Muir College

Welcome to The Muir College Center

Unique to our campus, the Muir College Center is comprised of several student-staffed enterprises, lounges, outdoor seating, and meeting rooms. Physically and figuratively at the center of the Muir campus, the Middle of Muir student center is located on the ground level of Stewart Commons (named for Muir’s founding Provost, John L Stewart).

An integral part of the Muir community, the college center is a college-directed, student-run, self-supporting auxiliary of UC San Diego. Staffed by welcoming and well-informed undergraduates, the College Center becomes a home away from home for students, faculty, staff and community members alike. More than just a series of buildings, it is a place where one can study, relax, meet with professors, make new friends, or investigate the many opportunities and activities available at Muir and UC San Diego.


Middle of Muir: Known by most as MOM, this lounge offers couches, tables and chairs, communal computers and printer, and the MOM&POP Shop. Equipped with a stage and sound system, the Middle of Muir plays host to open mic nights featuring student talent, cultural music and dance performances by renowned artists, and a variety of other student and community programs. The Middle of Muir provides Specialty Baskets, delivering seasonal care packages directly to residents of Muir College; available at

Muir Woods Coffee House: Bringing the quintessential coffee shop experience to the UCSD, Muir Woods is the energetic heart of campus. A focus on product and people drives Muir Woods to be a favorite; drawing customers from across campus willing to hike hills for the best coffee on campus. Muir Woods carries fair-trade, organic coffee from a San Diego roaster (Café Virtuoso), premium tea (Tea Gallerie), and fresh local pastries all at prices everyone can love. The catalysts of this magic are the baristas (Muiristas) capable of carrying on conversations while they craft beverages and make sure you get to class on time.

MOM&POP Shop: The Middle of Muir Purveyor of Products is stocked with the essentials of college life and priced with students in mind. The student-staff of MOM are happy to help you find blue (exam) books & scantrons, drink & snacks, sandwiches & salads, and a selection of exclusive Muir merch (especially those signature green sweaters). The MOM counter also sells items for Muir student organization such as club apparel and excursion & performance tickets; you will often see “sign up @ MOM”.

Glacier Point: This study lounge adjacent to MOM provides a quieter atmosphere conducive to group or individual studying with a large whiteboard and a variety of seating.