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Sixth College Parent and Family Orientation

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

Parent and Family Orientation is your opportunity to get to know Sixth College staff and resources that are available to you and your student while they are at UC San Diego. 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!

This year, we will be offering an online orientation program that includes Q&A panels, webinars, and meet and greets throughout the summer. Our team is hard at work crafting a meaningful experience for families, so we appreciate your patience as we finalize the details of this year's program.

**Photo taken at Orientation 2019

COMPASS Pre-Orientation Module

Parents and family members of Sixth College students are invited to participate in COMPASS, UC San Diego's online pre-orientation module experience. This self-paced online module covers topics ranging from the Academic Experience, Student Life, University Living, and much more. To create an account and begin viewing content, visit, click on "Parent or Family Member" for the login type to create an account and get started!

Parent & Family Orientation Webinars



In preparation to welcome you to our community, the Provost, Deans, and senior management of Sixth College will be hosting the “Six Dimensions of Sixth'' live presentation on August 31, 2021 from 11:30am - 12:30pm. During the webinar, we cover the different units at Sixth College and how they will support your student at UC San Diego. The recording of the presentation will also be available on this website after the presentation.

Click here to view the recording of this session.



Your student must first register for the First-Year Student Orientation and then they will be prompted to input your name and email address. Once they submit this information, we will be sending you an email with further instructions on registration and Parent and Family Orientation details.

To register for the Sixth College Six Dimensions of Sixth webinar, click here.


There will be no cost for Parent and Family Orientation at this time.

What to Expect

Schedule and Content

The Orientation Team is hard at work crafting a meaningful and informative online experience for families and are in the process of finalizing dates, times, and the content we will be offering. Participants can expect to meet our wonderful professional staff members, Q&As with current UC San Diego students, webinars designed by the various UC San Diego offices and departments, virtual meet and greets, and more!

Be sure to check back as we approach Summer for the most up to date information.

What You'll Need

We are still in the process of finalizing our online orientation, but at minimum, you will need a stable internet connection.

Be sure to check back as we approach Summer for the most up to date information.

Important Contacts

Contact Us

Office Hours


Pepper Canyon Hall (map),
2nd Floor

Mailing address:
Sixth College
UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
Mail Code 0054
La Jolla, CA 92093-0054