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Transfer Orientation

Welcome to the Thurgood Marshall College family and UC San Diego community!

Your journey to Thurgood Marshall College at UC San Diego begins when you accept your offer and receive your Enrollment Checklist. Be sure to activate your UC San Diego student email account early to stay connected and informed. 

Thurgood Marshall College Orientation consists of three components:

Step 1 | COMPLETE: New Triton Advising Portal

The NewTriton Advising Portal is housed in the Virtual Advising Center (VAC). New Triton Advising must be completed by Sunday, July 26, 2024.

You will be able to complete the following in the VAC:

  • Submit your academic background, including Advanced Placement (AP) scores, International Baccalaureate (IB) scores, placement test information, and/or transfer coursework
  • Connect directly with advising staff to ask enrollment-related questions through Online Advising, which opens June 17.

Step 2 | REGISTER for Marshall College Transfer Orientation

Marshall College Transfer Orientation is a mandatory program that provides incoming students an overview of resources, involvement opportunities, and additional information to support your transition to college life. You must register for your College Orientation sessions by Friday, July 26, 2024.

Registration for Orientation opens mid-June on the Colleges Orientation Registration ("COR") Website. Spaces per session are limited.

Step 3 | PARTICIPATE in Marshall College Transfer Orientation

Your Marshall College Transfer Orientation experience is led by an Orientation Leader (OL), who is a current UC San Diego student. During orientation, you will learn about Thurgood Marshall College's rich history, values, and traditions and deepen your understanding of academic support and campus resources, as well as explore co-curricular opportunities. 

Participation is required for all parts of orientation. Thurgood Marshall College Orientation has a synchronous in-person Orientation program and asynchronous CANVAS modules.

What to Expect

By participating and completing these synchronous and asynchronous components, you will learn about a variety of topics, including:

  • Academic Advising
  • Student Affairs & Student Life
  • Student Conduct & Academic Integrity
  • Co-Curricular Record & Involvement Opportunities
  • Residential Life & Commuter Services
  • Student Health & Well-Being
  • CARE at the Sexual Assault Resource Center
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Synchronous Thurgood Marshall College Orientation has a 1-day Orientation program, in which you will connect with your Orientation Leader and fellow incoming students.

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Students must select one of the following two sessions. The dates and times (Pacific Standard Time) are listed below.

In-Person Sessions:

Session 101: Friday, September 20, 2024
Session 102: Monday, September 23, 2024

Asynchronous: In addition to attending the two synchronous sessions, incoming students are required to complete a series of assignments on Canvas. Canvas is UC San Diego's Learning Management System. Canvas will open on August 19, 2024. 

Transfer Orientation Timeline

2023 Incoming Transfer Student Timeline

From May through September, you will receive emails with important information and approaching deadlines. Be sure to check your UC San Diego email account regularly. Follow the timeline below for important dates and deadlines. *Dates subject to change. Please check back regularly for updates.*

When What
June 17 'Ask a Question' Feature Available (upon completion of New Triton Advising)
July 1

Deadline to submit transcripts to and certifications to UC San Diego Office of Admissions

NoteThe Office of Admissions encourages all students to submit transcripts electronically rather than by mail. Students should check the "Enrollment Checklist" under Transcripts and Test Scores for information. 

July 15

Deadline to submit official test scores to UC San Diego Office of Admissions.

NoteStudents can view the status of their Test Scores on the "Enrollment Checklist" under Transcripts and Test Scores. Inquires about your test scores can be directed to 

July 26
  • Deadline to submit your Academic Background on New Triton Advising.
  • Deadline to Register for Transfer Student Orientation

Note: Students can access the College Orientation Registration Site through their Enrollment Checklist. 

July 29

Enrollment Appointment Times Available on WebReg

Note: Enrollment start times are final and cannot be change. Enrollment start times for Fall 2023 have been randomly assigned. 

August 7 Enrollment Guidance available on the Virtual Advising Center.
August 14-22 Transfer student enrollment period. 
August 24 Enrollment open to all Students (new and continuing). 
September 18-23

Marshall College In-Person New Student Orientation 

Note: Specific times and dates for in-person orientation will be available in College Orientation Registration (COR). 

September 20

Deadline to pay for Tuition and Registration Fees. 

Note: Late fees will apply after this date. See the Enrollment and Registration Calendar for more details. 

September 25

Late Registration Fee Deadline. 

Note: Pay fees by this date to avoid being dropped from enrolled/Waitlisted courses. See the Enrollment and Registration Calendar for more details. 

September 26

First day of classes!

International Students

If you are a new incoming International Student, some additional programs may be required. Please visit the International Students & Programs Office’s website for more information.

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Have Your Plans Changed?

If you choose to decline your acceptance to UC San Diego, you must notify UC San Diego Admissions. Contact them by email at or by phone at (858) 534-4831.

If you do not formally decline your acceptance, you will receive a bill for New Student Orientation. If you decline your acceptance after attending Fall Orientation, you will still be billed and are responsible for the fees owed.