New Student Orientation 

2016 Orientation Schedules: Students and Parents

Revelle College's 2016 Orientation Schedules are ready for publication. Find your preview here:

Welcome to Revelle College!  Whether you're a freshman, transfer student, or family member, we are looking forward to meeting you as the newest member of our college community. Students and Parents MUST register separately.

New Freshman Students: Register for Orientation on the New Student Site.

New Freshman Parents: Parents and families may register for Orientation beginning mid-May. You may only register online for Revelle's Family Orientation program AFTER your student registers for the Student Orientation program.

Visit Orientation Information, or more information on Orientation including parking, helpful websites, off campus accommodations, and important dates

Orientation is the beginning of your college experience and career! It is the first step toward your academic and co-curricular success. As a new University of California, San Diego student, you are required to participate in a college orientation program for new students. Orientation consists of an on-campus session about student life and academic expectations at UC San Diego and Revelle College. Orientation is designed to:

  • Ensure a smooth transition as you prepare for your undergraduate experience at UC San Diego
  • Give general information about University and College academic requirements and standards
  • Offer an opportunity to meet other new students, staff and faculty
  • Present an opportunity to learn about leadership, governance, clubs, sports, activities and other ways to get involved

In order to help you plan, please note the following dates for orientation:

Freshmen Orientation Sessions, 2016-17

Session Number

Session Dates

Deadline to Register Online


Thursday & Friday, June 16-17, 2016

Saturday, June 4, 2016


Monday & Tuesday, June 20-21

Saturday, June 4, 2016


Thursday & Friday, June 23-24

Saturday, June 4, 2016


Thursday & Friday, September 15-16

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Parents and Family of Freshmen Students

Families may register for Orientation beginning mid-May. You may only register online for Revelle's Family Orientation program AFTER your student registers for the Student Orientation program.

Please direct your student to the New Student Site to register for Orientation. Once your student registers for Orientation, parents/guardians will receive an email invitation to register for Family Orientation. The email will provide a link to the registration site.

Please note: All attendees must be registered regardless of age; daycare and/or babysitting services are not provided. This conference-style program is designed for adults, and is not intended for younger family members. 

Travel and Parking

Please note that travel arrangements should not be made until you have completed registration for Orientation.

Getting to and from the San Diego International Airport

The San Diego International Airport is approximately 15 miles from UC San Diego/Revelle College. It is served by most of the leading domestic and many international airline carriers. Below are various transportation options to campus from the airport.

Airport Shuttles
There are various shuttle options leading to and from the airport. Airport shuttles tend to be slightly slower than taxicabs, as they typically stop at multiple destinations, but they may also be a cheaper than taking a taxi if traveling alone. 

Taxi Cabs
There are also numerous taxi options at the San Diego International airport. Taxi rates vary and should be confirmed before committing to this option.

Rental Cars
San Diego International Airport offers a number of rental car options. Rental policies, services and rates are subject to change and may vary among companies.

Driving Directions to UC San Diego/Revelle College

Revelle College Orientation parking is located in Parking Lots P102 or P103, east of Galbraith Hall. Driving directions to Parking lots 102 and 103 can be found by using the campus interactive map.  

Campus Maps

Want to print a copy of the UC San Diego map to bring with you? View a Printable Campus Map. Maps will also be provided at Check-In.

Parking Permit Instructions

One complimentary visitor parking permit will be provided per vehicle upon arrival at Orientation Registration. Parking permits should be placed on the dashboard of your vehicle for the duration of the day. Failure to visibly display your parking permit may result in a parking ticket.