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Welcome back Sixers! Let's start the new year strong with these upcoming events and prep for Spirit Night!

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Week 2 Winter Quarter

Spotlights • Academic Advising • Events • Job Opportunities • Public Meetings Scholarships • Basic Needs Resources • Commuter Resources • Campus Resources 
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UCSD Spirit Night

Show that you are a proud triton by cheering on the UCSD basketball team against Cal Poly Pomona! Don't forget to show off that Sixth spirit!

Join us on Thursday January 16th at the RIMAC



Chalk The Walk

Hosted by Athletics, come and make a chalk painting for Sixth College at Monday's Chalk the Walk, a campus-wide chalking competition. Then, help create a unifying art piece with all our fellow colleges on Tuesday. Both of these events will be taking place on Library Walk and will last from the morning until 3 pm. Any art you make will count toward Cup of Cheer points for Sixth College during Spirit Night. For more information, check out the @Sixth College Student Council Facebook page.

Join us on January 13th to 14th at the Library Walk



Can't Buy Me Spirit!

Create a blue, gold, and glow-in-the-dark tie-dye shirt to show your Triton Pride at Spirit Night this year! Take some fun pictures at an 80's style photo booth, plus a free shirt provided. For more information, check out the @Sixth College Student Council Facebook page.

Join us on Tuesday January 14th, 2020 from 5-7PM at the Dogghouse



Great Gatsby Snowball

Enjoy free food, live music, and play with REAL snow at this 1920's themed event where you'll get a chance to meet King Triton!

Join us on Wednesday January 15th, 2020 from 6-8PM at the Dogghouse



Pre-Tailgate Tailgate

Join your fellow Sixers as we make some DIY spirit gear and get ready for the Spirit Night tailgate and basketball game at RIMAC! A reminder that the first 75 students to attend the events Can't Buy Me Spirit!, Gatsby's Great Snowball, the Pre-Tailgate Tailgate, and check-in at the Spirit Night tailgate win a free sweatshirt.

Join us on Thursday January 16th, 2020 at 5:30 PM at the Lodge Quad.



Commuter Sixers! We Want to Hear From You!

Want to improve your college experience as a commuter student? We can help! Fill out this survey to help us learn how we can best serve you




UC San Diego Tritons - We Would Like to Hear Your Voice!

The results from this survey will provide ideas to make the outdoor public spaces on campus more active and dynamic with a wide range of programs and events. Participation in this survey is voluntary.

Take the survey!



Apply to be an Orientation Leader!

Are you looking for a rewarding leadership and employment opportunity? Join the Legacy and apply to be an Orientation Leader! Orientation Leaders develop public speaking and group facilitation skills, a greater campus knowledge, and build connections with staff, current students, and incoming students and their families, plus much more!

UPDATE: Join us on an incoming info session on Instagram (@sixthcollege) Tuesday January 14th, 2020 from 2:30-4:30 PM

Applications accepted through here until Thursday January 16th, 2020. Contact if you have any questions.



MLK Day of Service and Parade

In honor of Martin Luther King jr., join Sixth College in his celebration through these following events.

Day of Service (Saturday, January 18, 9am - 1:30pm at Mission Bay High School)

Parade (Sunday, January 19, 2-4pm in Downtown San Diego along the Embarcadero) Transportation available to and from the parade for all students.

Registration is required to partake in these events. Visit the website below to stay updated on registration, event details, and transportation information.

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College Bowl

Put your knowledge to the test! Compete with other Sixers in a trivia game to win prizes and compete with students from other colleges. Register before February to reserve your spot.

Register here!



 Triton Fest Presents: Area 2020

The future awaits at Triton Fest Presents: AREA 2020! Kick off the new year with futuristic space party in Town Square offering free food, laser tag, and DIY stations. Event is open to current UC San Diego undergraduate and graduate students with valid school ID. To 2020 and beyond!

Come out to UCSD Town Square on Saturday January 18th from 7-11PM

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Sixth Lunar New Year Celebration

Join Outreach and Co-board as we celebrate the Lunar New Year! Come enjoy free food and learn to make dumplings, do calligraphy, decorate paper fans, and lots more!

Join us on Friday January 24th from 6PM-7:30PM at Sixth College Dogghouse

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UCSD Sibling Day!

Spend a day with your sibling here at UCSD and join some of the events held by the university! Register here by Friday January 31st.

Siblings Day will be held Saturday February 8th from 9AM-3PM. See you there!




APIMEDIA Community Time!
The Asian Pacific Islander Middle Eastern Desi American (APIMEDIA) Program invites all to come together, learn, and hang out in a safe and open environment

Come out to the Dogghouse from 4pm-6pm on every Wednesday. This week, get free candy and blue books!

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Academic Advising

Located at The Hub in Pepper Canyon Hall (2nd floor) (Website)

Have a question but can't walk in? Use our Virtual Advising Center! Open 24/7.
You can also contact us by phone at (858) 534-9001



Join Global Ties through ENG100D or ENG 100L
Join Global TIES through ENG 100D and ENG 100L this Winter 2020! Register for ENG 100D and/or ENG 100L on WebReg and fulfill Sixth Upper Division Practicum Requirements.
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Jacobs' Journal Winter 2020 Recruitment
Are you interested in science, engineering, or journalism? Curious about the myriad of undergraduate student projects across UCSD? We are Jacobs' Journal, a NEW engineering research journal on campus, designed to showcase original student work and research, and applications are currently OPEN for winter quarter recruitment! We are looking to recruit staff writers, editors, and review board members as well as executive positions (Secretary). Applications are LIVE here!

Apply by Wednesday January 22nd at 11:59PM

Contact Trisha Ngyuen at if you have any questions!

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10th Annual Integrity Award Nominations
Each year, UC San Diego recognizes campus community members who have made substantial contributions to academic, research or professional integrity. Please consider nominating a UC San Diego community member or department/unit for the 2020 Integrity Awards here. Honorees will be recognized at our 10th Annual Integrity Awards Ceremony on April 15, 2020.

Nominate a UCSD member by Tuesday January 20th at 9AM

Contact if you have any questions!


Winter Engineers On The Green
Come check out Winter EOTG! This event will take place during Week 2 on Monday, January 13th in Warren Mall from 1PM to 5PM. This will be great opportunity to learn more about the different engineering organizations on campus and how you can get involved. Not to mention, we will be providing FREE food. So come eat, socialize, and have fun with us at the event!

Monday January 13th at Warren Mall from 1PM to 5PM

Contact if you have any questions!

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Passport to Culture: Vietnam
Earn your passport and "travel" to Vietnam! Learn more about life & culture from current students who have lived and studied in various regions of the world. Enjoy a taste of traditional food from the highlighted region each week! If you'd like to share your own experiences in Vietnam, please sign up here.

Thursday January 16th at International House (ERC) from 3PM to 4PM

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Hard Hack
HARD HACK registration is OPEN! This year you'll interact with representatives from Northrop Grumman, Texas Instruments, and many more to be announced very soon. We will be offering more hardware and of course there will be free food and lots of swag! Don't know anything about hardware? No problem- this is a great opportunity to learn something new from fellow ECE students with industry experts who will be on site mentoring you throughout the hack!!! All majors, grad/undergrad are welcome to participate.
Wednesday January 17th (6PM) to January 18th (10PM) at Price Center West Ballroom

Register Here!

Have any questions? Submit your questions here!
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International Students Preparing for Grad School 
Are you an International Student interested in applying to Graduate school, but don’t know how to go through the process? Come to our interactive workshop and learn from Staff and other students applying to graduate school while enjoying some pizza and soda.

Wednesday January 22nd at Thurgood Marshall Room Price Center from 12:30PM to 1:30PM

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Cross-Cultural Center's Winter Involvement Fair
Are you looking to get involved? Join us at the Cross-Cultural Center's Winter Involvement Fair! There will be snacks, school supplies, and giveaways, as well as the chance to decorate your own tote bag. Meet student org leaders, and get to know some valuable departments on campus!

Thursday January 23rd at the Cross-Cultural Center from 3Pm to 5PM

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Men's Basketball: UCSD vs. Cal Poly Pomona | UCSD vs. CSU San Bernardino
Show your school spirit and support Men's Basketball as they go head to head with other colleges in these upcoming games. Let's go Tritons! Click here for ticket information.
UCSD vs. Cal Poly Pomona: Thursday December 16th at 7:30PM at RIMAC Arena

UCSD vs. CSU San Bernardino: Saturday January 18th at 7:30PM at RIMAC Arena
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Women's Basketball: UCSD vs. Cal Poly Pomona | UCSD vs. CSU San Bernardino
Show your school spirit and support Women's Basketball as they go head to head with other colleges in these upcoming games. Let's go Tritons! Click here for ticket information.
UCSD vs. Cal Poly Pomona: Thursday December 16th at 5:30PM at RIMAC Arena

UCSD vs. CSU San Bernardino: Saturday January 18th at 5:30PM at RIMAC Arena
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BRC Change-a-thon
The BRC, in collaboration with The Basement, is hosting a change- a -thon with the intention of facilitating a creative problem solving incubator with a focus on the Black experience. Sign up here.

Saturday February 1st at the Basement from 9AM to 9PM 

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Move Your Body, Tone Your Mood
Learn basic mindful movements to reduce stress and improve mood!
Every Monday, from 10am-10:45am at the Zone next to Jamba Juice.
Learn more about the Zone






Gay Men's Relationship Forum
Join us for conversation and connection. This community forum addresses relationships, sexual health, community building and more.
Every Monday, from 2:30pm-4pm at the Women's Center Small group Room
Contact if you have any questions! 




Outreach Trivia Night
Venture over to Muir to meet new people and test your knowledge of various trivia categories! Each week one category will highlight California, another state and another country and the other three categories are miscellaneous! Free entry to all UCSD students and prizes for the winning team. Come with friends or by yourself to join a team of four!

Want to sponsor Outreach Trivia and spread awareness about your department/org? Sign up

Every Tuesday, from 7pm-8pm at Muir Woods Coffee House
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Learning Conversation Tables (TLC)
Come learn a new language by conversing with a host in a casual setting.
Every Tuesday, from 5pm-6pm at the Great Hall at International House.
Contact if you have any questions! 
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Asian American Community Forum
An informal drop-in group designed for Asian American students to discuss topics relevant to their experiences in a supportive environment. Bring your lunch and join us!
Every odd week on Tuesdays, from 12pm-1pm at the Cross Cultural Center Conference Room.
Contact Dr. Dianna Quach at (858) 534-7710 if you have any questions! 




Black Women's Collective
Join us for conversations about our experiences as Black women and connect with other women on campus. Dinner will be provided.
Every even week on Thursdays, from 5:00pm-6:30pm at the Women's Center
Contact if you have any questions! 




Outside the Box Discussion
Join us for an open dialogue hosted by CAPS and safe space of multiracial/multiethnic and other non-dominant identities to share personal experiences and be heard.
Every odd week on Thursdays, from 5:00pm-6:30pm at the Cross Cultural Center Tranquility Room
Contact if you have any questions! 





Job Opportunities

The Disciplines of Engineering Career Fair (Decaf)

If you want to be among the first students to speak to company representatives at Decaf, mark your calendars for the front-of-line opportunities (F.L.O.) events. Interested in learning more about this event? You can visit our website at for more details, or follow the Facebook page for updates as we approach the event date.

Join us on January 16th from 8AM to 2PM at Price Center Ballrooms (East and West)

Contact if you have any questions

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Apply for the Capital Fellows Program

The Capital Fellows Programs are nationally recognized public policy fellowships offering unique experiences in policy-making and development in each branch of California state government. Fellows work for 10-11 months as full-time, paid staff members in the State Assembly, State Senate, Executive Branch or the Judiciary. The fellowships are administered by the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento, and are an outstanding opportunity for college graduates to engage in public service and prepare for future careers.
    To apply, click here by February 3rd, 2020. Have any questions? Contact the Sacremento State's Center for California Studies at or (916) 278-9606.

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Public Meetings

Sixth College Student Council (SCSC)
Thursdays, 5:15pm Main Conference Room
(2nd Floor of Pepper Canyon Hall)

Website | Facebook

Finance Committee
Wednesdays, 1pm
Main Conference Room
(2nd Floor of Pepper Canyon Hall)

Teal Team Sixth (SCSC Programming Committee)
Wednesday, 6pm
The Dogghouse
Facebook | Contact

Tech Committee
Thursdays, 7pm
Location Varies, Contact on Facebook for Location

Website | Facebook
Sixth College Community Board (CoBoard)
Mondays, 7pm
The Dogghouse

Facebook | Contact



Apply for the Tucker $10,000 award and the Marchick-Rallo $4,000 award
Are you or were a part of UCSD's student governemtn? You are eligible to earn scholarship money through one these two rewards! Click here to apply!

Deadline to apply is January 27, 2020

Contact if you have any questions!

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Grand Challenge Scholars Program
Want to gain professional skills and gain exclusive benefits from your learning?The Grand Challenge Scholars Program is an innovative certificate program for UC San Diego undergraduate students. The program is designed to encourage students to focus their curricular and co-curricular experiences on addressing one or more of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Deadline to apply is January 31, 2020

Contact if you have any questions!

Apply Here


Donald A. Strauss Scholarship Info Session
Global TIES, UC San Diego’s award winning humanitarian engineering, social innovation, and sustainable development program, is hosting an information session to learn about the Donald A. Strauss Scholarship, which awards at least $8,000 for the project and up to $7,000 in scholarship money for project support to sophomore and junior changemakers. Learn more during an upcoming info session. Registration required.
Thursday January 16th, 2020 at  Basement Room 003, Powell-Focht Bioengineering Building from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Deadline to register is January 14th, 2020

Contact Michelle Bautista Layton ( or Nancy Tietge ( if you have any questions!

Register Here


Basic Needs Resources

Winter Break Housing
Need a place to stay over winter break? Whether it’s just a few nights or the whole break, we’ve got you’ve covered! We have worked with local hotels to get a discount block for UCSD students! See the information below. Limited availability. First come, first serve.
Marriot Hotel
  • $89/night
  • Offered 12/14/19 through 12/29/2019 and 1/1/20 to 1/5/20
  • Sign up here!


Hotel Del Mar

  • $80 for single; $90 for double room
  • Offered 12/14/19 through 1/5/20
  • Email & say you're with UCSD!



Holiday Airport Shuttle
Going home for the holidays? Need a ride to the airport? UCSD has a holiday shuttle that can take you to and from the San Diego International Airport. The shuttle costs $5 to use and reservations can be made online. Reservation is required and it is on a first come first serve basis so get yours soon. Click here for more RSVP and general information about shuttle dates and times. Contact if you have any questions



Grocery Shuttle
We are excited to promote a free weekly shuttle service to Convoy and Balboa Ave! You can find various grocery stores like 99 Ranch Market, Balboa International Market, Food 4 Less, Zion Market, Tropical Star Market and Restaurant, and H-Mart. You can learn more about the route and various departure times as well as access several coupons and special offers for UCSD students here.We encourage anyone who is planning on shopping to bring your own grocery bags. See you there! Every Saturday from 12:00pm-7:30pm during Fall, Winter, & Spring Quarter excluding University holidays. Pick up at Mandeville Loop.



Commuter Resources

Sixth College Commuter Lounge
Cook in the kitchen, surf the web on the computers, take advantage in renting a locker, or watch TV. Just swipe your UCSD student ID at the door. Have questions? See the Sixth College Front Desk or contact

Campus Resources

Coffee and Dine with a Prof
Want to get to know a professor, faculty member, or graduate TA better? Get coffee or dinner with them through our Coffee With a Prof or Dine With a Prof program. Pick up a voucher at the Sixth Student Affairs Office, located at the second floor of Pepper Canyon Hall after reading the instructions here.
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