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At UC San Diego and Thurgood Marshall College, we recognize that our students often have people in their lives who have supported and encouraged them on their road to success. We welcome you to the Triton family!

Parent and Family Orientation offers the opportunity to preview campus life, learn about available resources, meet staff and faculty, and discuss what to expect during your student's first few quarters at UC San Diego. Parent and Family Orientation is a unique program, separate from the New Student Orientation.

Parent & Family Orientation (Optional)

In collaboration with Parent & Family Programs, the campus will offer a series of optional online webinars for family members during the summer. Marshall College will offer an optional virtual session specifically for Marshall College family members in early September. The exact dates are forthcoming, but should be released by early/mid July. These webinars are designed to help family members with the transition of their student to college.


How can I register for the Parent and Family Orientation Webinar?
  • Please pay attention to your email as we will be sending out information on Parent and Family Orientation, including date, time, and webinar link. Please contact for any questions. 
Why should I attend Parent and Family Welcome?
  • The transition to college affects the student just as much as it does the family. Family members are encouraged to attend Parent and Family Orientation so that they can learn more about UC San Diego, Thurgood Marshall College, and further involve themselves in their student's homes for the next few years. Parent and Family Orientation is an optional program for family members to attend.

Return to Learn

Join UC San Diego leadership for updates regarding the return to campus for Fall Quarter 2021. They share the plans that the university's departments have prepared in anticipation for fall. Receive answers regarding housing, healthcare, and the selection of classes.

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