Student's Renters Insurance
The University of California strongly recommends renters insurance for all students. Renters insurance is not mandatory, and may be purchased from any source. As a service, the University has arranged for students to shop for coverage directly by going to GradGuard.
The GradGuard™ Renters Insurance Plan provides valuable protection if your personal belongings are stolen or damaged, including laptop computers, text books, smart phones, clothing and other personal items. If your laptop or other valuables are stolen, YOU are responsible for replacing them, not the University. Renters insurance also protects you financially if you cause unintentional damage to your residence or become legally liable for bodily injury to others in your residence.
Who can I contact for more information on GradGuard renters insurance?
Contact GradGuard Customer Service between the hours of 8am-9pm EST, Monday- Saturday, with any questions regarding coverage or claims.
- General information or to purchase a policy: Call toll-free (888)541-4843
- Submit a claim or questions from policy holders: Call toll-free (866)985-7598
Why is the University encouraging renters insurance?
Renters Insurance is one option families can use to reduce their risk of financial loss due to theft, property damage, injury to other people, or damage to other people's property.
What things should I consider?
Every policy is different, so select one that suits your needs. When comparing policies, pay attention to coverage as well as to cost.
Would I be covered by my parent’s policy?
You may. Have your parents check to see if their homeowner's policy covers you while you are here at UCSC. If you are not covered, we recommend you look into your own policy.
Are other types of insurance available to students?
Yes. Tuition Refund Insurance protects students financially in case they need to withdraw for medical reasons. You can find more information on the UCSC Risk Services web site.