Transfer Student Orientation 

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

Orientation is the beginning of your Revelle College and UC San Diego 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 transfer 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

T ransfer orientation will be held Monday and Tuesday, September 17 and 18, 2018.  Please make arrangements to stay for the entire one-day program (9:00 am - 4:30 pm). Registration for transfer student orientation will begin mid-June.

Transfer Student Orientation Sessions

Session Dates

Deadline to Register Online

Monday, September 17, 2018

August 3, 2018

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

August 3, 2018

NOTE: Late fees will apply starting August 4, 2018.

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. 

Questions? Contact the Revelle College Orientation staff at


  • $95.00 will be billed to your UC San Diego student account when you register.

One complimentary visitor parking permit will be provided per vehicle upon arrival at orientation registration. Display your parking permit 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.

Though family members play in important role in a student's educational goals and success, this program is intended for new transfer students attending UC San Diego.  There is no formal program for families/guests. 

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