Freshmen Orientation

Welcome to ERC and the UC San Diego family! We are excited to introduce you to campus and share with you all the fun of being a new Triton. During orientation we will be providing you with the knowledge and crucial information that will help navigate your first year.  We look forward to helping you explore the university and develop skills as global citizens.  Orientation is a mandatory program for all incoming students.


Freshmen Orientation Information:

We will be offering orientation sessions in the months of June and September. All orientation sessions are one-day long. Please see below for more details:

June Sessions: 

  • Thursday, June 20th, 2019 
  • Friday, June 21st, 2019

* If you are a student athlete, it is recommended to check with your coach prior to choosing an orientation session.

September Sessions:

  • Thursday, September 19th, 2019
  • Friday, September 20th, 2019 

* If you are a international or out-of-state student, it is recommended to attend a session in September.

Freshman Orientation Session Agenda:

  • 7:30am Check-in will begin on the ERC Green
  • 9:00am-5:00pm- Various campus partner presentations from: ERC Provost, Student Affairs, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Health Promotion, Academic Advising, Residence Life, I-House, Making of the Modern World (ERC Writing Department), and much more.
  • 5:30pm-6:00pm- Residence Hall Tours/other campus business

 * There will be a light breakfast and lunch provided for both parents/families and freshmen students. 

Freshmen orientation fee:

  • All Freshmen orientation sessions will be $215.00 to cover costs of meals, a t-shirt, materials, and ERC goodies. 

Move-in information for students living on campus:

  • If you are attending a session in June, you will move in at your issued time on the weekend of September 21-22nd. Please check with our Residential Life Office for more details at a later time.
  • If you are attending a session in September, you will be required to move-in the day prior to your orientation session. There will not be an added fee for this as orientation will be covering the cost to move in early. 


For further information, please visit out FAQs page for clarification.