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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. 

Orientation will provide you with the knowledge and campus connection necessary to begin navigating your first year at UC San Diego.  All incoming students are required to complete all components as directed.

New Student Orientation In-Person Session
The 2023 New Student Orientation In-Person Sessions will be held in September and your attendance is required. Check below for dates and times. Students only need to attend one (1) session. Choose your date by visiting the College Orientation Registration site (UCSD login credentials required) by July 28.

First-Year Student Orientation In-Person Sessions

  • Thursday, September 21, 2023 - 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, September 22, 2023 - 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 24, 2023 - 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 26, 2023 - 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Transfer Student Orientation In-Person Sessions

  • Wednesday, September 20, 2023 - 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Monday, September 25, 2023 - 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Orientation Registration is available May 15 for First-Year Students and June 15 for Transfer Students.  Please visit your Enrollment Checklist for more information.

New Student Orientation FAQ

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Click here for directions to campus. Please note road closures may occur due to ongoing construction.  Additional details are still being determined.  Please check back regularly for updated information.


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. A fee waiver application will be emailed to your UCSD email account in August.

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

Information about Parents & Families Payment Help:


If you have a disability and need accommodations please let us know by email at 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 to get information about resources available at UC San Diego.

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