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Muir Student Affairs

What We Do

Student Affairs is comprised of Leadership & Involvement, Residential Life, the Middle of Muir, and our affiliated support services (CAPS and Success Coaching).  We work directly with students to engage them with the college culture, advise the many student organizations at the college, and develop and implement college programs that foster education and engagement outside of the classroom.  Most importantly, we are here to advocate for our students university wide.

Muir Student Affairs Mission Statement

We foster the Independent Spirit by facilitating an environment of identity development and inclusive opportunities, where students can thrive as their authentic selves.

Muir Student Affairs Vision Statement

Muir College Student Affairs will provide the premier undergraduate experience, supporting and developing thought leaders focused on a fully-immersed JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) lens. We will transform our programming, services, and physical space adapting to the needs of students with intersecting identities.

Muir Student Affairs Values


To promote Inclusivity, we actively welcome a diverse community of students and staff, foster an environment that allows individuals to celebrate their authentic selves, and create a sense of belonging and community by hosting social and educational programs that focus on identity conscious, relationship-centered practices. 


To promote Equity, we strive to ensure that all the members of the community are being treated fair, equally, and equitable, particularly for our underserved and marginalized student populations. We serve each student’s needs based on their identities, experiences, backgrounds and/or circumstances through individualized services and programs tailored to their needs. 


To promote Learning, we foster a culture of sharing wisdom from lived experiences and knowledge from academic pursuits. All members of this community are both learners and educators. Having mutual respect for a variety of thoughts and opinions can help us expand our ideals and make progress in our personal growth and development.


To promote Engagement, we empower students to both lead and collaborate in creating a vibrant atmosphere at Muir College. We foster an open community with dynamic opportunities for interacting and socializing through events and leadership opportunities. 


To promote Sustainability, we strive to incorporate institutional practices that focus on minimizing our environmental impact, provide educational programs that enrich the lives of our community members, and educate them on how to advocate for a more environmentally just world.


To promote Individuality, we recognize that each student has their own unique path at Muir College, and we support students to succeed in whichever journey they choose. We acknowledge and celebrate that each student has their own background, identities, and motivations. We individualize our services and programs to meet the needs where they are. In doing so, we encourage students to “Celebrate the Independent Spirit” in Muir College, at UC San Diego, and beyond.

Information & Resources

Now that you know a bit about what we in Student Life do, take a look at what we have to offer!  There are opportunities to connect with faculty through the college as well as information for transfer students, commuter students, international & out-of-state students, and so many more campus wide resources available!

Click here to learn more about what Muir College and UC San Diego have to offer!

Leadership & Involvement

A major function of the college is to provide opportunities for students to develop leadership skills and participate in student organizations to engage with other Muirons and to get involved with activities and programs outside of the class room.  John Muir College has a robust range of student organizations, college committees (for planning traditional events and programs), and other leadership opportunities (including opportunities to work at the college) available for students.

Current student organizations can find helpful information on our Student Organization Resources page which is also conveniently accessible through

Click here to learn more about Leadership and Involvement opportunities at Muir College!

Rights & Responsibilities

Student Life wouldn't be complete without an understanding of your rights and responsibility as a student.  There are many UC San Diego regulations, policies, and expectations that all students must abide by.  We've consolidated this information into one place that refers to them and provides you resources if you have questions.

Click here for find out more about the Rights and Responsibilities of UC San Diego students

Muir College Scholarship

The Muir College Scholarship is an award that is funded entirely by merchandise sales at the Muir College Center. The scholarship is awarded to two students every year, with one of the awards being based on financial need and the other one based on merit and the quality of the student’s application. In partnership with the College Center, this program helps promote student collaboration and support. Students have been enthusiastic in reinventing Muir apparel to promote college spirit and build community while also raising funds that will be awarded to the recipients of the scholarship.

The John Muir College Office of Student Affairs has established a campaign called “Students 4 Students” to promote student collaboration and student support. Through this campaign, we are excited to invite John Muir College students to apply for the John Muir College Scholarship, which will be awarded to one needs and non-needs based student.  Applications will be available in the Spring.  Check back for details!

Dean's Certifications & Judicial Affairs Form Requests

Dean's Certifications

Applying for Graduate School or a job that requires a background or disciplinary record check?

Many graduate schools as well as professional organizations require a Dean’s Certification to check your disciplinary records as well as your academic disciplinary history. Completion of a Dean’s Certification form involves a check of your disciplinary records as well as your academic disciplinary history.

Schools or organizations may have their own form that will need to be filled out by Muir College or they may request a general letter outlining your disciplinary history while at UC San Diego.  Either way, the steps for having your Dean Certification completed can be found below:

  1. Receive form and information from the Graduate School or Professional Organization
  2. Complete any personal information sections that the school or organization requires on that form
  3. Fill out the John Muir College Disclosure Form (PDF)
  4. Submit the signed and completed John Muir College Disclosure Form (PDF) and include any paperwork and/or instructions from the school or organization to the Office of Student Affairs via Email to the John Muir College Office of Student Affairs

Note that requests may take up to three business days.


Judicial Affairs 

Applying to study abroad with Global Seminars?

Submit the signed and completed John Muir College Disclosure Form (PDF) and your Judicial Affairs Form to the Office of Student Affairs via Email to the John Muir College Office of Student Affairs.


Note that requests may take up to three business days.

Please include any special instructions for our office on the John Muir College Disclosure Form and allow at least 5 to 10 business days from the date you submit your request for completion.


Questions? Contact the John Muir College Office of Student Affairs at (858) 534-3587 or via email.

Contact Student Affairs

The Office of Student Affairs is located in room 2126 of the Humanities & Social Science Building
We're open Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
We can be reached at (858) 534-3587 or via email