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Fountain on Revelle PlazaParent & Family Orientation

Welcome new students, parents, and families! In light of the ongoing and changing environment due to COVID-19, we have reconstructed the Revelle College orientation experience for Fall 2020. Mandatory programming events will take place exclusively online. We are continuing to offer a fun, interactive, and informative orientation experience for everyone, including those who will be with us on campus and those starting remotely. We will keep you updated here and via your student's email address.

Welcome Revelle College Parents & Family Members!

We know your important role in supporting your new Revelle College student. This is a big transition for you and your student! As partners in your student's educational experience, we offer a revamped Parent & Family Orientation. Get connected with Revelle College staff to get your questions answered.

While Parent & Family Orientation is not mandatory, it is highly recommended.

If parents and family members are interested in attending, their Revelle student must invite them through the Orientation Registration page at the end of COMPASS. After the student registers, an email invitation to register for Parent and Family orientation will be sent to the email provided. The email invitation does not confirm registration!  Parents and family members must complete their registration separately from students. Emails were sent on August 17 2020. If you believe there was an error, please contact us at so we can resolve this.

This year, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are offering Parent & Family Orientation completely online, September 21, 2020, 9:00am - 12:00pm (PT). Orientation will be pre-recorded and released in the near future. Because this is a virtual online orientation experience, there is no admission fee. We hope you'll join in to meet our Provost, Dean of Student Affairs, Dean of Academic Advising, and our student and faculty panelists as we answer your questions and offer help in supporting your Revelle College student.

After students complete their registration process, we will email family members a registration form. Please join us live online, September 21! See you then!


We have an overview of Revelle College available for family members. All incoming students were required to complete this pre-orientation too. Families are invited to view the information that we are telling students. Please make a parent or family account here:

Details and Schedule

At 9:00am on September 21, you will be able to log into the webinar. A confirmation email with a link to this webinar will be sent to you in advance. You will be able to ask questions throughout the day using a chat Q&A system. No camera is necessary.


Welcome and Meet the Staff


Letting Go While Holding On


Panel Q&A with Students, Parents, and Staff


Closing Activity

International Parent and Family Orientation Program

The International Students and Programs Office, in collaboration with the UC San Diego Parent and Family Programs Office, offers an optional International Parent and Family Orientation program. This program is separate from the Revelle College Parent & Family Orientation program.