Unique to Thurgood Marshall College, the Marshall Mentor Program is a year-long program providing transfer students the opportunity to work closely with faculty who will share their knowledge and experience in order to better equip students for study at UCSD. Faculty mentors are carefully matched with first year transfer students based on their interests, field of study and educational goals. Originally launched in 2006 the program has served over 463 students.
Mandatory Student Orientation Sessions
A: Thursday, October 23rd 3-4pm in the Marshall College Admin bldg. confrence room 126
B: Friday, October 24th 3-4pm in the Marshall College Admin bldg. confrence room 127
MMP Welcome Reception: Students and Faculty – Wednesday, November 5th 3-4:30pm at the UCSD Faculty Club, Lounge
Winter Quarter Mixer - Wednesday, February 4th from 3-4:30pm - Marshall College Administration Building – Conference Room 127
Spring Quarter End of the Program Reception - Wednesday, June 3rd from 3-4:30pm - Marshall College Administration Building – Location TBD
Marshall College currently supports 2,200 active transfer students and is welcoming an additional 602 new transfer students in Fall 2013. The mission of the Marshall Mentor Program is to;
A faculty mentor is a professor interested in cultivating vital, academic connections with new Marshall College transfer students. Participating faculty— closely aligned with the student's area of study— will connect with a maximum of three transfer students acting as a guide and a resource throughout the current academic year. Mentors can meet with their students during office hours, over coffee or in their research facilities.
Mentor relationships are a fantastic opportunity to use your talent, knowledge, and ideas to make a difference in a student’s academic growth and development. As a mentor, you will find yourself being a guide, a networking resource and a coach reinforcing positive accomplishments. You have the opportunity to encourage and guide an incoming transfer student in a direction that will enhance their academic career.
If you are interested in serving as a faculty mentor email email@example.com
Mentees are newly enrolled Marshall College transfer students who have applied and been accepted into the MMP program. Mentees must be interested and dedicated to establishing and maintaining meaningful connections with UC San Diego faculty members.
Marshall College transfer students who participate benefit from:
The student application process is now closed. We will review applications and contact faculty and staff between October 13th-22nd with more information. Thank you.