Check out what's happening this week at Marshall College!
Having trouble viewing photos? Scroll down and click View Unsafe Images (It's safe!)
Marshall Memos
Winter 2021, Week 1
Facebook | Instagram | Website
Dear Marshall Students,

Welcome back! I hope you had an enjoyable, safe, and restful Winter Break, and are ready for a fantastic Winter Quarter! I am writing this before the break and I have to be honest, things are looking pretty bleak from a pandemic perspective. We are still doing quite well on campus, but we could do better. I am hopeful that the release of the vaccines will help us to turn a corner on this thing by the time we are all back though! I think we learned a great deal from Fall Break and its aftermath. If you go home for Winter Break, we’ve learned that it’s very important to get tested repeatedly as soon as you get back! It is the nature of this disease, unfortunately, that it is easily spread by people who either never will have symptoms, or people who don’t have symptoms yet. Because of that, it’s important to not wait to get tested, even if you and everyone you saw over break feels ok. If we get tested frequently (I’m getting tested weekly, and I’m not even on campus), following guidelines on masking and distance, and getting vaccinated when it’s available, I’m convinced that we can beat this thing. I’m sure all of you are as eager to get back to being on campus as I am, and halting the pandemic is critical for doing that.

I’m really excited to tell you about a class opportunity that is happening this quarter. Professor Wendy Matsumura from History is going to be teaching a course on the history of Marshall College. Professor Matsumura is an expert on social movements, and I had the pleasure of hearing her talk about this class recently. It sounds really exciting to me. Students in the class will get the chance to talk with Marshall’s founding faculty and alumni, and to explore the information available in the University’s archive and elsewhere about the history of the college. And, they’ll be able to contribute to an updating of the written history of the college, which hasn’t been done in the last 30 years. If you are at all interested in learning more about Marshall’s history, connecting with some extremely interesting faculty and alumni, and contributing to the celebration of Marshall’s 50th, I encourage you to check out TMC 198 with Professor Matsumura. For more information visit the Marshall 50th Anniversary website.

Another 50th Anniversary event to look out for is our org fair for the health disparities initiative. We are hoping to have representation from both on campus and off campus organizations that work to address health disparities, and you’ll be able to get information about opportunities to partner with them. This is a great chance to find opportunities to volunteer and make a difference in the community. This will be a virtual org fair that you can drop in at any time (not zoom), and it should be available for the first few weeks of the quarter. As I am writing this, we are finalizing plans for orgs to include, virtual “location” etc., but by the time you are reading it, there should be more information available, also on the Marshall 50th website.

Provost Carver
Marshall College Announcements
Welcome to Winter Quarter!

Welcome to the new year and to Winter Quarter 2021. Stay connected with Marshall College and find the events that will be happening this quarter on our website calendar. Be sure to add this to your own calendar app.

Take this super cute polar bear with you to your first day of class! Download it as your zoom background here.

See the Marshall Calendar


Marshall (collab w/ Muir) Winter Welcome Week
January 5th - 7th
Start the quarter with your Marshall (and Muir) family! We have a series of events for you to relax and begin your quarter on the right foot:

Be Mindful (1/5/2021 @7pm PST) Register Here
[Come join for a yoga meditation exercise session led by a UCSD Fit Life instructor! Learn more about how you can practice this at home.]

Movie Night (1/6/2021 @8pm PST) Register Here
[Watch a feel-good movie with us! Register by Tuesday 1/5 to receive the link to the streaming party. Bring your own snack and popcorn!]

Who's Got Game (1/7/2021 @9pm PST) Register Here
[Play JackBox games with your fellow Marshall and Muir friends.]

Find all the events on our Marshall Calendar below.
Marshall Calendar


Marshall Is Family: Winter 2021 Welcome Back!
January 6th | 4 - 5:30 pm (PST)
Welcome back, yall! This session will be filled with fun, connection building, an overview of programs for the quarter and some Marshall swag giveways (t-shirts, hats, stickers & more)! We are excited to start the quarter and new year off together as a Marshall community! Register at the link below. If you require accommodations to participate register by Monday, Jan 4th or email Fnann Keflezighi at 


Thurgood Thursdays Live Returns!
January 7th | 1 pm (PST)
Come join Provost Leslie Carver this week for Thurgood Thursdays Instagram Live. This week, Provost Carver will be joined by CAPS Psychologist Emily Limas to discuss how you can best prepare yourself for the new year.

Be sure to tune in for a chance to win some Marshall swag!
Join Us


Thurgood Reads 2021: Are Prisons Obsolete?
January 7th | 3 - 4 pm (PST)
In Are Prisons Obsolete?, Dr. Davis seeks to illustrate that the time for the prison is approaching an end. She argues forthrightly for "decarceration" and argues for the transformation of the society as a whole. Join the Cross Cultural Center and Thurgood Marshall College for bi-weekly reading and discussions. In alignment with the Marshall College 50th anniversary theme for the quarter, Acknowledging Our Present, we will read and discuss in an effort to increase awareness and action around the present carceral system in the USA.


Marshall College & Alumni Association presents: Alumni 101
January 20th | 4 pm (PST)

What does justice look like? How do we work towards equitable outcomes for all? Let's imagine a future that centers these values for folks in public health, education and civic engagement. Join us for a conversation with alumni who've made scholar & citizen work their life's work. For accommodations please email


Learn More about Partnership Schools Program
Register Here
Interested in taking part in an online educational internship? Join the Partnership Schools Program! This internship opportunity is open to all UC San Diego undergraduate students. Tutor positions at the Preuss School and Gompers Academy are still available for Winter Quarter 2021! Gain experience working in a remote high school setting from the comfort of your own home! For more information, attend one of our info sessions.

If you are interested in applying for a position, please contact us during Week One of Winter Quarter at (
Learn More


Apply to Join TMCSC this Winter
Apps open January 4th

Thurgood Marshall College Student Council (TMCSC) has opened another round of applications! Represent our student body and connect with the campus community, all while building lifelong friendships with your peers. Apply from 1/4 to 1/19 - more details can be found on the TMCSC website and social media pages!
Apply Here


Apply to Become an Orientation Leader Today!
Are you looking for a rewarding leadership and employment opportunity? Lead the Tide and apply to be an Orientation Leader! Orientation Leaders develop public speaking and group facilitation skills, a greater campus knowledge, and build connections with staff, current students, and incoming students and their families, plus much more!

Apply to be an Orientation Leader today at the link below. Applications close on 1/19/2021. 
Apply Today


Stay Connected with Your TMC Family
Are you looking for a rewarding leadership and employment opportunity? Lead the Tide and apply to be an Orientation Leader! Orientation Leaders develop public speaking and group facilitation skills, a greater campus knowledge, and build connections with staff, current students, and incoming students and their families, plus much more!

Apply to be an Orientation Leader today at the link below. Applications close on 1/19/2021. 
Apply Today
Events from the Colleges
Scholar and Citizen Reflections 2.0
January 6th | 7 - 8 pm (PST)
Register on Zoom

Join us for the second time in this conversation with fellow UCSD peers sharing their experiences of engaging civically. What does it mean to be an adulting scholar and citizen? In the session and in community, we can think through that together.
Learn More


Inter-College Transfer Social Hour
January 8th | 5 - 7 pm (PST)
Register on Zoom

Join us for our first Inter-College Transfer Social Hours of the new year! Although we may not be able to meet in person, moving virtually can't stop the fun and friendship! For this upcoming Transfer Social Hours, take a break and unwind as we play a variety of online board games and meet other transfer students from across different colleges. There will also be an opportunity drawing for an Amazon gift card!
Learn More


All-College First Gen Program: New Year, New You
January 13th | 5 - 6 pm (PST)
Register on Zoom

A new year always brings a fresh start. Join us for a conversation on goal setting and making the most of the new year. There will also be giveaways for students attending and an opportunity drawing for an Amazon gift card!
Learn More


iCafe: Egypt
January 15th | 12 - 1 pm (PST)
Register on Zoom

During winter quarter, we travel to nine countries over nine Fridays. Connect with your Triton community over culture, trivia, fitness and cuisine. Join us and bring a friend! For more information, please visit the link below. Our first country is Egypt!
Learn More
Resources for Your Success
2021-22 Undergraduate Scholarships
UC San Diego's 2021-2022 Continuing Undergraduate Scholarships Application is now open. The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. PST on Monday, January 25. Visit the link below to get started TODAY.
Apply Here


Download CA Notify App
Add our phone to the fight. Sign up for COVID-19 exposure notifications on your phone. Find out when you have been in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. California’s CA COVID Notify tool protects your identify and saves lives.
Download Here
Virtual Events Around Campus
Under the Influencer: Heath & Zane
January 8th | 7 - 8 pm (PST)
Register on Zoom

From the team that brought you Josh Peck and David Dobrik, we’re thrilled to introduce our winter 2021 Under the Influencer headliners: Heath Hussar and Zane Hijazi! Heath and Zane came to prominence on Vine and are now most known as members of the Vlog Squad (along with the aforementioned Josh Peck and David Dobrik) as well as the hosts of "Zane and Heath: Unfiltered" on YouTube 
Learn More


2021 Winter Student Services and Academic Support Fair
January 12th | 12 - 2 pm (PST)
January 14th | 3 - 5 pm (PST)

Please join us for the 2021 Winter Student Services and Academic Support Fair during Week 2. All students are welcome to join this virtual fair to explore over 70 academic departments, student-centered resources, and recreation groups available at UC San Diego. The virtual fair is accessible any time between January 12th and 14th, with live sessions on Tuesday (1/12) at noon and Thursday (1/14) at 3pm to help answer any of your questions. Join us! | 
Join the Fair


Zoom with Zuko ft Dante Basco
January 15th | 6 - 7 pm (PST)
Register on Zoom

From Rufio on "Hook" to Zuko on "Avatar: The Last Airbender", make sure to save the date for this virtual conversation with Dante Basco! Join us for a glimpse into what it's like to voice and act as many beloved characters, both animated and live action, followed by a live Q&A where YOU ask Dante the questions! Plus, a game of "Who Said This Line" that'll recap the iconic (and not-so-iconic) moments of his beloved characters over the years. 
Learn More
Marshall Community Hours
Leslie Carver
Thursdays 1pm 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 3-4pm PST
Thursdays 4-5pm 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

Interim Assistant Dean of Student Affairs,
Fnann Keflezighi

Tuesdays 4-5pm PST Join on Zoom

Thursdays 2-3pm PST (with ADRL Lauren Wong) Join on Zoom
Thurgood Marshall College, UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr. (MC 0509)
La Jolla, CA, 92093
(858) 534-4390