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2021 NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION

We are excited to welcome you to the John Muir College Family!  Your Orientation is your formal introduction to your new environment as a member of the UC San Diego and John Muir College community.  Orientation provides you with the opportunity to meet other students beginning their academic career, interact with Muir College staff, and meet people who serve as important resources as you create your undergraduate experience. The program consists of three parts:

PART I: COMPASS - Online Pre-Orientation for new admits (April through July)
PART II: Asynchronous Modules via Canvas (late August through early September)
PART III: New Student Orientation (September - see below)

Together, these pieces will provide you with the knowledge and campus connection necessary to navigate your first year at UC San Diego.  All incoming students are expected to complete all components.

COMPASS for Admitted Students
Please complete your online pre-orientation by July 30, 2021. Click HERE to access COMPASS now.

Canvas Virtual Pre-Orientation Models
Please complete your virtual pre-orientation modules from August 25, 2021, to September 10, 2021. Link coming soon.

Options for New Student Orientation
The 2021 New Student Orientation will, at this time, be a combination of virtual presentations and optional in-person component should University, county, and state guidelines permit. Please note that these times are subject to change.

Session Date  Session Day Virtual Components Optional In-Person Components
September 13, 2021 Monday 9:15AM-11:30AM and 1:30PM-5:00PM

8:15AM-9:00AM, 11:30AM-1:30PM and 5:00PM-7:00PM

September 14, 2021 Tuesday 9:15AM-11:30AM and 1:30PM-5:00PM

8:15AM-9:00AM, 11:30AM-1:30PM and 5:00PM-7:00PM

September 15, 2021 Wednesday 9:15AM-11:30AM and 1:30PM-5:00PM

8:15AM-9:00AM, 11:30AM-1:30PM and 5:00PM-7:00PM

September 16, 2021 Thursday 9:15AM-11:30AM and 1:30PM-5:00PM

8:15AM-9:00AM, 11:30AM-1:30PM and 5:00PM-7:00PM

September 17, 2021 (for transfer students)

Friday 9:15AM-11:30AM and 1:30PM-5:00PM

8:15AM-9:00AM, 11:30AM-1:30PM and 5:00PM-7:00PM

September 20, 2021 (for transfer students)

Monday 9:15AM-11:30AM and 1:30PM-5:00PM 8:15AM-9:00AM, 11:30AM-1:30PM and 5:00PM-7:00PM

 

Orientation Registration is now available.  Please proceed to College Orientation Registration and register for your Orientation sessions by July 30, 2021. 

New Student Orientation FAQ

We hope this page contains the resources and answers you are looking for.  If not, please contact us at jmcorientation@ucsd.edu and we'll help you out!

HOW DO I GET TO MUIR?

Click here for directions to campus. Please note that we are anticipating road closures due to construction. We will have signage leading from the designated parking lot to Muir College.  Additional details are still being determined.  Please check back regularly for updated information.

WHEN DO I PAY FOR ORIENTATION?

Students: Orientation will be billed along with your Fall Quarter’s tuition which is available on TritonLink in September.  Payment for Fall quarter is DUE in late September. 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:
http://www.ucsd.edu/current-students/finances/billing-payment/help.html 

Information about Parents & Families Payment Help: http://www.ucsd.edu/parents-families/money-matters/payment-help.html

WHAT IF I NEED ACCOMODATIONS?

If you have a disability and need accomodations please let us know by email at jmcorientation@ucsd.edu. We will make the appropriate arrangements if possible.

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

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