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Sixth College Orientation

Welcome to Sixth College and Orientation at Sixth! We are excitedly awaiting your arrival as you begin your new connection to UC San Diego’s newest college. Below is information for the three orientation programs run by Sixth College. Please be sure to review this information prior to your arrival and look for updates through our Sixth Guidebook app (information below in each section). We’ll see you soon!

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New First-Year Student Orientation (Freshmen)

Sixth College is so excited to welcome our largest first-year class in history! We have a great program prepared for our residential and commuter students so they can make the most of their time at Sixth and meet people who could be lifelong friends.

Schedule*

Wednesday, September 18, 2013; Sixth Res Hall Quad

6:30pm – 7:00pm Commuter Early Orientation Check-in       

Commuters, check in early for Orientation so you can spend the next morning enjoying breakfast and meeting new people. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet current commuters and hang out to enjoy our inaugural Welcome Home to Sixth College event.

7:00pm-8:00pm Welcome Home to Sixth College

The staff at Sixth College welcomes you to your new home college. Commuters and residential students alike (including those living at Revelle) are strongly encouraged to attend this event. In addition to ice cream treats, you’ll be welcomed by our student athletes, the UCSD pep band, and lots of special guests!Sixth students living at Revelle should meet our Orientation Leaders (OLs) and Resident Advisors (RAs) at the fountain on Revelle Plaza at 6:30 to walk over for this event.

8:00pm-8:45pm Commuter Staff Meet & Greet                    

Sixth College is committed to helping commuter students have as enriching experience at Sixth as our residential students. We want to make sure you have dedicated time to meet and get to know us so we can help you become a super Sixer!

Thursday, September 19, 2013; Sixth Res Hall Quad

8:00am-8:45am Commuter Check-in

8:30am-9:15am Breakfast

9:15am-12:30pm Orientation Sessions

12:30pm-1:15pm Lunch (nametag required)

1:15pm-4:30pm Orientation Sessions

4:30pm-5:45pm Free Time/Saying Goodbye

5:45pm-9:30pm Dinner & Evening Social Activity    

Friday, September 20, 2013; Sixth Res Hall Quad

7:45am Meet for Breakfast (nametag required)

9:30am-12:15pm Orientation Sessions

12:15pm-1:25pm Lunch (nametag required)

1:25pm-3:30pm Orientation Sessions

3:30pm-6:00pm Free Time

6:00pm Sixcathalon

*Students will receive a full detailed schedule upon check-in or move-in  

Sixers Living at Revelle

We will have a special table set up for you at Revelle, staffed with Sixth College experts to answer your questions and inform you of what we’ve prepared to make sure you’re an active participant in the Sixth Community.

Lodging

Because of the timing of our Orientation, we are not able to offer housing accommodations to students who are not contracted to live on campus during the 2013-2014 academic year.

Students holding contracts with Housing Dining and Hospitality to live on campus for the 2013-2014 academic year should refer to information sent to their UCSD email account from Sixth Residence Life or Revelle Residence Life (depending on their housing assignment) regarding details about the move-in process.

Parking & Transportation

If you have purchased a parking pass for the year (and are already in possession of your pass), you should be able to use it on campus during Orientation.

If you do not have a parking pass, please check the campus maps and the parking site to find the parking and transportation arrangements you find the most convenient and affordable for you.

Maps: http://maps.ucsd.edu/mapping/viewer/default.htm

Parking: http://students.ucsd.edu/campus-services/parking-and-transportation/index.html

Directions to campus

  • Take I-5 to La Jolla Village Drive
  • West onto La Jolla Village Drive
  • Right  onto  Villa La Jolla Drive

Once you’re on campus, be sure to find parking that fits your permit or purchase a valid permit. Transportation Services will ticket improperly parked vehicles, including vehicles without a visible permit.

Shuttles

The campus shuttles will be running all summer at regular intervals and can drop you at the stop nearest your destination. The shuttle drivers are all students who were new once too, so they can let you know the best stop for you to get off of the shuttle and help direct you to your destination. Visithttp://blink.ucsd.edu/sponsor/trans-services/alerts.html for information about stops and schedules.

Guidebook

Download the Sixth College Welcome Week 2013 Guidebook to your iPhone, Android, or Blackberry device for schedules, events, resources, and the inside scoop on all things Sixth. Filled with tips and info for new and continuing students, the Sixth guide is your one-stop for all your questions. Guidebook will not only simplify your transition to Sixth, it will also help you thrive on campus! If you already have Guidebook downloaded on your device, just search for “UCSD” or “Sixth.”

Smoking

Please be advised that as of September 1, 2013 UC San Diego is a smoke-free campus. Visithttp://smokefree.ucsd.edu/ for more information.

Transfer Orientation

Sixth College welcomes our transfer students as they enter a new and exciting portion of their college career! Our half-day Transfer Orientation is designed to give you critical information about getting connected to Sixth and being successful here and at UC San Diego.

Schedule*

Monday, September 23, 2013; Price Center Theater

8:00am-8:30am Check-in & Breakfast

8:35am-12:00pm Orientation Sessions

12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch (nametags required)

1:00pm-2:10pm Orientation Sessions

*Transfer students will receive a full detailed copy of the schedule upon check-in.

Lodging

Because of the timing of our Orientation, we are not able to offer housing accommodations to students who are not contracted to live on campus during the 2013-2014 academic year.

Students holding contracts with Housing Dining and Hospitality to live on campus for the 2013-2014 academic year should refer to information sent to their UCSD email account from The Village Residence Life office regarding details about the move-in process.

Parking & Transportation

If you have purchased a parking pass for the year (and are already in possession of your pass), you should be able to use it on campus during Orientation.

If you do not have a parking pass, please check the campus maps and the parking site to find the parking and transportation arrangements you find the most convenient and affordable for you.

Maps: http://maps.ucsd.edu/mapping/viewer/default.htm

Parking: http://students.ucsd.edu/campus-services/parking-and-transportation/index.html

Directions to campus

  1. Take I-5 to La Jolla Village Drive
  2. West onto La Jolla Village Drive
  3. Right  onto  Villa La Jolla Drive
  4. Right onto Gilman Drive
  5. Right onto Voigt Drive
  6. Continue on Voigt Drive as you cross over Campus Point Drive
  7. Park in lot 703 (on your left) or 704 (on your right)

Once you’re on campus, be sure to find parking that fits your permit or purchase a valid permit. Transportation Services will ticket improperly parked vehicles, including vehicles without a visible permit.

Shuttles

The campus shuttles will be running all summer at regular intervals and can drop you at the stop nearest your destination. The shuttle drivers are all students who were new once too, so they can let you know the best stop for you to get off of the shuttle and help direct you to your destination. Visithttp://blink.ucsd.edu/sponsor/trans-services/alerts.html for information about stops and schedules.

Guidebook

Download the Sixth College Welcome Week 2013 Guidebook to your iPhone, Android, or Blackberry device for schedules, events, resources, and the inside scoop on all things Sixth. Filled with tips and info for new and continuing students, the Sixth guide is your one-stop for all your questions. Guidebook will not only simplify your transition to Sixth, it will also help you thrive on campus! If you already have Guidebook downloaded on your device, just search for “UCSD” or “Sixth.”

Smoking

Please be advised that as of September 1, 2013 UC San Diego is a smoke-free campus. Visithttp://smokefree.ucsd.edu/ for more information.

Parent and Family Orientation

Sixth College welcomes our parents and families as partners in creating an enriching experience for our Sixth College students. This is your opportunity to learn more about Sixth, meet the folks who impact your student experience, and learn how to help your students make the most of their time at Sixth and UCSD.

We strongly encourage you to pre-register for Orientation by calling 858.822.5953. Spaces are limited for Parent and Family Orientation, and we may not be able to accommodate parents and families who do not register prior to September 18th. If you decide to wait until September 18th (move-in day) to register, please note that you can only pay by cash or check. The fee for parents and family members is $65 per person.

Schedule*

Thursday, September 19, 2013; Price Center Theater

8:00am-8:40am Breakfast

8:45am-12:00pm Orientation

12:00pm-1:15pm Lunch with Sixth College Staff (nametags required)

1:15pm-3:30pm Orientation Sessions

3:30pm-4:30pm Taking Care of Business – This is your time to visit campus offices that close at 4:30 and take the shuttle back to your car if you need to.

*Registered parents and families will receive a full detailed schedule upon check-in.

Parking

Parking for parents and families during orientation is located on the east side of campus in lot 703 (http://maps.ucsd.edu/mapping/viewer/default.htm).

Directions to Lot 703

  1. Take I-5 to La Jolla Village Drive
  2. West onto La Jolla Village Drive
  3. Right  onto  Villa La Jolla Drive
  4. Right onto Gilman Drive
  5. Right onto Voigt Drive
  6. Continue on Voigt Drive as you cross over Campus Point Drive
  7. Lot 703 will be on your right

Once you have parked, you will need to purchase a parking pass from the permit kiosk, if you have not already purchased one on move-in day, September 18th. (Please review move-in information from the Residence Life Office about move-in day parking.)

Once you’re on campus, be sure to find parking that fits your permit or purchase a valid permit. Transportation Services will ticket improperly parked vehicles, including vehicles without a visible permit. Permits for Lot 703 are $8.00 and can be purchased at the parking kiosk with cash or a credit card.

Please note: Warren College Orientation is being held the same day. Their parents and families are parking in lot 704 (across the street from 703).  Please be sure to park in 703 and purchase a permit from the machine and not from the parking attendant.

Shuttles

Shuttles will be running on Thursday, September 19th, 7:00am-9:00am and 3:00pm-5:00pm between Parking Lot 703 and Price Center. We strongly suggest that you arrive at the shuttle stop no later than 15 minutes prior to 9:00 am and 5:00 pm to increase the possibility of being able to use this complementary service.

Lodging

Unfortunately we are unable to offer lodging accommodations to parents and families during their time in San Diego. There are numerous lodging options near the university that can provide accommodations to suit your needs. You can explore some lodging options here: http://www.sandiegolodging.worldweb.com/.

Guidebook

Download the Sixth College Welcome Week 2013 Guidebook to your iPhone, Android, or Blackberry device for schedules, events, resources, and the inside scoop on all things Sixth. Filled with tips and info for new and continuing students, the Sixth guide is your one-stop for all your questions. Guidebook will not only simplify your transition to Sixth, it will also help you thrive on campus! If you already have Guidebook downloaded on your device, just search for “UCSD” or “Sixth.”

Smoking

Please be advised that as of September 1, 2013 UC San Diego is a smoke-free campus. Visithttp://smokefree.ucsd.edu/ for more information.

Contact Us

Office Hours

Monday-Friday
8:00AM-12:00PM
1:00PM-4:30PM

Pepper Canyon Hall (map),
2nd Floor
Phone: (858) 534-9001
Fax: (858) 822-5999

Mailing address:
Sixth College
UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
Mail Code 0054
La Jolla, CA 92093-0054

Email: sifront@ucsd.edu