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Welcome to the Muir Family

John Muir College, the second undergraduate college at UCSD, is named after John Muir, the environmentalist, writer, founder of the Sierra Club. While we do not have an academic requirement that students study the environment, we do include environmental issues in the college, Our motto, "celebrating the independent spirit" is inspired by Muir's life, travels, and political activism to change the fabric of the nation.

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A Greeting From Muir College Provost K. Wayne Yang

I would like to welcome all to John Muir College. The John Muir College staff and I are passionate about our our college community values sustainability, diversity, and environmental justice. We encourage you all to take advantage of the many opportunities Muir College offers. You will often find me at MOM or even around the lawns walking our family dog. If you see me please don’t be shy, we are a friendly bunch! I look forward to meeting and working with as many of you as possible.

Muir Updates

New Student Orientation

Welcome Week 2019!

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Muir depends on the generosity of our alumni, parents, and friends to support the activities and programs that have made the college a special place for generations of University of California San Diego students.

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Summer Advising

Walk-In Advising

Our team of Academic Advisors help you make decisions, plan classes, navigate campus deadlines and policies, and connect you to student support services.

Summer Walk-In Hours

Fall 2019 New Students

New student enrollment begins August 26th. Additional seats for incoming students will open by August 26th. Continuing students will not be able to add or drop classes Aug. 26 - Sept. 2.

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Congrats to Muir Class of 2019

Watch the full John Muir College Commencement Ceremony for the graduating class of 2019. This year's Ceremony included speeches from Provost Wayne Yang and graduating student Sinneva Ingrid Stenberg.

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