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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 in-person sessions on Monday, September 19, 2022. Please note that Orientation dates are tentative and are subject to change. Students are required to attend only one session.


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 online 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 Transfer Student Orientation on the College Orientation Registration site in mid-June. The program is comprised of two mandatory components:

  • Mandatory Online Sixth College Orientation Modules from September 7-18, 2022.
  • Mandatory In-Person Sixth College Transfer Student Orientation Programming on Monday, September 19, 2022.*
    • *Please note that Orientation dates are tentative and are subject to change. Students are required to attend only one session.

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 UC San Diego email address on how to access the online Orientation Modules 1-2 weeks before. 

Class registration does NOT take place during Orientation.

What to Expect

Schedule and Content

The 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.


Students who have a housing contract will need to contact Housing, Dining, and Hospitality for more detailed move-in information. 


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

Transfer Student Timeline

2022 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 UC San Diego 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 the Housing website for additional information.

June 15 

  • Go to the Campus Card Office website for information on how to submit your ID card photo online.
  • The COMPASS Pre-Orientation site opens! Complete the online module before the July 29 deadline.
  • The College Orientation Registration site opens! Register for one of the two Transfer Student Orientations held on Monday, September 19 before the July 29 deadline. After this date, a $25 late fee may be assessed. 
    • Attending the Transfer Student Orientation Program is mandatory and essential to your success at UC San Diego.
  • The New Triton Advising site opens! Input your Academic Information by July 1. You can begin contacting your major department academic advisor and college academic advisor.
    • 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.

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 29

August 1

  • Deadline to submit your ID card photo online to the Campus Card Office.
  • Deadline to complete the Online Training Programs through EverFi that have been assigned to you on Tritonlink. Failure to do so will result in a hold being placed on your student account that will prevent you from enrolling in classes.

August 2

  • Login into Tritonlink to find your enrollment appointment time

August 17-19 & August 22-25

  • Online enrollment period: All new transfer students will have enrollment appointments randomly assigned between August 17-19, and their second pass enrollment between August 22-25
  • It is imperative that you enroll during your appointment time; otherwise, you may not be able to secure seats in classes.
  • Please note that you cannot change your enrollment appointment time. No exceptions can be made. Enrollment will open for all students beginning on August 26.

September 7-18

  • Mandatory Online Sixth College Transfer Student Orientation Modules

September 19*

  • Mandatory In-Person Sixth College Transfer Student Orientation Programming
    • *Please note that Orientation dates are tentative and are subject to change. Students are required to attend only one session.

September 19-23

September 22

  • Classes begin!

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