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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. We’ll see you soon!

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.

What to Bring to Orientation

June Session:

Since you will be staying in the residence halls overnight, you can think of it as a sleep over and so you should pack accordingly:

  • Sheets and pillow s will be provided but you are more than welcome to being your own. Please make note that beds are a twin size.
  • Toilet paper is the only type of toiletry provided. All other toiletries can be packed at your own discretion.
  • Shoes for the shower

Besides all the things you need for the overnight stay, some materials are also recommended for the orientation session:

  • Directions to campus
  • Backpack
  • Pen/pencil
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable shoes

September Session:

You’re moving in for the rest of the year! You can find common things you may need for the rest of the year here: http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/registry/campuschecklist/. Follow the list at your own discretion

Materials are recommended for the orientation session:

  • Directions to campus
  • Backpack
  • Pen/pencil
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable shoes

Check-in and Breakfast

June: Orientation participants must check-in on the Sixth College Residence Hall quad (map), 7:30 am – 8:30 am. Breakfast will also be provided at that time. Please arrive early to allow yourself time for parking and walking to check-in. This will also give you time to enjoy breakfast with our staff and Orientation Leaders.

September: Please check back for more information at the beginning of September.

Parking

June: Orientation participants can park in lots 406 and 401. You will be able to purchase parking permits ($8, cash only) for both days from parking attendants who will be stationed in lot 406. More information about parking will be sent to you just before the orientation session you are scheduled to attend.

September: Please check back for more information at the beginning of September.

Smoking

Please be advised that as of September 1, 2013 UC San Diego is a smoke-free campus. Visit http://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.

Check back here for more information!

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 academic year.

Students holding contracts with Housing Dining and Hospitality to live on campus for the 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.

Smoking

Please be advised that as of September 1, 2013 UC San Diego is a smoke-free campus. Visit http://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.

Spaces are limited for Parent and Family Orientation, and we may not be able to accommodate everyone who would like to attend. Students will likely be limited to one or two family members, and students must send you a specific link to register. Students will not have access to that link until they register for Orientation. 

Check-in and Breakfast

June: Orientation participants must check-in on the Sixth College Residence Hall quad (map), 7:30 am – 8:30 am. Breakfast will also be provided at that time. Please arrive early to allow yourself time for parking and walking to check-in. This will also give you time to enjoy breakfast with our staff and Orientation Leaders.

September: Please check back for more information at the beginning of September.

Parking

June: Orientation participants can park in lots 406 and 401. You will be able to purchase parking permits ($8, cash only) for both days from parking attendants who will be stationed in lot 406. More information about parking will be sent to you just before the orientation session you are scheduled to attend.

September: Please check back for more information at the beginning of September.

What to expect

During Sixth College Orientation, you will learn more about Sixth and our educational philosophy. You will also learn about how our college staff and faculty work in partnership with your family to help your student be successful while at UC San Diego.

Dress is casual. We recommend that all orientation participants wear comfortable clothes and shoes that they can walk in. Our program takes place in different parts of campus so there are a few times in the program where participants should be prepared to walk for short to moderate distances for up to 10-15 minutes.

All registered participants are provided with a Sixth College Orientation name tag. Participants must wear this name tag to be admitted to sessions and meals (breakfast and lunch only).

June only: At the end of the parent/family program, your student will still be involved in their orientation sessions. You will not have the opportunity to connect with them again before you leave for the day because their program goes into the evening (approximately 9:30 pm).

All students participating in the June orientation will be staying on campus. We encourage you to allow your student to fully participate in this program so they have the opportunity to connect with other students and get a feel for campus life. Even our commuter students benefit from this experience because they will be better acclimated and have more connections with their peers when they begin in the fall.

This is a great time for you to get to know the city where your student will be spending the next 3-5 years. You may want to visit the UC San Diego Parent and Family Programs (http://parents.ucsd.edu/) site for information about La Jolla and San Diego. There are lots of wonderful things to do until it’s time to pick up your student on Friday, June 20th

Smoking

Please be advised that as of September 1, 2013 UC San Diego is a smoke-free campus. Visit http://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: sixthorientation@ucsd.edu