International Parent & Family Orientation

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Multipurpose Room, Student Services Center

 

Geisel StudentsAs parents and families of international students, we understand that your concerns may be a little bit more amplified and your questions may be vast. If you can, we encourage you to attend the International Parent & Family Orientation, a program for families of first-time college students. This program is separate from the orientation your student will undergo.

The schedule will include a general welcome, department presentations and a debrief. A detailed schedule will be available in September.

It is common for parents and families travelling from afar to plan an extended stay at UC San Diego and in San Diego, CA. During this time, your schedule will include the following:

  • During the week of September 18 - 22, Colleges host a New Parent & Student Orientation. Your student will register for an orientation after which you will be invited to also attend the parent orientation program. Your student will move into their assigned residence room. Specific questions about moving in, call the Residence Life Office of your student's assigned college. Questions realted to contract, what to bring, and more, visit Housing, Dining & Hospitality or call (858) 534-4010 or email housinginfo@ucsd.edu.
  • Your student is required to participate in the New International Student Orientation while familiies will participate in the New International Parent/Family Orientation. Both orientations are scheduled Sunday September 24.
  • After the orientation programs conclude, your student will participate in campus wide events, like Welcome Week, to get aquainted with the campus environment. During this time, you may explore the campus or the city, La Jolla, CA

If you have questions about the International Parent & Family Orientation, please contact the Office of Parent & Family Programs at (858) 534-7273 or e-mail parents@ucsd.edu.

Note:

The International Parent & Family Orientation Program is separate from the Parent & Family College Orientations at Revelle, Warren, Marshall, Muir, Roosevelt, or Sixth College which are scheduled September 18-22 (depending on the college). If possible, we recommend attending both orientations. If you are only able to attend one, please call us for guidance or visit the questions below this text.

Check-In and Schedule of the Day | Sunday, Sept. 24

The International Parent & Family Orientation schedule includes presentations from various departments geared to help you understand important information to support your student.  A detailed schedule will be available in September.

Date: Sunday, September 24, 2017
Location: Multipurpose Room - Student Services Center
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Registering for the Program

International Parent & Family Orientation on September 24 is FREE and includes meals, valuable materials, and useful presentations to help you support your student's transition to UC San Diego.
Registration for the International Parent & Family Orientation, September 24, is closed.

Hotel Accommodations

UC San Diego Parent & Family Programs partners with Bartell Hotels offering students, families, 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 to enhance university events.

To take advantage of these special rates and make a reservation for your family, call (800) 345-9995 or visit tritonfamilydestinations.com.

Sheraton La Jolla Hotel

1 minute from UCSD

The Dana on Mission Bay

10 minutes from UCSD

Days Inn – Hotel Circle / SeaWorld

13 minutes from UCSD

Pacific Terrace Hotel

14 minutes from UCSD

Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside

17 minutes from UCSD

Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island

17 minutes from UCSD

Humphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites

19 minutes from UCSD

Best Western Plus Island Palms

20 minutes from UCSD

New International Student Orientation | Sunday, Sept. 24

The International Center is looking forward to welcoming your student to UC San Diego in September.

  • All new international students in F-1/J-1 status (including students transferring from other U.S. schools) are required to attend the mandatory New International Student Orientation.
    NOTE: This is separate from the College orientation, and students must attend both mandatory sessions.
  • International students must register directly for the New International Student Orientation; scroll down page to Registration.
    NOTE: The New International Student Orientation is separate from the International Parent & Family Orientation.
  • Students receive registration and pre-arrival information via e-mail from the International Center.

If you or your student have questions about the New International Student Orientation, please contact the International Center at istudents@ucsd.edu or (858) 534-3730.

Additional Assistance

If you need assistance from the list below, please call us at (858) 534-7273 between 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) or e-mail us at parents@ucsd.edu at least ten (10) days in advance to make the appropriate arrangements.

The following assistance is available:

  • Wheelchair accessible seating
  • Mobility assistance between buildings
  • Language translators
  • Large-print documents
  • Please inquire with us with other needs.

Directions and Parking

Please follow directions to and park in the Gilman Parking Structure (map). Parking on weekends is free - no permits are required. Note: Refrain from parking in Reserved 24/7, loading, handicap (unless you have a permit), unmarked curbs. Read more about parking on campus.

From the South (San Diego International Airport)

  1. Take I-5 north.
  2. Take the La Jolla Village Drive exit.
  3. Turn left onto La Jolla Village Drive.
  4. Take the Gilman Drive ramp.
  5. Turn right at Gilman Drive.
  6. Continue on Gilman Drive until reaching Gilman Parking Structure on the left.

From the North

  1. Take I-5 south.
  2. Exit Genesse Avenue west.
  3. Turn left onto North Torrey Pines Road.
  4. Turn left onto North Point Drive.
  5. Turn left on Revelle College Drive.
  6. Turn right on Scholars Drive South.
  7. Turn left on Gilman Drive.
  8. Continue on Gilman Drive until reaching Gilman Parking Structure on the left.

From the East

  1. Take I-8 west.
  2. Merge onto I-5 north.
  3. Take the La Jolla Village Drive exit.
  4. Turn left onto La Jolla Village Drive.
  5. Take the Gilman Drive ramp.
  6. Turn right at Gilman Drive.
  7. Continue on Gilman Drive until reaching Gilman Parking Structure on the left.

 

Join us for Family Weekend | Friday - Sunday, Oct. 20 - 22

We hope you can join us for the International Parent & Family Orientation, September 24.

If you are unable to and would like to receive helpful resources, contact the Office of Parent & Family Programs at parents@ucsd.edu.

Also consider joining us for the 10th Anniversary of Family Weekend, October 20 - 22, 2017. The weekend is filled with great information and fun events geared to reconnect with your student. 

Contact Us

Contact Parent & Family Programs with any questions you may have regarding International Parent and Family Orientation at (858) 534-7273 or parents@ucsd.edu.