 or email

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