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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 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 and at UC San Diego. 

This year we are offering two mandatory online sessions to choose from: Monday, September 28th or Tuesday, September 29th

It is critical that you adhere to the timeline below in order to ensure a smooth transition to UC San Diego. This timeline provides information regarding registration for the Sixth College on-campus orientation, and a detailed list of steps you will need to follow to receive academic advising and to successfully enroll in courses for the fall quarter. 

Please note: Sixth College reserves the right to use any photograph/video taken at Orientation, without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video. Sixth College may use the photograph/video in publications or other media material produced, used or contracted by Sixth College including but not limited to: websites, brochures, invitations, newspapers, magazines, etc.

To ensure the privacy of individuals and children, images will not be identified using full names or personal identifying information without written approval from the photographed subject, parent or legal guardian


Students will be able to register for the Online Transfer Student Orientation on the College Orientation Registration site in mid-May. The program is comprised of two mandatory components:

  • Online Orientation Modules from September 21 - 25.
  • Virtual Student programming on Monday, September 28th, OR Tuesday, September 29th.

The Orientation fees will be charged to your student account and should appear sometime during September or October.

Students will be sent instructions to their UCSD email address on how to access the online Orientation Modules 1-2 weeks before. 

Class registration does NOT take place during Orientation.

Transfer Students can choose to attend one of the following Online Orientation Sessions: Monday, September 28th, OR Tuesday, September 29th.

What to Expect

Schedule and Content

Online Transfer Student Orientation is designed to provide you with critical information about getting connected to Sixth College and being successful here at UC San Diego. Modules 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.  


Please be advised that as of September 1, 2013, UC San Diego is a smoke-free campus. Visit for more information.

Transfer Student Timeline

2020 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.

When What
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  • Activate your UCSD email account by visiting All official University correspondence is sent to this account and it is the primary method for delivering information including critical enrollment and orientation information during the coming months.
  • Review your Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) and the SHIP waiver, if necessary.
  • For those students interested in on-campus housing, please review Housing website for additional information.

June 15 

  • Register for one of the two Transfer Student Orientations held on
  • Monday, September 28 OR Tuesday, September 29. Attending the Transfer Student Orientation Program 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 New Triton Advising 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 New Triton Advising, 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 only be available to answer your questions through the Virtual Advising Center (VAC) "Ask a Question" Tab. *Please note that over the summer only online advising is available as Advisors will not be able to take appointments.
  • Go to the Campus Card Office website for information on how to submit your ID card photo online.

*Please note that over the summer only online advising is available as Advisors will not be able to take appointments.

July 1

  • Deadline to submit your official transcript to UC San Diego Admissions at:
    • Office of Admissions and Relations with Schools
      UC San Diego Student Affairs
      9500 Gilman Dr., 0021
      La Jolla, CA 92093-0021
Transcripts will post to your academic history on TritonLink by the end of August

July 31

  • Login into Tritonlink to find your enrollment appointment time.
  • Deadline to register for the mandatory Transfer Student Orientation without $25 late fee. 

August 10-16

  • Online enrollment period: All new transfer students will have enrollment appointments randomly assigned between August 10 - 16.
Please note that you cannot change your enrollment appointment time. No exceptions can be made. Enrollment will open for all students beginning on August 18.

September 21- 25

Online Orientation Modules

September 28 OR September 29

Students choose one day to attend the mandatory online Transfer Student Orientation

September 28-29

October 1

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

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