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Week 2 Fall Quarter

Spotlights • Academic Advising • Events • Job Opportunities • Public Meetings Scholarships • Basic Needs Resources • Commuter Resources • Campus Resources 
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Triton Fest Presents: Roy Wood Jr. & Mike Birbiglia 
A Comedic Discussion of Civic Engagement

Join ROY WOOD JR. (The Daily Show with Trevor Noah) and MIKE BIRBIGLIA (Orange is the New Black, Broad City) for a hilarious discussion on voting and civic engagement!

Join us Firday, October 16th from 7:00pm-8:00pm online!
National Transfer Student Week

At UC San Diego, we love our Triton Transfers! Our transfer students make up about 33% of the undergraduate population and are a valued part of our campus community. We want to celebrate and support the diversity of the transfer student experience. Join in on this celebration! We will be hosting a variety of events and programs all across campus. View our website for the full schedule and to register for your events in advance. Participate in National Transfer Student Week Events and be entered into a drawing to receive a Triton Transfer Gift Package! For every activity you attend, your name will be entered into the drawing.

Join us October 19th - October 23rd!

Additionally, join us for our first Inter-College Transfer Social Hour of the year! Although we may not be able to meet in person, moving virtually can't stop the fun and friendship! For this Transfer Social Hours, take a break and unwind as we play some online board games and meet other transfer students from across different colleges. In your registration you will have an opportunity to help select the board game you would like to play – on the “table” are Codenames, Among Us, and options from Jackbox Games.

Join us Wednesday, October 21st, 5:00pm-7:00pm
Zoom Meeting ID: 970 6996 2093

Homecoming @ Home

Meet up at a fun reunion, cook up tasty treats or try breaking a record with friends. Jump into the Esports Tournament, Zumba your way to a world record or work up a sweat at the Virtual Triton 5K. Dance the night away at the Virtual Triton Tailgate Party and bring your spirit to the ultimate Homecoming pep rally!

For more details check out Homecoming @ Home! and make sure to Register now!

Tritons Vote!  

By signing up on UCSD’s TurboVote site, you’ll always know when elections are happening, and have the information you need to vote with confidence. Sign up for election reminders via text and/or email. You can also start the voter registration or re-registration process (perhaps you have a new address or a party affiliation change!) and apply for an absentee ballot.

Return to Learn Program: COVID-19 Screening

Are you staying on campus during the academic year? Stay up to date with the Return to Learn Fall Plan, CA Covid Notify, Q&A: Covid spread, testing/screening and more! Click here for more details.

Important San Diego Announcement: Face Mask Required

Starting May 1st, all people in San Diego are required to wear face masks in public and within 6 feet of another person. While this order is in effect, this does not substitute any other forms of health guidelines. Keep washing your hands, follow the stay at home order, and practice social distancing.

Coping with Covid-19

Sixers Engaged Apart
Attention all Sixers! We are happy to introduce our website SEA - Sixers Engaged Apart! Check out our new Sixers Engaged Apart (SEA) website for COVID-19 updates, virtual resources, and more.
COVID-19 Basic Needs Resources

Check out all the available resources to help you get through the COVID-19 pandemic.


The Hub: Emergency Housing: Emergency housing for UCSD students

Together We Rise: Housing Assistance for former youth

YMCA: Transitional housing for 18-24 tear olds in SD

Rent Assistance FinderFind organizations in your area to support

with rent assistance

U-Haul30 days free self-storage


Stimulus Check: Guide to understanding eligibility for stimulus checks

UnemploymentIf you have lost your job because of COVID-19 you could be eligiblefor unemployment


COVID-19 Student ReliefEmergency funding to higher education students

Short Term Loan UCSDEmergency $500-$1000 available once per quarter

The Hub: COVID-19 Special Relief Fund FormFor those experiencing a financial crisis either related to loss of wages or other financial need impacts


Hope Scholars Grocery Gift Cards: Available upon request to Hope Scholars students

The Hub: Triton Food PantryFood available to UCSD undergrads and grads on campus and via the new mobile pantry

Feeding San DiegoLocations of various food distribution sites and their eligibility

San Diego Food BankLocations for free food distribution across the county

CalFreshApply to get up to $194 a month per household member on an EBT

card. Assistance available via The Hub

Just In TimeBasic needs for foster youth and other crucial services

SD Unified School DistrictFind free meals provided for children while schools are closed


Transportation & Technology

Echoes of Hope
Resources for current and former foster youth,low-income, and at-risk youth, between theages of 13-30: bus gift cards, grocery, housing

Low Cost Internet Access: Affordable internet through Comcast

iFoster: Technology devices to former foster youth

Enterprise Rent a Car: Reduced prices and age minimum for rentals



Academic Advising


To access walk-in advising, please log into the Virtual Advising Center. An announcement at the top of the homepage will include additional instructions. If you need additional support or instructions, please call our remote front desk at 858-534-9001.


Socially Responsible Tritons - GBM #1
Introducing Socially Responsible Tritons (SRT), a new student org at UCSD! We focus on having discussions on ethical issues in various STEM fields and promoting curriculum change on campus.

Join us for our first GBM Monday, October 12th at 5 PM to learn more about SRT and our Fall plans!

Phi Beta Lambda Fall Recruitment 2020
Phi Beta Lambda, also known as Future Business Leaders of America, is a pre-professional student organization belonging to the national FBLA-PBL community. Although we have Greek letters, we are not a fraternity and are open to all majors and years. You won’t want to miss the workshops, speaker nights, networking events, inter-organizational socials, mentorship program, and membership development program that all comes with being a part of UCSD PBL—especially during turbulent times such as these.

Join us Monday, October 12th - Sunday, October 18th on zoom

Kappa Alpha Pi Fall 2020 Recruitment
Pre-Law student? Interested in becoming a lawyer, or wanting to find a profession in the legal field? Then come meet Kappa Alpha Pi, UCSD's Premier Pre-Law, Co-Ed Fraternity! We're a Pre-Professional Fraternity dedicated to serving the Pre-law community at UCSD, fostering pre-law professionals in a majority STEM school. If you're interested in becoming a member, or would like to learn more about our free workshops and events, then please join us for our recruitment week! The first event starts on Monday, October 12th, and the last event is on Friday, October 16th. More details are on our Facebook Event Page! Can't wait to see all y'all there!
Check out our Facebook Page here for more information!
Contact or 661-212-6012
 about questions or more information!

Mindfulness & Meditation Meeting #1
Hello! We are a new org on campus and our goal is to provide a safe space for students who interested in meditation and mindfulness guided by POC especially focusing on stress and anxiety. We are hosting our first meeting this Tuesday, October 13th at 9:00pm. Check us out on our IG: @mindfulnessmeditationucsd

Join us for our first meeting Tuesday, October 13th at 9 PM to learn more about Mindfulness & Meditation!

Follow our Facebook  & Instagram to stay updated and learn more!

I-House Language Conversation Tables
Virtual Hosts Wanted!
I-House Language Conversation Tables Virtual Hosts Wanted! Student volunteers will share a language they know with other students in a fun group setting


Tuesdays, 5:00-6:00pm (PST), October 13-December 1
Co-Curricular Record (CCR)-eligible opportunity


STEMtorship Network
The STEMtorship Network program is intended to create space where gender marginalized undergraduate students can connect and build community within the larger context of STEM as a male dominated field. Students who complete all aspects of the program can receive CCR credit. We use the term “gender marginalized” to recognize the impact of sexism on many communities including, but not limited to, transgender women, cisgender women, transgender men, non-binary individuals, and gender non-conforming individuals.

We will be hosting an Info Session on Oct 14th 4-5pm (pst). 

Microtomes Grantathon Info Session 
Come learn about Grantathon! In teams of 3-5 students, undergraduates from any major will compete in a “Hackathon-style” event to write an NSF grant style research proposal and present their work to a panel of UCSD faculty and researchers. First place: $1000 Second: $500 Third: $200 Fourth: $100.

Join us Wednesday, October 14th from 7:00-8:00pm PST. 

Electing the President
The question of the National Popular Vote versus the electoral vote is consistently a topic of intense discussion and debate during an election year. In this timely panel series, hear from experts Jeanne Brown, Derek Cressman, Miranda McGowan and Mary Thompson as they examine and analyze the National Popular Vote.

Join us at this FREE event Wednesday, October, 14th from 6:00pm-7:30pm over zoom!

 Out of the Woods ISPO Resource Fair
Welcome to our Out of the Woods ISPO Resource Fair! We have brought together different campus departments, student organizations and off-campus vendors that are relevant to the international student experience at UC San Diego!

Join us Thurdsay, October 15th at 5:00pm-8:00pm

Urm Journey Through Science
Are you interested in attending Cornell University for your PhD? Come to this information session where you can connect to a former UC San Diego alumni and Cornell faculty about entering a PhD program in the life sciences fields at Cornell. Free swag will be sent to participants!

Join us October 15, 2020 at 5:00pm PST on zoom!

Voices Leadership Program Info Session
The VOICES Leadership program creates space for students to learn leadership skills grounded in an intersectional feminist framework. Students who complete all aspects of the program can receive CCR credit. The Women’s Center will be hosting an info session on Oct 16th @ 3pm (pst).

Join us Friday, October 16th @3:00pm 

 Triton Networking: Business Industry 
Mark your calendars, Triton Networking: Business Industry is coming up soon! Join us on Oct 21st (4pm-6pm) and talk to recruiters and alumni in industries such as consulting, finance, marketing, and technology. This is an opportunity to have an engaging conversation with recruiters and alumni and learn about the companies you're interested in. RAFFLE FOR 1 on 1 CALLS WITH RECRUITER/ALUMNI Participants will have the opportunity to be entered into a raffle for 15-minute coffee chats (online 1 on 1 calls) with industry professionals. The event is capped at 250 students, so RSVP on Handshake now to secure your spot now!

Join us Wednesday, Oct 21st from 4:00pm-6:00pm!

Fall First-Gen Events
Let’s Get Real about Imposter Syndrome Join us as we discuss the ways Imposter Syndrome might show up in your collegiate experience. We will share stories and strategies for working through Imposter Syndrome as a community.
Join us Wednesday, October 14th, 5:00pm-6:30pm
Zoom Meeting ID: 920 3161 8960
Learn more about the event here!
Register now!
The Role of Self-Care and Collective Care College and life demands a lot of us. The list of items you are attending to can go on and on. Join us as we discuss the importance of both self and collective care. We will share strategies and resources.
Join us Tuesday, November 10th, 12:30pm-1:30p
Zoom Meeting ID: 980 6756 0564
Learn more about the event here!
Register now!
Black Women's Collective
Join us (virtually) for conversations about our experiences as Black women & femmes and connect with others on campus.

 We will meet even week Thursdays from 3:30-5:00pm; stop by when you can and stay for as long as you want.

Women Writing History Project
Join the Women's Center for Women Writing History: A Coronavirus Journaling Project, inspired by the National Women's History Museum's Women Writing History Project. We invite women, nonbinary, and gender non-conforming people in the UC San Diego community to journal and share their experiences of life during the pandemic.

Follow us on our project Instagram @ucsdwcjournal for daily journaling prompts and to stay connected to the project.

I-House Monday Cooking
Participants share ingredients lists and instructions on how to make their favorite dishes I-House posts the content in regular Monday segments
Welcome to UCSD - Buddy Program
Sign up to our program to find a buddy in our virtual quarter! This program is open to all classes and is a way for incoming freshmen and transfers to meet new people in school based on majors and interests!
Contact if you have questions!

Click here to sign up!

Urban Design Challenge 2020 University Center Experience Survey
Campus Planning wants to hear from you! In preparation for the kick-off of the Urban Design Challenge 2020, focused on improving circulation and mobility in the University Center, we are working to gather data from any experiences you’ve had in our study area. 
Please fill out our University Center experience survey at
If you have any questions, please visit or contact
Urban Design Challenge 2020: University Center Interim Mobility Plan

Campus Planning, Transportation Services, and the Young Planners’ Society would like to invite you to join our University Center Interim Mobility Plan Urban Design Challenge

The Urban Design Challenge will run from October through December and will generate ideas to create an Interim Mobility Plan for the University Center. This Design Challenge seeks to develop and implement a temporary plan to improve wayfinding from the Trolley, improve safety, and create a bicycle and pedestrian-oriented environment throughout University Center. All aspects of the event will be completed virtually. You will receive an email to confirm your registration status after you complete the registration form.

Triton Tools and Tidbits Podcast

How can we as a campus community support each other, and our students, to succeed in this unique environment? What tools do students need to succeed in an era of physical distancing? How can students maintain connectivity to their networks in a remote environment, sustaining a sense of community while in a non-traditional campus environment? Every Thursday, Triton Tools and Tidbits seeks to answer these questions while highlighting resources available to students across Student Affairs units and the UC San Diego campus community. Visit the website to listen and subscribe!


Every Thursday online

Click on the website link for more details
Health Promotion Services
Want to spend time doing activities that are fun and engaging? CAPS and the Zone are here to provide you events that will keep you active and have a good time!
Check out the link below to view upcoming events!
Learn More

Job Opportunities

Check Back Later!

Public Meetings

Sixth College Student Council (SCSC)
Thursdays, 5:15pm Online Meeting, please contact us for updates and meeting link if available
Website | Facebook
  Sixth College CoBoard
Mondays, 7:00pm Online Meeting, please contact us for updates and meeting link if available
Website | Facebook

Check Back Later For More Updates!


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Basic Needs Resources

Commuter Resources

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Campus Resources

iCafé – Your Passport to Culture!
Travel the world with []ICafé! Join us Fridays at noon when we explore a different country each week. No passport, no facemask, no cost! Enjoy cultural ambassadors sharing about their countries, play Travel Trivia, enjoy the Cook Club, and have fun with sports and fitness in our Global Playground. Win prizes!
No passport, no facemask, no cost! #icafe
This week we travel to Indonesia!

Join us Friday, October 16th from 12:00-1:00pm on zoom!
Prizes? Of course!

Fun Perk: I hour CCR credit for students each Friday!



Learn more about iCafe here!

Register now!

Follow us on Facebook here!

Cross Cultural Center
Follow UC San Diego's Cross Cultural Center on instagram, facebook, e-news, and youtube!
Tele Medicine Visits with SHS Providers
Now available! Free with SHIFT/RAFT. Call (858) 534-3300 to set a date and time. Download the MyChart app to your smart phone or tablet.
Triton2Go Mobile Ordering App and Reusable Container Program
Housing, Dining and Hospitality is excited to launch the all-new Triton2Go, a mobile ordering app and reusable container program! APP: Place your order and receive an alert when it is ready for pick up. Plus, secret menu items! Starting Oct. 5, all to-go meals in HDH dining locations will be served in reusable containers.
Access UC Path
Are you a New Student Employee?​ Access UCPath and Ecotime​.
UCPath is UC San Diego's human resources and payroll system. Access UCPath to review your personal information and enroll in direct deposit. Ecotime is UC San Diego's timekeeping system. Access Ecotime to complete your timecards by the deadline in order to get paid on time.

Learn more about UC Path here!

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