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Transfer Student 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 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 at UC San Diego.

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.

Registration for Orientation itself will be done on the College Orientation Registration (COR) website, which opens June 17, 2024 and closes on July 26, 2024. Orientation consists of three Parts. Each Part is mandatory. Read more about each Part below.

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Part I: Academic Advising Webinar

Your Sixth College Academic Advisors will be going over all of the important tips, deadlines, and information that you need to know about academics here at UC San Diego. We will explain the Sixth College General Education requirements (GE's), how to enroll in courses, where to find information about which courses to enroll in, placement exams, the advising structure at UC San Diego, and important deadlines approaching. We will be offering three of the same webinar at varying times and dates. 

You only need to register and attend one session. Dates and times are listed in the COR website linked above. Attendance is mandatory. If you have not yet activated your UC San Diego Zoom account, please follow the steps under "Getting Started" linked here.

Part II: Online Canvas Modules

You will be assigned asynchronous Orientation modules through Canvas, UC San Diego’s learning management system, in early September. Modules will include basic information about Sixth College and UC San Diego as well as prepare you for Part III of your Orientation experience. It is mandatory that you complete these modules before you attend Part III.

Part III: In-Person Program

Meet your fellow incoming transfer students, get to know your Orientation Leader, and become familiar with campus life! The In-Person Program will provide you with an important introduction to your new Sixth College community. This year, we are offering mandatory in-person sessions September 19 and 24, 2024. Students are required to attend only one session. The following are included:

  • Meet the Provost of Sixth College and learn how the theme of Sixth College will enhance your education.
  • Hear from the Academic Programs staff about the Sixth College Culture, Art, and Technology writing program and how to fulfill the writing requirement from a diverse array of course topics.
  • The Sixth College Student Affairs staff will share information regarding involvement opportunities and co-curricular programs that are designed to enhance your out-of-classroom learning and connection to campus.
  • Get acclimated with the different resources across the UC San Diego campus on a walking tour.
  • Meet and socialize with other Sixth College students!
  • Discover what it means to be a part of the Sixth Community!

Information for On-Campus Residents:

All students who have a contract for on-campus housing will be notified of the move-in process by Housing, Dining, Hospitality (HDH) in late August. You are NOT allowed to move-in on the same day as your Orientation session. If you fail to attend Orientation because of move-in, you will be marked absent and have a hold placed on your account. You will need to complete make-up assignments in order to remove the hold.


Other Important Information:

  • Students will register on a first come, first serve basis. All dates and times are subject to change. Any changes will be communicate through your UC San Diego email.
  • The deadline to register and not incur a $25 late fee is July 26, 2024.
  • If you do not complete all parts of Sixth College Orientation, you will have a hold placed on your account and need to complete make-up assignments in order to remove the hold.

*If you have not registered for an Orientation session, please register on the COR website linked above, before July 26th!

Contact Us

Office Hours


Catalyst Administration Building
Phone: (858) 246-1997
Fax: (858) 822-5999


Mailing address:
Sixth College Orientation
UC San Diego
9685 Scholars Drive North
Mail Code 0054
La Jolla, CA 92093-0054