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TWOW: Triton Weeks of Welcome

Your journey at UC San Diego starts with the Triton Weeks of Welcome. TWOW includes a wide assortment of programs and opportunities designed specifically to help new students get to know our beautiful and large campus. Through TWOW you will learn about your undergraduate college, move onto campus, engage in opportunities for friendship, learn about vital campus academic and student service resources, and programs and just have some fun.

A part of TWOW, Welcome Week is an annual tradition at UC San Diego, fostering Triton Spirit for both new and returning students. Take part in the fun and supportive activities, services and programs to find your place, make friends, and live the Triton Spirit!

For Fall, 2021: If you are new to campus this year or a rising second year student keep checking back with us for more information about Welcome Week programming and other Fall campus highlights! We can’t wait to welcome you to or back to campus!


Events You Don't Want to Miss

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Late August

Living on campus? Learn more about move-in details!

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September 21

The annual New Student Welcome Convocation kicks off Welcome Week

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Multiple Dates

Join Student Retention and Success for a Summer of Fun!


New Student Orientations

Undergraduate Students

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Undergraduate Student
Pre-Orientation (all colleges)

Grad Students

International Students

Get your Triton spirit on

Go Tritons

Are you ready to show your UC San Diego spirit? Be the ultimate Triton by learning the fight song, downloading Zoom backgrounds, listening to TritonCast, catching up on news, and much more!


Triton Tide

The Tritons are starting something… a new era of NCAA Division I athletics, a new set of Big West competition, and a new era of Triton spirit. Be one of the first and activate your Triton Tide membership today. More than just cheering on at games, Triton Tide is here to drive spirit and fun.

Join today

Find your College’s Welcome Events

UC San Diego, Sixth College student celebrate winning 2019 Unolympics, Welcome Week


For the 40th Annual UnOlympics, Recreation has partnered with Athletics to bring all incoming students and rising second years the most exciting UnOlympics yet. The Colleges will compete in various field events and perform a choreographed skit, all in an attempt to take home the coveted Golden Shoe! Tritons will also learn Triton traditions and how to show their spirit all year long throughout the event.

Open Houses & Resource Fairs

Group of smiling UC San Diego students wearing blue and gold, with blue and gold balloons

Date TBD

Check out the annual student organizations fair & get involved!

Four students, arms linked

Multiple Dates TBD

Link to campus community centers to find fall open house dates

UC San Diego student services fair - outdoors on Library Walk

Date TBD

Learn about multiple campus resources available to support you

Bookmark these calendars

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For all students

This list of events & programs helps you stay connected, even while we stay physically apart!

UC San Diego - International Students and Programs (ISPO)

For international students

These programs offer international students opportunities to learn, grow & stay engaged

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For grad students

Find links to virtual events & opportunities for graduate & professional school students

Other ways to stay connected