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2022 NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION

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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. The program consists of three parts:

PART I: COMPASS - Online Pre-Orientation for new admits (due in July)
PART II: Online Modules via Canvas (early September)
PART III: New Student Orientation In-Person Session and CARE @ SARC (September)

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 required to complete all components.

COMPASS for Admitted Students
Please complete your online pre-orientation by July 29, 2022. Link can be found on your Triton Checklist.

Canvas Online Orientation Modules
Please complete your online orientation modules beginning September 1. Link will be sent to your UCSD email address.

New Student Orientation In-Person Session and CARE @ SARC
The 2022 New Student Orientation In-Person Sessions and CARE @ SARC will be held in September and your attendance is required. Check below for dates and times.

First-Year Student Orientation In-Person Sessions

  • Friday, September 16, 2022 - 12:45 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 12:45 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Monday, September 19, 2022 - 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Transfer Student Orientation In-Person Sessions

  • Friday, September 16, 2022 - 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Monday, September 19, 2022 - 12:45 p.m. to 5 p.m.

CARE @ SARC (Virtual Program for all sessions listed below)

  • First-Year Students
    • Friday, September 16, 2022 - 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Monday, September 19, 2022 - 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Transfer Students
    • Friday, September 16, 2022 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Monday, September 19, 2022 - 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
    • Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

 

Orientation Registration is available May 16 for First-Year Students and June 15 for Transfer Students.  Please visit your Triton Checklist for more information.

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. 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:
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 ACCOMMODATIONS?

If you have a disability and need accommodations 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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