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 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.
This year's program will be held on Monday, September 25, 2017.
Students will register via NewStudent.ucsd.edu. The Orientation fees wil be charged to your student account and should appear sometime during September or October.
Transfer Student Orientation will be held on Monday, September 25, 2017.
Schedule and Content
Transfer Student Orientation usually begins around 7:15 am, and the formal program concludes just after lunch. There are often optional components that run until about 3:00 pm that transfer students have found to be beneficial. You also have the option of taking care of campus business (Registrar, Campus ID Office, Cashier’s Office, etc.) after lunch.
Transfer Student Orientation is designed to provide you with critical information about getting connected to Sixth 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 http://smokefree.ucsd.edu/ for more information.
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 timline below for other important dates and deadlines.
2016 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.
2017 Transfer Student Timeline coming soon
|Do it NOW||
|June 10||Register for the Transfer Student Orientation Program being held on Friday, September 16, 2016. Attending the Transfer Student Orientation is mandatory and essential to your success at UC San Diego.|
Follow directions posted by your major department in the "Graduation and Academic Information" tab on this website regarding how to contact your major advisor to begin planning your fall schedule.
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 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. Click the "Online Advising" tab on this website to ask questions.
|June 30||Deadline to complete the "My Academic Information" tab on New Student Website.|
Deadline to submit your official transcript to UC San Diego Admissions at:
Office of Admissions and Relations with Schools
|July 31||Deadline to register for the mandatory New Transfer Student Orientation.|
Login to TritonLink to find your course enrollment appointment time.
Online enrollment period: All new transfer students will have enrollment appointments randomly assigned between August 22 - 23 and will be able to enroll until August 27.
After that date, enrollment will STOP and you will not be able to enroll in classes or make changes to your schedule until September 1.
IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU ENROLL DURING YOUR APPOINTMENT TIME AND NO LATER THAN AUGUST 29; OTHERWISE, YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO SECURE SEATS IN CLASSES.
Please note that you cannot change your enrollment appointment time. No exceptions can be made.
|September 16||Attend the mandatory on-campus Transfer Student Orientation program.
Attending the Transfer Student Orientation program is essential to your success at UC San Diego.
|September 19-21||Welcome Week! Visit Welcome Week for more information.|
|September 22||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.