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Welcome to UC San Diego

Welcome to UC San Diego

Congratulations on your offer of admission to the University of California San Diego - we are excited to have you join our community of scholars! The checklist below will help guide you through your next steps. Should you have any questions along the way, please contact us.

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New Student Guides

What to Do Immediately

What can you do immediately once you are admitted to your grad program?

Next Steps

Before Arriving on Campus

What can you do before you arrive on campus to make sure your transition is as smooth as possible?

Plan Ahead

After Arriving on Campus

What should you do when you arrive on campus?

Get Situated

International Student Guide

International students may have additional or different requirements to fulfill for enrollment

International Guide

Undocumented Students

Undocumented students are welcomed to apply for graduate school admission. Find information pertaining to the admissions process, financial aid, and resources for undocumented students here.

Undocumented Student Guide

Employment for Graduate Students

Instructional Assistant Employment

Browse the Instructional Assistant database to discover and apply for instructional assistant opportunities, such as Teaching Assistants, Readers, and Tutors. *UCSD SSO log-in required

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Other Employment

Beyond the classroom, there are many other employment opportunities available to graduate students so explore the Handshake System to learn more. *UCSD SSO log-in required

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Learn More


Graduate and professional student on-campus housing is in very high demand. We recommend recently admitted students apply for housing and get on a waiting list as soon as possible.

Apply for Housing

Grad Life

Grad Life is a new comprehensive resource hub supporting the success of all UC San Diego graduate students. Visit the site to learn more about academic, financial, social, community, and health resources, as well as events.

Visit Grad Life


A variety of fellowships are awarded to incoming students as a means to increasing campus diversity and supporting student success.

Learn About Fellowships