Welcome to Revelle College First-Year Student Orientation 


Attention Revelle College Parents and Families: UC San Diego is experiencing an unexpected system upgrade on our Parent and Family Orientation registration system. At this time, we are not able to access any registration information or create a new registration.  We are expecting to resume functionality by August 3, 2018.  Your patience with this matter is greatly appreciated.  If you would like to reach out with further questions or concerns, please email revelleorientation@ucsd.edu 

Registration for the Parent and Family Orientation Program is separate from student registration. If you as a parent have not completed a registration form, paid via credit card, and received a confirmation receipt, you are not registered to attend the Parent and Family Orientation Program. For more information on your registration status, contact the Revelle College Orientation staff at revelleorientation@ucsd.edu


2018 Orientation ~ Click here for Important Deadlines

Welcome to Revelle College! We are looking forward to meeting you as the newest member of our college community.

As a first-year UC San Diego student, you are required to participate in a college orientation program. This is an essential part of your college experience and provides a foundation for success.

We offer three, 2-day programs in June and one, 2-day program in September that provide students, parents, and families with an opportunity to learn about UC San Diego and Revelle College.

Why do we require you to attend an orientation session?

  • Provides on-campus sessions about student life and academic expectations at UC San Diego and Revelle College
  • Ensures a smooth transition as you prepare for your undergraduate experience at UC San Diego
  • Gives general information about university and college academic requirements and standards
  • Offers an opportunity to meet other students, staff, and faculty
  • Presents an opportunity to learn about leadership, governance, clubs, sports, activities, and other ways to get involved

First-Year Student Orientation Sessions, 2018-2019

Session Number

Session Dates

Deadline to Register Online


Thursday & Friday, June 21 - 22, 2018

Wednesday, June 13, 2018


Monday & Tuesday, June 25 - 26, 2018

Sunday, June 17, 2018


Friday & Saturday, June 29 - 30, 2018

Sunday, June 24, 2018


Thursday & Friday, September 20 - 21, 2018

Monday, July 2, 2018

*Please note that session 4 is limited and will be reserved for out-of-state and international students traveling long distances. If traveling in June creates an undue financial hardship, please contact our Student Affairs office at 858-534-3493.

While the parent and family orientation program is not mandatory, it is highly recommended

If your parents and family members are interested in attending, be sure to enter their email address when you register for orientation on the New Student Site. After you register, an email invitation to register for parent and family orientation will be sent to the email you provided. The email invitation does not confirm registration! Parents and family members must complete their registration separately from students. Please note: family members are encouraged to attend the same session date as their student, but it is not required.

Participants in the parent and family orientation program follow a separate schedule from students. Activities include sessions with the Revelle College Provost, Dean of Academic Advising, Dean of Student Affairs, current students, and representatives from key on-campus departments.

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

Information for International Families

International Student Orientation

All new international students (including transfer students from other U.S. schools) must attend a mandatory international student orientation session offered by the International Students and Programs Office. This session DOES NOT replace the Revelle College Orientation session but is designed to be a compliment to the program at your home College and provide you with more specific information regarding international student services.  For more information about the international student orientation sessions contact the International Students and Programs Office directly. 

The International Students and Programs Office in collaboration with the Parent and Family Programs office offer an optional International Parent and Family Orientation program for parents as well. 

Travel and Parking

There are many options to get to campus: airport shuttle, Lyft, Uber, or rental cars. 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 (20 minutes without traffic) from UC San Diego/Revelle College. It is served by most of the leading domestic and many international airline carriers.  

Driving Directions to UC San Diego/Revelle College

Personalized driving directions to Revelle College at UC San Diego can be found by clicking HERE. Revelle College Orientation parking is located in Parking Lots P102 or P103, west of Galbraith Hall. Driving directions to Parking lots 102 and 103 can be found by using the Google Map here: https://goo.gl/maps/duDQbxXGUPN2

Parking Permit Instructions

One complimentary, 2-day parking permit will be provided upon arrival at orientation. Parking permits must be placed on the dashboard of your vehicle for the duration of the program. Failure to visibly display your parking permit may result in a parking ticket.

Off-Campus Accommodations

Bartell Hotels

UC San Diego Parent and Family Programs has a partnership with Bartell Hotels to offer reduced hotel rates to UC San Diego parents and families. Click HERE to make reservations. Sheraton La Jolla Hotel is only 5 minutes from UC San Diego!