Sixth College Transfer Orientation

Welcome to Sixth College! We are so pleased that you have decided to join the Sixth College community at the University of California, San Diego. The faculty, students and staff are proud to welcome you as a member of the youngest and most innovative College at UC San Diego. 

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

This year we are offering two sessions to choose from: Sunday, September 23 or Monday, September 24, 2018.

It is critical that you adhere to the timeline below in order to ensure a smooth transition to UC San Diego. This timeline provides information regarding registration for the Sixth College on-campus orientation, and a detailed list of steps you will need to follow to receive academic advising and to successfully enroll in courses for the fall quarter. 

Please note: Sixth College reserves the right to use any photograph/video taken at Orientation, without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video. Sixth College may use the photograph/video in publications or other media material produced, used or contracted by Sixth College including but not limited to: websites, brochures, invitations, newspapers, magazines, etc.

To ensure the privacy of individuals and children, images will not be identified using full names or personal identifying information without written approval from the photographed subject, parent or legal guardian


Students will be able to register for Orientation on the New Student Site, which will open mid-June. The Orientation fees will be charged to your student account and should appear sometime during September or October.

Class registration does NOT take place during Orientation.

Transfer Students may choose to attend either the Sunday, September 23rd or Monday, September 24th Orientation program.

What to Expect

Schedule and Content

Transfer Student Orientation is designed to provide you with critical information about getting connected to Sixth College and being successful here at UC San Diego. Sessions cover various topics, including Academic Advising, diversity at Sixth, expectations for student conduct and academic integrity, the transfer student experience (panel), and opportunities for student involvement and leadership.  


Transfer Student 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).


Transfer Student Orientation is for transfer students newly enrolled in Sixth College for the upcoming fall quarter. Guests cannot be accommodated for any part of the orientation program, including meals. 


Please be advised that as of September 1, 2013 UC San Diego is a smoke-free campus. Visit for more information.

Preparing for Your Arrival

For registered attendees:

Final arrival information, including parking and check in, will be emailed out to all confirmed registrants

Please check your UCSD email frequently for information as your Orientation Session date approaches.

Transfer Student Timeline

The Orientation Program consists of two required components:

  • The web-based enrollment process and the mandatory on-campus program.
  • Newly admitted students must review the New Student Site and talk with their major departments when new student enrollment begins. See the timeline below for other important dates and deadlines.

2018 Transfer Student Timeline

From June through September, you will receive emails with important information and approaching deadlines. Be sure to check your UC San Diego email account regularly. Follow the timeline below for important dates and deadlines.

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  • Activate your UCSD email account by visiting All official University correspondence is sent to this account and it is the primary method for delivering information including critical enrollment and orientation information during the coming months.
  • Review your  Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) and the SHIP waiver, if necessary.
  • For those students interested in on-campus housing, please review  The Village at Torrey Pines' website for additional information.

June 1 

  • Accept your Offer of Admission with the UC San Diego Admissions Office.
  • Submit your application for on-campus housing.
  • Go to the  Campus Card Office website for information on how to submit your ID card photo online.

June 14

  • Register for the Mandatory New Transfer Student Orientation Program before August 1 deadline.
  • Review how to contact your major department using the “Graduation and Academic Information” tab in the New Student Site.
  •  If your major department did not post instructions in the "Graduation and Academic Information" tab on this website, or you have not been contacted by your major department, please go to the department's Undergraduate Advisors List for information on how to contact their office in order to plan your schedule.
  • After working with your major advisor to establish your fall schedule, Sixth College academic advisors and major department advisors will be available to answer your questions through Online Advising in the New Student Site.

Early July

  • Request your official high school transcript, college transcripts, and any AP/IB scores are sent to the UC San Diego Admissions office. 
  • Have your IGETC certificate and/or UC Reciprocity letters sent.

July 1

  • Deadline to submit final documents to the UCSD Admissions Office.
    • Office of Admissions and Relations with Schools 
      UC San Diego Student Affairs 
      9500 Gilman Dr., 0021 
      La Jolla, CA 92093-0021

July 31

  • Deadline to complete the online  We Are Tritons program. Failure to do so will result in a hold being placed on your student account that will prevent you from enrolling in classes.
  • View your assigned enrollment appointment time on TritonLink.

August 1

  • Deadline to register for the Mandatory New Transfer Student Orientation Program on the New Student Site.
  • Take the  e-CHUG assessment. 

August 27-September 2

Online enrollment period begins.

September 23 or 24

Mandatory On-campus Sixth College New Transfer Student Orientation Programs (choose one day).

September 24-26

Welcome Week.

September 27

Classes begin.



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