Sixth College Parent Orientation

Welcome! We are so excited to have you and your student be a part of Sixth College. Our Parent/Family Orientation is the beginning of our college's partnership with you, the primary supporting adult family member(s) of our new students.

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!

Due to space limitations, we must restrict registrations to two (2) parent/family members per student. This allows us to have as many students as possible have a supporting family member attend orientation. If a student is living on campus, they may have multiple family members assist them with the process of moving into their space.

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 

This year, we will be offering two IDENTICAL sessions on Monday, June 26, 2017 & Monday September 18, 2017.

Registration

Registration

Your student must first register for New Student Orientation before you can register for Parent/Family orientation. When your student registers for Orientation, they will be prompted to input your name and email address. Once they submit the information, you will receive an invitation to register for Parent/Family Orientation. Your student cannot register you for Orientation.

Due to space limitations, registration is usually limited to two (2) family members of each incoming student.

More information about 2017 Sessions coming soon.

Payment

The cost of orientation is $75 per person. More information about 2017 Sessions coming soon.

Payment for Parent and Family Orientation must be completed at the time of registration. Once you pay, you will receive a confirmation page and 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.

International Credit Cards: Unfortunately, the system we use to process credit card payments does not accept all international credit cards. We know that this is a terrible inconvenience, but we are doing our best to make sure this is not a barrier to attending Parent & Family Orientation. If you are experiencing problems paying with an international credit card, please contact our office immediately by emailing sixthorientation@ucsd.edu.

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.

What to Expect

Schedule and Content

Parent and Family Orientation usually starts at 8:00 am and ends by 3:30 or 4:00 pm. You also have the option of taking care of campus business (Registrar, Campus ID Office, Cashier’s Office, etc.) after sessions end in the afternoon.

Parent and Family Orientation is designed to help you, the primary supporting adult family member of your student, to get to know the people and resources that are available to you and your student as members of the Sixth College family. 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 ability to succeed in college!

Sessions provide information from the College Provost, Academic Advising, Student Affairs, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPs), and other campus resource offices. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions of and engage with current Sixth College students.

Due to space limitations, registration is usually limited to two (2) family members of each incoming student. 

Intended Audience

Parent/Family Orientation is primarily designed for family members who are directly supporting students transitioning from high school to college. We do not have sessions in Parent/Family Orientation tailored to the transfer student population.

Please note that our orientation program is offered in English, and we are not able to provide language interpreters for this event. Furthermore, your student will be participating in their own orientation at the same time as Parent/Family orientation so they will not be able to serve as an interpreter.

Meals

Parent/Family Orientation attendees will receive breakfast and lunch during their orientation. 

We do our best to accommodate most common diets and food allergies by providing poultry, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Additionally, we have done our best to eliminate all nuts from the meals. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that meals will be completely free of allergens as they are prepared in facilities that may contain allergens.

When you register for orientation, please be sure to complete the requested information about your dietary restrictions (not preferences).

Guests

All attendees at Parent/Family Orientation must be paid registrants. Additional guests cannot be accommodated for any part of the orientation program, including meals. 

Preparing for Your Arrival

More information about 2017 Sessions coming soon.

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.

What to Bring/Wear

  • Casual clothes – Locations for Parent/Family Orientation vary (indoors/outdoors, air-conditioned/non-air-conditioned). You may want to dress in layers and bring a light jacket.
  • Comfortable shoes – There is minimal light walking throughout the day.
  • Sixth College app on your mobile device (Search “Sixth College” in your app store).
  • Items for taking notes
  • Registration Confirmation (electronic or printed) and Photo ID for check-in

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.

Lodging / Overnight Accommodations

Because of the timing of our Parent/Family Orientation, we are unable to provide housing for participants. UC San Diego Parent and Family Programs has a comprehensive list of good lodging options for your visit to campus. We encourage you to book early though. Hotels fill quickly during orientation season as all six colleges at UC San Diego are hosting Parent/Family Orientations at the same time.

Important Contacts

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
UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
Mail Code 0054
La Jolla, CA 92093-0054

Email: sixthorientation@ucsd.edu