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Welcome Week 2021

Triton Cheerleaders at Triton Mania

Welcome Week is an annual UC San Diego tradition, fostering the Triton Spirit for both new and returning students.  Held during the first week of the Fall Quarter (Week 0), Seventh College and campus-wide departments host exciting and informative events to welcome all Tritons to the new academic year. 

Unless otherwise indicated, events are open to all students.

Triton Weeks of Welcome

In addition to the Seventh College Welcome Week, new Tritons are invited to learn about campus through Triton Weeks of Welcome (TWOW)

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UC San Diego mascot, King Triton

Seventh College Pre-Welcome Week Events

Saturday, September 11, 2021

BINGO
6:00 PM (PDT) | Seventh College West Lawn

Join us for a fun evening of BINGO on the Lawn as we play to win great prizes!  This is a great way to meet new people and have fun.

This event is open to all Seventh College students and residents. 

Monday, September 13, 2021

Building Connections
7:00 PM (PDT) | Seventh College West Lawn

Join fellow Seventh College community members and participate in group challenges, lively discussion, and community building.

This event is open to all Seventh College students and residents.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Jackbox Virtual Game Night
7:00 PM | Online Via Zoom: Meeting ID: 964 0554 1276

Join the Seventh College Residence Life staff for a virtual Game Night as we play Jackbox games.  Join for fun or compete against friends.

This event is open to all Seventh College students and residents. 

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Friendship Bracelets
5:00-6:00 PM (PDT) | Seventh College East Lawn (Near East Buildings 1 & 2)

Join Seventh Residence Life as we make friendship bracelets to wear and share.  This event is great for experienced bracelet makers and those who want to learn a new skill.

This event is open to all Seventh College students and residents. 

Thursday, September 16, 2021

LEGO See Campus!  Seventh College & Campus Tours
5:00-6:00 PM (PDT) | Leaving from outside of the Seventh College Multipurpose Room,  First Floor of Building 2
Tickets available via Eventbrite beginning September 10, 2021

Join this year's Orientation Leader staff for a tour of Seventh College and UC San Diego!  Check in with these returning students for the insider scoop on the campus and their tips & tricks for navigating.

This event is open to all new and returning Seventh College students. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served sign up basis. 

Friday, September 17, 2021

LEGO See Campus!  Seventh College & Campus Tours
5:00-6:00 PM (PDT) | Leaving from outside of the Seventh College Multipurpose Room,  First Floor of Building 2
Tickets available via Eventbrite beginning September 10, 2021

Join this year's Orientation Leader staff for a tour of Seventh College and UC San Diego!  Check in with these returning students for the insider scoop on the campus and their tips & tricks for navigating.

This event is open to all new and returning Seventh College students. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served sign up basis.


International & Out of State Student Welcome (Back) Ice Cream Social 
7:00-7:45 PM (PDT) | Outside of the Commuter Lounge, Eleanor Roosevelt College

Calling all Out-of-State and International students from Seventh College and ERC! Join us outside of the ERC Commuter Lounge for a fun, sweet evening and make new friends!

This event is open to all new and returning International and Out of State Seventh College students. Attendees will be asked to provide proof of vaccination or a recent COVID test and asked to maintain a minimum social distancing of 6 feet and will be strongly encouraged to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status.


International & Out of State Student VIRTUAL Welcome (Back) Ice Cream Social
8:00-8:45 PM (PDT) | Zoom Meeting ID: 892 1785 6842

Calling all Out-of-State and International students! If you are unable to attend any of our on-campus Ice Cream Socials join us online for a fun, sweet evening and make new friends!

This event is open to all new and returning International and Out of State Seventh College students.


Seventh College Residence Life Movie Night: Lego Movie
8:00 PM (PDT) | Seventh College West Lawn

Join Seventh College Residence Life for a movie night as we watch the Lego Movie.  Bring your own blankets, lawn chairs, or your favorite outdoor seating and join us!  Snacks will be available.

This event is open to all Seventh College students and residents. 

Saturday, September 18, 2021

LEGO See Campus!  Seventh College & Campus Tours
5:00-6:00 PM (PDT) | Leaving from outside of the Seventh College Multipurpose Room,  First Floor of Building 2
Tickets available via Eventbrite beginning September 10, 2021

Join this year's Orientation Leader staff for a tour of Seventh College and UC San Diego!  Check in with these returning students for the insider scoop on the campus and their tips & tricks for navigating.

This event is open to all new and returning Seventh College students. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served sign up basis. 

Sunday, September 19, 2021

LEGO See Campus!  Seventh College & Campus Tours
4:00-5:00 PM (PDT) | Leaving from outside of the Seventh College Multipurpose Room,  First Floor of Building 2
Tickets available via Eventbrite beginning September 10, 2021

Join this year's Orientation Leader staff for a tour of Seventh College and UC San Diego!  Check in with these returning students for the insider scoop on the campus and their tips & tricks for navigating.

This event is open to all new and returning Seventh College students. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served sign up basis. 

Seventh College Welcome Week Events

Monday, September 20, 2021

Building Academic Foundations: Academic Advising Office Hours
9:00-10:30 AM (PDT) | Via Zoom
Meeting ID: 857 051 0524
Password: 909232

Drop in virtually at your convenience during office hours to meet Seventh College Academic Advisors and ask any academic questions you may have.

This event is open to all new and returning Seventh College students.


Seviie Scavenger Hunt
Registration Table 10:00 AM-12:00 PM (PDT) |  Outside of The Market @ Seventh (East Building 6)
OR register via email with the Seventh College Coordinator of Student Activities by 5:00 PM (PDT)

Whether you are stepping foot on campus for the first time or a returning Seviie looking to improve your UCSD knowledge, join us for a photo scavenger hunt that will take you across campus to find popular landmarks and exciting new destinations.  

Register individually or as a team (2-4 students). The first individual AND first team to complete the scavenger hunt will receive a prize from the UCSD Bookstore. Every registered individual and team that completes the entire hunt will be entered into a drawing for other UCSD branded items.

This event is open to all new and returning Seventh College students.


 UnOlympics Pop-Up
12:00-2:00 PM | Outside of The Market @ Seventh (East Building 6) 

The 40th Annual UnOlympics competition is taking place on Wednesday, September 22. This year is Seventh College’s FIRST YEAR competing against the other Undergraduate Colleges, and we want to bring home a victory. Stop by the UnOlympics Pop-Up to learn more about this campus tradition and how you can get involved and how to get your free Welcome Week t-shirt!  Light refreshments will be provided at the table.

This event is open to all new and returning Seventh College students.


LEGO See Campus!  Seventh College & Campus Tours
4:00-5:00 PM (PDT) | Leaving from outside of the Seventh College Multipurpose Room,  First Floor of Building 2
Tickets available via Eventbrite beginning September 10, 2021

Join this year's Orientation Leader staff for a tour of Seventh College and UC San Diego!  Check in with these returning students for the insider scoop on the campus and their tips & tricks for navigating.

This event is open to all new and returning Seventh College students. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served sign up basis. 


UnOlympics Practice
5:00-7:00 PM (PDT) | Seventh College West Lawn
Tickets available via Eventbrite

Calling all Seviies!  Join us to learn the Seventh College Welcome Week themed dance routine as we prepare to bring home a victory in the annual UnOlympics competition.  Join us for practice, sign up to participate in the field games, and pick up your Welcome Week T-shirt!

This event is open to all new and returning Seventh College students. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served sign up basis. We are not able to guarantee walk-up availability.


The Undergraduate Colleges Present: Playfair
8:00-9:00 PM (PDT) | Via Zoom
RSVP by Noon on Sunday, September 19, 2021 to reserve your spot

Playfair is the perfect way to meet fellow Tritons from across campus and reconnect with other students. It is a little bit entertainment and a whole lot of fun! 

This event is open to all undergraduate students. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served sign up basis.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Seventh College Pre-Convocation Meet Up
9:30-10:00 AM (PDT) | Seventh College East Lawn (Near East Buildings 1 & 2)

Meet up with other students as we walk over to UC San Diego Convocation.  We will have giveaways for the first 75 students to join us for the short walk to RIMAC Field.

This event is open to all Seventh College students & residents.


UC San Diego Convocation
10:00 AM-12:00 PM (PDT) | RIMAC Field
Seventh College Entrance: RIMAC West Entrance

As the inaugural academic event of the year, the 2021 New Student Welcome Convocation marks your formal entrance into the UC San Diego academic community. 

This event is open to all undergraduate students.


Building Seventh College: Meet The Staff
2:00-3:30 PM (PDT) | Seventh College West Side Lawn (near the Game Room)
Tickets available via Eventbrite

Join YOUR Seventh College staff from the Provost's Office, Academic Advising, Student Affairs, Residential Life, and Synthesis for a casual ice cream social. We are excited to meet you and start this academic year on a sweet note!  

This event is open to all new and returning Seventh College students.  Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served sign up basis. We are not able to guarantee walk-up availability.


Welcome Week Paint-a-Pot 
4:00-5:00 PM (PDT) | Seventh College West Side Lawn (near the Game Room)

New and returning Seviies are invited to swing by to join the 7CSC Spirit Board and pant some crafts, meet one another, and take home your ow succulent plant!  Succulents are first-come, first-served, so be sure to arrive early and invite your friends and roommates.  Supplies will be provided, but you may also bring your own art material for personal use.

This event is open to all new and returning Seventh College students.  Supplies are limited  to the first 50 people on a first-come, first-served walk up basis. 


UnOlympics Practice
5:00-7:00 PM (PDT) | Seventh College West Lawn
Tickets available via Eventbrite

Calling all Seviies!  Join us to learn the Seventh College Welcome Week themed dance routine as we prepare to bring home a victory in the annual UnOlympics competition. Join us for practice, sign up to participate in the field games, and pick up your Welcome Week T-shirt!

This event is open to all new and returning Seventh College students. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served sign up basis. We are not able to guarantee walk-up availability.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

7CSC Meet & Greet
10:30-11:30 AM (PDT) | Seventh College West Lawn

Learn about your Seventh College Student Council (7CSC), Seventh College student life, and how YOU can get involved on on your way to UnOlympics. 7CSC is currently accepting applications for Fall Quarter, so stop by and meet current 7CSC members, ask them about their experiences at Seventh College, and see if the 7CSC life is for you!

This event is open to all new and returning Seventh College students.


UnOlympics Rally & Spirit March
11:30 AM-12:45 PM (PDT) | Seventh College West Lawn
Tickets available via Eventbrite

Calling all Seviies!  Join us for our Pre-Unolympics Rally for one final chance to practice the Seventh College Welcome Week themed dance routine as we prepare to bring home a victory in the annual UnOlympics competition.  At 12:45 PM we will begin our Spirit March to UnOlympics as Seventh College prepares to bring home the coveted Golden Shoe trophy.

Be sure to wear you Welcome Week T-shirt or join us to pick up your shirt for the competition.

This event is open to all new and returning Seventh College students. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served sign up basis. We are not able to guarantee walk-up availability.


UnOlympics Competition & Triton Mania
1:00-3:15 PM (PDT) | Triton Track & Field
Hosted by UC San Diego Recreation

Started in 1979, the annual UnOlympics competition is one of the longest running traditions at UC San Diego. UnOlympics is a fun and friendly competition in which the UC San Diego Undergraduate Colleges compete for the coveted Golden Shoe trophy. At UnOlympics, teams earn points for field games and a Welcome Week themed dance routine. This year's event is bigger than ever as we combine UnOlympics with Triton Mania. Meet our mascot King Triton, the UC San Diego cheerleaders, dance team and Triton scholar-athletes.

This event is open to all new and returning Seventh College students.


Building Academic Foundations: Academic Advising Office Hours
3:00-4:30 PM (PDT) | Via Zoom
Meeting ID: 857 051 0524
Password: 909232

Drop in virtually at your convenience during office hours to meet Seventh College Academic Advisors and ask any academic questions you may have.

This event is open to all new and returning Seventh College students.

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Don't forget Fall Quarter Classes begin today! Be sure to check your class schedule to see if your class is meeting this week.

Seventh College Commuter Breakfast
7:30-10:00 AM (PDT) | Seventh College West Side Lawn (near the Game Room)
Group 1:  7:30-8:30 AM | Tickets available Friday, September 17, 2021
Group 2:  9:00-10:00 AM | Tickets available Friday, September 17, 2021

All Seventh College commuter students are invited to join us on the lawn for breakfast as we start FQ21! Grab breakfast and other giveaways, pick up your student ID, meet other commuters, learn about Seventh College, and explore resources.  

This event is open to all Seventh College commuter students. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served sign up basis. We are not able to accept walk-up guests.


 Second Year Social
12:00-1:00 PM & 5:00-6:00 PM (PDT) | Seventh College West Side Lawn (near the Game Room)
Group 1:  12:00-1:00 PM | Group 2:  5:00-6:00 PM
Check your UC San Diego email for ticket information.
Tickets available beginning Friday, September 17, 2021

Join us for a welcome back social specifically for returning Seviies.  Meet other second year students and celebrate all that you accomplished in your first year at Seventh College.  

This event is open to all second year Seventh College students. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served sign up basis. We are not able to accept walk-up guests.

Friday, September 24, 2021

First Friday
10:00 AM-2:00 PM (PDT) | Price Center and Town Square
Hosted by the University Centers

Celebrate the first Friday of Fall Quarter with University Centers!  All undergraduate students are invited to join us on the "boardwalk" for a day of fun as we celebrate being Tritons.  This event is sponsored by The University Centers.

This event is open to all undergraduate students.


Seventh College First-Gen Friday Social
12:00-1:00 PM (PDT) | Online via Zoom
This event will be rescheduled

Are you among the first in your family to attend college?  Are you looking to connect and find community with other first-gen students and graduates?  Join some of the first-gen staff at Seventh  for a casual social as we build community and play an online game of Codenames.  Feel free to bring your lunch and bring your friends.  This is a great way to meet others before the campus First-Generation Welcome Social.

This event is open to all undergraduate students. 


First-Generation Welcome Social
4:30-6:00 PM | Matthews Quad (outside of Price Center)
Hosted by Student Retention & Success (SRS)
RSVP Online

The Tritons Firsts Initiative invites all first-gen students, staff, faculty, affiliates and supporters to join us at our annual all campus First-Gen Welcome Social. The Welcome Social is a time to build community over an evening of games, music and opportunity drawings. Come join us to meet, mingle and demonstrate our first-gen Triton pride!

This event is open to all undergraduate students. 


Succulents at Sunset
6:00 PM (PDT) | Seventh College East Lawn (Near East Buildings 1 & 2)

Join Seventh College Residence Life and create your own make and take succulent creation.

This event is open to all Seventh College students & residents.


 First Friday Night
7:00-12:00 PM (PDT) | Price Center
Hosted by the University Centers

All undergraduate students are invited to join us for a night of fun including: Ferris wheel, Triton Gaming Expo, Silent Disco, surf movies, photo booth, and more. Celebrate the first Friday Night of Fall Quarter with University Centers! 

This event is open to all undergraduate students.

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Meet The Beach
Session 1: 10:30 AM-1:00 PM (PDT) | Scripps Beach
Session 2: 2:00-5:00 PM (PDT) | Scripps Beach

Explore one of your local beaches with UC San Diego Recreation!  Partake in surf lessons, kayak tours, aerial silks, rent boogie board, participate in our muscle beach and dance to our live DJ or just lounge on the shore and snap photos of everyone's favorite, surf dogs. We will be offering free swag and food (while supplies last). 

For more information, visit the UC San Diego Recreation website or Facebook event.

This event is open to all first and second year undergraduate students. Advance registration is required and will be verified via wristband.

Events on and off campus are subject to guidelines determined by the California Department of Public Health including the campus-specific masking guidelines. As we prepare to return to in-person events and instruction, our first priority is the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors. Please visit the UC San Diego current campus status page on the Return to Learn website for updates to campus policies and procedures.

For more information about Seventh College Welcome Week activities, contact the Seventh College Student Affairs Office at seventhstudentaffairs@ucsd.edu.