From Provost John Moore

Welcome to Muir

Once again, let me tell you how pleased I am to welcome you to UC San Diego and to John Muir College. You’ve made a great choice in deciding to come to UCSD, and all of us at Muir are here to help you get off to the best possible start, both academically and outside the classroom.

You’ve accomplished a lot to make it to this point, and now you’ve arrived to study in a community of visionaries, innovators and overachievers. In just half a century, UCSD has established itself as one of the premiere research universities in the world, boasting Nobel Prize winners, MacArthur “Genius” Award winners, and more than 80 members of the National Academy of Sciences.

For a variety of reasons, John Muir College is the first choice of many incoming UCSD students:

  • Maximum flexibility to design an academic program that corresponds to your individual interests and goals.
  • A renowned student culture of involvement, whether it be volunteering your time (Muir Volunteer Program), becoming a doctor (Eventual Doctors of Muir), the environment (Muir Environmental Corps), or any of a host of other interests.
  • A professional and dedicated college staff in Academic Advising, Student Affairs, and Residential Life.
  • Beautiful Campus – on the cooler, western side of campus, Muir is close to the beach!

Welcome Week, which begins on September 29, is full of events and activities to familiarize yourself with UCSD and Muir College and to meet the faculty, staff, and other students. I look forward to seeing you at the all-campus Welcome Convocation and dinner on Tuesday, September 30. Don’t miss it!

We’re looking forward to a great time to come!