Setup your Zoom Account


Zoom is a web-based teleconference and video conference solution that offers best in class video, audio, and screen-sharing experience across Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android.  

Follow the steps below to setup your UCSD Zoom account (

Reminder: UC San Diego customers must use Single Sign-On (SSO) or Google when authenticating to Zoom.

Note: if you are a Health user and use the Health instance of Zoom, please refer to the link below. 

Zoom for UC San Diego Health

For UC San Diego Health Sciences and School of Medicine (SOM) Zoom information visit:

Critical Concepts

Zoom Pro (Licensed) Account (unlimited meeting time)

All UCSD students, staff, faculty are currently automatically upgraded to Zoom Pro upon signing into 

If you require a Zoom license for large meetings or webinars with more than 300 users, request an additional license online.

Steps to Take

  1. Download Zoom for your computer and mobile device.
  2. Click Sign In to create your UC San Diego Zoom Licensed (Pro) account using Single Sign-On (SSO).
  3. If you need to host webinars of any size, or to hold large meetings with more than 300 attendees, please submit a request for Zoom Large Meeting or Zoom Webinar ADD-ON License. These licenses should be configured well in advance to avoid issues.
  4. Use the app or webpage to startjoin, or schedule meetings.


If you still have questions or need additional assistance, please submit a ticket or call the ITS Service Desk at (858) 246-4357 or submit a Zoom Request Form