Shorten your UC San Diego Link


You can use the link shortener to shorten, share and measure links to UC San Diego web pages that end with:

The link shortener is powered by bitly and will generate a consistent link in the form If you forget or lose the shortened URL you created, you can simply enter the original URL into the link shortener to get the same short link.


Critical Concepts


Steps to Take


  1. Use your browser to navigate to the UC San Diego web page that you want to shorten.
  2. Copy the URL of the page. Example:
  3. Go to the link shortener at
  4. Paste the URL into the field and click Shorten.
  5. The link shortener will generate a link. Example:

If you see the message: Invalid URL. Only UCSD domains are allowed, check to make sure you are using one of the accepted UCSD domains. If you are using a UC San Diego page that you think should be accepted, contact Workplace Technology Services.


  1. Copy the shortened link and test it in your own browser before sharing it. If the link does not lead to the page you expect, try shortening the link again, taking care that there are no extra spaces at the end of the URL.
  2. Paste the shortened link in your email or document and share with your colleagues or customers.


Customized short URLs are not available through If you need a customized short URL or "friendly link," you can request one through Workplace Technology Services (Example:

If you still have questions or need additional assistance, please contact Workplace Technology Services at