We offer three, 1-day programs in September before classes begin during which students will have a chance to learn about valuable resources and involvement opportunities specific to the transfer population. In addition students will receive an academic overview to learn about graduation requirements and other academic resources. Online tutorials will be available to teach students about the Fall course enrollment process, including how to choose classes and enroll online, which takes place at the end of August.

Session #101: Wednesday, September 12th
Session #102: Thursday, September 13th
Session #103: Friday, September 14th

Missed us on Transfer Triton Day? Read our Graduation Requirements handout (pdf) or our Transfer Factsheet (pdf).

Topics of Frequently Asked Questions:

Orientation Schedule & Deadlines

July 16th Deadline to sign up for an On-Campus Orientation session without a $25 late fee.

Sep. 12th

On-Campus Orientation*
Sep. 13th On-Campus Orientation*
Sep. 14th On-Campus Orientation*

*Select ONE Orientation Day

Check-In for Orientation begins at 8:30 a.m. The session will end at approximately 3:30 p.m.

How To Register for Transfer Orientation

All newly admitted students will receive an e-mail prompting them to register at the New Student Site. This site will assist you in selecting an Orientation date and prepare you for your first quarter enrollment at UCSD. Please register before the deadline or contact with any questions you may have.

Please note that Muir College's Transfer Orientation Program is only open to registered incoming transfer students. Friends, significant others, and family who accompany students to campus will not be permitted to participate in the Orientation program. Please note that daycare and/or babysitting services are not provided.

We encourage non-student guests to explore the campus on their own or to visit the Triton Center to participate in an organized campus tour with other visitors. The UCSD Price Center also has a number of dining options for visitors.

Changing Sessions & Cancellations

Changing Sessions: The deadline to change your Orientation session is Wednesday, August 31st. You will be charged a one-time late fee of $25 for any session changes made after this date. For any other changes or those made after the deadline, please email with your name, PID, phone number, and change request.  If you do not receive a response within 2 business days please contact the John Muir College Office of Student Affairs at (858) 534-3587.

Cancellation: Since Orientation is mandatory for all students you will be charged for the Orientation program regardless of attendance.

Paying For Orientation

Students: Orientation will be billed along with your Fall Quarter’s tuition which is available on TritonLink in early September.  Payment for Fall quarter is due on September 21, 2018.  If you receive Financial Aid, you will be able to use it towards the Orientation fee as well as your quarterly tuition.

For more information on Student Billing, Direct Deposit, Billing, and Authorized Payer, visit:

Please note: Orientation is mandatory for all Muir College students.  If there is ANY reason you will not be attending Orientation, please contact us as soon as possible at

How do I get there?

Click here for directions to campus.  Look for signs directing you from the campus entrance to the appropriate parking lot.  We will also have signs leading from the parking lot to Orientation check-in.

What about parking?

Complimentary parking permits will be provided by a member from UCSD Parking & Transportation Services at the entrance of [TBD] beginning at 7:15am.  After parking, please follow signs for "Muir College Orientation" to the Orientation Check-In area located in front of McGill Hall.

The parking grace period is from 7:00am-9:00am.  If you arrive on campus before the parking grace periods, you will need to purchase a parking permit so that you do not receive a parking ticket. 

Please note that Muir College is not responsible for parking tickets you might receive.

What if I arrive to campus early for Orientation?

Local Hotel and Lodging Information

Lodging is not available through the Transfer Orientation Program.  All lodging accommodations must be made separately.  For information on local hotels that honor a UCSD discount, please visit the Triton Family Destinations website for a list of UCSD's local hotel partners.

For other hotel options, check out the Muir College website.

What should I bring to Orientation?

  • Directions to campus
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • A light jacket – it’s usually sunny in La Jolla but you will spend a lot of time outdoors
  • Sunscreen
  • A refillable water bottle

What To Expect During Transfer Orientation

Transfer Orientation will take place from 8:30AM to approximately 3:30PM.  Please make arrangements to stay for the entire duration of the program.

Topics covered during the program include:

  • Check-in 8:30 A.M.  Continental breakfast included for registered students
  • Welcome from the Provost, Dean of Academic Advising, and Dean of Student Affairs
  • Student Affairs Overview
  • Lunch (included for registered students)
  • Academic Advising Overview
  • Networking and Making Connections
  • Student Services Fair
  • ... and more! 

Please make arrangements to attend the entire session (8:30am-3:30pm)

Will there be food at Orientation?

Yes!  A breakfast and lunch will be provided during Orientation.

Special Accommodations (Disability, Dietary Restrictions, Allergies, etc.)

If you have a disability, dietary restriction, or allergy please let us know!  We will make the appropriate arrangements if possible.

For special accommodations, please include this information in the comment box of your registration.  You may also contact our office by phone at (858) 534-3587 or by e-mail at  Please include your full name, PID, and phone number along with your request.

For further assistance (as well as assistance during the quarter if need be) please contact the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) to get information about resources available at UC San Diego.

Do I enroll in classes at Orientation?

No, new transfer students will enroll in courses online between August 27th – August 31st.  All students will receive information through E-Advising in mid-August regarding the appropriate courses to enroll in for Fall quarter.

How do I set-up my UCSD e-mail account?

You can set-up your UC San Diego e-mail account online.

Check your UCSD e-mail account often as all correspondence from the University will be sent to this account, including information about Orientation, monthly Orientation Connection newsletters, communication from your student orientation leader (OL), and important updates from the University.

How do I get my Triton ID Card?

All students enrolled for the current school quarter are entitled to a Triton ID Card.  This is your official university ID card, and you are issued just one active card.

Most undergraduate and graduate students may submit their photo electronically to the Campus Card Office.

Please visit the Campus Card Office or their website for more information.

I have another question about Orientation that is not listed here.

Contact the Muir College Transfer Orientation Registration Coordinator by email at or by phone at (858) 534-3587.

Be sure to include your name, PID, and phone number along with your question.

Still haven't found what you're looking for?  Check out the Deadlines and FAQ or send an email to and we'll do what we can to answer your questions or point you in the right direction!

Resources for New Transfer Students

Transfer Orientation