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TWOW: Triton Weeks of Welcome

Welcome. We're glad you're here.

Your student experience at UC San Diego begins with Triton Weeks of Welcome (TWOW), a campus-wide series of introductory activities, special programs, and signature events at the start of each academic year – designed to engage, inform, and welcome all students to the Triton community.

What is TWOW?

Triton Weeks of Welcome (TWOW) consists of:

  • New student ORIENTATIONS;
  • Residential MOVE-IN; and
  • Traditional WELCOME WEEK events
    (like Triton UnOlympics, Convocation, Meet the Beach, Triton Fest and more)

By participating in TWOW programming, Tritons will:

  • Engage in opportunities for friendship;
  • Learn more about vital academic and student support resources;
  • Move onto campus;
  • Develop a sense of belonging in a new environment;
  • Begin to build a cohesive, inclusive community; and
  • Have some fun with fellow Tritons!

New Student Orientations

Whether you're an incoming first-year, transfer, graduate, or international student, participation in orientation is required, with programming designed to facilitate a smooth transition to the Triton community.



Each of UC San Diego's eight Colleges hosts their own unique orientation.

Find Yours

Division of Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs

Specific programming designed to support incoming grad students at UC San Diego.

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The International Students & Programs Office (ISPO) is excited to welcome you to UC San Diego.

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Welcome Week

A part of TWOW, Welcome Week is an annual tradition at UC San Diego which includes a series of collaborative events designed to welcome all students to the UC San Diego community, like: concerts, resource center open houses, smaller departmental events, and College-specific activities and opportunities.

Signature TWOW Events

Check out last year’s traditional welcome activities open to all Tritons! 2023 signature event information coming soon. Have questions or need more information about a particular event? Please email

Full TWOW Events Calendar

Please check this calendar regularly – details for all TWOW events will be posted here as they become available.

Undergraduate College Orientation

All undergraduate students must complete the COMPASS Online Orientation to learn about campus resources and your college community, before attending College-specific in-person orientation.

Learn More About Your College's Orientation Programming:

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