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Black, Latinx and Native American Family Orientation

Black, Latinx and Native American Family Orientation is a voluntary program designed to share information about the UC San Diego student experience from a culturally informed lens.

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Participants will be able to engage with other incoming families, learn about campus resources, and get familiar with the campus. This orientation program is open to all incoming students and their families, regardless of race, color, national origin, or any other protected status.Black, Latinx, and Native American Family Orientation is hosted by the Black Resource CenterRaza Resource CentroIntertribal Resource Center, the office of Student Retention and Success, and the office of Parent and Family Programs.  All incoming students and their families are welcome and encouraged to attend. 

Space is limited. If registration is full, please know that we value your participation and will post key information on accessible websites and inform all students of Open House options.  As always, campus partners will be available for follow-up conversations to welcome you to UCSD.

2024 Program Coming Soon.



Intertribal Resource Center




Which parent and family orientation programs do I attend?

All Parent and Family Orientations are optional. Black, Latinx and Native American Family Orientation will focus on the cultural transition that Black, Latinx and Native American students and their families may experience when students start at UC San Diego. It will also review resources and information to help Black, Latinx and Native American students and families navigate campus. If your student is Black, Latinx or Native American, or if you feel this information would benefit you or your student, we encourage you to attend.

Is my student required to attend both student orientation programs?

Black, Latinx and Native American Family Orientation is optional, and students are not required to attend. However, your student’s college New Student Orientation program is mandatory.

We encourage students to attend both programs. Your student will be acquainted with their college culture through their college’s New Student Orientation, and they will learn about campus-wide resources and community engagement opportunities through the Black, Latinx and Native American Family Orientation.

How do I submit updates to my registration information (i.e. number of guests)?

Please email to make updates to the information you submitted via the registration form.

When do students living on campus move in for Fall Quarter?

Each college hosts its own move in for students living on campus. Typically, move in is the third week of September for first-year students (usually tied to new student orientation programs) and the third Saturday of September for returning students. Please visit your student’s college and/or our Undergraduate Housing Move-In/Move-Out page for information.

Can my student move in early if they attend this orientation?

Yes, one of the benefits to attending the Black, Latinx and Native American Family Orientation is that your student will have the opportunity to move into their residence hall early. This will allow them more time to acclimate to residence hall life before classes begin.

Do you have any hotel recommendations?

UC San Diego has partnered with Bartell Hotel to offer families, students, alumni and friends reduced hotel rates at some of the finest properties in San Diego. Every time you stay at one of the Bartell Hotels’ eight distinguished properties, a percentage of the total room cost is donated to support student scholarships at UC San Diego and enhance university events. Check out our Visiting San Diego page to learn more.

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