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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 WEEK 0 welcome events
    (like Triton UnOlympics, 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!

Learn More Below!

"Week 0" Welcome Events

A part of TWOW, UC San Diego's Week 0 welcome events includes a series of collaborative activities designed to welcome all students to the UC San Diego community, like: concerts, resource center open houses, smaller departmental events, and College-specific events and opportunities.

Signature/Flagship TWOW Events

These "must do" events are open to all – designed to instill Triton community pride, foster a sense of belonging, increase school spirit, and highlight some of the best things that our campus has to offer every Triton. Don't miss them!

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.

Welcome to UC San Diego

Hear about the UC San Diego student experience from the President of the Alumni Board of Directors, Ping Yeh!

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 Services and Engagement Office (ISEO) welcomes you to UC San Diego.

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Undergraduate College Orientation

Learn More About Your College's Orientation Programming:

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