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New Graduate Student Orientation

Online Orientation

This newly created online orientation program is designed to support incoming graduate students at UC San Diego and facilitate a successful transition to graduate school.

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New Student Convocation

New graduate students are invited to attend the virtual New Student Welcome Convocation on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 4pm.

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Graduate Triton Weeks of Welcome 2020

The Graduate Division and the Graduate Student Association have planned five weeks of virtual programming for new graduate students to introduce you to the UC San Diego campus community.  Events will connect new students with important campus resources and fellow incoming students.  Please check your email for event registration links, if not listed below.

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Week 1: FINDING YOUR COMMUNITY

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 | 3pm-5pm | Resource Info Session: Campus Community Centers & Student Identity Groups      Recording Part 1 (Presentation)            Recording Part 2 (Question & Answers)         

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 | 4pm-8pm | Identity groups: Women in Grad, Black in Grad, LGBTQIA+ in Grad, Asian Pacific Islander Middle Eastern Desi American in Grad

Thursday, August 27, 2020 | 4pm -7pm | Identity groups: Latinx/Xicanx in Grad, International/Undocumented in Grad, Disabilities In Grad

Friday, August 28, 2020 | 7pm-9pm | Dance Party with Our Identity Groups! featuring DJ Leon from Ethnic Studies

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Week 2: SUPPORTING THE WHOLE STUDENT: HEALTH & WELLNESS

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 | 3pm-5pm | Resource Info Session: Student Health & Wellness & Introduction to Rec Classes

Thursday, September 3, 2020 | 4pm -5pm | Student Panel on Wellness

Friday, September 4, 2020 | 6pm-7pm | Zoom Trivia on Wellness Resources ($25 Grocery Gift Card Prizes!)

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Week 3: SUCCEEDING IN YOUR ACADEMICS

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 | 3pm -5pm | Resource Info Session: Academic Resources On-Campus

Thursday, September 10, 2020 | 4pm -6pm | Student Panel on Conquering Your Academic Life for Masters/PhD/professional

Friday, September 11, 2020 | 6pm-7pm| Zoom Trivia on Academic Resources ($25 Grocery Gift Card Prizes!)

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Week 4: BEYOND ACADEMICS: OPPORTUNITIES AT UC SAN DIEGO & BEYOND

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 | 3pm -5pm | Resource Info Session: Beyond Academics: Opportunities at UCSD and Beyond

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 | 12:00 PM | International Student Orientation (ISPO)

Thursday, September 17, 2020 | 7:00 PM | Social with ISPO!

Friday, September 18, 2020 | 6pm-7pm | Zoom Trivia on Opportunities & Resources ($25 Grocery Gift Card Prizes!)

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Week 5: BUILDING AN ANTI-RACIST CAMPUS

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | 3pm -4:30pm | Information Session

Friday, September 25, 2020 | 7pm-9pm | Meditation on Anti-Racism & Unloading DANCE PARTY!