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Sixth College Orientation

Welcome to the Sixth College Orientation page! We are excitedly awaiting your arrival as you begin your new connection to UC San Diego’s newest college.

Click on your orientation below for more info about check-in, parking, and everything else you need to know about participating in our orientation program. 

New First-Year Student Orientation (Freshmen)

New Student Orientation is your opportunity to get to know Sixth College people and resources that are available to you during your time at UCSD. The goal is to lay the foundation for a successful college career and help you meet some of your new best friends! 

What You Need to Know

You will receive an email to your UC San Diego email 1-2 weeks prior to New Student Orientation. This email outlines all you need to know about your arrival, check-in, parking, etc. If you are living on campus you will also receive information from your residence life office (4-6 week before Orientation) informing you of move-in procedures. Please read through these emails carefully so you’re fully prepared.

What to Bring/Wear

  • Casual clothes – You will receive your official Sixth College Orientation shirt when you arrive. You must wear it on the first day of Orientation.
  • Comfortable shoes – We do recommend that you not wear flip flops on the first day of Orientation because of our evening activity.
  • Sixth College app on your mobile device (coming soon!)
  • Something for taking notes – Do not bring a computer. Orientation spaces can be tight, and we move around a lot. You won’t be able to secure your device.
  • Printed or electronic copy of the information letter you receive before Orientation – It has useful information for your arrival to campus.
  • Photo ID – Any federally issued or UC San Diego identification will do. We just need to confirm who you are during check-in.
  • Minor Waiver – Any student not living on campus who will be under the age of 18 on the day that New Student Orientation begins must fully complete a minor waiver. You will receive an email from Sixth College Student Affairs 1-3 weeks prior to Orientation with the attached waiver. Students must print and complete the waiver, including signatures from the minor and the minor’s legal guardian.

Important Contacts

Sixth College Orientation
sixthorientation@ucsd.edu | 858.246.1997

Sixth Academic Advising
vac.ucsd.edu | 858.534.9001

Sixth Office of Residence Life
sixthrlstaff@ucsd.edu | 858.822.5268

Parking

Students not staying on campus during New Student Orientation are encouraged to park in Lot P406 or P401 in B (green) or S (yellow) spaces (depending on the permit being used).
More information and instructions about parking will be in the email referenced above in the “What You Need to Know” section.
Map: http://tinyurl.com/phgatoh

Schedule

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Move-in; Time and Location based on your housing assignment

You will receive email communication 4-6 weeks before move-in from the Residence Life Office of the college you are living at for details about your move-in process, check-in location and time.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Monster Monday; Various events, times, and locations

All new Sixth College students are invited to participate in a day of service and social activities! Check back soon for more information about specific events.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - MANDATORY

7:45 am – 8:30 am      Check-in & Breakfast
Price Center West Ballrooms (Map)

8:30 am – 9:00 pm      Sixth College New Student Orientation, day 1
The itinerary includes sessions with Academic Advising, Academic Programs, and Student Affairs (the three major units of the college). Lunch and dinner are included. You will receive a full detailed schedule when you arrive.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - MANDATORY

7:45 am – 9:30 am      Breakfast (Orientation Leader will notify you of your exact meet-up time)
Sixth College Residence Hall Quad: adjacent to Lot P406, in front of Building 788 (Map)

9:30 am – 1:30 pm      Sixth College New Student Orientation, day 2
Additional information sessions and lunch.

Wednesday, September 24 – Saturday 27, 2014

Pre-Welcome Week Activities; Various events, times, and locations
Check back soon for a full list of smaller activities we have planned for folks who are on campus and in the San Diego area just prior the official start of UCSD and Sixth College Welcome Week programs.  

Payment

New Student Orientation is a mandatory program, and the program fee is charged directly to your student account during the early part of fall quarter.

Smoking

As of September 1, 2013 UC San Diego is a smoke-free campus. Visit http://smokefree.ucsd.edu/ for more information.

Transfer Orientation

Transfer Student Orientation is your opportunity to get to know Sixth College people and resources that are available to you during your time at UCSD. Our goals are to lay the foundation for a successful college career, make the most of your abbreviated time at UC San Diego, and make new connections with lifelong friends! 

What You Need to Know

You will receive an email to your UC San Diego email 1-2 weeks prior to Transfer Student Orientation. This email outlines all you need to know about your arrival, check-in, parking, etc. If you are living on campus you will also receive information from your residence life office (4-6 week before Orientation) informing you of move-in procedures. Please read through these emails carefully so you’re fully prepared.

What to Bring/Wear

  • Casual clothes – You will receive your official Sixth College Orientation shirt when you arrive. You encourage you to wear it during Transfer Orientation.
  • Sixth College app on your mobile device (coming soon!)
  • Something for taking notes – Do not bring a computer. Orientation spaces can be tight so it will be difficult to use anything larger than a mobile device.
  • Printed or electronic copy of the information letter you receive before Orientation – It has useful information for your arrival to campus.
  • Photo ID – Any federally issued or UC San Diego identification will do. We just need to confirm who you are during check-in.

Important Contacts

Sixth College Orientation
sixthorientation@ucsd.edu | 858.246.1997

Sixth Academic Advising
vac.ucsd.edu | 858.534.9001

The Village at Torrey Pines (transfer housing)
thevillage@ucsd.edu | 858.534.9175

Office of Students with Disabilities
osd@ucsd.edu | 858.534.4382

Parking

Students not staying on campus during Transfer Student Orientation are encouraged to park in Lot P704, P406, P401 in B (green) or S (yellow) spaces (depending on the permit being used). There will be shuttle service provided form P704. More information and instructions about parking will be in the email referenced above in the “What You Need to Know” section.
Maps: P704; P406 & P407

Schedule

Monday, September 22, 2014 - MANDATORY

8:00 am – 8:30 am      Check-in & Breakfast
Library Walk (in front of Geisel Library) (Map)

8:30 am – 2:30 pm      Sixth College Transfer Student Orientation
Various locations
The itinerary includes sessions with Academic Advising, Academic Programs, and Student Affairs (the three major units of the college). Lunch is included. You will receive a full detailed schedule when you arrive.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

5:45 pm – 9:00 pm      Dinner and Playfair
Warren Field (Map)
Enjoy dinner and participate in one of Sixth College’s longest standing Orientation traditions. When students are asked about their most memorable moment of Orientation, the answer is always the same: PLAYFAIR!!!!!
*We recommend that you not wear flip flops or sandals for this event.

Wednesday, September 24 – Saturday 27, 2014

Pre-Welcome Week Activities; Various events, times, and locations
Check back soon for a full list of smaller activities we have planned for folks who are on campus and in the San Diego area just prior the official start of UCSD and Sixth College Welcome Week programs.  

Payment

Transfer Student Orientation is a mandatory program, and the program fee is charged directly to your student account during the early part of fall quarter.

Smoking

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

Parent Orientation is your opportunity to get to know Sixth College people and resources that are available to you and your student while they are at UCSD. Our hope is to create a strong partnership with our families for student success. We provide you with information and support for the process of letting go so you can bolster your student’s belief in their ability to succeed in college!

For families with younger children, please be aware that sessions are tailored to adult audiences and may contain content not suitable for (or interesting to) children. Additionally, we are not able to offer activities and/or care for children, so we ask that you plan accordingly. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Please note: Parent and Family Orientation is primarily designed for family members who are directly supporting students transitioning from high school to college. We have had parents/guardians of Transfer Students attend, but we do not have sessions in Parent and Family Orientation tailored for this specific population.

What You Need to Know

We will send a message to the email you used for Parent and Family Orientation registration 5-10 days prior to Orientation. This email outlines all you need to know about your arrival, check-in, parking, etc. Please read carefully through this email so you are fully prepared for Orientation.

You student will receive a similar message with information about New Student Orientation in their UC San Diego email account, if they have registered for Orientation through the New Student Site. If your student is living on campus, they will also receive a message in their UC San Diego email account about move-in procedures from their residence life office (4-6 weeks before their scheduled move-in day). You may want to ask your student about these emails as you help them prepare for their arrival to campus.

What to Bring/Wear

  • Casual clothes – The location for Parent and Family Orientation is air-conditioned, so you may want a light jacket.
  • Comfortable shoes – There is minimal light walking throughout the day.
  • Sixth College app on your mobile device (Coming soon!)
  • Something for taking notes
  • Printed or electronic copy of the information email you receive before Orientation – It has useful information for your arrival to campus.
  • Photo ID for check-in
  • Registration confirmation (printed or electronic)
  • Minor Waiver – Any student not living on campus who will be under the age of 18 on the day that New Student Orientation begins must fully complete a minor waiver. Your student will receive an email from Sixth College Student Affairs 1-3 weeks prior to Orientation with the attached waiver. Students must print and complete the waiver, including signatures from the minor and the minor’s legal guardian. Your student will need to turn this in at their residence life office or – if they are a commuter – during orientation.

Important Contacts

Sixth College Orientation
sixthorientation@ucsd.edu | 858.246.1997

Sixth Academic Advising
vac.ucsd.edu | 858.534.9001 

Sixth Office of Residence Life
sixthrlstaff@ucsd.edu | 858.822.5268

Office of Students with Disabilities
osd@ucsd.edu | 858.534.4382

Parking

Parent and Family Orientation parking will be located in Lot P704 (Map), near the UCSD Medical Center and Science Research Park. Permits can be purchased with cash or major credit cards at parking pay stations near Lot P704. Detailed parking information is in the email registered participants will receive 5-10 days prior to Parent and Family Orientation. More information on parking and permits

Shuttles

Shuttle service is provided between the designated parking lot and the Parent and Family Orientation Location. Detailed information about pick-up locations and time is in the email registered participants will receive 5-10 days prior to Parent and Family Orientation.

Schedule

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Move-in; Time and Location based on your student’s housing assignment
Students will receive email communication 4-6 weeks before move-in from the residence life office of the college they are living at for details about their move-in process, check-in location, and time.

Monday, September 22, 2014

8:00 am – 8:45 am            Check-in & Breakfast
Price Center West Ballrooms (Map)

8:45 am – 3:30pm             Sixth College Parent and Family Orientation
The itinerary includes sessions with Sixth College Academic Advising, Academic Programs, and Student Affairs (the three major units of the college), Counseling and Psychological Services, and various campus offices. Lunch is provided. You will receive a full detailed schedule when you arrive. 

Payment

Payment for Parent and Family Orientation must be completed through the UCSD Parent Site (newparent.ucsd.edu). Once you pay, you will receive a confirmation email. Please keep this email for your records and for our Orientation check-in process. If you are unable to pay on-line, you must contact our office in order to arrange payment. All payment arrangements must be made at least 10 business days prior to Orientation.

Smoking

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) 246-1997
Fax: (858) 822-5999

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

Email: sixthorientation@ucsd.edu