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First-Year Orientation Information


Orientation is designed specifically to assist incoming students in learning about the resources available to them, connecting them with other new students, and smoothing the transition into Seventh College and UC San Diego.

Seventh College Orientation Experience

New Seventh College students are required to participate in a three-part college orientation experience.

Part I: Enrollment & Academic Planning Webinar

In early August, Seventh College Academic Advisors will provide information on how to prepare for Fall Quarter enrollment and answer your academic questions. A student panel will also be available to share advice on how to approach your first quarter at UC San Diego.

Part II: Canvas Modules

Asynchronous orientation modules through Canvas, UC San Diego’s learning management system, will be assigned on September 5, 2023. Modules will include basic information about Seventh College and UC San Diego as well as prepare you for Part III of your Orientation Experience.

Part III: In-Person Program

The in-person orientation program is designed to orient you to campus and provide an opportunity for engagement in campus life. Throughout the program, small group sessions will be facilitated by a Seventh College Orientation Leader. First-Year in-person programs will be offered on September 20, 21, 22, and 24.

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International Students

If you are a new International Student, additional programs may be required. iOrientation is designed to help orient you to the UC San Diego campus community, inform you of your F1/J1 rights & responsibilities, and give you an opportunity to connect with other new international students.

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Black, Latinx, & Native American Family Orientation

Separate from the mandatory college orientations, this family orientation weekend delivers tailored programming for Black, Latinx, and Native American students and their families.

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Wilderness Orientation

Learn to thrive on campus and in the backcountry through Outback Adventure's Wilderness Orientation (WO). This supplemental orientation program will help you learn life skills, make lasting friendships, and unplug before starting school at UCSD.

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NOTE: Students may also be invited or required to attend orientation for their academic program/ department.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We recognize that students and families may have additional questions about our programs. This page contains all of the most common questions about the Seventh College Orientation programs.

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Information for Triton Supporters

Parents, families, and Triton supporters are a valuable part of a new student's transition to UC San Diego. We recognize your desire to want to learn all you can about this new place your student is entering, and how you can support them in their transition.

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Additional Questions or Concerns
For additional questions or concerns regarding orientation, please contact Seventh College’s Orientation Coordinator at