Skip to main content

Parent and Family OrientationAt 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 family members of an incoming student the opportunity to preview campus life, learn about available resources, meet staff and faculty, and discuss what to expect with the upcoming transition. Parent and Family Orientation is a full-day program, separate from the New Student Orientation.

We will be hosting the one day Parent and Family Orientation program on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, September 22, 2020
  • Thursday, September 24, 2020
  • Friday, September 25, 2020

For a preview of our Parent and Family Orientation program, please review the following agenda.

Registration

Space for Parent and Family Orientation is limited.  Parents and Family members are encouraged to register early. After your student registers for New Student Orientation, they will be directed to send a Parent and Family Orientation invitation to their parent(s) or family members. Their selected guests will receive an email invitation to register up to (3) people for Parent and Family Orientation. The email will provide a link to the registration site. Parent and Family Orientation Registration closes on September 1, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.. Please note: All attendees must be registered regardless of age; daycare and babysitting services are not provided. The Parent and Family Orientation program is designed for adult attendees.

Registration Fee

The Parent and Family Orientation program is an optional program for family members of an incoming UC San Diego and Marshall College student. Orientation is a self-supporting program, and the program fee covers expenses for materials, publications, mailings, meals, and staffing.
The Parent and Family Orientation program fee is $75 per person.
Please do not send a check to pay for the Family Orientation program. Families pay for the Orientation program via the registration website.
We will not be accepting registrations or payment in any form on the day of Family Orientation.

 

FAQ

How do I register for Parent and Family Orientation?
  • Family members can register for Parent and Family Orientation using the link in their invitation e-mail.  All incoming students had the option to invite up to two family members to the Parent and Family Orientation program.
What is the deadline to register for Parent and Family Orientation?
  • If there is space, parent and family members must register by September 1, 2020 to avoid a late fee. No registrations will be made after September 16, 2020.
How can I confirm my registration for the Parent and Family Orientation Program?
  • Please email tmcfamily@ucsd.edu with your first and last name to confirm your registration.
Why should I attend Family Orientation?
  • 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 students' home for the next few years. Parent and Family Orientation is an optional program for family members to attend.