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Marshall Memos
Spring 2021, Week 2
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Welcome back everyone! I hope that everyone had a very restful Spring Break, and that your classes so far for Spring have been going well!

From what I have learned in various meetings, things are going quite well on the pandemic front. You’ve all done a fantastic job with testing, etc., and as a result all of our numbers are quite low, with very few student cases, both among students on campus, but also those who live off campus. Look for a very exciting message regarding benefits to the Basic Needs Hub as a result of all of your great work. The other exciting thing is that effective April 15, everyone over age 16 will be eligible for getting the vaccine. It’s really important for you to get vaccinated as soon as you can to help with herd immunity and stop the spread of the virus. I’ve had both my shots now, and it was pretty easy - there’s an amazing setup at RIMAC for doing vaccinations. Look out for an announcement on this too.

Another exciting thing is commencement. There will be an announcement coming very soon about a limited in person commencement! If you are graduating, and you are or will be in San Diego, you may be able to attend a commencement ceremony. Unfortunately, no guests will be allowed, but there will be an in person component for just you. It will be of great help if you are planning on attending, if you get your vaccine as soon as possible! Planning for this is happening fast, so be on the lookout for an announcement soon.

Finally, I’m excited to announce the opening of the Thurgood Marshall College Scholarship application. Five scholarships of up to $1000 will be awarded. This scholarship program benefits Marshall students with projects in any area, including Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and STEM fields. Applicants must have a GPA of above 3.5. Idea projects will reflect Marshall’s Scholar and Citizen philosophy. I’m also excited to share that due to a generous gift from a Marshall alum, we are reserving one of the scholarships for a student in Economics and/or Data Science. If you have an idea for a project, please submit an application! The due date is April 30.
Marshall College Announcements
Add Classes & Apply for Part-Time Deadline
The deadline to add a course to your class schedule via WebReg is this Friday, April 9 at 11:59PM. This is the same deadline to apply for part-time study, if you are eligible.
How to Add a Class
Part-Time Study


April Memos Giveaway
If you missed your chance to win the March Instagram Giveaway, here's another opportunity for you to claim some awesome Marshall 50th Anniversary swag. Fill out a 1-question survey to enter to win the Geisel Sticker Sheet, Scholar Citizen Tee, Winter Polar Bear Stamp, and mask (while supplies last)! 50 winners will be selected and contacted via email.

HOW TO ENTER: -Complete this Google Form no later than April 8th at 9am PST.
-ONE entry per student.
-MUST be a current UCSD student.
*Students with INTERNATIONAL addresses are encouraged to participate. This giveaway is not exclusive to US addresses. 
Enter Here


Grow Vote! Vote on TritonLink April 5-9
Campus-wide and Thurgood Marshall College Student Council Election season is here! Voting begins on April 5th at 10am PST and closes on April 9th at 4pm PST.   
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Thurgood Thursdays Live
April 8th | 12:30 pm (PST)
Come join Shayna Frink this week for Thurgood Thursdays Instagram Live. She will be going Live with Ava Schneider, a current TMC student, to discuss living on campus! Be sure to tune in for a chance to win some Marshall swag!
Join Us


Hiring: Community Connection & Retention Facilitators
Marshall College Student Affairs is hiring for two brand new student leader roles: Community Connection & Retention Facilitators. These are vital student roles that will work alongside Orientation and Welcome Week to welcome new and continuing students, build inclusive and equity-minded community, create space for the diverse communities and identities of the Marshall student body, and create fun and engaging experiences for students as they transition into Marshall College. Questions? Email
Apply on Handshake



Nominate an Outstanding Faculty & Senior of the Year
Each year, the Marshall Fam gets to select the Outstanding Senior of the Year Award and the Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award. Which professor and graduating senior have exemplified Marshall College's Scholar & Citizen philosophy during their UC San Diego career? Submit your nominations on the form below, which will close on Thursday, April 8th at 12pm
Nominate Here


Virtual Cultural Celebration 2021
April 10th | 10:30 am - 1 pm (PST)

Thurgood Marshall College’s 43rd Annual Cultural Celebration is coming up! Please join us virtually on Triton Day to celebrate cultural diversity through this year’s theme about sustainability practices used across the globe. We welcome all incoming and current students and families to attend this FREE event, where there will be live entertainment from community organizations, fun games, and a chance to WIN giveaway prizes. We would LOVE to see you there!
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Senior Leadership and Service Awards Application
The Thurgood Marshall College Leadership and Service Awards are designed to recognize senior students whose undergraduate careers have included distinguished accomplishments in academic achievement, as well as leadership, involvement, and service to Marshall College and UC San Diego. Please see below for award descriptions. Students who would like to be considered for these awards will need to submit a complete application by Monday, April 12, 2021.
Apply Here


Join TMC's Health Disparities Initiative!
April 12th | 5 pm - 6 pm (PST)

In this year-long series of events, students will learn about health disparities and community organizations that address them, as well as create and execute a project designed to improve community public health access in collaboration with their peers, faculty, staff, alumni, and community organizations. Register and join us at an upcoming meeting to learn more! Meetings are held on Zoom every ODD Week Monday of the Spring Quarter from 5-6PM. Check out this interest form to hear more about HDI's upcoming projects, which includes zines, PPE drives, medical/educational videos, and more


Dine and Coffee with a Prof [COVID Edition]
Dine-with-a-Prof and Coffee-with-a-Prof have joined forces to offer a "COVID Edition" of these two amazing programs. This virtual program will serve as an opportunity for Undergraduate Students to safely and successfully meet with a Professor or Graduate Teaching Assistant to learn more about the field of study they are pursuing. Kicking off in Spring Quarter 2021, Undergraduate Students can register online to participate starting March 24. For more information visit Dine/Coffee with a Prof COVID Edition linked below.
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Events from the Colleges
Celebrating Muir College Week
April 4th - 10th

Celebrating Muir College Week is a traditional Muir College event that has evolved over the years. This year we have a hybrid of activities for you all. Some of our activities are grab-and-go opportunities on campus and some are cool virtual activities! Click the link below to find the full list of events and how you can RSVP.
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April 5th | 4:30 - 5 pm (PST)
Zoom Link

Do you have a passion for helping out-of-state students? Join BOSS (the Board of Out of State Students at UCSD) to plan fun events for out-of-state students to help integrate them into the UCSD community!
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Resources for Your Success
Return to Learn Info
Testing, vaccines, daily symptom screening, future plans for the campus,...all the information that you would need on one website. Stay updated with UC San Diego's Return to Learn Plan at the link below.
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Dream Loan Workshop
April 7th | 2 pm (PST)

The SFS Loan Administration Team and Undocumented Student Services Center has partnered up to inform our UCSD students about the Dream Loan. The purpose of this workshop is to provide our students with information about the Dream Loan offered through UCSD. The topics that will be touched upon in this workshop will include the following: What is an Exit Counseling session? What other options are available to manage my loan account? What are some proactive steps you can take?
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Campus-Based Loans 101 Management Workshops
April 15th | 11 am (PST)

The SFS Loan Administration Team is hosting these workshops to inform our UCSD students about loans. The purpose of this workshop is to provide our students with information regarding Campus-Based Loans offered through UCSD. The topics that will be touched upon in this workshop will include the following: What loans are considered Campus-Based Loans? What is an Exit Counseling session? What other options are available to manage my loan account? What are some proactive steps you can take?
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Events Around Campus
Rec Presents: Virtual Trivia Night
Every Wednesday
April 7th | 5 pm (PST)

Our winter trivia night was a hit and Rec will be back to host it again this quarter every Wednesday at 5pm beginning April 7th. Register yourself and/or a team of up to 6 people, all are welcome to join! Gift cards will be given to the top 3 teams each week.  


Triton Fest Presents: Cooking with Antoni Porowski
April 8th | 5 - 6 pm (PST)

Join Triton Fest, Triton Food Pantry, and ASCE for a live cooking demo + Q&A with the star from Netflix's hit series "Queer Eye", Antoni Porowski! Make sure to go to our linktree below to register for this event, you won't want to miss it!


Fulbright Day 2021
April 15th

Attend Fulbright Day 2021 and learn about the many opportunities available for students receive funding to teach English, work, conduct research, advance their dissertation research or enroll in a graduate program! All levels are areas of study are welcome!
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TRELS Summer Research Program Application
Apply now for the 2021 Triton Research & Experiential Learning (TRELS) Summer Research Program! Pursue research, a creative project, or a public service endeavor. Earn a $5,000 stipend and priceless mentorship. Open to students of all majors and all citizenship statuses! For more information and to apply, visit, and submit your application by the deadline of April 22, 2021.
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Student Org Events
Anthropology Club GBM #1
April 5th | 7 - 8 pm (PST)

Anthropology Club is back! If you are interested in joining, becoming an executive member, or planning events with students and faculty this is the perfect opportunity. Anthropology Club is open to everyone, not just majors/minors!
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Journey to Excellence Graduate School Series
April 6th | 5 - 6:30 pm (PST)

Are you interested in graduate school but not sure where to start? Do you want to learn more about the graduate school application process or about what it’s like to be a graduate student? Join SPACES for our Journey To Excellence Series and get the answer to these questions and many more. Participants are eligible to receive care packages, test prep books, iPads with iPad accessories (e.g. Apple pens, Airpods, etc.) Register below.


Virtual Elementary School Science Fair
May 3rd | 8:20 am - 11:30 am (PST)

BSSA is hosting its first ever virtual Science Fair at La Jolla Country Day School! Here are some of the things you will be able to do by volunteering at this event: - Teach and demonstrate science to an audience of over 200 students - Show students what it’s like to be a “scientist” in college - Impact students, inspire them to learn more about science, and be a role model You will be working with a partner to demonstrate an assigned experiment to several classrooms and grade levels.
Sign Up Here
Marshall Community Hours
Leslie Carver
Thursdays 1:30pm PST
(ODD Weeks only)
Thurgood Thursdays Instagram Live

Also available by appointment: Email to schedule
Dean of Academic Advising, 
Clare Harrington

Available by appointment: Please send a message to the Virtual Advising Center
Dean of Student Affairs,
Amber Vlasnik

Mondays 3-4:30pm PST
Join on Zoom
Dimensions of Culture (DOC) Director,
Amanda Solomon

Available by appointment: Email to schedule
Assistant Dean of Academic Advising, Emily Gonzales 
Available by appointment: Please send a message to the Virtual Advising Center
Acting Director of Residential Life,
Juan Lopez

Available by appointment: Email to schedule
Dimensions of Culture (DOC) Associate Director, Emily Johnston
Available by appointment: Email to schedule

Coordinator of Student Activities,
Colin Lewis

Wednesdays 1-2pm PST Join on Zoom
Interim Assistant Dean of Student Affairs,
Fnann Keflezighi

Tuesdays 4-5:30pm PST Join on Zoom
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