Letter from Vice Chancellor Juan C. González


Welcome back families of returning students and a warm welcome to families of new freshmen and transfer students!

The first week of the new academic year is an exciting time, filled with information fairs, student organization sign-ups, and a host of social activities and events of every type and size one can imagine. There is indeed something for everyone and if it does not exist, our students can create it.

In addition to the support we provide to students, a service for our Triton parents and families is available. The Office of Parent & Family Programs is a resource dedicated to Triton families. We know navigating a large public university can be challenging; therefore, we make available a website and telephone helpline exclusively for parents and families. Here, you can find information about student billing, student health, the UC San Diego college system, and more. You can also find information on services, programs, and events designed for you.

Each October, the Office of Parent & Family Programs hosts Family Weekend, strategically scheduled 4-6 weeks after the start of school. During this time, new students often experience homesickness – your participation during this weekend provides support during your student’s transition to UC San Diego. Chancellor Khosla and I invite you and your family to attend this cherished campus tradition, so please mark your calendars now and make plans to attend.

Please remember: no question is too small or insignificant when it comes to your student’s wellbeing. We recognize your role as a supporter and resource for your student’s college success. As Vice Chancellor, it is my priority and that of the entire Student Affairs division to provide an experience where your student can thrive and succeed. Please call upon us if we can be of service.

I hope to see you on campus in October at Family Weekend.

All the best,

Juan C. González

Vice Chancellor-Student Affairs